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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
Forestworks
Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA)
Australian Industry Standards (AIS) NSW ITAB
SkillsIQ
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.

NSW ITABs believes in blue sky thinking.

What's happening now...

We're looking round for your opinion

PwC Skills for Australia have released for consultation the draft training products for Financial Planning and Superannuation in the Financial Services (FNS) Training Package sector. PWC are seeking industry feedback on the draft products. Download the Financial Services documents at https://lnkd.in/fSYuxf5 and the Superannuation documents at https://lnkd.in/fKVKEgh.There is a summary document to make it a little easier. Feedback to PwC ends at COB Monday, 16 March, 2020, however the ACFIPS ITAB is happy to receive your feedback after this date — send it to gregcheetham6@gmail.com

Collaboration is ACFIPS' theme for 2020

In this case our collaborator is Sydney Region, TAFE NSW. Together we plan to improve the take-up of Creative Industries traineeships. The benefits of a traineeship include gaining a formal qualification via flexible delivery (offered by TAFE NSW) and learning in the workplace while you’re being paid. At a recent meeting we looked at new ways to promote Creative Industry qualifications that have good job outcomes. If you’re interested in a particular qualification, contact ACFIPS’ Senior Project Officer Helen O’Moore.

Local jobs for local people. In this case Bourke

For many years there has been a noticeable lack of suitably qualified security officers in the Bourke community. Suddenly, there’s 14 suitably qualified security officers ready to fill existing positions. It took more than waving a wand to bring it about, however.

The long-term problem has always been the absence of a local security training provider approved by the NSW Police to deliver the licensing course. To gain a Security Licence Class 1A or 1C, a person must successfully complete a Cert II in Security Operations with a NSW Police-approved RTO. An obvious employment opportunity was going begging because of a lack of training.

A co-ordinated effort to improve matters followed. The Orange office and head office of Training Services NSW sorted out the funding. ACFIPS consulted with ACES (an RTO approved by the NSW Police with a Smart & Skilled contract) about how the training could be delivered in Bourke. The local council and employers did all they could to help and encourage.

The end result was that ACES sent one of their most experienced trainers to Bourke for four weeks to run the course. 14 hopeful students were recruited and completed the course. Employers now have qualified staff to fill job vacancies.

It’s a great example of what collaboration and co-operations can achieve. The biggest congratulations, of course, must go to the graduates themselves. Many of whom had to travel large distances and make sacrifices to complete what was a rigorous and demanding course.

Definitely planning to run another security training course next year.

Back row: Mick McDowell, Peter Johnson, Jayson Heatherill, Warwick Clarke, Pat Canty, Ray Bennett, Bill Lawrence, Michael Boney, Alex Armstrong. Front row: Anthony Heinemeyer, Aiden Orcher, Noel Canty, Matt Whitbread, Paul Whitbread. Thank you to the Western Herald Bourke for the pic.