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Create a student USI

Before you start, you need to: 

  • get the student’s permission to create a USI on their behalf 
  • ask the student to provide identification. 

Acceptable forms of ID:

  • Australian passport
  • non-Australian passport (with Australian visa)
  • Australian birth certificate
  • Australian driver's licence
  • Medicare card
  • certificate of registration by descent
  • Centrelink concession cards
  • citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard.
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If you need help, please call us on 1300 857 536 or from outside on Australia +61 2 6240 8740. Our contact centre is open between 8:30am-6.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time), Monday to Friday (excluding national and South Australian public holidays).


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Last Modified on Tuesday 21st September 2021 [191]