What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?
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 recognized training, you need a USI. Without one, you can’t get Commonwealth financial assistance or your qualification or statement of attainment.
How to create your USI:
Creating a USI takes around 5mins. Before you get started, make sure you have handy a form of identification that you can enter (e.g. a drivers license, passport etc)
- Go to the Unique Student Identifier site, click on ‘Create a USI’ and then ‘Get Started’;
- Follow through the steps – along the way the system will ask you for your details and evidence of identity, prompt you to create a password you will use for the USI portal and provide you with your USI.