The Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment requires all students* studying in Australia to have a USI. Without one, you cannot complete your unit enrolment, receive your final qualification, or access Commonwealth financial support like HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP and/or OS-HELP.
Fortunately, meeting the USI requirement is easy: you only have to apply once and it takes minutes to complete. If you’ve studied or undertaken training previously, you might even have one already.
You can find detailed instructions on how to create your USI on the Australian Government’s USI website. International students studying onshore will only be able to create their USI after they have arrived in Australia and cleared customs.
Once created, you can then submit your USI to Curtin by following the steps below:
1. Login to OASIS
2. Click on the eStudent tile
3. Click on the My Details tab on the left-hand side
4. Click on Submit USI/Personal Details
5. Enter your USI details and click Submit
If you’re a Curtin student studying through Open Universities Australia (OUA), you must submit your USI to OUA instead.
Submitting a USI which is invalid carries the same consequence as not submitting one at all so you need to ensure that you complete the process carefully and make any necessary amendments where needed.
View your “Personal Details” under the “My Details” tab.
Carefully crosscheck the details you have recorded against your “First Given name/Given name”, “Last/Family Name” and “Date of Birth” under both the USI registry and eStudent. When checking these details, you must ensure that they are an exact match (e.g. the first name you have provided with the USI registry and in eStudent are spelt exactly the same – including any special characters and spacing).
Any mismatch in details (including spelling, special characters etc.) will result in an invalid USI sanction.
If the details you have recorded under each of the fields is exactly the same, no further action is required. If you encounter a mismatch, continue to step 4.
In the event of a mismatch, you will need to rectify the discrepancy by:
Updating your USI registry details by clicking the “Update” button to the right of the detail you wish to change and/or
If you need help submitting your USI to Curtin, please contact Curtin Connect.
Only students that are international and meet all of the following criteria are exempt from needing to have a USI:
• they studied with an Australian education or training provider in Australia,
• they did not access Commonwealth financial assistance for their studies,
• they commenced their studies before 1 January 2023; and
• they are currently offshore and will not return to Australia.
Students that meet all of the criteria outlined above will be automatically exempt.