Useful links

This page contains useful links to websites and systems related to VET or SIDE RTO.

Unique Student Identifier

All students must provide SIDE RTO with a valid USI before we can issue their award certificate or statement of attainment. The USI is a unique number to each student and is recorded against all nationally recognised VET courses that students undertake throughout their life. The USI is also linked to a unique database that students can access whenever they need to – to show an employer or to enrol in further study.



VASTO is SIDE RTO’s Learner and student management system.  You can access this database here.


Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Search for detailed information on AQF qualifications, units of competency and registered training organisations.


Training Accreditation Council (TAC)

The Training Accreditation Council (TAC) is Western Australia’s VET Regulator and responsible for the quality assurance and recognition of VET services in WA. TAC’s website contains valuable information for RTOs, including fact sheets.