A secure online record of your nationally recognised training.

In April 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to the implementation of a specially designed tool called the Unique Student Identifier (USI) to provide all students in Australia with the ability to obtain a complete record of their Vocational Education and Training (VET) enrolments and achievements from a single source.

Effective from 1 January 2015, all students enrolled in nationally recognised training, will be required to provide their registered training organisation (RTO) with their USI. Registering for a USI is simple and the registration process is available online and at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken.

Students can now create a USI by following the process below: You will receive an email back with your USI.

  1. Log on to http://portal.usi.gov.au/student
  2. When applying for a USI, students will be required to supply one of the following valid Australian forms of ID:
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Australian Passport
  • Visa (with Non-Australian Passport)
  • Birth Certificate (Australian)
  • Certificate of Registration by Descent
  • Citizenship Certificate

Legislation prohibits an RTO from issuing a Certificate/Statement of Attainment to a student without a verified USI. All students undertaking training will be advised to bring their USI to the training course so this information can be entered into the Student Management System and will reduce the hold up with Certificate/Statements of Attainment being issued.

Visit the Australian Government USI website for more information.

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