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Your education number for life

Your USI (Unique Student Identifier) is your individual education number for life. It also creates an online record of your Australian training achievements.

You need a USI if you are:

  • a student studying nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • seeking a VET student loan
  • a higher education student seeking a HELP loan or Commonwealth Supported Place
  • a higher education student graduating in 2023 or beyond.

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

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Get a USI

Your USI stays with you for life as your training and career goals progress.


Check if I have a USI

If you have done any training since 2015, you may already have a USI.


Reset my password

Keep your account secure and access your records quickly and easily.


International/offshore students

Information for international students about the USI.


Students with disability

Information about Authorised Representatives for students living with disability, who need help creating a USI.


Authorised Representatives

You can choose another person or organisation to be your authorised representative to communicate with the Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar on your behalf. 

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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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Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR)
Last Modified on Friday 8th September 2023 [194]