In April 2012, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to implement the Unique Student Identifier (USI) so students could obtain a complete record of their vocational education and training (VET) enrolments and achievements from a single source. In order to receive a qualification or statement of attainment, all new and continuing students undertaking nationally recognised VET courses from 1 January 2015 will need to have a USI. The USI is a randomly generated alpha-numeric code which will be recorded against any nationally recognised VET training undertaken and remain with an individual for life.
A USI can be applied for online at www.usi.gov.au. The USI will enable students to collate their VET achievements into a single transcript and will ensure that their VET records are not lost if their training institution ceases to operate. The USI will not identify individuals, except where a student requests a USI transcript. Study completed prior to 2015 will not be included in the transcript. All students undertaking vocational education and training must hold a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and provide it to Grenfell Institute of Technology Australia during the enrolment process. If students do not provide USI, Grenfell Institute of Technology Australia will not be able to issue a Certificate, Statement of Attainment or Transcript for the training. Student Administration staff can assist you to obtain your USI on request.