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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...

Clinical Coding: Draft 1 Consultation – Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Technicians Support Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to develop a new entry-level Clinical Coding qualification and eight new Clinical Coding Units of Competency and to update three existing Clinical Coding Units of Competency to ensure that entry-level clinical coders have access to appropriate skills and knowledge, in order to meet the current and future needs of the Australian health care system.

Consultation on Draft 1 commenced on Monday, 4 November and will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 2 December 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents

First Aid: Draft 2 Validation – Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the First Aid IRC, has been tasked with updating the eight Units of Competency that cover the skills and knowledge to be able to provide a First Aid response and sustain life in the event of an emergency. 

The First Aid IRC has proposed changes which will involve:

  • Updating current Units of Competency to reflect industry best practice and current regulation
  • Updating current Units of Competency to ensure their scope and breadth are reflective of industry expectations
  • Consideration of the skills requirements in specific areas, such as asthma and anaphylaxis
  • Consideration of the need for additional criteria to address First Aid in relation to mental health.  

Feedback reviewed during the Draft 1 consultation period has informed the development of Draft 2. Validation of Draft 2 allows stakeholders to review changes made to Draft 1 components and confirm that the resultant Training Package  Products will meet their needs. It provides an opportunity for final input prior to submission for endorsement.

National validation of Draft 2 will be open from Friday, 01 November and will close at 5:00pm onFriday, 22 November 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 2 documents

Dental Assisting: Draft 1 Consultation – Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Dental Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the two Dental Assisting qualifications and to update fourteen Dental Assisting Units of Competency and six Oral Health Care Units of Competency to align to the changing duties of existing and future job roles of all dental support staff, including dental assistants. 

A widespread multi-channel consultation involving a broad range of stakeholders is now being conducted to address concerns raised in previous consultations and discussions around the Dental Assisting qualifications and the Dental Assisting and Oral Health Care Units and their content. Consultation of Draft 1 commenced on Friday, 1 November and will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 2 December 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents

Social Housing: Draft 1 Consulation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Community Sector and Development Industry Reference Committee (IRC), has undertaken a project to update the packaging rules of the Social Housing qualifications and update twelve Social Housing Units of Competency. This project is intended to reflect the initiatives the government has placed on social housing through proposed investment in the sector to upgrade the skills and knowledge required by public housing specialist staff.

A widespread multi-channel consultation involving a broad range of stakeholders is now being conducted to address concerns raised in previous consultations and discussions around the Social Housing qualifications, Social Housing Units and their content. Consultation of Draft 1 commenced on Friday, 1 November and will close at 5.00pm on Monday, 2 December 2019.

Please click here to access Draft 1 documents, including a Consultation Guide.

Assessor Network

CSH ITAB wishes to thank all who participated in the 2019 meetings. We are grateful to NSW Family Day Care Assn in Summer Hill who has offered their meeting room for our use again next year.

The 1st meeting for 2020 will be Thursday 20 February 2019 at 10am – 12:30pm.  Venue: Family Day Care NSW, 1 Sloane St, Summer Hill, NSW

Registrations available in January 2020.

2019 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 27th November. Members are welcomed to contact us for full details.

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