FINE TUNE ASSESSMENT: CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety

Registrations now open for this one day workshop to unpack CHCDIV002 and participate in external assessment validation of your assessment strategy and resources.  For more details click here


Tuesday 14 March STANMORE  FULL

Thursday 16 March LIVERPOOL  FULL

Monday 20 March WYONG 1 place available

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.

INVITATION  click here



2017 NSW Training Awards


Applications are now open for individuals and organisations who deserve to be recognised for their high achievement in vocational education and training. 

Nominate today!

Applications close Friday 17 March 2017



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

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

First meeting for 2017 will be on Tuesday 14 February at NSW Family Day Care Assn.  1 Sloane Street SUMMER HILL 10am-12:30pm

Invitation click here

Registration click here

New members welcomed!


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 6 March 2017