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Unique Student Identifier (USI)


What is a USI?

The USI initiative commenced on 1 January 2015 and is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that is free and easy to create and stays with you for life.
If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training, you will need a USI in order to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. This includes nationally recognised training delivered by secondary schools.
The USI will give you access to an online record of your nationally recognised training in the form of a USI Transcript. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.
The USI initiative is also valuable for the government as it enables the collection of information about students’ training activity and their movements within the VET system. This information provides an important foundation for understanding and improving VET performance and better meeting the needs of students, training organisations and employers.
In order for Batchelor Institute to obtain a USI on behalf of a student, students will be required to:

  • provide a document relating to ‘Proof of Identity’ All acceptable forms of ID are listed on the cover page of the enrolment form or
  • provide an existing USI
    A student may apply for a USI by visiting: If a student applies for a USI independently they will need to advise Batchelor Institute of this numberAnd
  • mark the appropriate box on the enrolment form to enable Batchelor Institute Student Administration staff to create a USI on your behalf or access your pre-existing USI through the USI Registered Training Organisational Portal


Students who do not provide ‘Proof of Identity’ or who do not have a pre-existing USI or who do not give Batchelor Institute permission to access their pre-existing USI cannot be enrolled.

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