Unique Student Identifier – New Government Requirement To Study



From 1 January 2015 all students will be required to have a USI, because…government. This is a requirement for all courses, including the White Card and Contractors Licence courses.

It’s easy…follow these 6 simple steps

STEP 1: Have at least one form of ID ready: Driver’s License, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.

STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.

STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au and click on ‘Create a USI’.

STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.

STEP 5: Write your unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.

STEP 6: Bring this number with you when you enrol.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for trades people with proven industry experience

Almost half of the people working in the building and construction industry, do not have a formal qualification. For many, they have been working on sites for years, and have extensive experience. That knowledge and experience can be recognised with a formal qualification. The benefits of this include making it easier to obtain a builders or contractors licence, receiving formal validation of your experience and, during tough times, a spring board to further training. Attached is an RPL information guide that gives you all the information about the process. As always, you can call us at any time to discuss!

Free RPL places available for experienced tradies

We still have places available for experienced tradespeople to gain a Certificate III in Bricklaying, Tiling, Solid Plastering or Wall & Ceiling Lining. There is no cost for this, but you do need to invest time in preparing your application and proving your experience. For more information, please refer to this RPL Flyer