Animal Industries Resource Centre

Personalised and Professional Education and Training (RTO Code 31424)

Unique Student Identifier


From 1 January 2015, students undertaking nationally recognised VET courses will need to have a USI (Unique Student Identifier) to receive a statement of attainment or qualification. This USI will stay with you for life and be recorded with any nationally recognised VET course that is undertaken from when the USI comes into effect.

For more information please go to the USI website:

How to get your USI:

  1. Visit this website to create your USI:
  2. Once you have completed your USI application, please email with your name, AIRC Student Number and new USI 
  3. If you have any questions, please email or call 07 3621 6005     

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This information has been provided by the Australian Government.

Protection of student privacy

Protecting the privacy and security of information is a priority in the design of the Unique Student Identifier (USI) initiative. Both the legislative framework and the design of the national ICT system include safeguards in relation to the storage, access and use of student information. For more information please go to the USI website:

Applying for a USI

The USI must be provided to Animal Industries Resource Centre to avoid any delay in receiving your statement of attainment or Certificate of Achievement.  The USI is mandatory for ALL students studying a VET qualification from 1 January 2015. For students (parents, guardians or carers) to create a USI, please make sure you have one form of ID from the list below ready.

Examples of acceptable forms of ID:

  • Driver’s Licence
  • Medicare Card
  • Australian Passport
  • Visa (with Non-Australian Passport) for international students
  • Birth Certificate (Australian) *please note a Birth Certificate extract is not sufficient
  • Certificate Of Registration By Descent
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • ImmiCard