Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)

What is a USI & why do I need one?

From 1 January 2015, all students studying a VET course, including international students, enrolled in a Certificate, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma course will require a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  A USI is a randomly generated reference number made up of ten numbers and/or letters. It is free and you can create your USI online anytime.

Once you have a USI, it remains with you for life.

The USI provides you with an online portal in which your vocational education academic outcomes are recorded. It is populated through data which is submitted by education and training providers with whom you undertake an approved course of study as an international student.

Under legislation from 1st January 2015, we will be unable to issue a statement of attainment or qualification unless we have a verified USI attached to the student record.

How to apply for a USI?

1) You can create your own USI through the following links;



2) If you prefer, we can apply for a USI on your behalf. For us to apply on your behalf, we will need a signed consent letter from you.  Our admissions team will send you the required form as part of your pre-enrolment information pack.

If you have any questions or queries regarding USI, email our admission team – admissions@altec.edu.au – or the contact form in this website.



Please kindly be informed that your personal information is collected, used and disclosed for compliance reporting purposes such as AVETMISS reporting and Quality Indicator reporting in line with the 13 Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. Your training activity will not be included in the National VET Provider Collection and that the training activity will not appear on their Authenticated VET Transcript, unless you provide the USI number.