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...

A bright future in energy

That’s the theme for the NSW Utilities and Electrotechnology ITAB’s 21st annual conference on 20 & 21 August at the Mercure Kooindah Waters on the Central Coast. Get your registration in before 13 July to receive a $150 early bird discount.
There’ll be plenty of discussion about the new $13.9 million Regional Education Partnership program, an update on the continuing modernisation of TAFE NSW and the introduction of the Infrastructure, Energy & Construction SkillsPoint. Industry Reference Committee (IRC) members will be on hand to bring you up to date with training matters at a national level. Plus, we’ll be taking a look at whether or not changes to the NSW Apprenticeship & Traineeship Act are working.
We also want to hear from you at our open forums. What do you think about the future of training in your industry? Your thoughts are what we use to help the NSW Department of Industry prepare strategic plans for VET in our industry sectors. Come along and have your say.
There’ll be a conference dinner at the end of a long day’s talking and you should be able to fit in a round of golf on a course that has been recognised in the ‘Top 100 Courses in Australia’.
For more Information and to register, contact Norm Cahill at norm@uensw.com.au

So, yeah. Maybe I want to be a fire sprinkler fitter.

But how do I do that? Choosing the right subjects at school can make linking up with an apprenticeship much easier. Download a list of subject choices suggested by the industry for Years 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Apprenticeship Engagement Forum website. http://ow.ly/FYJB30ifg3v

Enthusiastic support for more Exhibition & Event traineeships

The SkillsIQ NSW IAC representative organisation Exhibition and Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) is working in partnership with TAFE NSW (Ultimo Campus) and Apprenticeships Support Australia to promote industry traineeships that deliver fit-for-purpose training and skill development for school leavers and people starting out in their careers. Two traineeships are being promoted, and the SIT30517 Certificate III Events is offered as a pathway for event organisers, suppliers and event administration roles. EEAA is also promoting a traineeship for staging and technical service roles (CUA30415 Certificate III in Live Production). Timetabled training delivery off-the-job will be scheduled in consultation with employers to ensure flexibility during peak periods.

Four trainees have been signed up to date between AV24/7 and Microhire, and recruitment has been sourced through www.skillsroad.com.au. Other organisations have expressed interest including Harry the Hirer, ExpoNet, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and the Sydney Showground. 

EEAA briefed 100 careers advisors at the TAFE NSW Careers Advisors Day in March this year. The briefings were enthusiastically received by specialist teachers who advise high school students around the state. Most attendees were from Sydney metro, northern and southern region schools. This was the first occasion that EEAA had addressed careers advisors directly. 'it was a most valuable opportunity to speak with key people who advise young talent. We also were able to get direct feedback about the challenges students face choosing a career,' said Joyce DiMascio, EEAA Chief Executive.