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.

Products & Services

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

Latest News and Events...

Certificate III in Ageing Support Draft 1 Open for Consultation

During 2018, the Aged Care Workforce Taskforce identified and reported on a number of workforce issues relating to the aged care sector. One specific issue involved skills training, and the current Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) was identified as not being adequate to meet the skills needs of workers and employers.

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee, has now commenced the Aged Care Training Package Product Development project which entails two phases:

Phase 1: Examine how current Units of Competency from the Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing) can be re-packaged into a stand-alone Certificate III in Ageing Support

Phase 2: Conduct a comprehensive and complete review and update of all Units of Competency relevant to aged care, including determining appropriate career pathways and development opportunities.

Draft 1 material is available for comment on the SkillsIQ Feedback Forum.  A consultation guide summarising proposed changes is available can also be downloaded from the Feedback Forum which can be accessed by clicking here.

Invitation- Let’s Talk in Orange

CSH ITAB is facilitating a series of discussions, free registration, for employers and training providers across NSW to address a variety of topics that are consistently raised. Please join us in a professional conversation with colleagues to explore current issues.

Wednesday 29th May 2019 For full details read more

Register here

External Assessment Validation Network- Wyong

ONE PLACE AVAILABLE– for Wyong Monday 29th April 2019 .

For Wyong details and registrations read more

Assessor Network

CSH ITAB is pleased to be facilitating our Assessor Network again in 2019. The 2nd meeting will be Thursday 23 May 2019 at 10am – 12:30pm.  Venue: Family Day Care NSW, 1 Sloane St, Summer Hill, NSW

Read more here….

Registration form here….

Disability Support IRC – Call for nominations

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is pleased to advise that nominations are now open for membership on the Disability Support Industry Reference Committee (IRC). The IRC will provide an explicit focus on the skills and competencies required by the disability care workforce over the next five years, particularly to support the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The AISC seeks to ensure membership of the Disability Support IRC comprises of active representatives from within the industry, who possess extensive experience in and knowledge of the skilling and workforce needs of the disability sector, with the capacity to proactively apply these attributes to the work of the IRC.

For further information regarding the IRC structure and to submit a nomination, please visit the IRC website by clicking here.

Nominations will close COB Tuesday, 23 April 2019.

Educating the Nurse of the Future Review

The first independent review of Australian nursing preparation since 2002 – Educating the Nurse of the Future – commenced in February and continues through until June 2019.

Led by Emeritus Professor Steven Schwartz AM, the Review will be future focussed and will consider how the education and preparation of nurses in Australia will ensure the nursing workforce is well placed to continue to meet the future needs of Australian communities and our health system. The Review will examine the preparation of registered and enrolled nurses and nurse practitioners.

Workshops are being held around the state more details here

VET Knowledge Bank

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


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

NSW Government Department of Industry