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Recognition of Prior Learning

21 October 2010


What is Recognition of Prior Learning?   Recognition of Prior Learning  (RPL) is the acknowledgment of a person's current skills and ...

Unique Student Identifier

01 January 15

From the 1st January 2015 the introduction of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) was formally implemented.

Subsequently, from this date, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) are required to meet standard 3.6 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015 which relates to the implementation of the USI for all new and continuing students.

From the 1st January 2015 under the Student Identifiers Act 2014, an RTO must not issue a Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualification or statement of attainment to an individual unless the individual has been assigned a student identifier.

Students are encouraged to apply for their USI themselves.  Whilst RTOs are not required to apply for USIs on behalf of students. they can do with students' permission through the USI Registry System.  For those wishing to obtain their own USI you may do so at

For those students wishing About Training Australia to obtain a USI on their behalf you may download, complete and return the authority below to us and we will process that request for you.

Remember it is your responsibility to obtain a student identifier and this organisation cannot issue a qualification or statement of attainment without it.

Additional Documents

Click here to download: Unique_Student_Identifier__USI__Approval_Letter.pdf