Unique Student Identifier USI

What is a Unique Student Identifier?

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is an initiative by the Australian Government Department of Industry, that was introduced on 1 January 2015. A USI is a reference number that will give students access to a USI account, to view their training records which are held in the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection.

The USI is available online at no cost to the student. Once a student has registered their USI, it will stay with them for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from 1 January 2015.

A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your VET training undertaken in Australia.

If you’re at university, TAFE or doing other nationally recognised training with a private RTO, you need a USI. Without one, you can’t get your qualification and statement of attainment or Commonwealth financial assistance.

The below video was produced by Training.Gov.Au and provides an overview of the Unique Student Identifier VET Transcript and how you obtain your USI.

Get a USI

Creating your USI should take less than 5 minutes

A USI is your lifelong education number – you only need to create it once.

Your USI stays with you for life as your training and career goals progress.

Check I have a USI

There are 4 ways to find your USI.

If you have done any training since 2015, you may already have a USI.

Try locating with your email, mobile number, personal details and check questions or ID documents.

View my VET transcript

Find your VET transcripts together in one place

Your VET transcript may be a useful backup if the original documentation is lost and cannot be replaced.

The USI VET transcript now allows third parties even easier access to verified training records, via a clickable link or QR code.

Reset my password

Quick and easy access

Keep your account secure and access your records quickly and easily.

You can do a password reset using your email, mobile number, personal details and check questions or ID documents.

Got your USI and ready to start training?

If you now have your USI ready to go, the next step is selecting your preferred course, date and location.

Head over to our courses page and learn more.

If you have further questions regarding the USI, please visit the USI website www.usi.gov.au


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