Higher Education HECS-HELP Live Data Report

How to read this report

This report provides a distribution of HECS‑HELP student loans for a selected year based on the following predefined set of criteria:

Includes only:

  • Citizen/resident indicator (E358) is:
    • 1 Australian citizen,
    • 2 New Zealand citizen,
    • 3 Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa, or
    • 8 Permanent humanitarian visa
  • Work Experience Industry Code (E337)
    • 0 - Student is not undertaking work experience in industry or student is undertaking work experience in industry where learning and performance is directed by the provider
    • 1 - Student is undertaking work experience in industry where learning and performance is not directed by the Provider, but support is received from the Provider

    Uses the reported Student Status code (E490) to determine the following categories:

    • Enabling
      • Student Status code (E490) is:
        • 261 A domestic student enrolled in an enabling course)
    • HECS Liable
      • Student Status code (E490) is:
        • 110 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP,
        • 111 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount,
        • 112 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
    • HECS‑HELP
      • Student Status code (E490) is:
        • 201 Deferred all or part of student contribution through HECS‑HELP,
        • 202 Paid full student contribution upfront with HECS‑HELP discount,
        • 203 Paid full student contribution upfront without HECS‑HELP discount
        • 204 Paid the full student contribution upfront
    • Other Commonwealth Supported
      • Student Status code (E490) is:
        • 250 A domestic student holding a Commonwealth-funded, merit-based, undergraduate HECS‑exemption scholarship for disadvantaged students,
        • 260 Student in a Commonwealth supported place with an Exemption scholarship (no student contribution to be charged)
        • 262 Student undertaking Work Experience in Industry (WEI) where learning and performance is not directed by, and support is not received from, the Provider and for which a student contribution cannot be charged

    The following table identifies the components that are used to construct the report:

    Field Coding notes
    Number of Students A count of distinct UID8 – StudentResKey. The data takes into account the coding of students to two or more categories within the report. As a consequence, totals may be less than the sum of all categories. [UPDATED 07/06/2023]
    Total EFTSL Uses the reported E339 (EFTSL) value.
    Total Amount Charged Uses the reported E384 (Total amount charged) value.
    Amount Paid Upfront Uses the reported E381 (Amount paid upfront) value.
    HELP Debt Amount Uses the reported E558 (HELP Debt Amount) value.

    Notes

    • Students are only counted more than once if they appear in more than one category in this report. So the total student count for each aggregated category may be less than the number of student loans that contribute to that total count.
    • Unit Enrolments with a census date (E489) in the future are excluded from the report.
    • Non higher degree by research students (E310 not equal to 02, 03) who have withdrawn from their unit on, or before, the census date (E601 is less than or equal to E489) are excluded from the report.
    • Students who have successfully completed their unit on, or before, the census date (E355=3 and E601 is less than or equal to E489) are included in the report.
    • Deleted unit enrolments will not be included in the report. Loan amounts rejected, invalidated and adjusted by the Student Entitlement Management Engine will be included in the report with the HELP Loan Amount (E558) and Loan Fee (E529) as reported by the education provider. The Loan Status (A130) only indicates the state of the loan at the time TCSI Analytics reports are refreshed. [UPDATED 16/08/2022]