Schedule 24 National student numbers

s 621

1 Interpretation

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

(a)

an early childhood service; and

(b)

a registered school; and

(c)

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—

(a)

any student who—

(i)

is enrolled with an education provider; or

(ii)

has been granted an exemption under section 38 or 39:

(b)

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

(i)

is unlikely to attend an early childhood service; and

(ii)

is likely to benefit from attending the early childhood service.

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

4 Use of national student numbers

(1)

The Secretary—

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

(i)

monitoring and ensuring student enrolment and attendance:

(ii)

encouraging attendance at early childhood services:

(iii)

ensuring education providers and students receive appropriate resourcing:

(iv)

statistical purposes:

(v)

research purposes:

(vi)

ensuring that student educational records are accurately maintained:

(vii)

establishing and maintaining student identities to support online learning.

(d)
[Repealed]

(2)

[Repealed]

(3)

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).

(4)

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

(5)

An authorisation, requirement, condition, or restriction under this clause is secondary legislation (see Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019 for publication requirements), unless it applies only to 1 or more named specified users.

(6)

If an authorisation, requirement, condition, or restriction is not secondary legislation,—

(a)

it must be made by notice in the Gazette; and

(b)

it must take effect on the date specified in the notice, which date must be on or after the date on which the notice is gazetted.

Compare: 1989 No 80 s 344

Legislation Act 2019 requirements for secondary legislation made under this clause
PublicationThe maker must publish it in the GazetteLA19 ss 73, 74(1)(a), Sch 1 cl 14
PresentationIt is not required to be presented to the House of Representatives because a transitional exemption applies under Schedule 1 of the Legislation Act 2019LA19 s 114, Sch 1 cl 32(1)(a)
DisallowanceIt may be disallowed by the House of Representatives LA19 ss 115, 116
This note is not part of the Act.

Schedule 24 clause 4(1)(d): repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Schedule 24 clause 4(2): repealed, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Schedule 24 clause 4(5): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

Schedule 24 clause 4(6): inserted, on 28 October 2021, by section 3 of the Secondary Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 7).

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