Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Description

A code, allocated by the department, which uniquely identifies the student and remains constant from year to year.

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
488
Element Type
String
Width
10
Version Revision Date
Version
7.00
Years version active
2021

Input Packets

Additional Information

A CHESSN must be reported if the student is Commonwealth Assisted.

A student may make a number of separate course enrolments at a Provider in the one year or over a number of years, and the CHESSN must be constant across courses and over time.

Where a student returns to a Provider to resume a course or to undertake a new course, the CHESSN must be the same as that used at the time of the student’s first enrolment at a Provider after 31 December 2004.

The CHESSN will only be used to allow eligibility to Commonwealth assistance to be facilitated and monitored.