AUSKey is due to retire next year
The ATO has announced that the AUSkey is due to retire in March 2020, as it has not kept pace with changes in technology and does not meet the future needs of most businesses.
The decision by the ATO has direct impact on all existing solutions for delivery of USI Web Service. Developers and RTOs will have to update their systems to use alternate authentication credentials and different service end points in order to access USI Web Services (at some stage prior to the ATO deadline of March 2020).
We are working closely with the ATO and you can continue to use your AUSkey to access online services while a new secure, simple and more flexible mobile authorisation solution is being developed.
For more information, please refer to ATO’s website.
USI Transcript changes for students and RTOs
A number of changes to the USI Transcript Service were implemented on Tuesday 28 May 2019:
- When a student downloads their USI Transcript they will notice that the collection period end date has been removed. This change to is to reflect NCVER’s recent enhancement which will allow for USI Transcripts to be updated with training data more quickly, usually within 3 days of submission of data to NCVER.
- The character limit for RTO names, Qualification names and Unit/Module names have been increased to ensure the full reported names are visible on a USI Transcript.
- Students may notice a new NR 'not reported' code appearing on their USI Transcripts against the unit/module funding source and/or activity end date. This will occur when data has been submitted on behalf of a closed RTO by VET Regulators and the information is unavailable.
Seventh edition of TRANSPARENT now available
The next edition of our privacy e-newsletter, TRANSPARENT, is now available on the USI website.
This newsletter focuses on data breaches, with some very useful resources to help you to prepare and respond when the need arises.
Inside this edition:
- What is a data breach?
- Why is it important to have a data breach esponse plan?
- Developing a data breach response plan
- Responding to data breaches – four key steps
- Regular review of data breach response plan
- Reporting data breches to the OAIC under the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme
- OAIC resources
All editions of TRANSPARENT can be accessed anytime on the USI website. There is no need to subscribe to TRANSPARENT. As long as you and your enrolment, USI creation, verification and data reporting staff have subscribed to the USI RTO Bulletin – you will automatically receive notification of each new edition of TRANSPARENT via the Bulletin.