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Are you a new student or planning to graduate after 2023? If so, you will now need a USI! 

What is a USI?

A USI is a Unique Student Identifier (USI). The USI is a reference number made up of a combination of ten numbers and letters. Your USI is a lifelong education number issued by the Australian Government to help simplify information management for both students and Education providers.

Why is is mandatory?

From 1 January 2021, the Australian Government mandates that all new tertiary students (and those planning to graduate after 2023) must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

If you are beginning a new course at UNE in 2021 you must obtain a USI as soon as possible. You will need a USI to;

  • Enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
  • Access HELP Loans including HECS – HELP, FEE-HELP etc.
  • Graduate in 2023 and beyond.

How do I get a USI?

Applying for a USI is fast, free and you keep the same USI for life. You can apply for a USI in as little as five minutes here.

How do I provide my USI to UNE?

Once you have your USI you will need to provide it to UNE via MyUNE.

1. Navigate to myEnrol and click on the enrolment portal.
2. Click on the ‘USI Verification’ option under ‘Course Details’ on the left side of the screen.
3. Add your USI on the field labelled ‘Unique Student Identifier’.
4. Click ‘Save changes’. Your number has now been submitted!


As the USI is necessary to be eligible to enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), you must provide your USI to UNE by the Census date of 22 March 2021. If we have not received your USI by that date, you will be unenrolled from your Trimester 1 units.

Further information about the USI can be found in AskUNE.

If you have any questions or concerns, please make sure to contact us via AskUNE  or by calling 02 6773 2000.