Everyone undertaking a nationally-recognised vocational education and training (VET) qualification in Australia needs a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Anyone who is thinking about doing a VET course can also get a USI.
What's a USI?
A USI is like an account number with 10 numbers and letters. It looks something like this: 3AW88YH9U5.
It allows you to access a transcript of records for all the vocational education and training qualifications that you achieve from 1 January 2015 onwards. This is useful if you're asked to provide your training records when applying for a job or enrolling in other courses.
You only need one USI, and it's yours for life.
Do I need a USI for Smart and Skilled training?
Under Smart and Skilled, you will need to give your USI to us when you enrol in your Smart and Skilled course.
We will also ask for your consent to give State Training Services (STS) access to your USI. This enables STS to view your training profile to validate your eligibility for Smart and Skilled training and your fees. You will have to go to your USI account at the USI Registry to do this.
How do I apply for a USI?
If you do not already have a USI when you enrol into training with METS, we will assist you by applying for a USI on your behalf!