Unique Student Identifier (USI) FAQs

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you’re studying nationally recognised training in Australia from 1 January 2015, you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcript) that you have completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results from 2015 will be available in your USI account in 2016. When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results (transcript). One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide students with easy access to their training records and results (transcript) throughout their life. You can access your USI account online from your computer, tablet or smart phone anytime.

How do you get a USI?

Visit https://www.usi.gov.au/your-usi/create-usi
Follow the steps here to get a USI. It is pretty easy and quick to do.

Send ECTARC your USI number

Once you obtain your USI number you must send it to ECTARC. Email your USI number to info@ectarc.com.au 

USI transcript – when will information appear on my USI account?

USI transcript information does not appear immediately upon completion. USI updating depends on the timing of RTO reporting.

For detailed information on the USI please visit the Australian Government’s Department of Industry website at:

Students are also asking why their Statements of Attainment are not available to download from their USI account. The USI website https://www.usi.gov.au/students has some helpful student resources explaining when they can expect to see on their USI Transcript, including:

  • The student webpage on ‘Transcript/Training Records’ on the USI website, which includes a link to an example of a USI Transcript and a selection of FAQs
  • The ‘Your USI Transcript’ fact sheet
  • When will my training appear on my USI Transcript?’ fact sheet
  • The ‘How to view and download my USI Transcript’ video

Please contact your ECTARC Training and Development Officer for more information or ask to speak to Sarah Mezedi, Manager – Compliance and Quality Assurance on 02 4223 1111 or email sarah@ectarc.com.au