Highest educational participation prior to commencement

Retired

Description

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.

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
493
Element Type
Integer
Width
6
Version Revision Date
Version
6.00
Years version active
2019

Allowable Values

CODE MEANING
000000 Overseas student
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:

CODE MEANING
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.

The codes 000000 and 010000 are not applicable to the Application and Offers Data Collection.

VET only

Reporting of data for this element is optional. VET providers may submit null values (spaces) instead of any of the listed codes