Student Information

As a student of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council’s (AH&MRC’s) Registered Training Organisation (RTO no. 91020), you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills you will need to embark on a career in Indigenous health. The AH&MRC RTO is an equal opportunity educational facility. Here we believe that everyone should have access to education regardless of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background, disability, sexuality, unemployment, imprisonment or remote location.

The RTO is the result of a long term vision of the AH&MRC to establish and maintain an Aboriginal community-controlled educational institution. The AH&MRC RTO’s primary goal is to provide culturally appropriate educational courses in Aboriginal health.

RTO Info

The AH&MRC RTO is located at Little Bay in South Eastern Sydney. Buses are the main form of public transport to the AH&MRC RTO and run from Little Bay, La Perouse, Central Station, City Centre and Circular Quay. Anzac Parade is the closest bus stop, A short 5 minute walk away from the RTO. Free limited undercover parking is available, however usually reserved for staff, trainers and guests. Ample free street parking is available surrounding the RTO.

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Are the AH&MRC RTOs course fees subsidised by the Government?

The AH&MRC RTO is funded by the Government at multiple levels to subsidise for course fees and increase access to educational opportunities. Course fees vary due to the cost of delivery, as well as the level of subsidies available for certain qualifications via Government initiatives. Short Courses offered may not have any subsidies available due to the length and accreditation level of the course. To learn more about NSW Government subsidies visit the Smart and Skilled website.

For further information, please contact the AH&MRC RTO Administration Staff using the contact form below:

What is a USI and will I need one before enrolling?

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number/letter combination created for you that stays with you throughout your educational life to securely maintain a record of your training attainment. A USI number is a national requirement for all students to obtain prior to enrolling in tertiary education or training courses.

Are there entry requirements to get into the AH&MRC RTO?

For Certificate level qualifications listed on our scope of registration, you do not need to have a prerequisite qualification or have previously completed Units of Competency.

For Diploma level courses, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); OR
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); OR
  • Completion of the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) at exit level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both literacy and numeracy;


  • Be 21 years or above at the date of entry

When you have determined the right course for you, as part of the enrollment process, you are required to undertake an initial skills assessment. This will include a short phone interview, conducted by the AH&MRC RTO to establish your knowledge and experience of the industry you are training to gain employment in, as well as a Language Literacy and Numeracy level. The screening process helps us understand any additional assistance you may need prior to commencing your training.

For further information please contact the AH&MRC RTO Administration Staff:

What is the enrollment process at the AH&MRC RTO?

In order to enrol to study at the AH&MRC RTO, candidates will need to complete an enrolment form and consent form. The AH&MRC RTO will then apply for Smart and Skilled funding on the candidate’s behalf. Once we receive a quote for subsidy we will await the candidate’s approval of the quote before processing it to State Training. For more information about Smart and Skilled visit the Smart and Skilled Website. For information on the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy click here.

Unique Student Identifier

From the 1st of January 2015, all students are required to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.  You will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment if you do not have a USI. Applying for a USI is simple. If you do not have one and would like to create one click here. If you are having issues creating one, the AH&MRC RTO can create one on your behalf.  For more information about USIs you can watch this handy video.

How do I verify my certificate?

Certificates issued from May 2020 can be verified here.

Contact Us

Please provide the details of your enquiry and a staff member will be in touch.

Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

35 Harvey Street, Little Bay NSW 2036, Australia