National Student Number (NSN) for schools 2022;- The National Student Number (NSN) is a unique number given to every student by the Ministry of Education.
The National Student Number (NSN) is a unique number given to every student. The NSN makes it easier for us to manage and share information about students in a way that protects their privacy.
National Student Number (NSN) for schools
The use of the NSN is governed by the Education and Training Act 2020 (see sections 649, 661, clause 71 of Schedule 1 and Schedule 24). Authorised users are allowed to use NSNs for specific purposes, in order to facilitate the accurate use and transfer, by authorised users, of information relating to individual students.
Getting or accessing the NSN
School administrators can access NSNs for students in ENROL, the school student enrolment register. Every student’s record includes their NSN.
Other software schools use may also use NSNs, such as the student management system.
Students can request a copy of their NSN through their school, their early childhood education provider, or, for secondary and tertiary students, by telephoning the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) 8am–5pm Monday to Friday.
Freecall (NZ only): 0800 697 296
Who can use the NSN
Contractors of suppliers providing services on a school’s behalf act as an agent of the school and can use the NSN.
Parents or students will only need to use the NSN during the NCEA process. The NCEA process uses the NSN as the registration number to link it to students’ record of achievement maintained by the NZQA.
Students have the right to use or disclose their NSN for any purpose. They can also request a copy of their NSN information and ask for corrections. They can request a copy through their school, their early childhood education provider, or for tertiary students by contacting the NZQA.
Your NSN is assigned to you by the Secretary for Education.
You may use or disclose your NSN for any purpose. Authorised users are restricted in their use or disclosure as follows:
- monitoring and ensuring student enrolment and attendance
- encouraging attendance at early childhood services
- ensuring education providers and students receive appropriate resourcing
- statistical purposes
- research purposes
- ensuring that student educational records are accurately maintained.
I don’t know my National Student Number (NSN), how can I find this out?
If you’re currently at school, you can ask your school for your NSN. Otherwise, you can call the NZQA Call Centre on 0800 697 296 or complete this form for assistance.