From 1 January 2015, Austrain Academy can be prevented from issuing you with a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This applies whether you are doing a full Qualification or a single Unit of Competence. If you have not yet obtained a USI
you can apply for it directly at https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi on computer or mobile device. Please note that if you would like to specify your gender as ‘other’ you will need to contact the USI Office for assistance.
If you have a USI, you must provide it to Austrain Academy for verification with the Student Identifiers Registrar. If you have lost your USI, you may authorise Austrain Academy to locate it.
We will use the number you provide as well as the name and date of birth and number from one of the forms of identification in Section 14. This identification information must
be the same as when the USI was created. You may access your USI account and provide permission for Austrain Academy to view your training records/transcript to assist with an application for Recognition of Prior learning (RPL). You may also give Austrain Academy permission to view and update your account details. See www.usi.gov.au/students for more information.
The following is provided to you on behalf of the Student Identifiers Registar:
Consent for collection, use or disclosure of personal information
You are advised and agree that you understand and consent that the personal information you provide in connection with your application for a Unique Student Identifier (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; and 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; and 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;
and will not otherwise be disclosed without your consent unless authorised or required by or under law.
The consequences for not providing the Registrar with some or all of your personal information are that the Registrar will not be able to issue you with a USI.
Privacy policies and complaints
personal information held about you and how you may make a complaint about a breach of privacy by the Registrar in connection with the USI and how such complaints will be dealt with.You may also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner about an interference with privacy
pursuant to the Privacy Act 1988, including in relation to the misuse or interference of or unauthorised collection, use, access, to the misuse or interference of or modification or disclosure of USI's.
For information about how Austrain Academy collects, uses, discloses and stores
your personal information generally, including how you can make a complaint about a breach of