A code which uniquely identifies each course within a Higher Education/VET Provider (Provider).


Version: 5.0
First year: 2015
Last year: 2020
Field name: COURSE
Element name: Course code

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric), left justified, with trailing blanks if needed
Width: 10


Any data Code assigned by the Provider

Coding notes

Assign a code to each course which uniquely identifies it within the Provider. The code should remain unchanged from year to year.

Higher Education only

For every Course of Study record where E310 equals 04-14, 20, 21 or 22, there must be at least one Campus File record, matching on Element 307 (course code).

Every course that has Commonwealth Assisted and/ or domestic fee paying places must be included on this file.

Every course that is delivered either fully or partially offshore must be included on this file.

VET only

The TGA code should be used to identify each eligible course of study.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Campus (CM)
  • Campus Deletions (CD)
  • Commencement Date Revision (RC)
  • Commonwealth Assisted Students HELP DUE (DU)
  • Course of Study (CO)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)
  • OS-Help (OS) and Revised OS-Help (RO)
  • OS-HELP Revision (OR)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Revisions (SR)
  • SA-HELP (SA)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • Unit of Study Completions (CU)

VET Student:

  • VET Commencement Date Revision (VRC)
  • VET Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Course Completions (VCC)
  • VET Course of Study (VCO)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • VET Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Student Load/Liability (VLL) & Revised VET Student Load/Liability (VRL)
  • VET Student Revisions (VSR)
  • VET Unit of Study Completions (VCU)

Change History

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

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