Special interest course packet

Version Details

Version
1.00
Years
2021

The special interest course (SIC) packet is used to report changes through time to the special course type (E312) for a given course. A SIC packet for a course will be created as part of the course packet if the provider reports a value for the special interest type when the course packet is established. Otherwise, a provider may create a SIC packet later and can create as many SIC packets as necessary to report changes to the SIC information for a course through time.

Scope

Providers are required to report a SIC packet only when a course is of special interest (as defined in E312) and this was not reported through the original course packet or when there is a change to the value of the special interest value through time.

Initial reporting requirements

Element Required reporting Deadline
*E312: Special course type Required if there is a change through time to E312 for an existing course Before the first course admission is linked to the course or within 7 days of a new value for E312 being known
*E609: SIC effective from date Required if there is a change through time to E312 for an existing course Before the first course admission is linked to the course or within 7 days of a new value for E312 being known
E610: SIC effective to date Required if a reported value for E312 ceases to be true for a course Before the first course admission is linked to the course or within 7 days of a new value for E312 being known

*These elements must be reported together when a new SIC packet is created

Uniqueness

Each SIC packet must have a value for E609 (SIC effective from date) that is unique for the course.

Revising data

Providers can correct data submitted in a SIC packet, with the following limitation:

  • the SIC effective dates (E609/E610) cannot be amended in a way that would create an overlap in the time series of the SIC data for a course.

TCSI Data Entry file upload

Course fields of education are updated on the course file available for download on the courses group page.