The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is stll causing problems for some users. If you are a new or continuing student undertaking any of AFMs training courses, you will need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. By law, if you don’t have a USI we cannot issue your qualification or statement of attainment.
The Unique Student Identifier or USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, even from different training organisations. It will look something like this: 3AW88YH9U5. Problems arise when these 10 numbers and letters are put in incorrectly or omitted. This means extra work for you to go back and verify the numbers and letters you have entered are correct.
In late 2016, you will be able to log into the USI site and access your training records and transcripts online, anytime and anywhere. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training. The USI is free, easy to create and stays with you for life.
The following steps show how you can create a USI if you don’t have one already:
Step 1 Have at least one and preferably two forms of ID ready from the list below:
• Driver’s Licence
• Medicare Card
• Australian Passport
• Non-Australian Passport (with Australian Visa)
• Birth Certificate (Australian)
• Certificate Of Registration By Descent
• Citizenship Certificate
• Immi Card
IMPORTANT: To make sure all of your training records are kept together, the USI will be linked to your name as it appears on the form of ID you used to create the USI. The personal details entered when you create a USI must match exactly with those on your form of ID.
If you do not have proof of ID from the list above, you can contact your training organisation about the other forms of ID they can accept to help you get a USI.
Step 2 Have your personal contact details ready (e.g. email address, or mobile number, or mailing address).
Step 3 Visit the USI website at: usi.gov.au.
Step 4 Select ‘Student Entry’ and then Select ‘Create a USI’ link and follow the steps.
Step 5 Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
Step 6 Follow the instructions to create a USI— it should only take a few minutes. Upon completion, the USI will be displayed on the screen. It will also be sent to your preferred method of contact.
Step 7 You should then write down your USI and keep it handy and safe somewhere, perhaps on your phone.
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