Welcome to the Automotive Training Board

  • The Automotive Training Board of NSW (ATB NSW) is an Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) across the industry areas of automotive, transport, logistics, aviation, rail, maritime and stevedoring.

  • Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) are autonomous, industry-based organisations that work with employers, unions and government to ensure a viable workforce through workforce planning, workforce development and skilling opportunities.

  • In NSW, ITABs underpin the industry training advisory process, strengthening and stabilising the relationship between industry and government by providing advice to inform strategic policy direction, program development and research.

  • NSW ITABs have a contractual relationship with the NSW Department of Education and Communities to provide an independent voice on skill needs, training and workforce development issues for each of the industries they represent. ITABs work to maximise the benefits to industry through the vocational education and training (VET) system and promote industry participation in structured training.

  • NSW ITABs have tri-partite boards with employer, peak and union representation maintaining their industry relevance and overseeing governance requirements. Many have broader industry advisory groups ensuring immediate connection to current practices, issues affecting workplaces and emerging trends.

  • Benefits to industry
    ITABs provide a conduit to communicate industry’s workforce needs directly to the NSW Government to facilitate quality outcomes in vocational training. ITABs undertake a range of activities to identify our industries’ needs for skill and workforce development:

    • Formal consultation such as focus groups, industry sector advisory groups, site visits and web forums
    • Conference and industry forum presentations
    • Project work with cross industry collaboration and partnerships.

    Our aim is to bring together the views of key stake-holders – employers, unions, peak bodies, regulators and government agencies – to ensure all advice and ITAB activity reflects accurate and accepted industry position and needs.

  • Support for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)
    ITABs provide a range of strategic advice to RTOs with the aim of maximising the relevance and quality of skills outcomes in the workplace. Our extensive knowledge of industry needs and current workforce development issues enable ITABs to assist RTOs in the selection and quality delivery of national qualifications to meet the expectation of employers. ITABs provide guidance and services in developing learning and assessment strategies, leaner resources, assessment tools and meeting the requirements of the Australian Quality Training Framework (AQTF). Additional services include professional development activities, assessor networks, project management, advice on course development and accreditation for skills not covered by National Training Package qualifications.

    For further information please contact the Automotive Training Board NSW.

Latest News 2015/16

  • Smart and Skilled
    For the latest information on smart and skilled, please follow the link below:
  • Navigating the new world: New challenges = New opportunities
    Following on from the highly successful joint ITAB conference in October 2014, the joint ITAB’s will once again hold a conference, “Navigating the new world: New challenges = New opportunities”
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  • Women in Auto Trades
    These women completed the first Women in Auto Trades, industry supported pre-apprenticeship course for women.
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For access to the latest version of
training packages across the automotive
and transport & logistics sectors

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  • Following on from the highly successful joint ITAB conference in October 2014, the joint ITAB’s will once again hold a conference, “Navigating the new world: New challenges = New opportunities”

    Joint ITAB's conference - 2015.pdf

    Joint ITAB's conference - information.pdf

  • VET in schools survey

    Vocational training in schools is an important part of the national training system and something that forms an important career pathway for many secondary school students. Known as Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETis) this learning pathway often includes valuable work placement and employers play a vital role in enabling students to gain exposure to a real workplace. Your contribution in supporting work placement activities is key to the success of this program and a short survey has been produced to gather your own insights into this activity.

    Due to the design of the survey the drop-down menu is not active in all of the responses and where this is the case just drop your response into the dialogue box under the question. Your contribution to this important feedback survey is appreciated.

    Click here to take survey

  • Women in Auto Trades

    Kick start your automotive career with the women in Auto Trades pre-apprenticeship course.
    Starts 20th October 2014

    download .pdf

  • The Automotive Training Board no longer undertakes the AIS/AUVIS scheme.
    TAFE NSW can provide your training and for the relevant information please call: 02 4229 0483

  • School-based apprenticeships in NSW

    The benefits to be gained by students within NSW in undertaking school-based apprenticeships are many. A more seamless transition from school to work will result, as well as providing students with a far greater range of options for participation in VET.

    This type of initiative can only assist in overcoming the skills shortages that currently occur within the automotive sectors. It can also provide a meaningful pathway for those students who wish to combine their schooling with a practical skill that will best meet their future needs.

    Please see below for the link to access further information. If you would like to comment on this issue, please feel free to respond directly to the Automotive Training Board (NSW) at [email protected]

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