Unique Student Identifier

Description

A reference number made of a combination of 10 numbers and letters assigned by the Office of the Student Identifiers Registrar (OSIR) which uniquely identifies an individual.

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
584
Element Type
String
Width
10
Version Revision Date
Version
2.00
Years version active
2021

Input Packets

Packets/Groups it appears in

Additional Information

The Unique Student Identifier must be a valid and verifiable identifier issued by the OSIR. USIs will be verified against the personal information held at the OSIR.

Education providers can assist a student to apply for a USI if they have the student’s consent.

Records should be checked to ensure that two or more records with different Unique Student Identifiers do not identify the same person.