NSW Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs)

ITABs are autonomous, industry based bodies that represent their industries on training and related matters to support the vocational education and training system. There are 10 ITABs, with each covering specific industry groups.

NSW ITABs are a key source of industry advice for the NSW Government. ITABs provide streamlined, unique and timely advice to the Department on the training and skill needs of their NSW industry sectors to facilitate workforce development.

ITABs work collaboratively with other relevant state, territory and commonwealth stakeholders in the sharing of information on industry training and skills needs in New South Wales.

Current Arrangements for ITABs

The NSW Department of Education has contracted 10 organisations to provide industry training advisory services for nominated industry groupings.

The new arrangements started in February 2021.

The ITABs and their industry groups are listed below.

ACFIPS (Arts Communication Finance Industries Property Services)

Industry Sectors

BSB – Business Services
CPP – Property Services
CPP07 – Property Services
CUA – Creative Arts and Culture
FNS – Financial Services
FSK – Foundation Skills
ICP – Printing and Graphic Arts
ICT – Information and Communication
TAE – Training and Education

Contact details

Max Wilson
Executive Director
PO Box 985
Email: max.wilson@acfips.org.au
Phone: (02) 9979 1470
Mobile: 0407 070 840
Website: www.acfips.org.au

AFAM (Agriculture, Food and Animal Management)

Industry Sectors

ACM – Animal Care and Management
AHC – Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management
AMP – Australian Meat Processing
FBP – Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical
RGR – Racing and Breeding
SFI - Seafood

Contact details

Ben Norton Smith
Executive Officer
PO Box 329
Email: bnortonsmith@skillsimpact.com.au
Mobile: 0414 683 547
Website: skillsimpact.com.au/afam

Australian Industry Standards Global Ltd

Industry sectors

CSC – Correctional Services
DEF – Defence
LGA04 – Local Government
NWP – National Water
POL – Police
PSP – Public Sector
PUA – Public Safety

Contact details

Lisa Giammarco
Executive Officer
PO Box 902
Email: lisa.giammarco@aisglobal.org.au
Mobile: 0427 582 830
Website: www.australianindustrystandards.org.au/nsw-itab

Automotive Training Board (NSW)

Industry sectors

AUM – Automotive Manufacturing
AUR – Automotive Retail, Service and Repair
AVI – Aviation
MAR – Maritime
TLI – Transport & Logistics

Contact details

Debbie Joyce
Executive Officer
Level 1, 299 Elizabeth Street
Email: debbiej@atbnsw.com.au
Phone: (02) 8251 0032
Mobile: 0419 436 685
Website: www.atbnsw.com.au

BCRI (Building, Construction, Resources and Infrastructure Industry Training Advisory Body)

Industry sectors

CPC – Construction, Plumbing and Services
CPC08 –  Construction, Plumbing and Services
RII – Resources and Infrastructure

Contact details

Bob Bowden
Executive Officer
30-32 Pomeroy Street
Email: bbowden@bcritab.com.au
Mobile: 0412 753 298
Website: www.bcritab.com.au

Community Services & Health Industry Training Advisory Body

Industry sectors

CHC – Community Services
HLT – Health

Contact details

Susan Scowcroft
Executive Director
PO Box 366
Email: sscowcroft@csh-itab.com.au
Mobile: 0418 478 012
Website: csh-itab.com.au

ForestWorks Ltd

Industry sectors

FWP – Forest and Wood Products
MSF –  Furnishing
PPM – Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

Contact details

Tim Cleary
Executive Officer
9/215 Clarence Street
Email: tcleary@forestworks.com.au
Mobile: 0438 846 546
Website: www.forestworks.com.au

MSA NSW ITAB (Manufacturing Skills Australia)

Industry Sectors

LMT07 – Textiles, Clothing & Footwear
MST – Textiles, Clothing & Footwear
MEA – Aeroskills
MEM – Manufacturing & Engineering
MEM05 – Metal & Engineering
MSA07 – Manufacturing
MSM – Manufacturing
MSL – Laboratory Operations
MSS – Sustainability
PMA – Chemical, Hydrocarbons & Refining
PMB – Plastics, Rubber and Cablemaking

Contact details

Leon Drury
Executive Officer
PO Box 289
Email: leondrury@mskills.com.au
Phone: (02) 8090 0119
Mobile: 0414 912 383
Website: www.mskills.org.au

NSW U&E ITAB (Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body Ltd)

Industry Sectors

UEE – Electrotechnology
UEE11 – Electrotechnology
UEG – Gas Industry
UEP – Electricity Supply Industry Generation Sector
UET – Transmission, Distribution and Rail

Contact details

Tony Palladino
Executive Officer
PO Box 335
Email: tony@uensw.com.au
Phone (02) 9736 2111
Mobile: 0437 396 363
Website: www.uensw.com.au/


Industry Sectors

SFL – Floristry
SHB – Hairdressing and Beauty Services
SIF – Funeral Services
SIR – Retail Services
SIS – Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SIT – Tourism, Travel and Hospitality

Contact details

Sarah Rosen
Executive Officer – NSW ITAB
Level 1, 332 Kent Street
Email: nswitab@skillsiq.com.au
Phone: (02) 9392 8100
Mobile: 0438 233 797
Website: www.skillsiq.com.au/SkillsIQNSWITAB

Services they provide


ITABs are contracted by the NSW Department of Education to provide core services in four key performance areas (KPAs). The KPAs are to:

  • assist the Department to identify industry skill needs, priorities and skills development issues for funded training in New South Wales
  • promote training to industry and provide brokerage services to assist in the take-up of funded training, including school based apprenticeships and traineeships, in collaboration with Training Services NSW
  • advise the Department on apprenticeship and traineeship arrangements in New South Wales including school based arrangements and the establishment of Vocational Training Orders
  • advise on the development, review and implementation of Training Packages / Training Products

ITABs have established industry networks and support to enable them to fulfil their contracted roles and responsibilities.


Have questions or need to contact us?

Email: ITABS@det.nsw.edu.au

Page last updated: 5 August 2021