Quality Indicators

RTO Melbourne collects quality indicators as part of its commitment to quality and uses the information detailed in the report to inform its continuous improvement proves.

Quality Indicator 2019

Audit Report

Registration granted VET signed

USI Information

USI information 

Student Identifiers Act 2014

Under this Act, we are required to ensure that all students have a USI.  We are unable to issue a qualification of a statement of attainment for any student if we don’t have a USI on file. 

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.

For students and training organisations, the main benefits of the USI are:

  • Students will be able to get a complete record of their Australian-wide VET achievements from a single, secure and accurate online source.

  • There will be immediate access to VET records. This means they can be quickly given to employers, other training organisations etc as proof of VET achievements.

  • It will be easier for training organisations to assess students’ pre-requisites, credit transfers and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 For more information about the USI please refer to http://www.usi.gov.au/About/Pages/default.aspx

Unique Student Identifiers (USI)

  • All students participating in nationally recognised training from 1 January 2015 are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and provide it to RTO Melbourne upon enrolment. Alternatively, RTO Melbourne can apply for a USI on behalf of an individual. 

  • The Student Identifiers Act 2014 authorises the Australian Government’s Student Identifiers Registrar to collect information about USI applicants. When RTO Melbourne applies for a USI on behalf of a student who has authorised us to do so, we need to collect personal information about the student which will be passed on to the Student Identifiers Registrar.  This will include:

  • name, including first or given name(s), middle name(s) and surname or family name

  • date of birth

  • city or town of birth

  • country of birth

  • gender

  • contact details, so the Student Identifiers Registrar can provide individuals with their USI and explain how to activate their USI account. 

  • In order to create a USI on behalf of a student, RTO Melbourne will be required to verify the identity of the individual by receiving a copy of an accepted identification document. This document will only be used for the purposes of generating the USI and confirming the identity of the individual with the Registrar. Once the USI has been generated and validated, the identity documents used or collected for this purpose will be securely destroyed.

  • The information provided by an individual in connection with their application for a USI:

  • is collected by the Registrar as authorised by the Student Identifiers Act 2014.

  • is collected by the Registrar for the purposes of:

  • applying for, verifying and giving a USI

  • resolving problems with a USI

  • creating authenticated vocational education and training (VET) transcripts

  • may be disclosed to:

  • Commonwealth and State/Territory government departments and agencies and  statutory bodies performing functions relating to VET for:

  • the purposes of administering and auditing VET, VET providers and VET programs

  • education related policy and research purposes

  • to assist in determining eligibility for training subsidies

  • VET Regulators to enable them to perform their VET regulatory functions

  • VET Admission Bodies for the purposes of administering VET and VET programs

  • current and former Registered Training Organisations to enable them to deliver VET courses to the individual, meet their reporting obligations under the VET standards and government contracts and assist in determining eligibility for training subsidies

  • schools for the purposes of delivering VET courses to the individual and reporting on these courses

  • the National Centre for Vocational Education Research for the purpose of creating authenticated VET transcripts, resolving problems with USIs and for the collection, preparation and auditing of national VET statistics

  • researchers for education and training related research purposes

  • any other person or agency that may be authorised or required by law to access the information

  • any entity contractually engaged by the Student Identifiers Registrar to assist in the performance of his or her functions in the administration of the USI system

  • will not otherwise be disclosed without the student’s consent unless authorised or required by or under law

  • The consequences to the student of not providing the Registrar with some or all of their personal information are that the Registrar will not be able to issue the student with a USI, and therefore RTO Melbourne will be unable to issue a qualification or statement of attainment.