Proposed changes to using the National Student Number to support workplace-based learning

Closes 16 Jun 2021

Opened 21 Apr 2021

Overview

Enabling National Student Numbers to be used to support workplace-based learning

Have your say on proposed changes to using the National Student Number to support workplace-based learning

The Education and Training Act (the Act) 2020 allows the Secretary of Education to issue national student numbers (NSNs) to any student enrolled with an education provider.

Currently however, the NSN cannot be used for work-based education and training when the funding is not administered through a registered provider. The inability to use the NSN has caused problems for government agencies tracking the monitoring and use of this funding.

We are proposing allowing the NSN to be used when there is funding support for work-based learning when a student is not enrolled with a provider. The proposal will support the effective administration of public funding, strengthen assurance that resources to support workplace-based learning are being used effectively and efficiently, and will support learners in work-place based education and training.

More Information

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Your Feedback

We welcome your feedback on this proposal. Your feedback will help shape and inform advice to government on allowing the NSN to be used to support workplace-based learning.

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This consultation will be open until midnight on Wednesday 16 June.

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