Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee Review

Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is currently conducting a review of the proposed structure and composition of the Complementary Health Industry Reference Committee (IRC). Please take this opportunity to provide your feedback on the structure of this IRC which will represent the complementary health industry sector.  

Visit the AISC website for further information and to provide feedback click here.

Feedback closes Wednesday 14 December 2016

Access to Training and Employment Support for Refugees

The NSW Government has announced a number of initiatives to assist asylum seekers and refugees to get a job and relieve local skills shortages in the State's growing economy.  The initiatives consist of four elements:

  • a NSW-based overseas skills assessment and advisory service
  • extension of fee free training up to Certificate IV to all temporary or permanent humanitarian visa holders
  • non-English language materials to support migrants' education and training
  • a Refugee Employment Support Program to help refugees in Western Sydney and the Illawarra find sustainable and meaningful employment.

More information is on the Training Services NSW website  click here 

EOIs open for delivery of Western Sydney and Illawarra Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP)

The NSW Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development, through Training Services NSW, is calling for Expressions of Interest from non-government organisations for the delivery of an outcomes-focused Refugee Employment Support Program (RESP). The program will assist refugees and asylum seekers in Western Sydney and the Illawarra identify appropriate opportunities for further education and training in order to find sustainable and meaningful employment.

Details of the EOI can be found on the NSW eTendering portal.

The Department will be holding briefing sessions on the EOI in Western Sydney on 6 December 2016, and in Illawarra on 7 December 2016.


Announcing new interactive website to help carers

NSW Community Services and Health ITAB was the lead agency for the development of SkillsLink2Work working closely with NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services and carers from Candles Cancer Support Group Inc Kanwal NSW, Carers NSW, DAISI (Disability & Aged Information Services INC) Ballina NSW, Interchange Illawarra, Koori Yarning Group Dubbo NSW and Sutherland Shire Carer Support Services Inc.

Carers identified that combining caring and paid work is one of their highest priorities, but that being out of the workforce made it hard to understand how the skills they developed as a carer could be valuable to an employer.  SkillsLink2Work allows carers to self-select the tasks they regularly perform and the website then 'translates' their activities into a personalised report of employment related skills. 

SkillsLink2Work was launched on April 29th 2016 by the Hon John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Ageing in NSW and Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Disability Services and is now available on line.


2016-17 Membership Invitation click here

The end of financial year is looming and time to consider becoming a member of the ITAB or renewing your membership for 2016-17.  For further details and membership application form, go to our Membership page.

New Early Childhood Resource Hub

Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Bimingham has announced the release of the Early childhood Resources Hub to support early childhood education and care students.  The Hub provides access to over 300 digital resources, videos, forums and e-bulletins, indexed to the National Quality Framework all in one easy place.

For further information and to access the Hub please visit

Online library of FREE LLN videos

What Works for LLN is funded under the Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Program by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training. This online library includes videos for VET trainers, managers and workplace supervisors.  The videos support the delivery of LLN units from the TAE training package and provide professional development opportunities for RTOs.

What Works for LLN  click here


«Changes and more changes......

With the many changes in VET and the training packages, our e-resources to the left are undergoing revisions and/or disabled.  Please go to our Products Page for current resources or contact us for more information. 

Our e-learning site has been closed for maintenance.  In the meantime, some resources have been added to this website.

Click on Products in left menu or click here

2017 Assessor Network

Plan now to join us in 2017!

First established in 2006, the network has continued to meet the needs of trainers and assessors by providing the opportunity for professional converstaion addressing current VET and training package requirements and the challenges to achieve best practice in training and assessing. 

The Network meetings will be held in February, May, August and November

Dates, times and venues to be announced soon.

New members welcomed!


Notice of AGM

NSW CSH AGM will be held in Sydney on 30 November 2016. Financial members are welcomed. Contact us for further details.


New Traineeship Arrangements

NSW Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) hafve been updated to align to the latest version of the CHC Community Services and HLT Health Training Packages. Details are in the Commissioner's Information Bulletins 635 and 636 and can be viewed at



We are happy to announce the launch of our free

smart phone app for care workers and caregivers

iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for care workers and caregivers working to a care plan supporting a person to stay safely in a home environment.  iNotice will assist to heighten awareness of a variety of signs and symptoms that may be linked to a person’s medication management.  The app supports the early recognition of indicators and provides relevant prompts.  For care workers there is additional guidance about what action may be taken within their scope of practice and organisation’s policies and procedures.


This app has been developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT.  The project was possible due the funding made available by Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government initiative.


iNotice may be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone or iPod touch and from Google Play™ for Android™ .


For more information Click here



NEW iNotice Professional Development Program and Resources

Industry developed, this free resource has been created for use by aged care community workers. 

Available now for free, go to our Products Page





Last updated 29 November 2016