From 1 January 2015 the Commonwealth Government requires students undertaking nationally recognised training to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes studying at TAFE, completing an apprenticeship or skill set, certificate or diploma course.
A USI account will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your USI will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.
When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life in the same online account. You can access your USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.
What happens if I don’t have a USI?
Melbourne Polytechnic cannot issue you with results, a Statement of Attainment or qualification until you provide your personal USI.
How to get a USI
It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online.
Steps to create your USI
Have at least one and preferably two forms of ID ready from the list below:
- Driver’s Licence
- Medicare Card
- Australian Passport
- Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
- Birth Certificate (Australian)
- Certificate Of Registration By Descent
- Citizenship Certificate
- Immi Card
Have your personal contact details ready (e.g. email address, or mobile number, or address).
Visit the USI website at: usi.gov.au.
Select the ‘Create a USI’ link and follow the steps.
Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Follow the instructions to create a USI – it should only take a few minutes. Upon completion, the USI will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to your preferred method of contact.
New Commonwealth legislation requires NMIT/Melbourne Polytechnic, as a registered training organisation, to collect and verify your USI before issuing:
- Statements of Results,
- Statement of Attainment
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Last Modified: 19th August 2015