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USI Video Competition

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) Office is holding a USI Video Competition and TAFE New England media students are invited to participate! The competition opens on Wednesday, 27 May. There is a USI Video Competition page on the USI website with all the competition information, so get your students on board!

The competition is by invitation only and entrants must be Australian residents currently studying an Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) multimedia or film-related course.

All Schools and Registered Training Organisations registered on as delivering multimedia and film-related courses will be invited to participate.


Students are challenged to design, create and produce a 30-90 second video promoting the Unique Student Identifier. Entry is free and students can work in teams.

Make it bold and original! Shortlisted and the winning videos will be displayed on the USI website. We want them to make an impact and show case your students’ creative talent!

Make it for students! This will be a video made by students, for students; helping them to understand the USI. Videos must focus on exploring a set of compulsory and/or optional USI key messages below.

Compulsory Key messages

  2. A USI gives you access to your training records online; anywhere, anytime!
  3. You need a USI before you can get your Qualification or Certificate
  4. You only ever need one USI
  5. You can create your USI using your computer, tablet or smartphone
  6. From early 2016, your USI Transcript will show all your training records and results

You can also include one or more of the following optional elements or messages:

  1. You can create your USI quickly and easily and your Training Organisation can help you
  2. When you apply for a job, you can use your USI to show your training records to your employer
  3. Changing your training organisation or doing more training will be easier with a USI as it will make Credit Transfer and Recognised Prior Learning quicker!
  4. All you need to create your USI is an accepted form of ID
  5. Your USI is free!
  6. It’s yours for life!
  7. Write it down. Keep it handy. Keep it safe.
  8. Your USI, your training, all your training records secure in one place

How you present this video and how much detail they give is up to them, as long as they cover off the compulsory key messages!


‘The Nitty Gritty’ is the Brief for the competition and it includes the competition Terms and Conditions, information about how to enter and the video format requirements. Have a look at The Nitty Gritty on the USI website.

Students can go to the USI Video Competition Fast Facts page and the USI Website to source accurate guidance/information for inclusion in their key messages.


Competition Opens: Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Competition Closes: Monday, 24 August 2015

Winners will be notified in September 2015

The Prize

The winner will receive an Apple iMac™, together with Final Cut Pro X Software to help with their future creative endeavours!

How to Enter

Step 1: Read the USI Video Competition – The Nitty Gritty on the USI Website Video Competition webpage – it provides students with detailed information on competition requirements and how to enter

Step 2: Read USI Video Competition Terms and Conditions (this is designed to address legal requirements and to make sure students understand who can enter, how to enter, the video format requirements and what Consent Forms need completing and submitting along with uploading their video entry)

Step 3: Complete the online USI Video Competition Entrant Consent Form (coming soon) on the USI Video Competition webpage and upload your video


If you have any questions, you can contact or call the USI Video Competition Team on (02) 6240 2626.