From 1 January 2015 onward any person in Australia or with an Australian visa who enrols in any in any government recognised course or unit will need to obtain and provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).
What is the USI?
The USI is a short number which is unique to you and will allow all of your training records to be attached to a single account for you.
I am not a student – Do I need a USI?
If you are completing any accredited course or unit such as the RSA (SITHFAB021 – Provide responsible service of alcohol), White Card (CPCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry) or RSG (SITHGAM022 – Provide responsible gambling services) you are considered to be a “student” and you will need the USI.
If you only plan on completing the free-non assessable versions of these courses you will not need a USI.
I am not in Australia on a student visa – Do I need a USI?
How do I get a USI?
It’s pretty easy, only takes a couple of minutes and it is free.
Just go to the USI website and follow the steps: