USI: what it means for you
Rose Training talks the pros to your Unique Student Identifier.
In the past, collating training history and information for Voc Ed trainers and students has been challenging, as we did not have a central database where this information was stored. Thankfully, the new year has brought some changes as to where and how your training history is stored and accessed, making is easier and more efficient to find your completed units and qualifications online. At Rose Training, we are asking students who have been attending face-to-face classes with us since January 1 to take about 5 minutes of their time to go online and receive a Unique Student Identifier (USI), and relay that USI to us. If you are thinking of enrolling into a Voc Ed course with us or another RTO, or are currently undertaking one but haven’t gotten your USI yet, now is the perfect time to do so!
What is your USI?
If you have enrolled into a Rose Training course, or are thinking of furthering your vocational studies in the new year, you will need to apply for a USI, which is now mandatory for all Vocational Education and Training (VET) students in Australia. A USI is a code made up of numbers and letters, that will give students access to their USI account. This account will be linked to the National VET Data Collection, allowing individuals to see all of their their training results from all RTOs, as well as completed training units and qualifications.
What will a USI do?
A USI will make it easier for you to collate all their achievements into one transcript, and ensure that no VET records are lost! Best of all, it’s free and available online, from any device that connect to the internet. So you can be sure that with any VET course you undertake in Australia, you records will be stored safely and securely on your USI account for future reference. It will save a lot of time, hassle, and stress that comes with having to look through old e-mails, documents and files!
Some key points:
- The USI will give students more freedom and autonomy to access their educational results and achievements
- It will remove the current inconvenience of not being able to obtain a full record of VET enrolments, regardless of course provider
- The USI will allow providers to assess pre-reqs, credit transfer, and RPL more efficiently
- Students will be able to provide RTOs with access to an authenticated record of their results
The USI is a part of the VET Reform Agenda, and will help with furthering the positive development and transparency of the VET sector. It will help in fostering a consistent, unified system across all states, for the storage of training information, that is accurate and easily accessible for students and trainers alike. With 3 million enrolments in the VET sector every year, the USI is a much needed and timely tool for streamlining and synthesising data, and we are very much looking forward to reaping its benefits in the near future. If you want to know more about the USI, check out this link:
Alternatively, talk to our Business Development Manager, Jessica Rose, on Live Chat or call her on 3038 3048 to discuss how your USI can benefit you!