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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

What is the Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

From the 1st of January 2015 students must register for a USI and provide this when enrolling in any accredited training.


A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives students access to their USI account.  The USI will be is available online and at no cost to the student.


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. This USI will stay with the student for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised training undertaken by the student. 

Progressive Diagnostics can be prevented from issuing you with a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).


The USI initiative:


  • Seamlessly links information about a student’s VET achievements, regardless of where they studied

  • Enable students to easily access secure digital transcripts of their achievements

  • Gives students access to, and more control over, their educational information


Don't have a USI?


You can apply now, it only takes a couple of minutes!   It's an easy process.

  • Have at least one form of ID ready - Drivers Licence, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Birth Certificate (Australian), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.

  • Have personal contact details ready - Address, email and/or phone number.

  • Click on the below link - Create your USI (this will take you to a USI creation page).

  • Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.

  • Make sure you write your USI number down and keep it in a safe place



Click here to create your USI

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