2022 PIR Student data submission and verification

Submission and Verification of 2022 PIR Student data is available in TCSI Analytics and must be completed by 17 November 2023.

Student data submission  

The Provider Information Request (PIR) data reporting is a request for information under Section 28 of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA Act). This document sets out the reporting requirements for the PIR providers for implementation in 2023.  

All data is reported in data packets, as described in PIR Reporting page. Each packet comprises data elements. Detailed specifications for each data element are available from the TCSI Support Data Element Dictionary.

Student data verification  

Verification is part of the reporting requirements under the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Act for PIR providers. It is a declaration to the department or TEQSA that the student data reported for 2022 is complete, accurate and finalised.  

The verification process gives you a final opportunity to check your data carefully, as changes cannot be made to 2022 datasets after verification.   

It is important that providers allocate enough time to prepare, test, submit and validate their data before the applicable deadline. Late reporting may result in a breach of the TEQSA Act with associated penalties and adversely impact the Up-front payments tuition protection levy’s risk factor results and the levy amount payable.

Upcoming Support Webinar  

The TCSI Support team is hosting a dedicated PIR Student Data Reporting webinar on 17 October to demonstrate how to: 

  • read the reporting requirements
  • prepare and upload files in the TCSI Data Entry portal
  • check the response file and troubleshoot errors
  • access and interpret TCSI Analytics reports 

The webinar is required viewing for anyone who is responsible for submitting student data in 2023. Please forward the webinar details to the relevant team(s) at your organisation so they can attend or access the recording before verifying the 2022 student data collections. Register via link here.

Other Resources and Preparation  

PIR providers are encouraged to view the reporting requirement and scope for your student data submission by clicking on each reporting packet from the PIR Reporting page.  

To assist you with understanding the verification process the Verification User Guide and coding notes for each of the reports are available from the Higher Education Data Verification section on the TCSI Analytics | TCSI Support website.   

A step-by-step Provider Verification User Guide can be accessed here.  

If you have any questions, please contact us at TCSIsupport@education.gov.au.