Welcome to the NSW Community Services and Health Industry Training Advisory Body

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The key training and assessment information resource hub for the community services and health industry sectors.

About Us

NSW CSH ITAB is the key training and assessment information resource hub for the community services and health sectors.


Membership is available to employers, unions, industry associations, service providers and registered training organisations.

Products & Services

The ITAB publishes and distributes a range of products in response to identified industry needs.

Latest News and Events...

2018 Assessor Network – Mark your calendar for dates in May, August and October

Plan now to join us in 2018 for our Community Services and Health Assessor Network. First established in 2006, the network has continued to meet the needs of trainers and assessors by providing the opportunity for professional conversation addressing current VET and training packages requirements and the challenges to achieve best practice outcomes in training and assessing.

The Assessor Network will meet 4 times a year from 10am –12:30pm.

2018 dates are:

Tuesday 20 February

Thursday 3 May

Tuesday 7 August

Thursday 18 October

 Venue is:

NSW Family Day Care Assn, Lv 1, 1 Sloane Street, Summer Hill

assessor network 2018 invitation

Registration form 2018



Clinical Coding – Case for Change

Open for Consultation

Under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), SkillsIQ is seeking feedback on the draft Case for Change for proposed updates to the Clinical Coding Training Package Products within the HLT Health Training Package.

There are three Units of Competency and one Skill Set currently packaged within the HLT Health Training Package. These are:

  • HLTADM005 Produce coded clinical data
  • HLTADM006 Undertake complex clinical coding
  • HLTADM007 Undertake highly complex clinical coding
  • HLTSS00048 Clinical Coding Skill Set.

The Case for Change proposes the update of the three existing Units and the Skill Set and also proposes the development of a new Qualification, a new Skill Set and seven new Units of Competency to address the gaps in the underpinning knowledge related to Clinical Coding in the Health Training Package Products.

To download a copy of the Case for Change and to provide your feedback, please visit the SkillsIQ website by clicking here.

Feedback is open until close of business on Friday, 17 August 2018.

For more information please contact Devika Mudaliar at devika.mudaliar@skillsiq.com.au, or by phone at (02) 9392 8100.

Review of the National VET Regulator Act 2011

The final report on the National Vocational Education and Training Regulator Act 2011 review can be read here

Australian Qualifications Framework Review

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.   Details of the review can be found here

Free online resources for Dementia care

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) offers a range of eLearning courses for people who work with people living with dementia.

The courses are short, mobile friendly, and cost free to the learner.

Available here

Keen to find out when your industry’s training package will be reviewed?

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) recently launched an interactive, user-friendly search tool to help people find out when training package work is scheduled for their industry. Read more.

New Early Childhood Resource Hub

Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Bimingham has announced the release of the Early Childhood Resource 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 www.ecrh.edu.au

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.


NSW CSH ITAB acknowledges the NSW Department of Industry contribution and values the ongoing partnership with Training Services NSW.

NSW Government Department of Industry