Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Effective from 1 January 2015, all students enrolled in nationally recognised training, will be required to provide their registered training organisation (RTO) with their USI and date of birth.  If you undertake any recognised type of training i.e., FIRST AID course, then you need to register with USI.  It is very simple and this process, takes about 2 minutes.  Here is more information about the process.  It is just a way to keep track of what you have done.  You must all enroll with USI.

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

In April 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the implementation of a specially designed tool called the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to provide all students in Australia with the ability to obtain a complete record of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) enrolments and achievements from a single source.  Registering for a USI is simple and the registration process is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken.

Students can now create a USI by following the process below:

1. Log on to http://portal.usi.gov.au/student
2. When applying for a USI, students will be required to supply one of the following valid Australian forms of ID:

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Australian Passport
  • Visa (with Non-Australian Passport)
  • Birth Certificate (Australian)
  • Certificate Of Registration By Descent
  • Citizenship Certificate

We recommend if you or your colleagues are likely to undertake nationally recognised training e.g. CPR or first aid training, that they register for a USI now.

For further information on USI, please refer to the below link:
http://www.usi.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx

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Skills Set – Certificate 111 in Tour Guiding Holmesglen Institute

 

Holmesglen Institute will again be conducting this popular course at their City Campus.

The course will start on 11July and run until 7September. It will be held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings (5.30 to 9.30) and two Saturdays.

This skills set will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local and regional tours while awarding you nationally accredited units of competency.

Whilst updating your knowledge of Melbourne and Victoria, you will learn how to effectively manage and entertain a tour group and provide them with first rate commentary.

The program will be delivered at our city campus on St Kilda Road, (opposite the Shrine of Remembrance). There will be a number of off-campus activities including two full day excursion to ensure you get the hands on experience required to be industry ready. The skill set is taught by leading well-connected tour guiding professionals who are currently working in the industry.

For course detail: Contact 9564 1699

http://www.holmesglen.edu.au/courses/hospitality_tourism_and_events/travel_and_tourism/certificate_iii_in_guiding2

PTGAA Learning Day 21st April

Our first 2017 Learning Day is shaping up to be a corker so lock in Friday 21st April now. The day will run from 9:30 am until 3pm and will be held at the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s HQ at 239 A’Beckett St, Melbourne.

The program includes

  • Fiona Sweetman, Founder and CEO of the very successful Hidden Secrets Tours, will talk about the structure of the Tourism Industry and how jobs for guides come about. Fiona will also cover how to improve your marketing.
  • Travellers Aid will be telling us all about their long-standing organisation – one of Melbourne’s little known resources which can be the ace up every tour guide’s sleeve.
  • Metro Rail will be outlining the work over the next 9 years in central Melbourne as they start to tunnel under Melbourne to create our next underground rail service. The logistics of this huge project are fascinating and the work will impact on tour guiding in Melbourne for many years.
  • Also an update on all things to do with membership of PTGAA.

And don’t forget that the RHSV’s exhibition Remembering the ‘Burbs: 1850-1960 will be available for you to check out during the lunch hour or after the Learning Day.

Cost which includes lunch and morning tea:

Members $35

Non-members $45.

To RSVP please email our Professional Development Officer, Bronwyn Wilson on pdofficer@ptgaa.com.au

And transfer your payment to the PTGAA bank account:

Bank Account Details:

Westpac

BSB                 033086

Account No     152048