Individuals who have a genuine personal objection to being assigned a USI can apply for an exemption to the Student Identifiers Registrar.
To apply for an exemption, they must complete the Commonwealth Statutory Declaration form and send it to the Registrar at the following address:
Student Identifiers Registrar
C/- Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 9880
Canberra ACT 2601
Applicants must include all the information required in the Statutory Declaration, which must be signed before an authorised witness. The list of authorised witnesses is included in the Statutory Declaration form.
The Registrar will assess the information included in the Statutory Declaration. If the Registrar approves the request for an exemption, the USI Office will mail the individual a notice, signed by the Registrar, confirming that they have been exempted from the USI. Importantly, this notice will include the individual’s name and the place and date of birth which was included in the Statutory Declaration.
Individuals who have been exempted must show this notice to their training organisation.
The effect of an individual exemption from the USI
Training providers will not need to collect a USI in order to issue a VET qualification or statement of attainment to exempt individuals.
If you are concerned about the validity of an individual exemption document or if you require further assistance please contact the USI Office.