Unique Student Identifier

Training in 2017? You’ll need a USI

“In a major step towards making unnecessary training a thing of the past, the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office opened its doors in mid-October 2014.

Every year, many Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training. And getting the right skills when and where industry needs them is a key building block to Australia’s future prosperity. The USI will build a structure that supports targeted training for the needs of industry.

For Australian industry and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the USI information means:

  • less time in waiting for job applicants to confirm their nationally recognised training qualifications
  • evidence-based smarter regulation for the reduction of poor quality training
  • sharing of training information will make it easier for training providers and for Australian businesses
  • greater efficiency in managing interactions with governments and regulators, simplifying government VET program eligibility and entitlement processing.

From 1 January 2015, a USI is needed before training organisations can issue any student their statement of attainment or certificate.

Create your USI now