A code which indicates the student's or applicant’s highest educational participation and last year of that participation prior to the first enrolment in the course of study.
|Element name:||Highest educational participation prior to commencement|
|010000||Not a commencing student|
A commencing domestic student for whom highest educational participation and last year of participation prior to commencement is OR an applicant’s highest educational participation as reported on their application is:
|02YYYY||A complete Higher education postgraduate level course|
|03YYYY||A complete Higher education bachelor level course|
|04YYYY||A complete Higher education sub-degree level course|
|05YYYY||An incomplete Higher education course|
|07YYYY||A complete final year of secondary education course at school or through a Registered Training Organisation|
|08YYYY||Other qualification, complete or incomplete|
|090000||No prior educational attainment|
|10YYYY||A complete VET award course|
|11YYYY||An incomplete VET award course|
YYYY is the year of the completion or last year of highest participation.
If no information is available for year, code as “9999”
05YYYY is reported when the student's/applicant's highest participation was for an incomplete higher education course at the sub-degree, bachelor or postgraduate level
Record the highest AQF level of participation, regardless of whether it was completed or not.
The order of these codes is not strictly hierarchical, due to the addition of codes over time.
Applications and Offers only
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.
The codes 000000 and 010000 are not applicable to the Application and Offers Data Collection.
Reporting of data for this element is optional. VET providers may submit null values (spaces) instead of any of the listed codes
Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.
Higher Education Student:
- Student Enrolment (EN)
- Enrolment Revisions (ER)
University Applications and Offers:
- Application Details (AD)
- Student Enrolment (VEN)
- VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)
Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.