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What is a USI?

Posted on January 1, 2015

What is a USI?

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is effectively a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives you access to your USI account. The USI will stay with you for life and will be recorded with any nationally recognized Vocational Education and Training course that is undertaken from January 2015.

Where can I get a USI?

You can apply for your own USI at the Australian Government USI Registry ( or with your permission - when you register on this site - our Registered Training Organisation (RTO) partner Tactical Training Group can apply on your behalf.

Do I need a USI?

Yes, new law effective 1 January 2015 requires all students doing nationally recognised training to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) .

The USI will allow you to have easier and more reliable online access to your record of training history. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

Is there a charge for getting a USI?

No. A USI is available free-of-charge for all individuals undertaking nationally recognised training.

Do international students need a USI?

Yes. All students studying an accredited national recognised course within Australia will need to obtain a USI.


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