Animal Industries Resource Centre

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Unique Student Identifier

Information about the Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, students undertaking nationally recognised VET courses will need to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to receive a statement of attainment or qualification. This USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from when the USI comes into effect.

How to get your USI

Create your USI

Visit the USI website and choose the Get a USI option

Send us your USI details

Once you have completed your USI application, please email with your name, AIRC Student Number and new USI


If you have any questions, fill out our Contact Us form or call 07 3621 6005.

Want more information?

The below information has been provided by the Australian Government. For the most up to date information, visit the USI website.

Protection of Student Privacy

Protecting the privacy and security of information is a priority in the design of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative. Both the legislative framework and the design of the national ICT system include safeguards in relation to the storage, access and use of student information. For more information please go to the USI website:

Applying for a USI

The USI must be provided to Animal Industries Resource Centre to avoid any delay in receiving your statement of attainment or Certificate of Achievement. The USI is mandatory for ALL students studying a VET qualification from 1 January 2015. For students (parents, guardians or carers) to create a USI, please make sure you have one form of ID from the list below ready.

Examples of acceptable forms of ID:
  • Driver’s Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • 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
  • ImmiCard