Schedule 24 National student numbers

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1 Interpretation

In this schedule, unless the context otherwise requires, education provider means—


an early childhood service; and


a registered school; and


a tertiary education organisation.

2 Purpose

The purpose of this schedule is to authorise the use by specified users of national student numbers for specific purposes, in order to facilitate the accurate use and transfer, by specified users, of information relating to individual students.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 341

3 Assigning national student numbers

The Secretary may cause to be assigned a national student number to—


any student who—


is enrolled with an education provider; or


has been granted an exemption under section 38 or 39:


any child aged under 6 years if the Secretary has reasonable grounds to believe that the child—


is unlikely to attend an early childhood service; and


is likely to benefit from attending the early childhood service.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 343(1), (1A)

4 Use of national student numbers


The Secretary—


may authorise or require a specified user to use national student numbers; and


may subject an authorisation or requirement to any conditions that the Secretary thinks fit; and


must restrict the use of national student numbers to 1 or more of the following purposes:


monitoring and ensuring student enrolment and attendance:


encouraging attendance at early childhood services:


ensuring education providers and students receive appropriate resourcing:


statistical purposes:


research purposes:


ensuring that student educational records are accurately maintained:


establishing and maintaining student identities to support online learning; and


must give notice of each authorisation, requirement, condition, and restriction in the Gazette.


The notice must specify when an authorisation, requirement, condition, or restriction takes effect, which must be a date on or after the date the notice is gazetted.


An authorisation, requirement, restriction, or condition may be made generally (by reference to a class of specified user) or specifically (by reference to a named specified user).


A specified user must use national student numbers in accordance with the restrictions and conditions that apply.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 344

5 Person may use or disclose own national student number

Despite anything in this schedule, a person may use or disclose their own national student number for any purpose.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 345