The NSW Utilities & Electrotechnology Industry Training Advisory Body (ITAB) is an autonomous, industry-based peak body that works with all stakeholders to ensure a viable workforce through workforce planning, workforce development and skilling opportunities, and job design/redesign in the utilities and electrotechnology industry.
We have a contractual relationship with the NSW Department of Education – Training Services NSW to provide an independent voice on skill needs, training and workforce development issues for the industries we represent.
We have a bi-partite board of directors with a mix of employer, peak industry and union representation that is drawn from our various industry sectors to maintain our industry relevance and oversee the governance requirements of the ITAB.
The ITAB provides advice to NSW Government and our Industry on VET matters in NSW related to the utilities and electrotechnology industry. We also provide advice on the establishment of Apprenticeships & Traineeships in NSW and the development of Vocational Training Orders (VTOs) following consultations with our industry.
Additionally, the ITAB works closely with Training Package Developers to ensure Training Package components – qualifications, skill sets and competencies are relevant, current and meet the needs of NSW industry.
To educate, influence and advise our stakeholders; the Utilities and Electrotechnology industry and related governments, regulatory and standards setting bodies, and training organisations of the range of initiatives and opportunities that can be used to facilitate or contribute towards developing a competent, skilled and capable workforce in our industry.