Student Information for the Unique Student Identifier
From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes completing an apprenticeship/traineeship or certificate or diploma course.
A USI gives you access to your online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.
A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.
You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.
How to get a USI
It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online.
Steps to create your USI
Step 1 Have at least one and preferably two forms of ID ready from the list below:
Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
Birth Certificate (Australian)
Certificate Of Registration By Descent