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Unique Student Identifier

Get Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) - The Key to Unlock Your Future in Vocational Education and

Unique Student Identifier

Every year almost four million Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training. All students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes students doing Vocational Education Training (VET) when they are still at school (VET for secondary students).

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI or see here for additional information.

  • What is a USI

    A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number that gives each student in Australia a unique identity for their educational achievements. It is a requirement for anyone studying a nationally recognised training course in Australia. The USI creates an online record of a student’s qualifications and achievements, allowing them to access their training records and transcripts from one central location. It also makes it easier for employers and educational institutions to verify a student’s qualifications and track their progress throughout their education and career. Creating a USI is free and can be done via the usi website

  • Already have a USI?

    There are 4 ways to find your USI

    Email address

    • Enter the email address saved on your USI account and click ‘Submit’.
    • An email will be sent to you containing your USI details.
    • Be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder if it doesn’t arrive in your inbox.

    Mobile number

    • Enter the mobile number saved on your USI account and your date of birth and click ‘Submit’.
    • You will receive an SMS containing your USI details. If you do not receive an SMS, please contact us.

    Personal details and check questions

    • The USI Registry System asks you to fill out your Family Name, Date of Birth and Gender and at least one of the following: First/Given Name, Middle Name, or Town/City of Birth.
    • Click ‘Submit’. You will then have to answer your two check questions. The answers must have identical spelling to what you first used when setting your check questions.
    • Once answered correctly, your USI will appear on the screen.

    Personal details and an ID document

    • You must enter your First/Given and Family/Last Names, Date of Birth, Gender, Town/City of Birth, and either your Email Address, Mobile Number or Postal Address (Postal address appears after Country of Residence has been entered).
    • Click ‘Submit’. Select your ‘Document Type’. Click ‘Next’. Fill in your document details and click ‘Next’.
    • Your USI will appear on the screen.


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