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...

Assessor Network

CSH ITAB is pleased to be facilitating our Assessor Network again in 2019. The first meeting will be Thursday 28 February 2019 at 10am – 12:30pm.  Venue: Family Day Care NSW, 1 Sloane St, Summer Hill, NSW

Read more here….

Registration form here….

Children’s Education and Care Draft 2 Validation Workshops

The following six Qualifications and associated 65 Units of Competency in the Children’s Education and Care sector are currently under review:

  • CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support.

Draft 2 Training Package Products are now available for comment on the SkillsIQ Online Feedback Forum until 28 February 2019. Please click here to access the material and to register for a workshop date in February 2019.

Regional Discussions with Employers and RTOs- February 2019

We are facilitating a series of discussion groups with employers and training providers across NSW in 2019 , starting in Wagga Wagga, Thursday 7 February and Albury Friday 8 February.  We will be addressing a variety of topics that are consistently raised, such as trainer/assessor currency, mandatory workplace assessment, traineeships, and other regional concerns.

For more detail and registration click here for ALBURY

For more details and registration click here for WAGGA WAGGA

Written Submissions for VET Review Now OPEN

The independent review of the vocational and education training sector is now open for public written submissions from all individuals and organisations.  The Review will focus on how the Australian Government investment in VET could be more effective to provide Australians with the skills they need to be successful throughout their working life.

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Public submissions are now open and will close on Friday 25 January 2019 at 11:59PM AEST.

Further information about the Review, the Terms of Reference and information about the public submissions process can be found here

Early Childhood Education and Care- Draft 2 Validation

The ECEC Draft 2 material is now available for public consultation.  Significant changes have been made to the structure of existing qualifications with the CHC30113 Certificate III Early Childhood Education and Care proposed as being an Entry Requirement for the CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. 

Draft 2 is now available on Skills IQ website and online feedback open from 30 Nov 2018 until 28 February 2019

Click here

Future Skills Survey Released

Skills IQ recently released their 2019 Future Skills Survey.  The survey aims to understand workforce issues and skill needs across industries.  To share your experiences to help inform training of Australia’s future workforce complete the survey here

Survey closes Thursday 31 January 2019

Disability Care Industry Reference Committee

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) is establishing a Disability Care Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to provide an explicit focus on the skills and competencies required by the disability care workforce and is seeking feedback on the proposed structure and membership.  The Disability Care IRC will be responsible for:

  • reviewing and updating national training package qualifications,  skill sets and units of competency needed by the disability care sector
  • examining new approaches  to career structuring and progression in the disability care sector and the education pathways needed to support these
  • working with other IRCs with an interest in qualifications relevant to the sector.

To review the proposed structure please visit the AISC website

To provide comments or suggestions complete the AISC feedback form by COB Friday 11 January 2019


Industry Reference Committee to shape aged services workforce

The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has confirmed the appointment of members to the Aged Services Industry Reference Committee (IRC), which will bring industry, health professionals, education and training peaks and consumers together to set the competencies and skills needed to deliver safe, quality aged care services in Australia.

Read more…

NSW Regional Skills Relocation Grants

Grants, up to $10,00, are available from 1 October 2018, to regional NSW businesses operating in eligible industries to assist with the relocation costs of skilled workers moving from metropolitan areas to regional NSW.  Read more

VET Knowledge Bank

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

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.


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

NSW Government Department of Industry