Plans to implement a Unique Student Identifier initiative across all nationally recognised training continue with a newly amended bill.  The Student Identifiers Bill (first released in 2013) has been re-introduced by the Federal Government with some minor changes to form the new legislation:  The Student Identifiers Bill 2014.

Click here to access the leglislation on the ComLaw website.

Changes of significance to VET providers and RTOs include:

  • Revised commencement date: 15 January 2015.
  • Changes to the administrative arrangements, to no longer include a separate stator authority.  This has now been replaced with a simpler arrangement based on a statutory office holder model within a Commonwealth government department.

For more information about the Unique Student Identifier and how to ensure you are ready to meet the requirements of this national legislation, please refer to the government article:  Unique Student Identifier For VET: Information for training providers.

Enquiries can be directed to the USI taskforce by emailing: