VET providers are required to notify the Victorian Student Register (VSR) of all student movements and changes to student identifying details.
How the VSN works
The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that has been assigned by the Department of Education and Training 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 (RTO) or Adult and Community Education (ACE) provider (referred to collectively as VET providers) in a funded and/or accredited VET course.
The VCAA is the business manager of the VSN and associated VSR. The VSR system provides interfaces that enable student administration systems to automatically send and receive data to and from the VSR. For schools that do not use student administration systems, a manual web interface is available. For VET providers that do not use a commercial student administration system, a manual approach is available. We work closely with educational providers to ensure that a unique identity is assigned to each individual. Where there is a misalignment with the data held on the system the VCAA will endeavour 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 greatly improves 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.
Contact the VSN Team
The ongoing operation of the VSN is managed by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).
Organisations that are new to Victoria should contact the VSN operations team.
To get in touch, go to
For school providers, see
VSN for schools.
For students, see
VSN student information.