USI – Unique Student Identifier From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes studying at TAFE or with a private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, certificate or diploma course. A USI gives you access to your online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this 3AW88YH9U5
A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards.
Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life. You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.
Do you need a USI?
You will need a USI when you enrol or re-enrol in training from 1 January 2015 if you are a
student enrolling in nationally recognised training for the first time, for example if you are studying at TAFE or with a private training organisation, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, certificate or diploma course
school student completing nationally recognised training or
student continuing with nationally recognised training or
You are a continuing student or
If you are a student who has already started your course in a previous year (and not yet completed it) and will continue studying after 1 January 2015.