You need a USI number to continue as a student in 2019. Please read below.
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 studying at any private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, 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 the following year.
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.
All students continuing their course into 2019 need a USI. If you do not provide your USI, we cannot issue you qualifications from the 1st January 2015.
How to get a USI
It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online.
The following steps show how you can create a USI:
Step 1: Have at least one and preferably two forms of ID ready from the list below:
- Driver’s Licence
- Medicare Card
- Australian Passport
- Visa (with Non-Australian Passport)
for international students
- Birth Certificate (Australian)
- Certificate Of Registration By Descent
- Citizenship Certificate
- Immi Card
IMPORTANT: To make sure we keep all of your training records together, the USI will be linked to your name as it appears on the form of ID you used to create the USI. The personal details entered when you create a USI must match exactly with those on your form of ID. If you do not have proof of ID from the list above, you can contact your training organisation about the other forms of ID they can accept to help you get a USI.
Step 2: Have your personal contact details ready (e.g. email address, or mobile number, or address). Step 3 Visit the USI website at: usi.gov.au.
Step 4: Select the ‘Create a USI’ link and follow the steps.
Step 5: Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Step 6: Follow the instructions to create a USI – it should only take a few minutes. Upon completion, the USI will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to your preferred method of contact.
Step 7: You should then write down the USI and keep it somewhere handy and safe.