Unique Student Identifier (USI)
What is a Unique Student Identifier?
From 1 January 2015, it is a federal government requirement that every student will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their Statement of Attainment or qualification from their Registered Training Organisation (RTO) when undertaking nationally recognised study and training in Australia.
This unique number is required for any student who has already started a nationally recognised course in Australia, and will continue studying after 1 January 2015. A USI gives students access to an online USI account, which will keep all of their training records together in one location.
How do I get a USI?
To get started, students need to log into the USI website and follow the instructions; ensure a form of ID is ready.
Video of How to create your own USI (from USI website)
Examples of acceptable forms of ID:
- Driver’s licence
- Medicare card
- Australian passport
- Visa (with non-Australian passport) for international students
- Birth certificate (Australian) *please note a birth certificate extract is not sufficient
- Certificate of Registration by descent
- Citizenship certificate
What if I have questions?
For further assistance please call the USI hotline on 1300 857 536 or send request via USI website’s Contact Us section.
Additionally, you can contact closest TDT Training Australia campus to discuss this with a TDT staff.
What do I do with my USI now that I have it?
Please ensure the details you provide to TDT Training Australia (full name and date of birth) match the details you entered when registering your USI.
A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is an individual education identifier that remains with you for life. If you are undertaking either nationally recognised training, or a higher education qualification, you need a USI in order to receive commonwealth financial assistance, as well as to obtain your qualification or statement of attainment.
The benefits of having a USI are that students can get easy access to a complete record of VET achievements from a single, secure and password protected online source. Students can also easily provide proof of their VET records to employers or other training organisations.
To have your recently completed qualification added to a USI transcript, you will need to speak with the relevant training provider. They can update your details to reflect your new level of training. Keep in mind that the USI transcript information depends on the timing of RTO reporting and that your qualification will not appear immediately upon completion. If you have any questions about this process, feel free to get in touch with Transport Driver Training (TDT).