How to Enrol

Making the decision to study can be overwhelming. Our Course Advisors are experts in selecting the right course for you, ensuring you are suited to the qualification and giving you the best chance to succeed.

Starting your training journey at First Base Training is simple:

  • Make an Enquiry

    We pride ourselves on support to all students and clients. Reach out to us by emailing, calling or visiting our head office.

  • Choose a Course

    Choose what course you want to pursue. This involves understanding where your interests and talents lie, and formulating your career goals.

  • Lets Enrol

    Our Course Advisors will determine your suitability for the chosen course and assist you in completing the required Enrolment Forms, including proof of identification, student declarations and consent. Financial Assistance is also finalised ensuring you are comfortable before proceeding.

  • Successful Enrolment

    Once we have processed your paperwork and documents, we will provide you with your training timetable, all relevant learning materials including textbooks, and your Student Information Handbook.

  • Start your Course

    Now it's time to start your course and achieve your nationally recognised qualification with First Base Training.

The Enrolment Process


The enrolment process at First Base Training is divided into Pre-enrolment and Course enrolment phases to ensure that students are able to make informed decisions regarding their studies.

We want you to be confident that you have made the right choice.


Our staff are committed to providing you with all the information you require in order to make the best decision you can regarding your studies. All course relevant information will be made available, and we will answer any questions you might have.


As part of this process, you will also be notified about the following:

Suitability Discussion Form

◻ LLN Pre-assessment and qualification selection, units and support requirements

◻ Course information inclusive of assessments, objectives and outcomes

◻ Work placement requirements

◻ Training Timetable

Fee Information 

◻ NSW Government subsidisation through Smart & Skilled (to check your eligibility and receive an estimate of your course fees, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible)

◻ Rules of Study, Code of Conduct, Student Rights and Responsibilities

Support students can access 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) options

Course Enrolment

When you are ready to enrol, you will need to:

◻  Enrolment Agreement Form

◻ Bring proof of address, proof of residency/citizenship and photo identification (e.g. current driver’s licence, Medicare card, photo card, Australian or foreign passport. Please talk to our staff if you are not able to supply one or more of these documents)

◻ Acknowledge and sign the Conditions and Requirements of Enrolment (Rules of Study, Code of Conduct, Student Rights and Responsibilities)

◻ Acquire a Unique Student Identifier (USI) (for more information, see obtaining a USI)

◻ Complete the LLN Pre-assessment; this part of the enrolment aims to identify the enroller’s suitability for the course and potential support needs. It allows trainers to understand how they can adjust the training to cater for the students training needs. Occasionally, the pre-assessment outcome may reveal that the course is not suitable for the student. In these circumstances, we will discuss potential alternative pathways towards your desired goals.

◻ Complete the Smart & Skilled Form for subsidised training under the NSW Government’s Smart & Skilled scheme if eligible.  A member of our team will speak with you regarding the process. For more information regarding eligibility, visit https://smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au/are-you-eligible

◻ Complete the Recognition of Prior Learning or Credit Transfer Form (if applicable). A member of our team will speak with you regarding the process.

◻ Pay the enrolment fee (if applicable)

Enrolment Confirmation

The last step of enrolment requires you to read and understand the policies and procedures of First Base Training. A copy will be provided either electronically or physically. Students will need to indicate they have read it. An email will then be sent to you confirming your enrolment, details and brief you on what to expect on commencement.

Obtaining a USI

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a string of ten numbers and letters which acts as an identification code allowing learners to access a single online record of their VET training and achievements across all training institutes.

From 1st January 2015, all students that undertake nationally recognised training with First Base Training need to have a USI prior to commencing a course.

Students can authorise First Base Training to create a USI on their behalf during the enrolment process or choose to obtain a USI themselves. Please note that when registering for a USI number, you will need to give permission for an RTO e.g. First Base Training to view your records and your USI.

If you are unsure if you currently hold a USI, you can also find or check your USI.

To learn more, please watch the short video about USI’s and how to create your own.


  • Enrolment

    A guide on how to apply and begin studying with us today!

  • Fee Information

    Explore our payment options, eligibility for subsidisation, and fee policies.

  • Recognition of Prior learning & credit transfers

    Learn how your previous study and skills can go towards your qualification through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers (CT)

  • More Information

    Other helpful student information on deferrals, suspensions and withdrawals, student support, and traineeships

  • Student Handbook

    A comprehensive guide for students