USI Information Page
Watch this Short video to see how easy it is to obtain a USI number for yourself.
Create your own USI
Please note that Victorian Birth Certificates are currently unavailable to create a USI.
All other forms of ID are available.
USIs are free for all students
The USI scheme is free. The USI Office does not charge a fee for individuals creating their USI and maintaining their USI account, which will bring together their records of nationally recognised training completed after 1 January 2015.
Individuals can create their USI for free by themselves. It is a quick and easy process and will only take a few minutes of your time. Or if you like you can learn more about the steps to create a USI below.
Step 1 Get at least one form of ID from the list below ready:
- Driver’s Licence
- Medicare Card (this includes a current family Medicare card where your name is included)
- Australian Passport
- Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
- Birth Certificate (Australian) *please note a Birth Certificate extract is not sufficient
- Certificate Of Registration By Descent
- Citizenship Certificate
IMPORTANT: The details you enter when you create your USI must match exactly with those shown on the form of ID used.
If you have no form of ID from the list above, please contact your training organisation or the training organisation you intend to study with.
Step 2 Click on ‘Create your USI’.
Step 3 Agree to the terms and conditions.
Step 4 Fill in your personal and contact details.
Step 5 Enter the requested details as shown on your form of ID (see list above).
Step 6 Set your USI account password and questions for security.
Step 7 Your USI will now be displayed on the screen.
Step 8 You should write down your USI somewhere safe or enter it into your phone for safe keeping.
Step 9 Your USI will also be sent to you by either your email, phone or by mailing address (which ever you choose as your preferred contact method when creating your USI).
Step 10 Be sure to bring your USI with you each time you enrol in VET.
And remember creating your USI is free!
When you create your USI the system will check existing accounts and advise if there is a USI account already established. If you or your training organisation become aware of the possibility of you having two USIs, either party should report the issue to the USI Office. The USI Office will work with the relevant parties to resolve the issue and advise you of the outcome.