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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.


Third party authorisations

There are 2 ways to arrange third party authorisation.

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 third quarter at a glance

  • 410,586 new USIs created 
  • 14.1M total USIs (as at 31 March 2023) 
  • 2.8Mm self-service transactions 
  • 0 notifiable data breaches reported to OAIC 
  • 23K online help requests actioned 
  • 430K transcript views / downloads 
  • 51,712 calls handled. 

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

USI system maintenance

There is currently no maintenance scheduled.

Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Tuesday 30th May 2023 [1]