Update from the TCSI team
This updates covers:
- an invitation to the TCSI provider webinar next Wednesday 18 November
- changes to the reporting requirements for the 2021 higher education collections
- VET Student Loans element changes (no impact)
- a reminder to confirm your transition date and key contacts via the request for information
Upcoming TCSI Webinar - Wednesday 18 November
The webinar will include a TCSI update with the latest information as we get ready to go live in December.
We will also have a special session with our Services Australia colleagues who will talk about how reported data will support:
- Pre-population of student online claims
- TCSI reviews.
The final section of the webinar will be for higher education providers to discuss changes to reporting requirements released on 13 November 2021.
As always, the team will be available to respond to questions you may have on the TCSI project.
November TCSI webinarWednesday 18 November 20202.00 - 3.00 pm (AEDT)
Please register to attend the webinar by following the below link:
Changes to Reporting Requirements for the Higher Education Student Data Collection
We have contacted Vice Chancellors and/or CEOs regarding several changes to the reporting requirements for the 2021 Higher Education Student Data Collection. These changes were made to support the implementation of the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates (JRG) package of higher education reforms.
Three existing data elements have been updated to support the new JRG arrangements.
- Two new codes have been added to the Maximum Student Contribution Code (E392) to implement the new grandfathering arrangements for Commonwealth supported students and identify unit enrolments in Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work.
- The previous discount codes on the Student Status Code (E490) will be reinstated to meet the 10% upfront discount requirements:
- Code ‘202’ will be used for students who are eligible for a discount and paying all their student contributions upfront for a census date.
- Code ‘203’ will be used for students who are not eligible for a discount and paying all their student contributions upfront for a census date.
- Code ‘23’ will be introduced to the Course of Study Type (Element 310) to identify students studying in undergraduate short course places. The existing code 11 on this element will continue to be used for Graduate Certificates.
There were also a small number of changes that were formalised in the update, including the fields of research applying the 2020 classification and reporting in HEPCAT in 2021 for certain university collections (applications and offers, and staff).
No changes to Reporting Requirements for the VSL Student Data Collection
There are no changes to the reporting requirements for the VSL Student Data Collection as a result of the implementation of the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates (JRG) package of higher education reforms. Changes to two shared data elements (E490 and E310) will only impact codes that are used for higher education reporting.
Following up on your TCSI Request for Information
Thank you to the providers who have completed the request for information to give us their latest key contact details and transition date. We are using this information to plan our communications so they are tailored to your transition plan.
The Vice Chancellor and/or CEO at each provider was sent an invitation to complete our request for information. We will be following up next week to ensure we have an update from each provider. This activity should take approximately 5 minutes to complete on any mobile, tablet or computer with internet access.
Do you need your link to be re-sent? If you would like further information about this request or need your link to be re-sent, please reply to this email at TCSIsupport@dese.gov.au.
If you have any questions relating to TCSI please refer to the TCSI Support website at TCSISupport.gov.au.