Unique Student Identifier (USI)
From 1 January 2015, providers are prevented from issuing you with a nationally recognised VET qualification or statement of attainment when you complete your course if you do not have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
From 1 January 2016 it is a government requirement that you provide your USI at the time of enrolment.
If you have not yet obtained a USI you can apply for it directly at the following link:
Please note when applying for a USI that if you would like to specify your gender as ‘other’ you will need to contact the USI Office for assistance.
Exemptions are provided for an individual where the individual is an offshore international student studying outside of Australia.
This means that international students who are enrolled with an Australian training organisation but are not in Australia while undertaking their training do not require a USI in order to receive a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification or statement of attainment. However, training organisations will still be required to submit AVETMISS compliant data in respect of offshore international students. In addition, individuals who have a genuine personal objection to being assigned a student identifier will be able to apply for an exemption to the Student Identifiers Registrar.