Announcing new interactive website to help carers

NSW Community Services and Health ITAB was the lead agency for the development of SkillsLink2Work working closely with NSW Department of Family and Community Services, Commonwealth Government Department of Social Services and carers from Candles Cancer Support Group Inc Kanwal NSW, Carers NSW, DAISI (Disability & Aged Information Services INC) Ballina NSW, Interchange Illawarra, Koori Yarning Group Dubbo NSW and Sutherland Shire Carer Support Services Inc.

Carers identified that combining caring and paid work is one of their highest priorities, but that being out of the workforce made it hard to understand how the skills they developed as a carer could be valuable to an employer.  SkillsLink2Work allows carers to self-select the tasks they regularly perform and the website then 'translates' their activities into a personalised report of employment related skills. 

SkillsLink2Work was launched on April 29th 2016 by the Hon John Ajaka MLC, Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Ageing in NSW and Hon Jane Prentice MP, Assistant Minister for Disability Services and is now available on line.

External Assessment Validation Networks in June

We are pleased to announce new dates in June for our well supported networks, to be held in Wyong NSW.

* ECEC - Monday 20 June

* Individual Support - Monday 27 June FULL waitlist only

                             For full details:   Click here    Registration form: Click here

We have successfully convened networks in regional locations and welcome the opportunity to do so with those who would like to participate across NSW.  Please contact us to discuss your needs and future possibilities.


All welcomed at our workshops....


It was a pleasure to have Andy, the rescue swamp wallaby, join us at a recent External Assessment Validation Network. Only 4 months old, he requires 4 hourly feeds so leaving him home alone for the day was not an option for his carer.


2016-17 Membership Invitation click here

The end of financial year is looming and time to consider becoming a member of the ITAB or renewing your membership for 2016-17.  For further details and membership application form, go to our Membership page.


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


«Changes and more changes......

With the many changes in VET and the training packages, our e-resources to the left are undergoing revisions and/or disabled.  Please go to our Products Page for current resources or contact us for more information. 

Our e-learning site has been closed for maintenance.  In the meantime, some resources have been added to this website.

Click on Products in left menu or click here



Endorsement of CHC & HLT Training Packages

Final endorsement of the entire CHC and HLT Training Packages was made by the Australian Indusrty and Skills Committee on 1 December.  All can be accessed on 

The CSHISC has published Companion Volumes, Videos, FAQs and mapping documents to support implementation of the training packages and all can be found on their website

Companion Volumes  Click here

Mapping documents  Click here

Videos  Click here

FAQs  Click here


2016 Assessor Network

Plan now to join us in 2016!

First established in 2006, the network has continued to meet the needs of trainers and assessors by providing the opportunity for professional converstaion addressing current VET and training package requirements and the challenges to achieve best practice in training and assessing. 

Mark your calendar:   The Network meetings will be held on the 17th day of February, May, August and November from 10am-12:30pm.

Invitation  click here

Registration form  click here

VENUE for 17 August:

NSW Dental Assisting Assn, 4/116 Percival St, STANMORE (entry in Temple St)

New members welcomed!


New Traineeship Arrangements

NSW Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) hafve been updated to align to the latest version of the CHC Community Services and HLT Health Training Packages. Details are in the Commissioner's Information Bulletins 635 and 636 and can be viewed at


CS&HISC 2015 Environmental Scan

CS&HISC has released its 8th annual environment scan, EScan 2015: Building a Healthy Future.

With the CSH ITAB’s active engagement across our sectors in NSW, it is interesting to note current trends from the report including that:

  • service providers are moving to new models of service delivery in an environment where demand has increased and funding continues to decrease;   
  • staff roles are changing and there is a demand for more specific skills:
  • further investment in workforce planning development is required taking into account workforce projections stating that 1 in 4 jobs created between 2013 and 2018 will be in this sector
  • most employers in the sector have indicated that they feel the qualifications in both training packages have a close fit to the job roles across the sectors. 



We are happy to announce the launch of our free

smart phone app for care workers and caregivers

iNotice is a free, easy to use app designed for care workers and caregivers working to a care plan supporting a person to stay safely in a home environment.  iNotice will assist to heighten awareness of a variety of signs and symptoms that may be linked to a person’s medication management.  The app supports the early recognition of indicators and provides relevant prompts.  For care workers there is additional guidance about what action may be taken within their scope of practice and organisation’s policies and procedures.


This app has been developed by NSW Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body and Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT.  The project was possible due the funding made available by Health Workforce Australia, an Australian Government initiative.


iNotice may be downloaded for free from the App Store for iPhone or iPod touch and from Google Play™ for Android™ .


For more information Click here



NEW iNotice Professional Development Program and Resources

Industry developed, this free resource has been created for use by aged care community workers. 

Available now for free, go to our Products Page





Last updated 14 June 2016