Basis for admission code

Description

A code which identifies the applicant background and, for those with recent secondary education, the main assessment pathway used by the education provider in making an offer of admission to a course

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
327
Element Type
String
Width
2
Version Revision Date
Version
8.00
Years version active
2021

Allowable Values

VALUE

MEANING

31

A higher education award course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete)

32

An enabling or bridging course delivered by a higher education provider (complete or incomplete)

34

A VET award course or VET delivered enabling or bridging course other than a secondary education course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete)

40

Work and life experience

41

Recent secondary education (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian provider) – ATAR only

42

Recent secondary education (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian provider) – ATAR plus other criteria

43

Recent secondary education was undertaken (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian or overseas provider) – only other criteria, ATAR not considered

Additional Information

Code ‘41’ is to be used where the student/applicant recently left secondary education and was admitted/selected solely on the basis of ATAR, Queensland overall position (OP) or International Baccalaureate aggregate score, regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points.

Code ‘42’ is to be used where the student/applicant recently left secondary education and was admitted/selected on the basis of ATAR, Queensland overall position (OP) or International Baccalaureate aggregate score, and some other criteria such as a portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR, etc.

Code ‘43’ is to be used where the student/applicant recently left secondary education and neither ATAR nor Queensland overall position (OP) were a factor in the admission/selection and only other criteria were considered. For example, overseas assigned ranking or score, special consideration, portfolio alone, audition alone, school recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement.

Code ‘40’ is to be used for students/applicants who did not recently leave secondary education and were not admitted on the basis of prior VET or higher education study. This may include students admitted on the basis of professional qualifications, mature age provisions or other work and like experience.

Providers can report up to two codes if needed.

Applications and Offers only

HEPs / TACs

Data is required in all submissions.