What is nationally recognised training?
Nationally recognised training is any programme of training leading to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia. It includes studying at a public (e.g. TAFE) or private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship, certificate or diploma course. Nationally recognised training courses are listed on training.gov.au.
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 be reporting to the National VET Provider Collection at least annually or on a more regular basis. This will form the basis for the transcripts for training records in a student’s USI account. More information on transcripts is available at here.