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Have you got your USI ready for 2015?

From 1 January 2015 all students will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their certificate or qualification from their registered training organisation. If a USI is not provided, training providers cannot issue a certificate or qualification for training completed.  A USI is an account or file number - ten characters (letters and numbers), assigned once to each student. All students can create their USI account online at no cost by following these steps:

  1. Get at least one form of ID;
  2. Go to and Click on ‘Create your USI’ button;
  3. Agree to the terms and conditions;
  4. Fill in their personal and contact details;
  5. Enter the requested details as shown on their form of ID;
  6. Set their USI account password and questions for security;
  7. Once the USI has been displayed on the screen, save it.

Students unable to create their USI account can give permission to the training organisation they enrol with to create their USI account on their behalf.

As student’s USI account is linked to the national VET database, it enables each separate training record for each student to be linked together in the national database - regardless of which training providers delivered the training. By accessing their USI account students can find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. On the other hand upon students’ permission registered training organisations can have access to students’ USI account and verify if they have completed previous courses or units for a new course. Employers can also take advantages from the USI Scheme. When assessing current and prospective employees’ skills they might easily verify the relevant skills by requesting employees to provide their authenticated transcript downloaded from their USI account.

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50 Years in SA


The South Australian Branch of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF SA) has been recognised as an exemplar training organisation by winning the 2012 South Australian Training Awards in the category of Large Training Provider of the Year. This award followed the presentation in Sydney last week of a national award for Education and Training Program of the Year hosted by Earth mover and Civil Contractor Magazine.

The annual peak State awards recognise quality, innovation and excellence in training, and were presented at a dinner last week hosted by the South Australian Training and Skills Commission. The Hon. Tom Kenyon, Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills made the keynote address to a large gathering at the Convention Centre.

The CCF SA now has the opportunity to represent South Australia at the National Training Awards in Melbourne in November.

 “We are very pleased to be recognised for the roll we play in skilling and up-skilling thousands of South Australians annually. We work hard to ensure that our courses and programs are high quality and meet industry and student expectations,” said Phil Sutherland the chief executive of CCF SA.

The CCF SA is the largest non-government provider of civil construction industry training in South Australia, training more than 20,000 students per year. They offer a broad scope of qualification training from Civil Construction, Arboriculture, Horticulture, Local Government and Extractive (quarrying) industry training packages that range from short courses to Certificate IV level.

In revolutionising training delivery techniques, they have advanced training tools and technologies including a large suite of plant simulators and other electronic interactive learning resources, all housed at a state of the art education and training Centre of Excellence at Thebarton, South Australia.  

Mr Sutherland said that the CCF SA was proud of its capacity to play a significant role in making South Australia the “clever state through innovative training.”

CCF SA President Christopher Reynolds and Chief Executive Officer Phillip Sutherland accepting the SA Large Training Provider of the Year award presented at the SA Training Awards, Friday 14th September 2012.

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Published: 09 Oct 2015
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Published: 30 Sep 2015
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Published: 08 Sep 2015
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Published: 06 Dec 2012
The South Australian Branch of the Civil Contractors Federation (CCF SA) has been recognized as an exemplar training organization by winning the 2012 South Australian Training Awards in the category of Large Training Provider of the Year.