Unique Student Identifier
Currently, it is not possible for students to obtain a complete record of their VET enrolments and achievements from a single online source.
Under the new USI initiative, students will be able to get a full transcript of all of the accredited VET training they have undertaken from the time the USI comes into effect, or an extract of it that shows the particular achievements they require.
It will make it easier for you to find, collate and authenticate your achievements and ensure that your records are not lost.
As of 1 January 2015, new and continuing students undertaking nationally recognised VET courses will need to have a USI. Your USI must then be provided to the training provider before you can receive a statement of attainment or qualification.
The USI will be available online and at no cost to you. Your USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from 1st January 2015.
How to Apply:
The process for all students to obtain a USI (or for training providers to apply on your behalf with your permission) is the same. You will be required to supply information from a form of Identification (ID).
The Australian Information Commissioner will be the key regulator of the privacy and confidentiality aspects of the USI legislation.
Students can apply for their USI at www.usi.gov.au