SkillsIQ is the Skills Service Organisation supporting the Industry Reference Committee responsible for training package development in our sector. SkillsIQ wants to hear about the changes and workforce challenges in our sector and is currently conducting an Industry Workforce Survey to collect your feedback on these issues. It is important for them to understand how these changes and challenges are impacting your organisation and how the workforce needs to evolve to meet the current and future demands.
Everyone is encouraged to the complete the survey to provide feedback. Please also share within your networks if appropriate, to ensure broad industry views are captured. The data collected will be used to inform future directions of qualifcations and training packages.
To access the survey please click here Open until Friday 29 July
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.
All welcomed at our workshops....
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.
New Early Childhood Resource Hub
Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Bimingham has announced the release of the Early childhood Resources Hub to support early childhood education and care students. The Hub provides access to over 300 digital resources, videos, forums and e-bulletins, indexed to the National Quality Framework all in one easy place.
For further information and to access the Hub please visit www.ecrh.edu.au
Release of 3.1 HLT Training Package
3.1 HLT was released on 16 June 2016 with minor upgrade changes. Stakeholders affected are those with an interest in HLT544115 Diploma of Nursing and HLTENN005 Contribute to nursing care of a person with complex needs. Details on www.training.gov.au and www.skillsiq.com.au
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
2016 Assessor Network
NEW TIME FOR THE AUGUST MEETING:
2:30 - 4:30 PM
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
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 www.training.nsw.gov.au
We are happy to announce the launch of our free
smart phone app for care workers and caregivers
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 12 July 2016|
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