Requirement to collect and report USIs
As a registered training organisations, collecting and reporting your students’ Unique Student Identifier (USI) numbers is a requirement under Commonwealth legislation and a condition of your registration.
This applies to:
- new students
- pre-enrolled students
- continuing students
- school students completing nationally recognised training
Before you can issue a qualification or statement of attainment to a student, you must either:
- collect and verify the student’s existing USI, or
- create a USI on behalf of a student with their permission
For either of these actions you will need to have access to the USI Registry System.
You are not required to apply for USIs on behalf of a student, however this service is available through the USI Registry System and may be the most appropriate option for your business model.
You can access this service via the USI website or alternatively using a web services interface with a Student Management System.
Training Organisation Video - Unique Student Identifier (USI)