A student may have one or more of the following three possible identifying numbers:
- VCAA Student Number
- Victorian Student Number
- Unique Student Identifier
The VCAA Student Number
A VCAA Student Number is assigned the first time a student is enrolled on VASS. It is an eight digit number with a check letter, e.g. 14123917W. The educational provider applies for the VCAA Student Number on the student’s behalf.
The first two digits represent the year the student’s details were first entered into VASS.
The VCAA VCE student number is printed on exam papers and is used by VTAC as a linkage key when calculating an ATAR.
To obtain your VCAA VCE Student Number please contact your school.
The Victorian Student Number (VSN)
The VSN is issued when the student is first enrolled in a Victorian educational provider which is usually when they start in Prep and until the student’s 25th birthday. The Provider applies for the VSN on the student’s behalf.
VSNs are issued to all students enrolled in Primary and Secondary schools (Government, Catholic and Independent) and to students enrolled at a TAFE or in a funded and/or accredited VET courses at a Registered Training Organisation.
VSNs are nine digit numbers similar to a tax file number e.g. 982567013.
For a copy of your VSN please contact your current school. If you have left school, you may obtain a copy of your VSN by emailing the Victorian Student Number Operations Team. You will need to attach photo identification and state your full name, date of birth and the name of the school you last attended.
Contact: 1800 822 635/9032 1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
The USI is a Federal Government identifier, issued and managed by a task force in Canberra. Unlike the VCAA Student Number and the VSN, students are required to log into the USI website to create their own USI.
The USI is a reference number made up of 10 numbers and letters that is used to create an online record of a student’s recognised Australian training and qualifications.
Students are required to have a USI before they can receive their qualification or statement of attainment.
Contact: 1300 857 536