Update about the Unique Student Identifier
This is an update on the progress of the Unique Student Identifier - the USI.
The Student Identifiers Act 2014 was proclaimed on 27 June 2014. Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane announced its passage through the Senate in a Media Release on 20 June 2014.
Passage of the legislation confirms the 1 January 2015 commencement date for the USI scheme.
This creates certainty for the sector and signals the need for training providers to complete preparations for the start of the scheme.
This Department will work with training providers and other key stakeholders over the coming months to assist with preparations for implementation.
The USI system will be available for students and training providers to create and collect USIs from October 2014.
For most training providers incorporating the USI into student management systems will be the easiest way to collect, verify and create USIs.
The Department has recently held a round of information sessions for student management system developers and will also be looking to connect training providers with USI-ready student management system packages.
To help get you ready for the start of the USI we will be contacting you more regularly with updates and information.
For more information on the USI and what it means for you, please see our website.
Information Infrastructure Branch | Skills Policy Division
Department of Industry