What is a USI?

The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognized training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organizations
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create
  • stays with you for life

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognized training, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

When can I enroll in the Westminster College?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – is the formal recognition of the skills and knowledge a person has regardless of how or where these skills may have been attained, that is, through formal or informal training work experience, (paid and unpaid) voluntary work and life experience. It is important to note that your course duration will be reduced at proportionally with the number units for which RPL is granted.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) – For general purposes the term is synonymous with RPL.

Credit Transfer (CT) – It is an arrangement to give a standard level of credit or formal recognition to a learner who has previously achieved competence in a training or educational environment. Some Credit Transfer arrangements are also called Advanced Standing or Exemptions.

A variety of RPL assessment options will be available for you to identify whether you have achieved the necessary competencies/learning outcomes to the required standard in the relevant national training program. All assessment mechanisms used are valid, reliable, flexible and fair and conducted in an ethical manner. Applications can be made by completion of the RPL Kit Part which is made available at the application as a component of the enrolment process.

How do I get assessed for recognition of prior learning (RPL)?

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – is the formal recognition of the skills and knowledge a person has regardless of how or where these skills may have been attained, that is, through formal or informal training work experience, (paid and unpaid) voluntary work and life experience. It is important to note that your course duration will be reduced at proportionally with the number units for which RPL is granted.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) – For general purposes the term is synonymous with RPL.

Will I get refund if I decided to withdraw or unable to get visa granted?

Westminster College policy on fee refund explains the conditions under which the college will refund the students’ fees. The table below outlines the circumstance and amount refunded under each circumstance:

Refund Circumstances Refund amount
If a student’s visa application is rejected before commencement, and the DIBP official rejection advice is provided to Westminster College Refund equal to 100% of the tuition fees less enrolment fee of $250
If written notice of cancellation of enrolment is received by Westminster College at least 4 weeks prior to Course commencement date Refund equal to 80% of the tuition fees less enrolment fee of $250
If it is received prior to, but less than 30 days before the Course commencement date Refund equal to 50% of the tuition fees less enrolment fee of $250
If a student cancels enrolment on or after the Course commencement date No refund of the tuition fees and enrolment fee of $250

Please refer to the Westminster College refund policy or talk to us should you required further information.

Will I get credit/exemption if I decided to enroll in Bachelor level of study at universities or private higher education providers.

Westminster college has an advanced standing agreement with King’s Own College (KOI). The agreement stipulates the number of units you get credits/exemptions for when you enroll in their bachelor level course. The college is continually seeking to have similar agreements with other providers including universities. You may still get credit/exemptions from other providers including universities even if Westminster College does not have a formal advanced standing agreement with them. All Westminster College qualifications are nationally recognized and private higher education providers and universities generally have set rules with respect to providing credits/exemptions for all nationally recognized qualifications. Please discuss this when you go to enroll with your provider.

How can I check my progress study?

You can check your progress of study by login on Westminster College student portal by visiting (http://www.westminster.nsw.edu.au). You will need the username and password. Please contact reception should you require your user name and/or password.

When can I get my academic certificates?

Under the Westminster College policy, all certificates will be made ready for collection or dispatchment within the 4 weeks (28 days) after the completion of your study. You can either collect them from the Westminster College or request the College to send them to your nominated address, particularly if you are not in Australia. Please note, you provide the correct address to us as the we take no responsibility for loss of document due to sending them to the incorrect address. Also note that College send your certificates free of charge only once. Charges will apply for resending them again.

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