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 What is the USI?

The Unique Student Identifier is a National Government initiative for all students from 1st January 2015. Your USI account will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results completed from 1st January 2015 onwards. This will assist when you are commencing employment with a new employer or if you are commencing study with a new training organisation.

Every student from January 1 2015 is required to have a USI before we can issue their certificate.
For further information on what a USI is and how this number will affect you please click here to download our fact sheet.

How do I apply for a USI?


Your Unique Student Identifier (USI) will contain all your nationally recognised training records and results from January 1 2015 onwards. Applying for your own USI number is relatively easy to complete.

You can apply for your Unique Student Identifier here.

Step by step instructions on how to gain your USI number can be downloaded by clicking here.

I am unable to create my USI by selecting the “Visa (Non-Australian Passport)” option

If you are in Australia as a student or visitor, you will have been issued an Australia VISA. This would have come in the form of a letter, receipt or some written form of advice from the Australian Government confirming the terms of your VISA status. In this case, you will need to enter your personal details exactly as they appear on your VISA notification instead of on your passport. For example, if your name is Neville James Allen, but your VISA notification only lists Neville J Allen – then you should enter Neville J Allen as your personal details into the USI system along with your passport details including your passport number. This should allow you to successfully create your USI. If you continue to have issues, please contact your trainer or Allens Training directly.

I have created my USI and am having trouble creating a valid password for my account

The USI website has a minimum requirement for what your password must contain in order for it to securely protect your records. In order to create a valid password, it must either be:

1. At least nine (9) characters long and contain three (3) of the following character sets:

  • Lowercase letters a-z  
  • Uppercase letters A-Z   
  • Numbers 0-9    
  • Special characters (!,@,#,$,%,^,&,*)

For example: P4j6k&24Y

2. OR a minimum of 12 characters from one character set.


For example: aeobgujkwtsrt

For more information, please refer directly to the USI website:



HELP - I have forgotten my USI......

Click here for a Fact Sheet explaining what to do if you have forgotten your USI.

What if I have forgotten my password?

If you have forgotten your password, don’t worry as this can happen to anyone from
time to time. It will only take a couple of minutes for you to reset it and this can be
done on your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Click here for instructions on how to update it.

USI -Student Overview

This video was produced by Training.Gov.Au and provides an overview of the Unique Student Identifier and how you obtain your USI.









Allens Training Overview USI

The USI or Unique Student Identifier will commence in January 2015 and will affect all students completing a training course with any Registered Training Organisation.

This video may answer many of your questions with more information to follow.