Information about USI 

 The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters. It’s free, easy to create, and stays with you for life. 

You’ll need a USI if you are a: 

  • new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognized training 
  • higher education student in a Commonwealth-supported place or graduating in 2023 and beyond.

Without one, you won’t be able to receive your statement of attainment, qualification, or award. You also won’t be eligible for higher education support, like HECS-HELP

For VET students, the USI gives you access to an online record of your nationally recognized training in the form of a VET transcript. This can be used when: 

  • applying for a job 
  • seeking a credit transfer 
  • demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.