We are in a period of transition when it comes to RMS Traffic Control Licenses. The RMS is relinquishing control of these licenses and handing them over to SafeWork NSW with the objective of them becoming a “High Risk” License.
As you would probably guess, this has been about as smooth as a politician on ICE.
At the moment there is no change to the New Entrant Courses, however, there has been massive change to the re-newal process for existing licenses.
To re-new your licence we have chosen the 1 day face to face course with no further evidence required (It was always an issue to have a supervisor sign off on a workers competency).
We believe this to be a stop gap measure until SafeWork NSW has obtained full ownership of these licenses at which point we would assume there would be no difference in the process of renewal to any other high risk license.
We, along with all other traffic controllers with which we associate, are hoping that SafeWork NSW will see the value in implementing a “Supervisors Ticket” similar to the old “Red Card – Select/Modify”.
If you are of the same opinion, I would urge you to SafeWork NSW.
I hope like all of us, you too, are just living the dream!
Unique Student Identifier is coming
What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
All students studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is an account (or reference number) made up of numbers and letters. The USI will allow students online access to their training records and results (transcript) through their online USI account.
* A USI is required for new and continuing students undertaking nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses to receive their statement of attainment or qualification.
* The USI will be available online and at no cost to students.
* This USI will stay with students for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from the 1 January 2015.
* Students can access their USI accounts online from computers, tablets or their smart phones anytime.
More more information, please watch Unique Student Identifier (USI) – Student Video on following link