Course outcome code

Description

A code which categorises the outcome of a student’s course

Format

Code category
Element (E)
Element #
599
Element Type
String
Width
1
Version Revision Date
Version
2.00
Years version active
2021

Allowable Values

VALUE

MEANING

1

Completed

2

Withdrawn

3

Enrolment cancelled

4

Approved leave

5

Completed but continuing a related course

6

Transfer to complete a related course

7

Transfer to continue a related course

Additional Information

The 2022 Instrument for Higher Education Data Collection has now been released. A new version of element E599 is available in the 2022 higher education reporting requirements.

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “completed” when the Provider has determined that the student has met all the requirements of the course in which the student is currently enrolled.

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “withdrawn” where the student has formally notified the provider that they are discontinuing study in the course and they are not transferring to, or completing, a related course with the provider.

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “enrolment cancelled” where the Provider has withdrawn the student from the course due to the student’s lack of progress or other academic or disciplinary reasons.

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “approved leave” where the Provider has approved a leave of absence for the student after the student has commenced the course.

Do not report a Course outcome code where the student remains enrolled in the course, unless one of the allowable categories applies to the student.

VET

The codes ‘5’, ‘6’ and ‘7’ are not applicable to this collection.

Higher education

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “completed but continuing a related course” where the student has completed the requirements of the course but will be continuing in a related course for which they will receive full credit recognition for the first course. This includes nested awards where a completion is reported for a lower or component award but the student will continue study. For example, a student completing a nested Graduate Certificate who is continuing with a Graduate Diploma or a student who is awarded a single degree (e.g. BA) but is continuing their enrolment in a related combined degree (e.g. BA/LLB).

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “transfer to complete a related course” where the student is not continuing study in the course or a related course with the provider but will be have a completion recorded (without further study) for the related course. This includes students receiving an exit award at the same or lower level.

A student’s course outcome is to be coded as “transfer to continue a related course” where the student is not continuing study in the course but is transferring to a related course that will require further study to meet the requirements of that second course. For example, a student who transfers from a combined degree to a related single degree but has yet to complete the single degree, or a student transferring from a bachelor pass to a bachelor honours degree but did not separately complete the pass degree.