How do I activate my account?Close the How do I activate my account? FAQ item.
If a training organisation has created a USI on your behalf you will be sent a link to the USI website via the contact details you provided and asked to activate your USI account. You can login using your USI or the email address you used when the USI was created.
- Click on the link that was sent to your email or mobile when your USI account was created OR type the full url (link sent to you by mail) into an internet browser
- Click on the Student Login button
- Accept the Terms and Conditions
- Click on the ‘activate your USI’ link
- Set your password, check questions and answers
How do I update my account details?Close the How do I update my account details? FAQ item.
You can change your personal or contact details at any time by logging into the USI website:
Update personal details
To update your:
- first name
- last name
- preferred first name
- preferred last name
- date of birth
Note: You will need a new form of ID with the new details. If you are updating your preferred name or gender, no form of ID is required.
Update contact details
No form of ID is required to update your contact detail.
Training organisation’s permission to update
If you have given your training organisation permission to update your details they can make the changes for you.
Who needs a USI and why?Close the Who needs a USI and why? FAQ item.
A USI is required for students undertaking nationally recognised training (qualifications, accredited courses, skill sets and units of competency) unless exempt. This includes international students studying in Australia. If you don't have a USI you will not receive your qualification or statement of attainment.
Your USI will allow you to have online access to a record of the training you have done since 1 January 2015. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.
If you are an International student studying offshore you do not need a USI.
If you are an Australian expat or resident living overseas and have an Australian ID, you need a USI even if you do the VET course while outside of Australia.
If you are an International student studying in Australia you require a USI. Note that you cannot apply for a USI whilst you are still overseas. You will only be able to apply for a USI once you have entered Australia using your non-Australian passport and Australian visa.
Do I need a USI if I'm only doing part of a course?Close the Do I need a USI if I'm only doing part of a course? FAQ item.
Yes, even if you enrol with a training provider just to complete part of a course, a module, or a single unit you will still require a USI.
Can my training provider create a USI for me?Close the Can my training provider create a USI for me? FAQ item.
Yes, as long as they have your permission, your training provider may create a USI for you.
Will my USI appear on my training certificate?Close the Will my USI appear on my training certificate? FAQ item.
No, under legislation your USI must not be printed on your qualification or statement of attainment.
Can my USI be used by my training provider as student number or identifier?Close the Can my USI be used by my training provider as student number or identifier? FAQ item.
No, your USI cannot be used by your training provider as an identifier for you.