Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
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.