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Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

A unique identifier issued by the department, for each student who accesses Commonwealth assistance for their studies. Commonwealth assisted students include:

  • Commonwealth supported students (including students accessing HECS‑HELP and OS‑HELP)
  • Students accessing FEE‑HELP
  • Student accessing SA‑HELP
  • Students in receipt of a Commonwealth scholarship
  • Students receiving support under the Research Training Program; and
  • Students accessing VET FEE‑HELP assistance for their approved VET studies.

This glossary item applies to the collection types:
  • Higher Education Student Collection
  • VET Collections