Unique Student Identifier (USI)

New domestic students

From 1 January 2021, commencing domestic students will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to be eligible for a:

When you enrol, the Web Enrolment System (WES) will ask you to provide your USI. So, apply for one or retrieve your existing one as soon as possible.

How to get a USI

You can apply for a USI any time at the Australian Government USI website. It takes about five minutes and you’ll need at least one form of identification.

If you need help, use the step-by-step instructions.


  • You’ll only need one USI and it’s yours for life.
  • Enter your name(s) exactly as they appear on the form of ID you are using to create both your USI and your tax file number (TFN).
  • You’ll need to create a password – it must be at least nine characters long, contain both a lowercase and uppercase letter and a number or special character.

Forgotten your USI?

You can retrieve your USI at the Australian Government website, find your USI.

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