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WHAT IS A VICTORIAN STUDENT NUMBER (VSN)?

The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that is assigned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Providers. The number, which is unique to each student, is used as a key identifier on a student’s record, remains with the student throughout his or her education, until reaching the age of 25. The VSN is nine digits long, randomly assigned, and tied to identifying information about the student (name, gender, date of birth).

 

WHY DO STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE A VSN?

The VSN, a standard, centrally assigned student number is the best way to identify individual students across the state. Using a reference number to collect and store data helps avoid the errors and confusion when names are misspelled, changed, or mistaken for other similar names.

 

WHEN WILL STUDENTS NEED THEIR VSN?

Students should have their VSN to enrol at any Victorian School or if they enrol in any government funded or in any fee-for service accredited qualification/course at a VET Provider i.e. TAFEs, Registered Training Organisation (RTOs), or Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider.

 

HOW WILL I KNOW MY VSN?

If you have attended a Victorian School any time from 2010 onwards, the VSN will be recorded on common school communications, such as enrolment confirmations and report cards.

Box Hill Institute will be making the VSN available to attending students via their Student Web account. If you would also like a print out of your VSN mailed to you, please email Student Administration at studentadmin@boxhill.edu.au.

 

How can I find our more?

Further information about the VSN can be found on the VCAA website.