Disability packet (PIR) 2021

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The disability packet is used to report disability codes (E615) for a student and changes through time in line with a student’s disabilities. A provider may create as many PIR disability packets as necessary to add disability codes (E615) for a student.


Providers are required to report a PIR disability packet only when a student notifies the provider that:

  • they have a disability;
  • they have two or more disabilities, or
  • there has been a change to their disability status.

Reporting deadlines

Before the first course admission is linked to the student record. Changes to disability status notified to the provider in 2021 are due to be reported in August 2022.

Initial reporting requirement

Element Required reporting
E615: Disability code Required if reporting a new PIR disability packet
E609: Disability effective from date Required if reporting a new PIR disability packet
E610: Disability effective to date Optional


Each PIR disability packet must have a value for the disability code (E615) that is unique to the student on any given date, as determined by disability effective dates (E609 and E610).