Subject: NSW ITAB Newsletter January 2021

January 2021
NSW ITAB NEWSLETTER 

In this issue of the Australian Industry Standards NSW Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) Newsletter:
  • 2021 NSW Training Awards applications open
  • Aboriginal Skilling for Employment and Business Advisory Initiative Grant applications open
  • NSW JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery
  • Skills Reform surveys
  • Vet Student Outcomes Snapshots published
  • Infection prevention and control training providers
  • Supervising your apprentice or trainee video series
  • NSW Skills List Update
  • Local Jobs program
  • COVID-19 information for education providers
  • Public Sector ITAB Training Packages approved by the AISC
Paul Humphreys – Executive Officer
About the AIS NSW ITAB 

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) is contracted by the NSW Department of Industry to provide independent advice on training and related matters to support the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system for the Public Sector in NSW. This ITAB grouping includes Corrections, Local Government, Public Safety, Public Sector and Water industries. 
2021 NSW Training Awards open

The NSW Training Awards are conducted annually by Training Services NSW within the NSW Department of Education to recognise outstanding achievement in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Applications for the 2021 NSW Training Awards opened on 14 January 2021. Applications close Sunday, 14 March 2021. More information is available on the NSW Training Awards page.
Aboriginal Skilling for Employment and Business Advisory Initiative Grant applications open

The Barranggirra Training Services NSW Aboriginal Skilling for Employment Initiative aims to strengthen the end to end support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners, including improved post-training outcomes and building stronger links for Aboriginal people with current opportunities for employment and training. Further information, including the Grant guidelines, can be found here.

The Training Services Aboriginal Business Advisory Initiative incorporates the principles of the current AEDO program and includes support for existing Aboriginal owned and operated businesses to grow and diversify their business. Further information can be found here.

Applications for both Grants will close on Friday 19 February 2021. 
NSW JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery

The NSW JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery program is supporting vocational training and skills development across NSW. The NSW Government is partnering with industry, vocational education and training providers and the Australian Government to make vocational training and skills development across NSW easier and more accessible. The program offers fee free and low fee training options to boost skills with full and part qualification course options, as well as personalised support to assist people navigating the skills and training opportunities available in NSW. More information is available on the Training Services NSW website.
Skills Reform Surveys

Following the recent launch of www.skillsreform.gov.au, the Australian Government has released a number of surveys seeking stakeholder views including: Training Experience; RTO Standards; RTO Quality; and, Supporting the VET Workforce. The closing date for responses to the first three surveys is 12pm AEDT Monday 22 February 2021; the VET Workforce survey closes 12pm AEDT Monday 8 March 2021. Further details and access to the surveys can be found at: https://www.dese.gov.au/skills-reform-consultation/quality-reform
VET Student Outcomes Snapshots published

As part of an ongoing process to improve the availability of information around post-training student outcomes, Training Services NSW has developed the VET Student Outcomes Snapshots. The Snapshots are being published on the Smart and Skilled website and are intended to better inform decision-making on both the supply and demand side of the vocational education and training market. The following performance indicators are used in the Snapshot:
  • Employment benefit
  • Personal benefit
  • Achieving main reason for training
  • Training relevance
  • Student satisfaction
  • Overall non-dropout rate
  • Disadvantaged non-dropout rate
For each indicator, the Smart and Skilled provider is compared against all other providers in the NSW Smart and Skilled market.

Infection prevention and control training providers

Infection prevention and control training provides business owners and employees with the skills they need to better respond to COVID-19 risks in the workplace and reduce transmission riskVisit the Training Services NSW website to see which registered training organisations are delivering this training.
Supervising your apprentice or trainee video series

Due to precautionary social distancing measures recommended by NSW Ministry of Health, Training Services NSW is postponing all upcoming Supervisor Workshops. However, a video series has been made available designed for new supervisors or supervisors looking to refresh their knowledge or gain additional skills. The video series can be accessed here.
NSW Skills List update

Version 11.2 Of the NSW Skills List has been updated from 9 November 2020. The updated Skills list as well as links to associated information such as Prices, Fees and Subsidies can be found here.
Local Jobs Program

The Local Jobs Program runs to 30 June 2022 in 25 regions throughout Australia. It brings together expertise, resources and access to funding at the local level to focus on reskilling, upskilling and employment pathways for people in each region. The program is part of supporting Australia’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 information for education providers

The Department of Health has provided updated information on responding to COVID-19 for the education and training sector. This has been distributed to VET providers and is being sent to you as a VET sector stakeholder, for information. The factsheets can be found on the Department of Education website for you to share by clicking here.
Public Sector ITAB Training Package approved by the AISC

The following projects were approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) at its December 2020 meeting for referral to Skills Ministers for endorsement. Specific details about the projects is provided below.

CSC Correctional Services Training Package Release 3.0
This project involved development of components covering: Dog Handler; Offender Engagement; and, Correctional Management. The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • 2 new units of competency
  • 4 new skill sets
  • 10 new units of competency
  • 3 new qualifications
Use this link for more information about CSC Training Package projects.


DEF Defence Training Package Release 4.0
This project involved development of components covering: Defence Simulator Maintenance; Defence work, Health and Safety; and, Defence Evaluation. The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • 3 new units of competency
  • 3 new skill sets
  • 9 revised units of competency
  • 2 revised qualifications
Use this link for more information about DEF Training Package projects.


LGA Local Government Training Package Release 1.0
This project involved updating the Training Package and transition to the 2012 Standards for Training Packages. The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • consolidation of 23 qualifications into 5 qualifications
  • removal of 211 units of competency
  • updates to 13 existing units of competency
  • development of 17 new units of competency
Use this link for more information about the LGA Training Package projects.


NWP National Water Training Package Release 4.0
This project involved development of components covering Water Industry Operations and Water Industry Treatment. The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • 3 new units of competency
  • 1 new skill set
  • 31 revised units of competency
  • 4 revised skill sets
  • 1 revised qualification
Use this link for more information about NWP Training Package projects.


PUA Public Safety Training Package Release 3.0
This project involved development of components covering Emergency Management and Fire and Emergency Aviation Related Roles. The Case for Endorsement includes:
  • 8 new units of competency
  • 20 revised units of competency
  • 3 revised qualifications
Use this link for more information about PUA Training Package projects.


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