Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Coutts as the Student Identifiers Registrar.
Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Coutts as the Student Identifiers Registrar. Trevor Veale

Student Identifiers Registrar appointed

THE appointment of Student Identifiers Registrar, Jason Coutts, will ensure the effective management of the Unique Student Identifier initiative nationally.

Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Luke Hartsuyker, has welcomed the appointment of Mr Coutts as the Student Identifiers Registrar.

"Mr Coutts brings over 20 years’ experience in education sector policy and program delivery, including senior executive Australian Government roles in vocational education, higher education and international education," Minister Hartsuyker said.

The USI is a reference number of 10 numbers and numerals that enables students access to a secure online record of their recognised training and qualifications gained from any training institution in Australia.

Since its introduction earlier this year, more than 3.8 million USI accounts have been created.

Mr Hartsuyker said from mid next year, the USI will provide a full online record of transcripts for students in the training sector while streamlining access to student training records which will benefit students, industry, training providers and governments.

The USI will

  • Strengthen the national skills data collection, providing better access to more accurate data on students that access the training system each year including better information on student pathways and completion rates. 
  • Unlock the power of national training data to improve the student experience, regardless of where the training is delivered.
  • Benefit VET students and help Australian industry and employers to realise the value of VET training.

To apply for a free USI, visit: www.usi.gov.au. 



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