Unique Student Identifier (USI)


What is a Unique Student Identifier?

From 1 January 2015, it is a federal government requirement that every student will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to obtain their Statement of Attainment or qualification from their Registered Training Organisation (RTO) when undertaking nationally recognised study and training in Australia.

This unique number is required for any student who has already started a nationally recognised course in Australia, and will continue studying after 1 January 2015. A USI gives students access to an online USI account, which will keep all of their training records together in one location.


How do I get a USI?

To get started, students need to log into the USI website and follow the instructions; ensure a form of ID is ready.

Video of How to create your own USI (from USI website)

Examples of acceptable forms of ID:

  • Driver’s licence
  • Medicare card
  • Australian passport
  • Visa (with non-Australian passport) for international students
  • Birth certificate (Australian) *please note a birth certificate extract is not sufficient
  • Certificate of Registration by descent
  • Citizenship certificate
  • ImmiCard


What if I have questions?

For further assistance please call the USI hotline on 1300 857 536 or send request on https://www.usi.gov.au/help-centre


What do I do with my USI now that I have it?

Please ensure the details you provide to ETA (full name and date of birth) match the details you entered when registering your USI.