About the Unique Student Identifier (USI)
NOTE: If you already have USI number, you can skip this step.
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account. A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications. The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript. It will also ensure that students’ VET records are not lost. The USI will be available online and at no cost to the student.
A student needs a USI when enrolling or re-enrolling in a nationally recognised course from 1 January 2015. This includes a first time student enrolling with a TAFE college or a private RTO. It covers apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or Diploma courses. It also applies to students at a secondary school training in a nationally recognised course.
Here is how to begin
Please make sure you have one form of ID from the list below ready.
- Driver’s Licence
- Medicare Card
- Australian Passport
- Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
- Birth Certificate (Australian) *please note a Birth Certificate extract is not sufficient
- Certificate Of Registration By Descent
- Citizenship Certificate
Click on this link [http://usi.gov.au/create-your-USI/Pages/default.aspx] to get started and follow the instruction on the screen. Once all necessary details are confirmed, you will be issued with 10 digit USI number. Make sure to print it or write it somewhere safe or even take a photo with your phone. This number can be used in any Government Education institutions or Training Organisation such as College of Warehousing etc.