Element E461 - Field of education code
A code which identifies the field of education to which the course is classified
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|Code category||Element (E)|
|Version Revision Date:|
|Years version active:||2021|
|000000||Non-award course, BOTP, OUA unit, or cross-institutional|
|010000 to 129999||Field of education code|
Applications and Offers only
HEPs / TACs
Data is required.
Data is required.
Data is required in detailed submissions but optional in preliminary submission.
TCSI Support Change History
|Revision Data||Change Details||Change Reason|
Element 461 was included as part of the Higher Education Student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) which was implemented in 2005.
The element was included in the VET FEE‑HELP data collection in 2009.
In 2010 it was included in the University Applications and Offers data collection. There have been some updates and modifications to codes and coding notes to this element since, for clarification.
Table 1. Change control information with links to relevant versions 1
|First year version applied||Last year version applied||Version||Change||Reason for change||Notice date||Issue date|
|2022||Current||8.00||Updated meaning for value 000000 to include cross-institutional study. Remove requirement to determine and report an ASCED code for cross-institutional courses.||Reduction of reporting requirements.||8 Oct 2021||8 Oct 2021|
|2021||2021||7.00||Incremental version number applied.||A new version number is applied to mark the transition from the Higher Education Information Management System (HEIMS) to the Tertiary Collection of Information (TCSI).||3 Jul 2020||3 Jul 2020|
|2014||2014||5.00||Applications and Offers Data collection - Updated coding notes to include reference to TAC's Data Elements Map in the HEIMS Web Services Specification and that the code should reflect the applicant's residential address (not postal address)||To clarify information||27 Mar 2013||27 Mar 2013|
|2013||2013||4.00||Moved coding notes from Application Details AD file structure documents||To streamline documentation||14 Feb 2012||14 Feb 2012|
|2012||2012||3.00||New versioning applied to data elements||No change in requirements - Implementation of new document management system.||11 Mar 2011||11 Mar 2011|
|2010||2011||1.20||Addition of coding notes of Application and Offers input files; and change to element description or code meanings to accommodate use for Applications and Offers||New collection||30 Nov 2009||30 Nov 2009|
|2009||2009||1.10||Addition of coding notes of VET input files; and change to element description and code meanings to accommodate use by VET providers||Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP||5 Dec 2008||5 Dec 2008|
|2005||2008||1.00||Coding and code meanings modified to support the policy and program initiatives under HESA 2003.||Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2003.||9 Dec 2004||9 Dec 2004|
|Pre‑HESA: Element 461 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 2001. It continued as part of the student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. There have been no significant coding changes to this element.|
Note 1: A version of an element can be associated with one or more reporting years. Where there are multiple versions applicable to a reporting year, only a link to the latest version is provided.