What is UAN?
To ensure students get the support they need to successfully complete their subsidised training, an upfront assessment of need (UAN) process is to be undertaken before they commence training.
The UAN Process
Three key areas form the UAN process. Each part of the process has an associated number of conditions that must be satisfied and completed prior to a training account being established.
- Eligibility: establish participant eligibility for subsidised training by reviewing participant information including, identity and residence, citizenship, school enrolment, JobSeeker status and presence of apprenticeship or traineeship contract.
- Entitlement: assess and confirm participant entitlement to undertake subsidised training by reviewing current qualifications and concessions.
- Upfront Assessment of Need: conduct an assessment of the participant’s suitability, support needs and literacy and numeracy capabilities.
UAN with VETRO for School Students
If you are delivering to subsidised training to school students, it is important that you also understand the VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO) process.
VETRO is a subset of the Upfront Assessment of Need process. There are some different and additional requirements - the actual assessment of need (learning reports) is conducted in accordance with the Upfront Assessment of Need (UAN) guidelines. Training providers should ensure that they have read and understood how VETRO differs from the UAN to ensure they remain compliant under their Funded Activities Agreement.
See detailed information through the link below.
New training providers
If you are a new training provider, contact a UAN mentor to help you get started with understanding and implementing the UAN process. A mentor can also help you to establish an agreement with a Department for Innovation and Skills funded Learner Support Services (LSS) provider.