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Victorian Student Number

Information for providers and their students

The Victorian Government has legislated and implemented a Victorian Student Number (VSN) for students in Victoria.

The VSN is a student identification number that has been assigned by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development to all students in government and non-government schools, and to students below the age of 25 undertaking Vocational Education and Training with a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation or Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider (referred to collectively as VET Providers).

The VCAA is the business manager of the VSN and associated Victorian Student Register (VSR). We work closely with educational providers to ensure that there is a unique identity assigned to each individual. Where there is a misalignment with the data held on the system the VCAA will endeavor to resolve the identity of the individual before a VSN is issued.

The VSN provides the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system. It will greatly improve the collection and analysis of timely and accurate data about education in Victoria.

VSN Overview and Project Timelines

Information for School Students and their Parents
Information for parents and students that answers questions about the Victorian Student Number.  See also Operating the VSN in Schools.

Implementing the VSN in VET Providers
Information that VET providers need to know about the Victorian Student Number implementation.

Information for VET Students
Information for students attending VET Providers that answers questions about the Victorian Student Number.

FAQs and Guidelines to Improving Data Quality for the VSN  
Information for providers explaining how to enter student identifying information into software management systems in a consistent manner; so that students can be registered correctly.

Contact VSN Team

The ongoing operation of the VSN is managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

You can contact the VSN Operations Team by:


Last Update: 09 September 2013