NSW ITABs (Industry Training Advisory Bodies) is the umbrella organisation for 11 individual ITABS. They are:

NSW Community Services and Health ITAB (CS&H)
Apprenticeship Engagement Forum (AEF)
NSW Agrifood ITAB
Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA)
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) NSW ITAB
Transport & Logistics & Automotive
NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology ITAB
Resources and Infrastructure NSW ITAB
Arts Communications Finance Industries and Property Services ITAB (ACFIPS)

NSW ITABs encourages traineeships and apprenticeships, promotes VET and supports the implementation of training packages. Each ITAB covers one or more specific industry sectors.

NSW ITABs supports the flow of useful advice, intelligent ideas, creative thinking and clear communication between industry and government.

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Take action before the mean reds destroy your calm

Book yourself in for a Workplace Resilience — Managing Stress and Wellness course specifically designed for the Entertainment and Events sector. The course will teach you how to adapt to changing circumstances at work and how to bounce back from challenges and stress. You’ll learn ways to identify signs and sources of stress within your job role and strategies to help you recover from stressful situations. The course will run on 5 & 12 March, 2018 at TAFE NSW, St Leonards and again on 19 & 26 March, 2018 at The Arts Exchange in Dawes Point. For more information and to register email Catherine.chong@tafensw.edu.au
Course outcomes include: develop and implement personal stress management strategy; develop and implement stress management strategies and techniques within a team; and develop team and morale building strategies.
You’ll be given a Statement of Attainment in Workplace Resilience on completion of the course. The Units of Competency covered are BSBWHS410 (Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives) and BSBWOR403 (Manage stress in the workplace). The course was developed by TAFE NSW Northern Sydney in collaboration with the ACFIPS ITAB.

How do I translate my carer skills into employment?

Go straight to SkillsLink2Work. This toolkit helps carers to understand how the skills, knowledge and experience they have acquired in their unpaid carer role can be translated into ‘employability’ skills.

In the last seven months over 3000 people have visited the site. More than 500 of them went on list their skills and download a report of their employment-related skills. Skills that are suited to a wide variety of industries, not just paid care work.
There are 905,000 people who identify as primary carers in NSW. Many of them have said that combining caring and paid work is one of their highest priorities, but that being out of the workforce made it hard to know what jobs they could apply for.
Last year, the Community Services and Health ITAB took the lead agency role working collaboratively with FACS and carers across the state, to create an interactive online resource. The result — the SkillsLink2Work toolkit — is part of the NSW Government’s Carers Strategy 2014-19.
Find out now how your life experience makes you very employable.

School-based Cert III in Beekeeping comes to the Central West

 As a result of a lot of press coverage in The Land and on social media, the beekeeping industry from all over Australia has got behind school-based traineeships (SBT) in beekeeping. The latest on board are beekeepers in the Central West of NSW.
Goldfields Honey Bee and Pollination Services in Orange — one of the biggest suppliers in NSW — are particularly keen and have already sought to find a student willing to do the SBT in the Orange/Bathurst area. 
There will be a big launch with all the schools in the area early next year for the Certificate III in Beekeeping. Goldfields will be one of the lead employers where students will do a trial and field excursion to experience honey production and pollination services.
Melissa Wortman (second left) from NSW Agrifood ITAB and Tony Aumuller (third left) from the Western State Training Services office recently met with Goldfields to start things buzzing along. Behind them are honey boxes full of unprocessed honey for production.
There’ll be more updates on the launch early next year.