Why do I need a USI?

Who needs a USI?

You need a USI if you are a: 

  • undertaking a nationally recognised training 
  • Graduating from any higher education in 2023 and beyond.
  • Seeking Commonwealth financial assistance (e.g., a HECS-HELP loan) for higher education.

You won't be able to receive your statement of achievement, qualification, or award unless you have a USI. You won't be eligible for HECS-HELP, either.

The USI gives you access to an online record of your nationally recognised training as a VET transcript for students who have completed their studies in Australia. This can be used when: 

  • applying for a job 
  • seeking a credit transfer 
  • demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training. 

Why do I need a USI? Why is my USI important?

It's very easy to lose sight of the fact that USI acts as a unique number, connecting education and training information together. It can be used in different contexts throughout your life - when you apply for employment or study within Australia, it will serve as a common identifier for all your records.

As you can see, understanding USI is essential if you are an Australian student or planning to study in Australia at any accredited educational institution.

Students need a USI for several reasons:

  • It is required to apply and enroll in many tertiary courses, including vocational training and apprenticeships.
  • A USI will be used when completing tasks online to manage their data, such as applying for student loans or looking up past qualifications. These activities all have an online authentication process that can be completed using a USI.
  • It allows students to have their tertiary records automatically transferred between institutions, which reduces the time required for transferring and saves money.
  • The USI Registry provides public services that allow other organisations to validate someone's identity when providing goods or services in person.
  • It allows you to prove your academic history.

Do I need a USI to study with Galaxy Training Australia?

Yes. Galaxy Training Australia (RTO# 40698) offers nationally recognised vocational courses. For the purpose of the training offered by Galaxy Training Australia, every user/learner is a student and needs a USI.

The USI will allow you to have easier and more reliable online access to your record of training history. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.

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