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Create a student USI

Before you start, you need to: 

Acceptable forms of ID:

What if the student does not have an acceptable form of identification?

We understand there may be circumstances where a student does not have access to any of the accepted forms of verifiable identification required to create a USI. Education or training providers and VET Admission Bodies (VAB) can apply for and use the DVS override function to assist students without access to verifiable identification to obtain a USI for their studies.

Please refer to the Provider Guide for further information.

Create a student USI

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Last Modified on Tuesday 31st October 2023 [191]