From 1 January 2015, under the Australian Government’s Student Identifiers Act 2014, all Registered Training Organisations are only permitted to issue a VET qualification if a Course Student has a student identifier.
All current ASCTA course enrolments now request the Course Student’s USI and additionally provide details of where and how to gain a USI.
All Course Students who attended courses prior to 31 December 2014 have been advised of the additional USI requirement and details of how to provide a USI to ASCTA.
All ASCTA Course Students should supply their USI when completing their enrolment. All Course Students of courses prior to 31 December are required to provide a USI prior to VET qualifications being issued.
By having a USI, Course Students will be keeping all their training records and results together in an online account. A range of benefits follows from this. To find out more go to Students page
ASCTA offer the following information to further assist Course Students:
Australian Students in Australia
International students in Australia
If you are an international student studying in Australia with an RTO you will need a USI. All international students in Australia will have been issued with an Australian Visa. This will let you use your passport as proof of ID when creating your USI.
International students studying offshore
If you are an international student studying offshore and do not have an Australian passport, Australian entry visa or other Australian proof of ID required to create a USI, you do not need a USI. This applies also to New Zealand citizens.
Australian students offshore
If you are an Australian student studying offshore with an Australian training organisation you will be able to create a USI following the normal process.
New Zealand students
If you hold a New Zealand passport and you intend to come to Australia, you will not be able to create a USI until you have entered Australia. You cannot apply for a USI using your New Zealand passport while you are still in New Zealand. This is because New Zealand citizens do not require a visa to enter Australia and so we have no proof of your ID until your passport is recorded when your enter Australia.
Should further assistance be required please go to the USI help centre