TCSI mapping tables

You need to use the 2021 data element specifications to report all Course admissions with a Course of study commencement date in 2021.

Data should be recorded using the new allowable values. However, you can use the mapping tables below if the student was admitted before you implemented the new allowable values.

We have tables for:

Basis for admission (E327) allowable values

  Course of Study Commencement Dates before 1 January 2021   Course of Study Commencement Dates on or after 1 January 2019
31 A higher education course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete) 31 A higher education award course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete)
33 Secondary education undertaken at school, VET or other Higher Education Provider (Australian or overseas equivalent 41 Recent secondary education (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian or overseas provider) – ATAR only
33 See code 33 above 42 Recent secondary education (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian or overseas provider) – ATAR plus other criteria
33 See code 33 above 43 Recent secondary education undertaken (whether undertaken at school, VET or another Australian or overseas provider) – only other criteria, ATAR not considered
34 A VET award course other than a secondary education course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete) 34 A VET award course or VET delivered enabling or bridging course other than a secondary education course (Australian or overseas equivalent; complete or incomplete)
36 Mature age special entry provisions 40 Work and life experience
37 A professional qualification 40 See code 40 above
29 Other basis 40 See code 40 above
- N/A 32 An enabling or bridging course delivered by a higher education provider (complete or incomplete)

Disability code (E615) replaces Disability (E386) - HEPCAT to TCSI

  HEPCAT Allowable values   TCSI Allowable values
00000000 Student did not indicate the existence of a disability, impairment or long term medical condition. N/A Not reportable in TCSI
1####### Student indicated that she/he has a disability, impairment or long term medical AND at least one disability was indicated N/A Not reportable in TCSI.

Report each disability under an allowable value.

1000000# Student indicated that she/he has a disability, impairment or long term medical BUT no disabilities indicated 99 Not specified
20000000 Student indicated that she/he does not have a disability, impairment or long term medical condition N/A Not reportable in TCSI
2nd character* Hearing disability 11 Hard of Hearing/deaf/Deaf
3rd character* Learning disability 14 Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
4th character* Mobility disability 12 Physical disability
5th character* Visual disability 17 Low Vision/Blind
6th character* Medical disability 18 Medical condition
7th character* Other disability 19 Other
8th character* Support services, equipment and facilities N/A Not reportable in TCSI

*Only correspond if the student indicates they have a disability (the character reported as "1").

Do not report disabilities a student does not indicate (characters reported as "0" in 2019).

Highest participation (E493) from Highest attainment (E620) - TCSI to HEPCAT

  TCSI Allowable values

(collected for Highest attainment E620)

  HEPCAT allowable values

(reportable for Highest participation E493)

110 Doctoral Degree 02YYYY* A complete Higher education postgraduate level course
120 Master Degree 02YYYY* A complete Higher education postgraduate level course
200 Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 02YYYY* A complete Higher education postgraduate level course
300 Bachelor Degree 03YYYY* A complete Higher education bachelor level course
410 Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree 08YYYY* Other qualification, complete or incomplete
420 Diploma 08YYYY* Other qualification, complete or incomplete
511 Certificate IV 10YYYY* A complete VET award course
514 Certificate III 10YYYY* A complete VET award course
521 Certificate II 10YYYY* A complete VET award course
524 Certificate I 10YYYY* A complete VET award course
000 None of the above 090000 No prior educational attainment

*Highest attainment (E620) does not capture the year an award was attained. If no information is available for the year the course was completed, code as "9999".