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Unique Student Indentifier (USI)

If you're studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.  When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life.  You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime.

                  

How do you get a USI?

Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx 

Follow the steps here to get a USI. It is pretty easy and quick to do.

This is the really important bit!

Once you obtain your USI number you must send it to ECTARC. Complete this online form to submit your USI to ECTARC. 

Follow this link:  http://www.ectarc.com.au/usi

For detailed information on the USI please visit the Australian Government's Department of Industry website at:

visit http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx


Please contact your ECTARC Training Officer for more information or ask to speak to Sarah Mezedi, Manager - Compliance and Quality Assurance on 02 4223 1111 or email sarah@ectarc.com.au



A Guide to finding resources on the internet

Download the Guide to find resources on the internet

This guide is a Communities@Work project as part of the Inclusion and Professional Support Program, funded by the Australian Government Department of Education.



National Quality Framework


ACECQA - Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority

ACECQA is an independent statutory authority that provides national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.

ACECQA's site is the archive of resources from the former National Childcare Accreditation Council.

The National Quality Framework includes:

  • a national legislative framework that consists of the Education and Care Services National Law and Education and Care Services National Regulations
  • a National Quality Standard
  • an assessment and rating system
  • a regulatory authority in each state and territory who will have primary responsibility for the approval, monitoring and quality assessment of services in their jurisdiction in accordance with the national legislative framework and in relation to the National Quality Standard.
  • the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQ).

Education and Care Services National Regulations







Training and Regulatory Authorities


ASQA - Australian Skills Quality Authority
http://www.asqa.gov.au/
The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) is the national regulator for Australia's vocational education and training sector. ASQA regulates courses and training providers to ensure nationally approved quality standards are met.

Australian Government Department of Education and Training
http://education.gov.au/

QLD Department of Education and Training
http://deta.qld.gov.au/

Education Queensland
http://education.qld.gov.au/

NSW Department of Industry - NSW Training Services

www.training.com.au
http://www.training.com.au/
A single point of access to the vast range of vocational education and training information, products and services in Australia.



Munch and Move


The Munch & Move program aims to promote and encourage children's healthy eating and physical activity and reduce small screen recreation. Through Munch & Move NSW early childhood educators have the opportunity to attend a full day training program that assists them to implement a fun, play-based approach to supporting healthy eating and physical activity habits in young children. The Munch & Move training program fits within the new National Quality Framework and the Early Years Learning Framework. The program is a NSW Health initiative with support from the NSW Department of Human Services (Community Services) and the Local Health Districts.




Illawarra Area Child Care


Illawarra Area Child Care is a community owned, not for profit organisation that provides child care centre management and early childhood training services. IACC is committed to providing high quality, affordable early childhood services and training programs for children, families, staff and the community.IACC manages eleven services throughout the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions.

www.iacc.com.au

Randstad

Are you looking for work in the early childhood sector?  

Visit the Randstad website today at http://www.randstad.com.au/ for your local office.






National Training Complaints Hotline

Consumers can register a complaint with the National Training Complaints Hotline by:

Phone: 13 38 73, Monday–Friday, 8am to 6pm nationally. 

Email: skilling@education.gov.au

The National Training Complaints Hotline uses the services of the Translating and Interpreting Service and National Relay Service.