From 1st January 2017, the Federal Government requires all students to have a USI number when enrolling in nationally recognised training courses.
What is a USI?
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is 10 character reference number made up of letters and numbers.
Since January 2015, Australians undertaking training accredited in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector have needed a USI. One exemption has been for those students undertaking courses of one day’s duration or less. This applied to the majority of first aid courses delivered throughout Australia.
That exemption will no longer apply from 1st January, 2017.
This means St John Ambulance (Qld) is not able to issue your certificate or statement for successfully completing first aid course without obtaining your USI. This is a Federal Government requirement on all Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s).
For more information visit the Government website: www.usi.gov.au
What does this mean for students in 2017?
For students without a USI
For students with a USI
Visit www.usi.gov.au for more information about USI.