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.

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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...

Congratulations Student of the Year Finalists

Community Colleges Australia has announced the finalists for the 2017 “Community Education Student of the Year”. The official Awards announcement will take place at the CCA Conference Gala Dinner to be held on Wednesday 26 July 2017 at The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne. The shortlist includes five students from New South Wales, who studied Individual Support qualifications:

  • Madhi Akbari, nominated by Macquarie Community College, Carlingford NSW, who studied Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways, Certificate III in Individual Support, Certificate IV in Ageing Support and General Education for Adults.
  • Georgia Mary Black, nominated by Western Riverina Community College, Griffith NSW, who studies Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care).
  • Anthony (Tony) Dunn, nominated by Port Macquarie Community College, Port Macquarie NSW, who studied Certificate III in Individual Support.
  • Jolie Kaja, nominated by Coffs Coast Community College, Coffs Harbour NSW, who studied Certificate III in Individual Support (Aged Care).
  • Benjamin (Ben) Simpson, nominated by ACE Community Colleges, Burleigh Heads QLD, who studied Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing), Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability) and Introduction to Leisure and Health.

August CSH ITAB Assessor Network

Mark your diary for the August CSH ITAB Assessor Network.

Meetings will be in Feb, May, Aug and Nov.

Our August meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 15 August, 10am-12:30pm at NSW Family Day Care Assn, 1 Sloane St Summer Hill.

November date and venue to be advised.

INVITATION: click here



Consultation Workshops – Auslan Draft 1 Training Package Products

Currently there are four qualifications in Auslan, that exist as accredited courses (accredited in Victoria but able to be delivered nationally by registered training organisations). The accreditation of these courses expires on 31 December 2017 and will not be renewed. SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Public Sector Industry Reference Committee and the Auslan Technical Advisory Committee, is in the process of moving the content of these accredited courses into the national Training Package format, for endorsement by the Australian Industry & Skills Committee. Draft 1 of these Training Package products, consisting of four qualifications in Auslan from Certificate II through to Diploma and 15 associated units of competency, is now open for consultation and feedback.

This workshop is designed to gather stakeholder feedback on the Draft 1 Training Package products. We encourage all stakeholders to participate, particularly members of the Deaf community who are users of Auslan. Auslan interpreters will be in attendance to translate where required. Please note numbers for the workshop will be limited to ensure that views from both Deaf and hearing participants can be captured accurately with the involvement of the interpreters.

To book for the Sydney workshop click on the link below:

Sydney – 20th July

For more information, please email melinda.brown@skillsiq.com.au or call (02) 9392 8100.

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.

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