Course preferences packet

Version Details

Version
1.01
Years
2022

The course preferences packet is used to report all preferences listed on an application for current higher education undergraduate award courses submitted directly to a Table A or Table B provider. Each course preferences packet must be linked to an established course applications packet.

Scope

Table A and Table B providers that receive direct applications are required to report one or more course preferences packets for every preference listed in an application the provider has reported through a course application packet. That is, a course preferences packet must be reported for each valid application lodged by a domestic applicant where the application contains at least one preference for a Commonwealth supported place in a higher education undergraduate award course.

A course preferences packet must be reported for each preference listed by the applicant on a valid application. This includes current preferences for courses cancelled by providers and current preferences for courses for which the applicant is not eligible. The reported course preferences for an application may also include:

  • bridging, enabling or non‑award courses
  • postgraduate courses
  • domestic fee‑paying undergraduate courses
  • courses offered in the vocational, education and training sector.

Reporting deadlines

The reference date for the 2022 University Applications and Offers Collection is 14 May 2022. The 2022 University Applications and Offers Collection is due 31 May 2022.

Initial reporting requirement

Element Required reporting
*UID23: Course applications resource key or

E700 / E415: Unique application combination

Required for all in-scope course preferences

Initial reporting requirement - Extension: course preferences

Element Required reporting
*E713: Preference ordinal position Required for all in-scope course preferences
*E306: Provider code Required for all in-scope course preferences
*E310: Course of study type Required for all in-scope course preferences
*E724: Sector code Required for all in-scope course preferences
*E709: Intake year Required for all in-scope course preferences
E461: Field of education code Required for all in-scope course preferences
E462: Field of education supplementary code Required for all in-scope course preferences
E744: Intake month Required for all in-scope course preferences
E644: Campus country code Optional
E559: Campus postcode Optional
E329: Mode of attendance code Optional

*These elements must be reported together when a course preferences packet is created

Uniqueness

Each course preferences packet must have a unique combination of the values for:

  • course application identifier (UID23 or combination of E700/E415)
  • preference ordinal position (E713) (unless '00' or '99' are reported).

Revising and adding data

A provider can correct any data already in a course preferences packet, if required. A provider may create as many additional course preference packets as necessary to add course preferences to a course application.

TCSI Data Entry file upload

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