Course of study packet

Version Details

Version
1.00
Years
2021

The course of study packet is used to report data on what courses of study are offered by each provider. The data collected through a course of study packet is referenced by one or more course packets.

Scope

Providers are required to report a course of study packet for each course of study in which they intend to admit one or more students.

Initial reporting requirement

Element Required reporting Deadline
*E533: Course of study code Required for all in-scope courses of study Before the first course admission is reported for the course of study
*E310: Course of study type Required for all in-scope courses of study Before the first course admission is reported for the course of study
*E455: Combined course of study indicator Required for all in-scope courses of study Before the first course admission is reported for the course of study
E394: Course of study name Required for all in-scope courses of study Before the first course admission is reported for the course of study
E350:  Course of study load Required for all in-scope courses of study, except:
  • higher doctorates
  • cross-institutional programs
  • non-award courses
  • OUA programs
Before the first course admission is reported for the course of study

*These elements must be reported together when a new course of study packet is created

Uniqueness

Each course of study packet:

Revising data

A provider can correct data already in a course of study packet after the initial packet is reported, with the following limitations:

  • the course of study type (E310) cannot be changed from a higher degree by research course ("02" or "03") to a non-higher degree by research course if the course of study packet has linked data
  • a course of study packet cannot be deleted if it is linked to an active course record.

All revisions made to elements in the course of study packet will apply to all enrolment records linked to the course of study, including historical enrolment and completion records. Revisions should therefore only be made where data has been incorrectly reported through a genuine administrative error. Where there is an actual change to a course of study, it should not be made by revising an existing course of study but instead by creating a new course of study record.

TCSI Data Entry file upload

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