Unique Student Identifier (USI) Mandatory from 1 January 2015

From 1 January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you're studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set - you'll need a USI.


This specific qualification draws together the skills, knowledge and practice of people requiring the recognition in their role as auditors. The core programs provide an overview of preparing, managing, conducting and reviewing audits and then presenting the results of the audit to senior management.

Who will benefit

Participants will be those responsible for internal and/or external auditing of organisational management systems, work on behalf of regulatory bodies or are looking to enhance their existing skills.

Key topics

• Competencies of auditors
• Planning, scheduling and preparing audits
• Risk assessment
• Conducting audits
• Reporting
• Overseeing the work of other auditors
• Presenting the audit report
• Managing feedback
• Follow-up.

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training program/s and successful completion of the assessment requirements. Assessment consists of set workplace tasks/assignments for each of the clustered units. Underpinning knowledge questions and third-party reports will also supplement the assessment approach.

Note: To demonstrate competency in leading an audit, you must be working with a team of auditors (consisting of at least one other auditor) for one of the workplace audits.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the training and assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training programs.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all or part of this qualification.  Please refer to the Enrolment Kit for details or the document located under Related Information on the RPL process.

Plan your training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment and LLN questionnaires
  4. Email the questionnaires along with the application form (and RPL application if applicable) to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Attend training and complete the assessment requirements.

More information on each program can be found by clicking on the program in the table below. Bookings can be made on-line or by contacting Client Services at aimwa@aimwa.com.



6 days in total, face-to-face

Non Member
Professional Member
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus
Corporate Silver
Corporate Gold / Regional

8 units of competency

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Related Information


Book on your choice of dates in the 5 programs listed in the table (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates). Programs can be attended in any order with the exception of Internal and External Auditor Training. This program is a pre-requisite for Lead Auditor Training.

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
Internal and External Auditor Training (157)
29 Apr 1916 Sep 19
2 days
Lead Auditor Training (158)
01 May 1918 Sep 19
1 day
Risk Management (112)
15 Apr 1926 Aug 1901 Nov 19
1 day
Creating a High Performance Team (618)
08 Mar 1928 Jun 1927 Aug 1922 Nov 19

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

1 day
Continuous Improvement (625)
11 Feb 1910 May 1916 Aug 1908 Nov 19

BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement

1 day
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