Unique Student Identifier
New Government Initiative as of 1 January 2015

What is the Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account.

The USI will be is available online and at no cost to the student.

A USI will allow an individual’s USI account to be linked to the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection allowing an individual to see all of their training results from all providers including all completed training units and qualifications.

The USI will make it easier for students to find and collate their VET achievements into a single authenticated transcript.

It will also ensure that students’ VET records are not lost. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised training undertaken by the student. 


From the 1st of January 2015 students must register for a USI and provide this when enrolling in any accredited training.

The USI initiative will:

- Seamlessly link information about a student’s VET achievements, regardless of where they studied

- Enable students to easily access secure digital transcripts of their achievements

- Give students access to, and more control over, their educational information


To find out more about the USI click here or

To create your USI click here.


The following video provides additional information:





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