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:
Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar
C/- Department of Employment, Skills, Small & Family Business
GPO Box 9880
Adelaide SA 5001
Or email the completed form to: BusinessStrategy@usi.gov.au
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 Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar 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 Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar.