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Acknowledgement of country

Batchelor Institute would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sovereign people of the lands on which our campuses are located. As we share our knowledge, teaching and learning and engage in research practices within this Institution and/or conduct business with a variety of external agencies and organisations, we must always pay respect to the sovereign status of our hosts. May their Ancestors always be remembered and honoured, their Elders listened to and respected, all members treated with dignity and fairness — in the present and well into the future.

We also acknowledge and pay respect to the knowledge embedded forever with our hosts, custodianship of country and the binding relationship they have with the land. Batchelor Institute extends this acknowledgment and expression of respect to all sovereign custodians — past, present and emerging. By expressing Acknowledgement of Country we encourage all to extend and practice respect to all First Nations people wherever their lands are located.

Please read this important information
It is a condition of use of the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education website that users ensure that any disclosure of the information contained in the website is consistent with the views and sensitivities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
This includes:
Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Terms and annotations, which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was written, may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.
Deceased persons
Users of the website should be aware that, in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, seeing images of deceased persons in photographs, film and books or hearing them in recordings may cause sadness or distress and in some cases, offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions.
Access conditions
Materials included in this website may be subject to access conditions imposed by Indigenous communities and/or depositors. Users are advised that access to some materials may be subject to these terms and conditions which the Institute is required to maintain
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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI (Unique Student Identifier) is an individual education number for life. It also creates an online record of a student’s Australian training achievements.

New or continuing students undertaking nationally recognised training, will need a USI in order to be enrolled to receive their qualification or statement of attainment.

A USI has no cost and students may apply for a USI, or access their existing USI independently by visiting:

If a student applies for a USI independently they will need to advise Batchelor Institute of this number on the enrolment form.

Alternatively, Batchelor Institute can create or access your existing USI on your behalf. For Batchelor Institute to create or access a USI on behalf of a student, students will be required to:

  • Provide ‘Proof of Identity’ Acceptable forms of ID are listed on the cover page of the enrolment form
  • Complete Section 1 on the Enrolment Form including:
    • Place of Birth
    • Mark the box to enable Batchelor Institute Student Administration staff to create a USI on your behalf or access your pre-existing USI through the USI Registered Training Organisational Portal

For more information about the Unique Student Identifier please visit: