The Unique Student Identifier will be mandatory from 1 Jan 2015

Since the 1st January 2015, all students undertaking Nationally Recognised training in Australia need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Once you have your USI, you can use it throughout your life, to keep a centralised online record of all your Nationally Recognised training. Whether you’re studying at TAFE, a private training organisation, completing a certificate or diploma course, apprenticeship or skill set – you’ll need a USI.

How to get one

  1. Go to the USI website – click the Create a USI button and get started!
  2. Click on the short animated video below to learn what the USI is and the steps you will need to take to obtain yours.

Once you have your number, what next?

Email with your name and USI, or if you are only just now enrolling on a qualification, ensure you include your USI on the Qualification Application Form.

How can AIM WA assist?

The Assessment Services team will be happy to answer any questions you may have and even assist you in obtaining your USI if you need some help. You can call us on (08) 9383 8080 or email