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584 Unique Student Identifier


A code assigned by the department which uniquely identifies an individual who accesses Vocational Education and Training (VET) over his or her lifetime.


Version: 1.0
First year: 2016
Last year: -
Element name: Unique Student Identifier

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric), left justified, with trailing blanks if needed
Width: 10


Any data Valid code issued by the department

Coding notes

  1. The Unique Student Identifier must be a valid identifier issued by the department
  2. Where a client has already been issued a Unique Student Identifier, a new Unique Student Identifier must not be requested from the department
  3. Records should be checked to ensure that two or more records with different Unique Student Identifiers do not identify the same person.

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

Input files

VET Student:

  • VET Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revision (VER)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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