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 qualification addresses the strategic level leadership and management competencies required by those who have responsibilities for contributing to and implementing those activities which are directly linked to the strategic intent of an organisation.

Participants who obtain this qualification typically use a broad range of cognitive, communication and interpersonal skills to analyse and respond to complex problems. Of equal importance is their ability to think creatively to bring innovative ideas to meet the changing needs of the customer.

Who will benefit

This qualification will benefit individuals who have been identified as having senior management potential as well as those individuals who currently occupy such roles.

Key topics

  • Identifying and applying strategic thinking and direction
  • Initiating and managing change in an organisation
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Financial decision making.


Participants will need to be in a senior management position with direct reports at management level and be responsible for managing their performance and conducting formal performance reviews. And, be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic and financial goals for their workplace or division.

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training programs 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.

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.



7 days in total, face-to-face

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

12 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 2 programs listed in the table. We recommend attending EDCO before Finance for Non-Finance Managers (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
Executive Development Course (EDCO) (101)
18 Mar 1908 Jul 1911 Nov 19

BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change

BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan

BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBMGT619 Identify and implement business innovation

BSBRSK501 Manage risk

BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans

BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy

BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development

BSBINM601 Manage knowledge and information

5 days
Finance for Non-Finance Managers (405)
12 Dec 1804 Feb 1904 Apr 1929 Jul 1903 Oct 1902 Dec 19
2 days
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