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Unique Student Identifier

USI Number

How do I find my USI Number?

  • Email address
  • Mobile number
  • Personal details and check questions
  • Personal details and an ID document

Note: All details entered must be the same details as recorded on the USI account.

Click here to find your USI

Students attending accredited training need a USI Number

From 1 January 2015 all students who 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. Students can access their USI account online from a computer, tablet, or smartphone anywhere and any time.

Who needs a USI and why?

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you require a USI to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI, you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment. 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. 


How do I get a USI?

Log onto the Australian government website and follow the prompts at https://www.usi.gov.au/

If you forget your USI Number

You can locate a forgotten USI number easily. Simply google “I forgot my USI” and follow the prompts from usi.gov.au. The service will then email or text your USI number to you.

Individual exemptions

Individuals who have a genuine personal objection to being assigned a USI will be able to apply for an exemption to the Student Identifiers Registrar. Students who do not provide a USI or who have an exemption granted under the Student Identifiers Act 2014 will not have their training outcome recorded on their USI account, and it will not be available in future years as part of the authenticated USI transcript service.

Why is the course I completed not on the USI transcript service yet?

The USI transcript service is provided by the Australian Government, not by International Paramedic College. They ask us to provide student information to them once a year. We provide that information in January as required.
Please read the information they provide on their site titled “When will my training appear”.

International Students

The information contained in this page is for international students studying vocational education and training (VET) and higher education.

It is essential for all students – international and domestic – to have a USI if they are accessing Commonwealth financial assistance.

Studying in Australia

International students studying in Australia with an Australian education or training provider need to get a USI to receive their award. 

International students cannot create a USI until they have arrived in Australia.

International students travelling to Australia to study are issued with an Australian visa and must land in Australia and go through customs before creating a USI. Once in Australia, an international student can create a USI using their non-Australian passport and Australian visa as forms of ID. Both documents are required to create a USI.

For more information click here.

Planning to study in Australia but have not arrived yet

If you are an international student planning to study in Australia but are not in the country yet, contact your education or training provider and let them know you will create a USI when you arrive. You are not required to provide a USI as a condition of enrolment as you cannot create a USI until you have entered Australia.

International students need their non-Australian passport and their Australian visa to create a USI once they are in Australia.

A USI must not be a mandatory requirement at enrolment for international students.

This policy applies to international students applying to university or vocational education and training (VET).

Auto-exemptions to the USI – higher education

International higher education students who started their study in Australia before 1 January 2023, but have returned to their home country to complete their study are automatically exempt from needing a USI.

Studying outside of Australia

International students who have completed all their studies outside of Australia do not need a USI. 

Studied in Australia but have since left the country

International higher education students who completed part or all of their studies in Australia before 1 January 2023 but are currently not in Australia do not need a USI to receive their award. 

International vocational education and training (VET) students currently not in Australia but who completed part of their studies in Australia and did not get a USI will need to apply for an exemption, as they cannot get a USI. They can apply for an exemption using our exemption form.

Australian students studying overseas

Australian students studying overseas with an Australian education or training provider need to get a USI. Australian students can create a USI whilst they are not in Australia using their Australian passport.