Enrolment requirements


Before proceeding, please ensure that you have the following information with you

  1. Unique Student Identifier (Mandatory)
    Reference number that linked to individual’s nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia.

    • Please note that ARA Retail Institute will NOT be able to issue any Certificate without provision of USI.
    • To apply for one, please go to www.usi.gov.au/
    • If you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number yet, you can obtain one from http://www.usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx
    • Please provide your USI no to ARA RI once you have obtained one. For step by step guide, go to: https://www.usi.gov.au/video/create-your-own-usi-student-video
    • As we need to validate your USI, please ensure the name and Date of Birth you provided to us is the same as the name you use for your USI application.
  2. Proof of Age (Mandatory)
    Document that shows your full date of birth. (For example, Driver Licence, Australian or Non-Australian Passport, Birth Certificate)
  3. Australian Residency Status (Mandatory)
    (For example, Green Medicare, Australian Passport, Passport VISA (with Non-Australian Passport), Birth Certificate (Australian), Certificate of Registration by Descent, Citizenship Certificate or Immicard)
  4. State Residency Status (Mandatory)
    Document that shows your current address. (For example, Driver Licence, Bills, Bank Statement)
  5. Concession (If Applicable)
    Document that shows your concession status.
    Acceptable documents: Any card where it is clearly marked Concession or Health Care and issued by either the Australian Department of Human Services or Centrelink)

    • Age Pension: Commonwealth Seniors Health Card or Low Income Health Care Card
    • Disability Support Pension: Low Income Health Care Card
    • Carer Payment: Seniors Card
    • Newstart Allowance: Pensioner Concession Card (Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA))
    • Sickness Allowance: Mobility Allowance
    • Widow Allowance: Partner Allowance
    • Special Benefit: Commonwealth Seniors Health Card
    • Or a letter from Centrelink confirming receipt of benefits showing Centrelink Reference Number (CRN))
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