Casual staff estimates packet 2023

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The casual staff estimates packet is used to report an estimate of the staffing resources that are likely to be engaged on a contract basis by a provider throughout the year. Data for casual staff estimates are collected at the institutional level.


Table A providers, Table B providers and Avondale College of Higher Education are required to report an estimate of the resources that are likely be engaged on a casual work contract basis throughout the year. Data is to be reported in relation to estimated casual staff whose work duties will relate solely to higher education or to both higher education and vocational education and training.

Data is not to be reported for staff:

  • who are members of staff appointed for a limited term with a full-time or fractional full-time work contract
  • whose duties relate solely to vocational education and training, or
  • in any independent operation which is not a controlled entity.

Reporting deadlines

The estimate of casual staff FTE for the whole of calendar year 2023 must be reported in September 2023.

Initial reporting requirement


Reporting requirement

*E415: Reporting year

All in-scope institutions

*E515: Estimated casual FTE reference year

All in-scope institutions

*All elements must be reported together when a casual staff estimates packet is created


Each casual staff estimates packet must have a unique reporting year (E415) for the provider.

Revising and adding data

A provider can correct any data already in a casual staff estimates packet after the initial packet is reported, noting that the packet must always contain the estimate for the reporting year (E415).

TCSI Data Entry file upload

Templates for TCSI Data Entry are available on the Higher education file templates page.