From 1 January 2015, if you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
A USI is a reference number that will allow an individual to see all their training records, results, certificates and statements of attainment, entered in the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection.
Students will be able to securely access a single accurate and complete transcript of their nationally recognised training and qualifications gained anywhere in Australia.
The USI is available online at no cost to the student. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course.
Your USI will be required during the enrolment process.
Exemptions are provided for an individual where:
- the individual is an offshore international student studying outside of Australia
- the individual has completed the requirements for a VET qualification or statement of attainment prior to 1 January 2015
In addition, individuals who have a genuine personal objection to being assigned a student identifier will be able to apply for an exemption to the Student Identifiers Registrar.
NB: Students should note that if they are exempt from requiring a USI that the results of their training will not be accessible through the Commonwealth and will not appear on any authenticated VET transcript prepared by the Registrar.