Provider Information Request 2022

The Provider Information Request (PIR) 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 Provider Information Request (PIR) for implementation in 2022.

From 2022, there are additional data collection requirements to support the operation of the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) for upfront fee-paying students. This includes information which has been collected via manual processes from 2021, such as student names, residential addresses, and information about student courses and units, including cost and information on any work integrated learning unit requirements.

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

Some data packets include ‘extensions’, which enable providers to report more than one value for a data element or a group of data elements. These groups may be time-based and allow the reporting of changes in the characteristic of a course, student, etc. through time.

Reporting method

All data can be reported through:

  • an application programming interface (API) from each provider's student management system to the Government or
  • TCSI Data Entry.

Providers can report new and revised data as soon as the data is available. The system can receive information about past events and some events that are planned to occur (e.g. the establishment of a course in the following year).


Please ensure you are confident that your data is accurate when reporting to TCSI. Records that require an update will need to be deleted and re-reported.

Compliance with due dates

The deadline for reporting is in August. 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. It is important that providers allocate enough time to prepare, test, submit and validate their data before the applicable deadline.

More information

For more information about terms used in these guidelines see the glossary.

Contact TCSI Support

If you need assistance with any reporting issues please contact us at

Contact TEQSA

TEQSA's Information Management team can be contacted at regarding the scope and timing of the collection as well as administrative queries.