Unique Student Identifier (USI) Information

Are you undertaking Nationally Recognised (accredited) Training?  If so, you need to obtain your Unique Student Number before enrolling.  

Obtain your Unique Student Number 

From the 1st of January if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a registered training organisation you will be required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

As you are enrolled  with the Kiama Community College, you will need to apply for a USI and there are two options for you do so:

1. Create a USI yourself.  If you choose this option, complete the following steps:

  • Read and follow the steps provided in the Student Information Fact Sheet (see attachment below)
  • Write down your USI and keep it somewhere handy and safe
  • Notify the college of your USI number via email or phone as soon as possible


2. The College can apply for a USI on your behalf.  If you choose this option, complete the following steps:

  • Please read, sign and return the Privacy Notice (see attachement below)
  • Complete the Unique Student Identifier (USI) Application Form (see attachment below)
  • Supply a copy for one valid form of ID from the list below:
    • Driver’s licence
    • Medicare Card
    • Birth Certificate (Australian), please note a Birth Certificate Extract is not sufficient
    • Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
    • Australian Passport
    • Certificate of Registration by Descent
    • Citizen Certificate  
    • ImmiCard
  • Once we have applied for the USI on your behalf, you will receive information from usi.gov.au either by email, SMS or letter (depending on your preferred contact method) with further steps to complete the setup of your USI, including setting up a password.

We encourage you to obtain your USI yourself as this can easily be done online.  However, if you require the College’s assistance to obtain a USI, please follow Option 2 above.