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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.

Since 2009 the VSN is a student identification number that has been assigned by the Department of Education and Training (DET) 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, so that future investment in education and training can be planned in a reliable manner.

VSN Overview

Operating the VSN in Schools

Information for School Students and their Parents
Information for parents and students that answers questions about the Victorian Student Number.

The VSN for 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: 19 March 2015