A code which identifies the sex of a student/applicant


Version: 4.0
First year: 2013
Last year: 2013
Field name: GENDER
Element name: Gender code

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric)
Width: 1


F Female
M Male

Coding notes

Applications and Offers Data Collection:

HEPs - Provision of data is required in both submissions (TACs - data is required in both preliminary and detailed submissions).

The following additional codes are used in DEEWR datasets but were NOT reported by the Higher Education Provider/VET Provider/TAC:

U​ No information​

Providers/TACS should make a determination of the gender of the student/applicant where the information has not been provided.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Students (DU)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Actual Casual (CA)
  • Staff Full-time and Fractional Full-time (FT)

Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)


  • Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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