Glossary term: Unique student identifier

Acronym: USI

A national student identifier (or number) for vocational educational education and training (VET) students with the capability of being fully integrated with the entire education and training system and, potentially, also covering early childhood education. A USI would enable all training activity to be linked, facilitating electronic training records of learner attainment (e-portfolios), irrespective of where the training took place.

The Unique Student Identifier Act was passed on 27 June 2014 and will commence from 1 January 2015.