New 2021 Students applying for FEE-HELP will need both a Tax File Number and a Unique Student Identifier (Usi) to complete the eCAF form which will be emailed to them shortly.
A UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI).
A USI - Unique Student Identifier is your individual education identifier for life. It also creates an online record of your training attainments in Australia. If you are undertaking either nationally recognised training, or a higher education qualification, you need a USI in order to receive commonwealth financial assistance.
If you have undertaken VET training since 2015, you probably have a USI. If you are unsure, please go to the Find your USI page to check.
From 1 January 2021, new higher education students will need a USI in order to be eligible for Commonwealth assistance. From 1 January 2023 all higher education students, including those who commenced prior to 2021, must have a USI in order to graduate and receive their award.
TAX FILE NUMBER.
If you don’t have a TFN, you will need to complete the following steps: