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.

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

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2018 Assessor Network

Plan now to join us for the last meeting in 2018 of the 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.

Thursday 18 October  10am-12:30pm

 Venue is:

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

assessor network 2018 invitation

Registration form 2018



Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee- Expressions of Interest

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), is seeking expressions of interest for a Social Housing Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

The objective of the TAC will be to identify skills gaps in the social housing sector, and to identify the importance of issues impacting the sector such as family violence, dealing with individuals from diverse backgrounds and supporting the homeless. This information will then be used to guide the update of the CHC42215 Certificate IV in Social Housing.

For more information on the project, or to register your expression of interest, please click here. 

Expressions of interest for this TAC have been extended until 5:00pm AEDT Tuesday 16 October 2018.

VET Knowledge Bank

The VET Knowledge Bank is a key source for information about Australia’s VET system.  Read more

NSW Curriculum Review

The NSW school curriculum is under review. This is the first comprehensive review of the whole curriculum since 1989.

You can contribute your thoughts about the key issues the NSW Curriculum Review should address. Your feedback will be collated with other responses to identify themes that will inform draft recommendations for the review.

Consultation runs from 3 September to 30 November 2018.

Read More

HLT Health Training Package Updates

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the relevant IRCs, has made several updates to the HLT Health Training Package which are now reflected on www.training.gov.au.

Ambulance and Paramedics

The Assessment Conditions in HLTAMB003 Transport emergency patients and HLTAMB014 Transport non-emergency patients under operational conditions have been updated to permit assessment to be performed in simulation.


The current Entry Requirements into the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics state that entrants must hold the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology. However, the HLT55115 Diploma of Dental Technology has recently been superseded by the HLT55118 Diploma of Dental Technology, and therefore the Entry Requirements for the HLT65015 Advanced Diploma of Dental Prosthetics have been updated to include HLT55118.

Enrolled Nursing
The Knowledge Evidence in several Units has been updated to remove reference to the resources for the Core Standards for nurses who support people with a disability (NSW Family and Community Services), which are now obsolete. The updated Units are:

HLTENN002 Apply communication skills in nursing practice

– HLTENN003 Perform clinical assessment and contribute to planning nursing care 

– HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs
– HLTENN012 Implement and monitor care for a person with chronic health problems.

The Performance Evidence in HLTENN010 Apply a palliative approach in nursing practice has also been updated to clarify the requirements for assessment regarding end-of-life stages.

Queries have been received surrounding the Assessment of Unit HLTENN007 Administer and monitor medicines and intravenous therapy. The queries from RTOs involve uncertainty in the Performance Evidence as to whether ‘real people’ have to receive intravenous injections or whether medication can be administered by learners in a simulated setting.

The IRC has discussed this issue and advised that while the use of ‘real people’ for the purposes of administering medication intravenously is ideal, in areas where access is an impediment, satisfactory Performance Evidence can be demonstrated via the use of mannequins.

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