Mon 15 Dec 2014

Important Information for all Civil Train Students – USI Number:

FOR ALL PERSONS REGISTERING AND COMPLETING A COURSE THAT IS NATIONALLY RECOGNISED YOU MUST HAVE A UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI) NUMBER.

You need only create or verify a student’s USI once. It only takes a few minutes. Visit the following link to create your USI number

http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

THIS VIDEO WILL PROVIDE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VG2EbljBJw&index=1&list=PLEOnLhgiyxk6P0QAsK6nzYEq4SJqnD4dd

TAKEN FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY WEBSITE.

From 1 January 2015 students enrolling in nationally recognised training in Australia will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

The USI is a form of file number that will link students to their training records which are held in the national training collection. Students will be able to access their records online, download them and share them with future training organisations electronically.

With the student’s permission, training organisations will be able to see their students’ entire nationally recognising training record commencing with records collected in 2015. Training organisations will find it easier to assess pre-requisites and credit transfers and assess students’ eligibility for government funded training places.

Employers will benefit through access to better information on skill levels and the training needs of their workforce, and an authoritative source of the training records of job applicants and staff.

The USI will improve the VET sector’s transparency and responsiveness, enable more evidence based policy intervention by Governments and support the management of government funded student subsidy programs.

Over time the USI will make record keeping, information exchange and business practice in the Australian VET sector easier and smoother in a range of ways. The Australian Office of Best Practice Regulation has examined the USI and has designated it as deregulatory.

The majority of information that is required for a USI is collected and reported through AVETMISS, as well as being used for a training organisation’s day to day business.

Who needs a USI?

Students who need a USI include:

A student who is continuing study is a student who has already started their course in a previous year (and not yet completed it) and will continue studying after 1 January 2015.

Once a student creates their USI they will be able to:

  • give their USI to each training organisation they study with;
  • give their training organisation permission to view and/or update their USI account;
  • give their training organisation view access to their transcript;
  • view and update their details in their USI account; and
  • view online and download their training records and results in the form of a transcript from 2016.
  • control access to their transcript from 2016.

Training organisations will record a USI for their students at the time of enrolment. However they must ensure that they have recorded a valid USI for each student when they report on training activities or issue an AQF certification document, such as a qualification, statement of attainment or testamur.

For more information about this, please contact Civil Train on (03) 9822 0900.