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Education or training providers and the USI

As an education or training provider, you’re required to collect and report your students’ Unique Student Identifier (USI) numbers. 

This applies to: 

Follow the links below for everything you need to know about creating, finding, verifying and managing USI accounts. 

Education or Training Providers

Create a USI for a student

Create a USI on a student’s behalf.

Education or Training Providers

Find a student’s USI

There are 2 ways to find a student's USI.

Education or Training Providers

Verify a student’s USI

Ensure the correct USI is being used for a student.

Education or Training Providers

Using the registry system

Find the information you need to create, verify, and collect USIs.

Education or Training Providers

Student name and the USI

When a USI is created the name entered must match the name on the student’s identification documents. 

Education or Training Providers

Exemptions from the USI

Learn more about the how to apply for and criteria that qualifies a student for exemptions. 

Education or Training Providers

DVS troubleshooting

Troubleshooting and tips for DVS verification. 

Education or Training Providers

Resources for providers

We’ve made it easier for you to let students know about the USI with a suite of downloadable products.

Video for providers


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Last Modified on Wednesday 9th August 2023 [606]