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We recommend all staff involved in student enrolment, USI creation and verification and data reporting receive the USI eNews.
The USI eNews is sent to key contacts identified on Training.gov.au. If you need to make any changes to the key contacts listed on TGA, you will need to contact your Regulator to do so.
Any stakeholder staff are also welcome to directly subscribe to the USI eNews via the USI website.
- USI eNews (active August 2020 - current)
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- Transparent Privacy Newsletter (active December 2017- May 2018)
- RTO email updates (active May 2014 - December 2015)
23 October 2020
Welcome to the October 2020 edition of the USI eNews which includes articles on the following topics:
USI web services – a seamless integration with your Student Management System; Two new identity documents to create myGovID; Students can create their USI with a Digital Identity; Promoting the USI to higher education students; Resolving duplicate USIs; Keep up to date with NCVER’s VET sector news; Two contacts required when creating USI for a student; New USI web services released; Large call volumes during busy timesRead this edition
17 August 2020
Welcome to the August 2020 edition of the USI eNews which includes articles on the following topics:Read this edition
Creating a USI for students impacted by COVID-19; Applying for a USI on a student’s behalf? Remember to provide a privacy notice; Student permissions facts; National Student Outcomes Survey open; Changes to higher education legislation; and Have your say on our Compliance and Enforcement Strategy.
29 May 2020
Welcome to the May 2020 edition of the USI Stakeholder Bulletin which includes articles on the following topics: OSIR supporting students and training organisations during COVID19; the Student Identifiers Amendment (Enhanced Student Permissions) Bill received Royal Assent on 25 May 2020; USI expansion to the higher education sector; new Indigenous student and incarcerated student identity forms; Improved student identity and DVS troubleshooting web content; Improved System Access Request Form; Parents and guardians of students under the age of 15; and New Third Party Authorisation Form.Read this edition
16 March 2020
Welcome to our March 2020 special edition USI Stakeholder Bulletin where we address four key topics: The retirement of AUSkey later this month and the current status of our Student Identifiers Amendment Bills; as well as our commitment to service during peak period and COVID-19.Read this edition
13 February 2020
Welcome to the first USI Stakeholder Bulletin for 2020. Firstly, with bushfires affecting many Australians, we want to extend our thoughts and sympathies to all communities, organisations and individuals impacted – please contact us if assistance is required with locating, verifying or creating a USI. Another important article to highlight is the AUSkey decommission date which is approaching fast: after 27 March 2020, RTOs will not be able to access the USI registry system via AUSkey - is your RTO ready? In addition to these topics, the bulletin also includes articles on the new Department of Education, Skills and Employment, mandatory issuing of privacy notices where RTOs apply for USIs on behalf of students, our re-established USI working groups and our USI extended contact centre hours.Read this edition
18 December 2019
Welcome to the final USI stakeholder bulletin for 2019. Since our last bulletin, we have had some exciting developments including two Bills being submitted to Parliament to amend the Student Identifiers Act 2014; and the acceptance of a new DVS document in the form of Centrelink Concession Cards. In addition to these topics, the bulletin also includes articles on AUSkey, OAIC’s recent USI privacy assessment, and the Student Identifiers Registrar’s thoughts on the USI now and into the future.Read this edition
26 September 2019
Welcome to the new and improved bulletin. We recently asked you to complete a survey telling us what you thought about the bulletin, its contents, distribution and how we can improve it. The new bulletin layout is built on your feedback, for a design that makes it easier to identify topics and find the information relevant to you. The more than 370 responses told us that the bulletin was largely meeting your needs, but had room for improvement.Read this edition