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Unique Student Identifier - Effective January 2015

What Is A USI?

A Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number made up of numbers and/or letters that gives you access to your USI account. This USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised Vocational Education Training courses that you undertake from January 2015.

A USI Account

This is an online account controlled by you which keeps all your training records and results together. Each time you enrol to study with a new training organisation, your USI will be used to store your training records and results.

How to get a USI

Log onto the USI System , accept the terms and conditions, enter personal details and receive the USI. You will need a form of ID, contact details and personal information. A list of acceptable ID is on the USI website.

Why you need a USI

  • To enrol in courses with registered training providers and ACCCO (from Jan 2015)
  • To have easier and more reliable access to your record of training history (from January 2015).
  • To produce a comprehensive transcript of your training, used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

Accessing your training records

Your training records will be available through the USI system from June 2015. If you require training records prior to June 2015, please contact ACCCO or your respective training organisation if completed at other RTOs.
Your USI will be available free-of-charge for all individuals undertaking nationally recognised training.
You will be able to give access to a Training Provider to view and/or update your USI account or view training records online. ACCCO will only keep a record of your USI within its Student Management Systems.

Do International Students Need a USI?

Yes, all students studying an accredited national recognised course within Australia will need to obtain a USI. If you are an international student please contact ACCCO for more information.

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