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What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

A USI is your individual education number for life. It also gives you an online record of your vocational education and training (VET) undertaken in Australia. 

If you're at university, TAFE or doing other nationally recognised training, you need a USI. Without one, you can't get Commonwealth financial assistance or your qualification or statement of attainment.

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Get a USI

Your USI stays with you for life as your training and career goals progress.


Check if I have a USI

If you have done any training since 2015, you may already have a USI.


Reset my password

Keep your account secure and access your records quickly and easily.


View my VET transcript

Find your VET transcripts together in one place.


International/offshore students

Are you an international student? Then this information is for you. 

Education or Training Providers

Create a USI for a student

Create a USI on a student’s behalf.

Education or Training Providers

Find a student’s USI

There are 2 ways to find a student's USI.

Education or Training Providers

Verify a student’s USI

Ensure the correct USI is being used for a student.

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Identification needed to get a USI

Find out what types of ID you need to get a USI.


Authorised Representatives

USI account holders can grant permission for authorised representatives.

Education or Training Providers

Using the registry system

Find the information you need to create, verify, and collect USIs.

Education or Training Providers

Verify a student’s USI

Before applying for a USI on behalf of a student, you must get their permission.

Notices and Announcements


2022-23 fourth quarter at a glance

  • 297,975 new USIs created
  • 14.37M total USIs as at 30 June 2023
  • 432K Transcript views/downloads
  • 9.5K new USIs created using digital identity
  • 2.4M self-service transactions
  • 44,720 calls handled
  • 18K online help requests actioned
  • 1 minute 12 seconds Call average speed of answer 

View the full report here.

New bulk verification function in Org Portal 

Providers can now verify up to 500 USIs at once in the Organisation Portal. This new function allows providers to verify USIs in bulk, ready for reporting. Find out more by clicking here.

System alerts

Scheduled maintenance

Currently no scheduled maintenance. 

Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Tuesday 19th September 2023 [1]