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Student information for the Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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Student information for the Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 all students undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

A USI gives students access to their online USI account which is made up of ten numbers and letters. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.

A USI account will contain all of a student’s nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. A student’s results from 2015 will be available in their USI account in 2016.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, students will often need to provide their training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that students will have easy access to their training records and results throughout their life.

Students can access their USI account online from a computer, tablet or smart phone anywhere and anytime.

Who needs a USI?

Students who need a USI include:

  • students who are enrolling in nationally recognised training for the first time;
  • school students completing nationally recognised training; and
  • students continuing with nationally recognised training

A student who is continuing study is a student who has already started their course in a previous year (and not yet completed it) and will continue studying after 1 January 2015.

For more information go to:       http://usi.gov.au/Students

A Registered Training Organisation will not be able to issue Statements of Attainment without a USI.

Power & Plant Training Pty Ltd has incorporated this requirement in the online application form. You will be able to access the USI website and follow the instructions to create your USI (if you do not already have one)