A - Z Parent Guide
Victorian Student Number (VSN)
The Victorian Student Number (VSN) is a student identification number that is assigned to all students in government and non-government schools, and students in Vocational Education and Training Institutions. The number, which is unique to each student, is used as a key identifier on a student’s school records, and will remain 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 stable information about the student (name, gender, date of birth). The VSN provides the capability to accurately detect patterns of student movement through, and departure from, the Victorian education and training system.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) collects information to track improvements made to the education system, identify areas that require further improvement, and to analyse trends and identify future needs. The VSN improves the accuracy, reliability and completeness of this information, providing a better basis for assessing needs and developing policies to meet them.
You will see the VSN appear on student report cards, enrolment confirmations, and exit confirmations.