A USI is your individual education number. You keep this number for life and will use it for all of your higher education or training, at any university, TAFE or other nationally registered training organisation in Australia.
Your USI identifies you as a student who has undertaken vocational education and training (VET) and/or higher education studies. It also creates an online record of your Australian training achievements in the form of a USI Transcript. It is also used to connect your student loan information to your personal details.
You can log in and check or update your details at any time. For more information, view the USI government website.
From 1 January 2021, new higher education students will need a USI in order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) and Commonwealth financial assistance (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or OS-HELP).
Students should obtain a USI (or locate their existing USI) and provide it to their education provider before the first census date.
From 1 January 2023 all higher education students (Australian residents and international students), including those who commenced prior to 2021, must have a USI in order to graduate and receive their award.