Accessing the USI Organisation Portal and Self Service Authorisation
Accessing the USI Organisation Portal
Training Organisations, VET Related Bodies and VET Admission Bodies can access the USI Organisation Portal using either an AUSkey or via their personal myGov account.
AUSkey is a secure login that identifies a user when they are using participating government online services, such as USI. There are two types of AUSkey:
- Administrator AUSkey - the holder of the Administrator AUSkey is usually the finance representative for the organisation. The AUSkey Administrator has access to the Self Service Authorisation (SSA) function within the business.gov.au s Self-Service Authorisation Portal allowing the AUSkey Administrator to set up permissions to limit which employees can access particular functions.
- Standard AUSkey – a Standard AUSkey allows staff to represent the organisation in a particular function
- The holder of the Administrator AUSkey applies for Standard AUSkeys on behalf of staff in their organisation. As part of the process they request the appropriate authorisation attribute for these staff.
- In relation to the USI, the AUSkey Administrator will apply for the USI - Represents VET organisations attribute, allowing and restricting the user to connect to the USI Registry System via the USI Organisation Portal.
myGov is an alternative to AUSkey, allowing authorised individuals to connect an ABN to their personal myGov account. However, to be able to connect the organisation s ABN to their myGov account, users must already have an AUSkey for the organisation.
This allows users to access the USI Organisation Portal with their myGov account:
- Login to their myGov account
- Via Settings select the Manage ABN connections and enter the organisation's ABN
- Select myGov login screen
What if the only option is myGov?
This could be because the user has selected Always use myGov where applicable when they last logged in or the latest version of the Java software is not installed on the computer.
The following should be checked and updated accordingly:
- Verify the Java software installed is the latest version, if not arrange with the IT Support staff in the organisation to download and install the latest version;
- If the latest version of Java is installed and the AUSkey option is still not available clear the browser cache, restart the browser and try logging in again; or
- Try another AUSkey supported browser
Note: AUSkey passwords cannot be reset, users will need to register for a new AUSkey via their organisation s AUSkey administrator
Manage ABN Connections (myGov): abr.gov.au/General-information/Manage-ABN-Connections/Help-guide-for-Manage-ABN-Connections