Unique Student Identifier

What is a USI?

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is an initiative by the Australian Government Department of Industry, that comes into effect on 1 January 2015. A USI is a reference number that will give students access to a USI account, to view their training records which are held in the National Vocational Education and Training (VET) Data Collection.

The USI is available online at no cost to the student. Once a student has registered their USI, it will stay with them for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is completed from 1 January 2015.

Who needs a USI and why?

All students studying nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training courses in Australia from 1 January 2015 will be required to have a (USI). Training providers must record a USI for all students under Commonwealth legislation and the conditions of registration for training organisations. A valid USI, verified by Rowe Training and Consulting, will be required to be able to issue a statement of attainment or qualification to a student undertaking nationally recognised training.

How do Students get a USI?

It's easy ... follow these 6 steps

How to get your Unique Student Identifier:
STEP 1: Have at least one form of ID ready: Driver's License, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.
STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.
STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au and click on 'Create a USI'.
STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.
STEP 5: Write your unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.
STEP 6: Supply your USI to Rowe Training and Consulting when you enrol

What if a student does not have a USI, or has not had it verified?

Rowe Training and Consulting is prohibited by law to issue your Statement of Attainment or Qualification for NRT unless we have verified your USI.  Rowe Training and Consulting may accept the trainee’s enrolment, deliver the training & accept payment from the client or trainee, but must not issue the Statement of Attainment or Certificate of Completion until the trainee’s USI has been verified as correct.

Need more information?

If you have further questions regarding the USI, please visit the USI website above or contact the USI office on 13 38 73 OR usi@industry.gov.au

How to get your Unique Student Identifier:

STEP 1: Have at least one form of ID ready: Driver's License, Australian Passport, Medicare Card, Birth Certificate, Visa (with non-Australian Passport), Immigration Card or Citizenship Certificate.

STEP 2: Have your personal contact details ready: Address, email and/or phone number.

STEP 3: Visit usi.gov.au and click on 'Create a USI'.

STEP 4: Agree to the terms and conditions and follow the steps.

STEP 5: Write your unique number down and keep it somewhere handy and safe.

STEP 6: Complete the ‘USI Declaration Form’