Did you know that all higher education students, must have a USI in order to graduate and receive their award after 1 January 2023. This includes all students who started before 2021, and all onshore international students.
The USI team wants to make life easier for you and your students when it comes time to graduate. We are seeking your support to encourage your students, both new and continuing, to create their USI and provide it to you, ready for graduation from 2023.
We have been working with the Tertiary Admissions Centres to ensure new students are able to enter their USI on their university applications. This data will be available to you as part of the information provided by your TAC. Record it now to be ready for 2023!
We are also here to support you and your students directly. Our team are on hand to help you set up your system to verify and validate USIs, which will become increasingly important as 2023 approaches. If you would like support to do this, please let us know.
We kindly ask that you share the following USI messaging via your communication channels.
For continuing students:
- Get your Unique Student Identifier (USI) – your lifelong education number
If you’re changing courses or intend to graduate after 2022, you need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You can check if you have an existing USI or create one at www.usi.gov.au