USI Information

What is a USI?

The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

Who needs a USI and why?

If you are a new or continuing student undertaking Nationally Recognised Training in Australia, you need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. If you don’t have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.

International Students

If you are an international student studying offshore and do not intend on coming to Australia to do your study  you do not need a USI. However, if you are an Australian expat or resident and have an Australian ID, you need a USI even if you do the VET course while outside Australia.

If you are an International student who will be studying in Australia you will require a USI. You will only be able to create a USI using once you have arrived in Australia.


Find your USI or create one by clicking the button below