In order to qualify as a VAB or VRB, an organisation must meet one of the definitions specified in the Student Identifiers (VET Admission Bodies) Instrument 2015.
A VRB is a government agency:
- responsible for Vocational Education and Training (VET) which handles or processes AVETMISS reports from training organisations and verifies USIs
- responsible for VET programs which have a need to view, if authorised by the USI account holder, a USI account to check eligibility for a training entitlement. These agencies can also access the USI Registry System to audit RTOs that receive funding through these training entitlements.
- responsible for regulating the VET sector, namely the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and Western Australian Training Accreditation Council (WATAC).
Under the Instrument, the following organisations are VABs:
- a government or non-government school authority or individual school whose students undertake a VET delivered in secondary schools program
- an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider contracted by the Commonwealth
- a Commonwealth, state or territory correctional services facility
- an organisation that is a VET Related Body (VRB)
- one of the four agencies nominated in the Instrument that manage admissions to VET.
Note: All VABs are required to have an Authentication Credential for login to use the USI Registry System.
Accessing the USI Registry System
Our How to access the USI Registry System page contains useful information about
- What functions VRBs and VABs can perform in the Registry System
- Requirements for setting up access to the USI Registry System
- Additional information that VRBs and VABs are required to provide within the System Access Request form.