VET Commencement Date Revision (VRC) scope

Version Details

Version: 1.0
First Year: 2014
Last Year:


The VET Commencement Date Revision submission enables providers to revise the Course of study commencement date (element 534) data that has previously been reported to the department on the VET Student Load/liability (LL) file in a Student submission.

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Commencement date revisions may be reported at any time. Multiple submissions may be reported throughout the year.

Timing of submissions is detailed in the reporting schedule for the relevant reporting year.

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Submission method

The VET Commencement Date Revision (VRC) file is the only file included in a VET Commencement Date Revision submission.

Commencement Date Revisions submissions are made using the Higher Education Provider Client Assistance Tool (HEPCAT). More information about this process is in the HEPCAT User Guide Part 2.

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Information about the structure and the elements in the VRC file is in the structure guidelines for the relevant reporting year.

Each record in the VRC file must have the same unique combination of values previously reported for a student in a VET Student submission for:

A record to be revised will be matched on these elements. The commencement date revision process only requires reporting of the key identifiers for the record and the values to be modified.

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More information

For detailed information on how to revise previously reported student data see the VET revision guides.

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

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