What is nationally recognised training?
Nationally recognised training:
- is provided by an organisation that enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment
- trains students to meet a standard of skills to help them enter the workforce
- allows employers to be confident that new employees have the required skills to do a job
- leads to a nationally recognised qualification. This includes studying at a public (e.g. TAFE) or private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship, certificate or diploma course.
Examples of nationally recognised training:
- a certificate or diploma
- a building industry white card
- a stamp on a licence to certify a student can drive heavy machinery
Who can provide nationally recognised training?
Only Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) can deliver nationally recognised training and issue nationally recognised qualifications or statements of attainment.
Is there a list of RTOs?
All RTOs delivering nationally recognised training are listed on the training.gov.au website.
training.gov.au is the official national register of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Australia and is the authoritative source of information on training packages, qualifications, accredited courses, units of competency, skill sets and RTOs.
How does the USI fit in?
Governments have been collecting information on nationally recognised training for many years - these records are not linked to individuals. However, the Unique Student Identifier (USI) was only introduced in 2015, this means that training completed before 1 January 2015 will not appear in a USI account.
From 2015 most registered training organisations will provide training records to the National VET Provider Collection at least annually or on a more regular basis. These records will form the basis for the training records and transcripts in a student’s USI account.