Mark your diary for the May CSH ITAB Assessor Network 

Meetings will be in Feb, May, Aug and Nov.  Our May meeting is scheduled for Thursday 11 May, 10am-12:30pm at NSW Family Day Care Assn, 1 Sloane St Summer Hill.  August and November dates and venues to be advised.

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REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN  click here

NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED!

 

Australian Training Awards

 

The Australian Training Awards regonise the outstanding achievements of apprentices, trainees, vocational students, training practitioners, businesses, secondary schools and registered training organisations for their contribution to skilling Australia.

Applications close Wednesday 31 May 2017

 

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 

 

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.

 

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 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

 

iNotice

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 updated10 April 2017