International students in Australia
If you are an international student studying in Australia with an Australian training organisation you will need a USI.
All international students in Australia will have been issued with an Australian Visa. This will allow you to use your passport as proof of ID when creating your USI.
International students studying offshore
If you are an international student studying offshore, you do not need a USI. This also applies to New Zealand citizens.
Australian students offshore
If you are an Australian student studying offshore with an Australian training organisation you will be able to create a USI following the normal process.
New Zealand students
If you hold a New Zealand passport and you intend to come to Australia, you will not be able to create a USI until you have entered Australia. You cannot apply for a USI using your New Zealand passport while you are still in New Zealand. This is because New Zealand citizens do not require a visa to enter Australia, so we do not have proof of your ID until your passport is recorded upon entry into Australia.