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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 your USI

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


Forgot your USI?

We can help you find it. 


Reset my password

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


View my VET transcript

All of your nationally recognised VET training since 2015 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


2023-24 second quarter at a glance

  • 274K new USIs created
  • 15M total USIs created
  • 423K Transcript views/downloads
  • 2.2M self-service transactions
  • 43K calls handled
  • 16K online help requests closed

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

The USI Registry System will be unavailable between the times listed below. This is to allow the Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar to apply enhanced functionality for students and education or training providers.

  • Tuesday, 23rd April 2024 - 07:00pm - 11:00pm AEST (Planned release)
  • Thursday, 18th April 2024 - 07:00pm - 01:00am AEST (Scheduled Maintenance)

Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Friday 12th April 2024 [1]