About 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. 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.
The USI will be 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 completed from when the USI comes into effect on 1 January 2015.
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
Benefits of the USI initiative
Currently, it is not possible for students to obtain a complete record of their VET enrolments and achievements from a single online source. Now there is! Go to www.usi.gov.au
How Do I Get a USI?
The USI scheme is free. The USI Office does not charge a fee for individuals creating their USI and maintaining their USI account, which will bring together their records of nationally recognised training completed after 1 January 2015.
Individuals can create their USI for free by themselves. It is a quick and easy process and will only take a few minutes of your time.Get a USI here
Is there a Fact Sheet for more information?
There is a USI fact sheet and it can be downloaded here.