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Important information for senior students


Unique Student Identifier (USI) Number 

In 2015, a new National Register for Vocational Education and Training has been introduced.  This register requires all students to have an individual USI number.  

VET Certificates or Statements of Attainment cannot be issued to any student in Australia without this USI number.  

The USI number will be a long lasting identifier for your student’s lifelong training and education (much like a tax file number).

At Thuringowa State High School, many students undertake VET courses as part of their senior school curriculum. Some students also choose to complete courses at TAFE or other registered training organisations external to the school. 

These other training organisations (including TAFE) also require that your student has a USI number in order for them to provide a Statement of Attainment or Certificate. 

Action required

All senior students are required to generate a USI number and report it to the school (the school cannot generate the USI number for students).

Steps to create your Unique Student Identifier (USI) number.
Step 1:    You need a form of ID: Driver’s Licence, Medicare card, Australian Passport,  Visa, Birth Certificate, Certificate of Registration by Descent Citizenship Certificate, ImmiCard.

Step 2:    Go to

Step 3:    Click on create your USI - agree to the terms and conditions

Step 4:    Fill in your personal and contact details

Step 5:    Enter the requested details as shown on your form of ID (see list above)

Step 6:    Set your USI account password and questions for security
Step 7:    Your USI will now be displayed on the screen
Step 8:    You should write down your USI number somewhere safe – perhaps enter it into your phone for ready access

Step 9:    Your USI will also be sent to you by either your email, phone, or by mailing address (whichever you choose as your preferred contact method when creating your USI)
Step 10:  Fill in the USI form and return it to the Administration Office.

If you have any difficulties in generating the USI number, or have any questions, please contact Mrs Phelan at school or access the USI website at school or access the USI website at school or access the USI website at school or access the USI website