What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
A USI is simply an ID number, issued through the government website www.usi.gov.au.
This is an initiative set by the Federal Government to provide a centralised, life-long record of your training and education. All students studying in Australia will be required to have a USI from 1st January, 2015.
What does it give me?
Your USI is like an educational fingerprint. Being able to identify learners this way allows for the development of a centralised recording system for all of your future education & training. Should you lose your copy of an education transcript, this system will allow you to recover it simply and easily. You can also use the system to print or share your qualification records when applying for jobs.
Do I need a USI?
Yes. The Federal Government is asking all training organisations to ensure that their students have a USI. Your qualification/ transcript cannot be released without your USI being recorded by the training organisation.
How do I get a USI?
Go to this page and fill out the online form: http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx
You will need a form of valid ID, such as Driver’s Licence or a Passport.
If you have trouble applying for your USI, please contact us on 1300 557 637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Nationally Recognised Training Organisation (RTO 32107) we offer a range of Accredited Qualifications and Courses.
These courses are Accredited Nationally across Australia and are also Internationally Recognised, through ICREPS and Fitness Australia.
We deliver the following Nationally Accredited Qualifications:
- Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30315)
- Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40215)
- Diploma of Fitness (SIS50215)
- Certificate IV in Weight Management (10576NAT)
- Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (HLT43015 )
We also offer a range of Specialist Courses (non accredited) that enable you to develop your skills as health and fitness professional, offer new services to your clients and expand your business.
Through our industry partnerships, and as online course developers, Onfit Training College has a number of exclusive courses that are only offered through Onfit Training College, which would give you a further competitive edge in the industry.
All of our courses are delivered online, and can be completed through self-paced study. This means that you don’t have set deadlines, so you can study and complete assessments whenever it suits you.
The nominated timelines below are the maximum amount of time you have to complete your course, and many of our students complete much quicker than this.
Certificate III in Fitness = 12 months
Certificate IV in Fitness = 12 months
PT Direct = 20 months
Diploma of Fitness = 18 months
Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance = 18 months
Certificate IV in Weight Management = 12 months
Short Courses = 6 months
Recognition of Prior Skills and Learning
If you feel you may have achieved the skills and/or knowledge relating to any of the content in the Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Fitness or Diploma of Fitness then looking into getting Recognition of Prior Learning or a Credit Transfer may be of interest to you.
What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
There is a range of ways that someone can learn, so RPL allows us to recognise this. Through an RPL application, our assessor will use any relevant evidence that you have to assess your knowledge and skills. Your learning could be formal, such as an accredited qualification, informal such as experience you gained from work or non-formal such as a non-accredited qualification.
What is a Credit Transfer (CT)?
If you have completed a formal qualification that has covered any of the same unit/s of study as one of our courses, then your successful result can be transferred to another course, which would eliminate the need for you to re-complete this requirement. This process is completed by matching competencies between qualifications and ensuring that these outcomes are equivalent.
What is Recognition of Current Competency (RCC)?
If you feel that you have the skills and knowledge to cover a unit in the course, but don’t have any documentation or proof to show, then Recognition of Current Competency could be for you. Our assessors can have a discussion with you to see how your knowledge and skills can be measured and assessed against the course requirements.
If you feel that RPL, RCC or a CT may be right for you, then have a chat to us and we can talk you through your options, answer any questions you have and let you know where to go from here.