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.

NSW ITABs believes in blue sky thinking.

What's happening now...

Trade Readiness Courses are proving popular

16 high schools have successfully completed 21 Trade Readiness Courses between them. The courses included brick & block laying, painting & decorating, carpentry, plumbing, wall & floor tiling, signs & graphics and civil construction. Obviously, we’ve hit Pause for now, but our fingers are crossed for later in the year and we’ll definitely be back in 2021. A big thank you to the following schools for participating:
Blakehurst High School
Blayney High School
Chifley College Senior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Junior Campus, Mt Druitt
Chifley College Bidwell
Coolamon Central School
Gorokan High School
James Meehan High School
Macintyre High School, Inverell
Nowra High School
Orange High School
Punchbowl Boys High School
Rooty Hill High School
Seven Hills High School
Wagga High School
Walcha Central School
Think past today and look to tomorrow … check out our TRC FAQ at https://apprenticeshipengagementforum.com.au/pages/onepage.aspx

Seeking your input for the ICT Training Package changes

PWC Skills for Australia recently released the draft training products for Telecommunications in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Training Package. These proposed changes relate to the Advanced Diploma and Diploma in Information Technology with each qualification having  different specialisations, including network engineering.
You can download a copy of the draft documents at PWC SFA Draft ICT Training products for review
The PWC Skills for Australia ICT project team is seeking industry and RTO feedback on the proposed changes. 
The official feedback close-off date is COB Friday, 17 April 2020. However, the ACFIPS ITAB will continue to accept feedback after this date and ensure it is heard in the right channels. Email gregcheetham6@gmail.com. ACFIPS will be organising an online forum to discuss these changes in April. Please keep an eye out for the invitation.

Especially if you're an RTO involved with the BSB Training Package

PWC Skills for Australia recently released the Case for Endorsement for the proposed BSB 7.0 Training Package. Its currently scheduled to be put forward to the Australian Industry Skills Council in August 2020. The changes significantly simplify the package. Access the details at https://skillsforaustralia.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=708b28ab7c08dc7b509a5baec&id=aace61fb41&e=c4692bf61a
The key challenges for implementing the revised Training Package are primarily for RTOs to address and include:
• Changes to scope of registration for RTOs
• Ensuring ASQA Standards for RTOs compliance, especially around:

  • teacher qualifications and currency
  • product integrity, quality and compliance
  • Teach out requirements are met
  • Marketing material changes
The changes are not expected to impact traineeship and apprenticeship arrangements. Though the current traineeships in Business Administration (Education, Medical), Customer Engagement and Library and Information Services will need to be amended.