Welcome to the NSW Community Services and Health Industry Training Advisory Body

CSH ITAB services

The key training and assessment information resource hub for the community services and health industry sectors.

About Us

What is the NSW Community Services and Health ITAB?

We are an independent resource hub providing advocacy, advice, support and leadership. We support the Community Services and Health sectors by providing a voice to government on skills needs, emerging issues, challenges and trends.

What does the ITAB do?

The ITAB works with its members and industry to promote and obtain quality, accessible and industry relevant skill recognition and training for the industry. The ITAB also works on behalf of everyone in the industry to ensure that government departments and other funding and policy agencies are aware of the training needs of the industry. The ITAB carries out a number of important roles:

  • leadership - the ITAB actively promotes quality, accessible and industry relevant training and best practice teaching and learning strategies and resources
  • policy development - provides industry training advice to state and national training funding organisations
  • advocacy - argues for appropriate courses, funding for training programs and development of resources; ensures the focus on community services and health training issues and needs remain as a significant agenda item in relevant forums
  • quality assurance - works with state accreditation and registration agencies and training providers to ensure quality curricula, resources and quality delivery of training together with consistency of assessment
  • coordination - coordinates a range of activities including: state and national industry consultations, projects to develop training and assessment resources
  • information - keeps members up-to-date with training reform and where funds allow, the industry as well through conference presentations, newsletter and journal articles, up-to-date website, workshops and forums
  • research & development - conducts VET research and training needs analysis in areas of cutting edge training reform and leads the industry in NSW in developing innovative training products.

What is the ITAB Structure?


ITAB StructureCSH ITAB is governed by a Board of Directors. It is a tripartite Board with equal numbers of representatives from unions, peak bodies, community organisations and employer groups   from community services and health sectors within NSW.

NSW CSH ITAB Board - 2024

  • NSW Nurses and Midwives Association
  • Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies
  • Mental Health Co-ordinating Council
  • Ministry of Health
  • Department of Community and Justice
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Australian Services Union
  • Wesley Mission
  • Centre for Volunteering


NSW CSH ITAB acknowledges the NSW Department of Education's contribution and values our ongoing partnership with Training Services NSW.

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