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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...

Almost out now: new Business Services Training Package

The final draft of Business Services (BSB) Training Package (business enterprise skills and technical skills projects) has been submitted to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment and will be considered for endorsement by the AISC on Wednesday 12 August 2020. Following successful endorsement, it is expected that the training products will be available on Training.gov.au in mid-October. The documents are now available for downloaded from this link; BSB Training Product V6
 
PWC’s Skills for Australia has been asked to apply for an 18-month teach-out period to ease in transition between new and old Training Packages. In the latest version there are 
• 16 Business Enterprise qualifications from Certificate I in Workplace Skills to Graduate Diploma in leadership and management.
• 14 Technical Skills qualifications from the Certificate III level to Advanced Diplomas in library, legal, HR, auditing and marketing specialisations.
• 4 qualifications in Work Health and Safety from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level.  
 

New news from the Cyber Security world

The NSW government has announced plans for a Cyber Security NSW’s Vulnerability Management Centre (VMC) to be set up in Bathurst. The centre will be responsible for detecting, scanning, and managing online vulnerabilities and data across NSW departments and agencies. Critical to its establishment will be support for skills and workforce development in the region and expanding cyber security knowledge and capability across all regional areas.  

The NSW government also wants to consult with the Cyber Security Industry and other interested parties on the development of an updated NSW Government Cyber Security Strategy. You need to register your interest by emailing cyberstrategynsw@customerservice.nsw.gov.au. Once you register your interest you will be sent the relevant documents. Take the opportunity to influence change and promote the Cyber Security Industry strategic directions  

Get your cogs whirring, please

The Financial Services draft training products have been released for public consultation for the following projects:
1. Customer Service
2. Mortgage Broking
3. Employability, Leadership and Multidisciplinary Skills
4. Insurance Services: Loss Adjusting, Underwriting and Claims
ACFIPS Industry Training Advisory Body is happy to collect any feedback from any Industry organisation, association, employee or financial services students and forward that onto PwC Skills for Australia or contact ACFIPS via our website: https://www.acfips.org.au/ContactUs
To review the training products, please click visit the PWC Skills For Australia website https://www.skillsforaustralia.com/industries/financial-services/ and download the documents. If you would like to provide feedback direct to PWC, email the documents with your comments or tracked changes to info@skillsforaustralia.com. 
Please note that feedback will be accepted until COB, 17 July, 2020.