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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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

In time your USI account will contain all of a student’s nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. A student’s results from 2015 will be available in their USI account in 2016.

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 smart phone anywhere and anytime.

Who needs a USI?

Students who need a USI include:

  • students who are enrolling in nationally recognised training for the first time;
  • school students completing nationally recognised training; and
  • students continuing with nationally recognised training.
Once a student creates their USI they will be able to:

  • give their USI to each training organisation they study with;
  • view and update their details in their USI account;
  • give their training organisation permission to view and/or update their USI account;
  • give their training organisation view access to their transcript;
  • control access to their transcript; and
  • view online and download their training records and results in the form of a transcript.

How to get a USI

It is free and easy for students to create their own USIs online.

While students may create their own USI, training organisations are also able to create USIs for students. Training organisations should do this as part of the enrolment process when students begin studying. Where this service is provided, training organisations will let students know.