Considering training? You’ll need a USI

Every year, many Australians build and sharpen their skills by undertaking nationally recognised training. And getting the right skills when and where industry needs them is a key building block to Australia’s future prosperity. The USI will build a structure that supports targeted training for the needs of industry.

For Australian industry and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, the USI information means:

  • less time in waiting for job applicants to confirm their nationally recognised training qualifications
  • evidence-based smarter regulation for the reduction of poor quality training
  • sharing of training information will make it easier for training providers and for Australian businesses
  • greater efficiency in managing interactions with governments and regulators, simplifying government VET program eligibility and entitlement processing.

You will need a USI for your nationally recognised training from 1 January 2015 onwards – a USI is needed before training organisations can issue any student their statement of attainment or certificate. It’s also a reporting requirement for all training organisation as of 2015.

Therefore, to save time on enrolment day, get USI ready by creating a USI now. You’ll also start to create a lifetime record of all your training. And they can get to it online anytime and anywhere.

If you or your staff need more information go to www.usi.gov.au.

Please see the below factsheets for helpful information regarding the USI scheme and how to retrieve or create your USI:

USI_FactSheet – Forgotten Password

USI_FactSheet – Student Information

If you would like 4 Up Skilling to help you obtain a USI on your behalf, you can download the USI Application Form here:

USI Application Form

Visit the USI registry at http://www.usi.gov.au/