For Open Universities Australia and for non-HDR higher education students, the department determines the type of attendance using the student load for the student aggregated across all units of study (including work experience in industry units) as:

  • Full-time: is where the student load aggregated for all the courses being undertaken by the student in the calendar year is 0.75 or more.
  • Part-time: is where the student load aggregated for all the courses being undertaken by the student in the collection year is less than 0.75.

For all other students, the type of attendance is determined by the value reported by the higher education or VET provider under the Type of attendance code (E330).

Application of glossary term:
  • Statistical outputs