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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 VET training 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.


Activate my USI

If a USI has been created on your behalf, you need to activate it. 

Education and Training Providers

Create a USI for a student

Create a USI on a student’s behalf.

Education and Training Providers

Find a student’s USI

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

Education and 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 and Training Providers

Using the registry system

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

Education and 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


Extended Contact Centre Hours

We are now here longer to help you. Our contact centre will be open from 8.30am to 6.30pm (AEST daylight savings).

Providing your USI

Once higher education students have created a USI, they need to provide it to their university at enrolment.

Higher education students are asked not to use the USI email option in the Student Portal, as each university has a different process to supply a USI.

System alerts

USI system maintenance

The USI Registry may be intermittently unavailable Friday 21 January 2022 between 7:00pm and 1:00am AEST to apply Microsoft patching.

We apologise for any inconvenience

External systems maintenance

Due to system maintenance myGovID will be unavailable from Thursday 27th January 2022 11:30pm AEDT to Friday 28th January 2022 7:00am AEDT.

Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Thursday 20th January 2022 [1]