Unique Student Identifier (USI)

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What is a USI?

From 1 January 2015, any person undertaking a nationally recognised Learning course or Units of Competency will need a USI (Unique Student Identifier). This is a mandatory Commonwealth Government requirement.

The USI is a number issued by the Commonwealth Government which is unique to you. Your USI will consist of a random combination of numbers and letters.

Once you have your USI, it will give you access to your learning records and results (transcripts) through your online government account. A USI will be required before you can commence your course with the Validum Institute.

What if I already have a USI?

If you already have a USI, please ensure that you include it in your ENROLMENT FORM. If you fail to supply us with your USI number, we will not be able to issue your Statement of Attainment.

What if I don’t have a USI?

Option 1

If you do not have a USI, simply create one via the government website: https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi

Option 2

Alternatively, you can authorise Validum Institute pursuant to the Student Identifiers Act 2014 (Cth) to apply to the Student Identifiers Registrar (USI Registrar) for a USI on your behalf.

To do this, we will require from you a copy of one of the following identity documents:

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Australian Passport
  • Non-Australian Passport (with an Australian Visa)
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Registration by Descent
  • Citizenship Certificate

If your USI application is successful, the USI Registrar will advise you directly of your USI number.

If you do not have a USI, we will not be able to issue your Statement of Attainment.

USI Registrar information handling practices

If you authorise Validum Institute to apply for a USI on your behalf or to verify your USI, we will disclose to the USI Registrar certain personal information we have collected from you.

How the USI Registrar handles your personal information is set out in the USI Registrar’s Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy can be found at HERE.

Validum Institute will comply with the requirements in the Student Identifiers Act 2014 (Cth) in relation to how it handles your USI and any personal information we collect from you for the purposes of applying for a USI on your behalf or verifying your USI.

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