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

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...

Consultation on unduly short courses and training product reform

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has released discussion papers on unduly short courses and training product reform at www.education.gov.au/VET-consultation

VET stakeholders are encouraged to provide submissions to the public consultation processes, which closes on 9 March 2018.

2018 Assessor Network – Register now – first meeting February 20

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, in February, May, August and November from 10am –12:30pm.  The February venue is:

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

assessor network 2018 invitation

Registration form 2018

 

 

SKILLS@WORK has changed

On 23 November 2017, the Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP officially launched real skills for real careers. This initiative featured the enhancement of My Skills which now includes dedicated career and industry information pages and a skills news and events page.

Reminder – Feedback on Children’s Education & Care due by 14 February 2018

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Children’s Education and Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is undertaking a detailed review of the following six qualifications and associated 65 Units of Competency in the Children’s Education and Care sector:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.

National consultation for Draft 1 material will remain open until 14th February 2018. Please visit the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum to register your comments.

The Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community (COMPAC)


 

 

 

 

This Palliative Care educational resource is designed to support you to apply the Guidelines for a Palliative Approach to Aged Care in the Community to your practice. It includes the knowledge, skills and values that are required to communicate and contribute to the care of clients in the community who have a life limiting illness and or are approaching the final stages of the normal ageing process.

This free online training is designed for the Australian health context, and is available to participants by simply creating an account and logging in. This project is funded by the Department of Health and is developed by AHHA, with input from industry and other specialists.

 

Congratulations Community Education Student of the Year 2017

Jolie Kaja, Winner, nominated by Coffs Coast Community College, Coffs Harbour NSW, studied Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care). Originally from the Congo, Jolie fled to a Zambian refugee camp for seven years before arriving in Australia.

Jolie is a single mother with four children who could speak Swahili, French and eight other African languages – but not English – when she first arrived. After earning a Certificate III in English, she decided that aged care was important after seeing the suffering of her people in Congo and Zambia.

She works at St Joseph’s Aged Care in Coffs Harbour as an Assistant in Nursing (AIN).

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.

Acknowledgement

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

NSW Government Department of Industry