Do you have a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

Students attending accredited training need a USI

From 1 January 2015 all students that undertake nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) will need to provide the training provider with their Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.

The USI number gives students access to their online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.

The USI account will contain all of a student’s nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, students will often need to provide their training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that students will have easy access to their training records and results throughout their life.

You can access their USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.

On your first day of training

Remember to bring your USI on the day of training along with one of the following forms of identification. Please note that should you not provide your USI on the day of training we will be unable to issue a certificate for the completed course. 

  • 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

How do I get a USI

Log onto the Australian government website and follow the prompts

International Students

If you are an international student studying offshore and do not have an Australian passport, Australian entry visa or other Australian proof of ID required to create a USI, you do not need a USI.

For more information about your USI you can watch these videos

A still from the video ‘Training Organisation Video - Unique Student Identifier (USI)’.
What is a USI

A still from the video ‘Create your own USI – Student Video ’.
Create your own USI – Student Video

A still from the video ‘Student Video - Unique Student Identifier (USI)’.
Student Video – Unique Student Identifier (USI)