A code which identifies the field of education to which the course is classified


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: 2020
Field name: FOE
Element name: Field of education code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric), left justified, with trailing zeros if needed
Width: 6


000000​ Non-award course , BOTP, or OUA unit​
010000 to 129999​ Field of education code​

Coding notes

Refer to: Appendix E – Field of Education Classification.

VET only

VET providers reporting the 4‑digit narrow field of education code consistent with those published on should include two trailing zeros.

Applications and Offers only

Offer Details (OD)

HEPs / TACs - data is required in all submissions.

Preference Details (PD)

HEPs - data is required in both submissions.
TACs - data is required in detailed submissions but discretionary in preliminary submission.

For TACs refer to TAC Data Elements Map for more information.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Course of Study (CO)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Preference Details (PD)
  • Offer Details (OD)

VET Student:

  • Course of Study (VCO)

Change History

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

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