Welcome to the student video about creating your own Unique Student Identifier or USI. Today I'm going to show you how to create your own USI starting from the website. You'll need to go to www.usi.gov.au.
From the home page select the 'Student Entry' option. This will take you to the student page. You have three locations where you can select to create a USI - here on the green button, on the writing 'Create your own USI' or I'm going to select the orange box.
This next page is just a reminder that you need to have one of the listed forms of ID ready in order to create your USI such as a driver's licence or a Medicare card. It's also important to remember that the information you enter into the USI form must match the details printed on your ID.
Select 'Next' to continue.
You'll be asked to agree to the terms and conditions and select 'Next'.
Then select the 'Create USI' button on the student portal. This takes us to the 'Personal Details' page and the Create USI form. You must enter all mandatory fields displayed with an asterisk. Enter your first name.
If you have a middle name and it's printed on your ID enter that too and your surname.
Next enter your date of birth.
And just confirm your date of birth.
Then you'll be asked to enter your country of birth from the drop down list. I'll select 'Australia' and now the town or city you were born in. If you're unsure which town and city you were born in it's often printed on your birth certificate or passport.
I'll select 'Canberra' and next is the gender option. I'll choose 'Female'.
The contact details are the next section. There are three options available – email address, mobile phone and postal address. I'll enter an email address.
This is where my USI will be sent in an email to this address. You can also choose to enter any additional contact details. I'll also include a postal address.
Now select 'Next'. This screen is a display of the information you've just entered. It's a good opportunity to carefully check your personal details especially ensuring your name is exactly as it appears on the form of ID you are going to use.
If a mistake is noted just select 'Back' to correct the error.
Otherwise select 'Next' to continue. This page displays the form of ID options. Select the form of ID you have chosen to use. I'll select 'Driver's Licence' and 'Next' to continue.
You must choose the state in which the driver's licence was issued. An example driver's licence is shown which you can enlarge. This allows you to check the details to ensure you're entering the licence number.
Enter the driver's licence number…
…and select 'Next' to continue.
When creating a password for your USI account make sure it abides by the password guidance which is noted on the right hand side.
And you'll just need to confirm that password.
Now that we've made it to the password page we'll know that the identity document has been verified. So my driver's licence was successfully verified. Setting set questions and answers – make sure it's something that you can remember.
These questions will be asked of you if you forget your password or USI. Select 'Next' to continue and your USI will be displayed on the screen.
You'll also receive a message to your contact method. I entered my email address so I'll receive a message with this USI to my email address. You only ever need one USI account and this USI stays with you for life and it's to be used each time you undertake training.
This concludes the video for how to create a USI.
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