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329 Mode of attendance code


A code which identifies the mode of attendance by which the student undertakes a unit of study


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2008
Element name: Mode of attendance code

Code format:

Data Type: Character
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


1 Internal Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus
2 External Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus
3 Multi-modal Mode of Attendance
4 Completed course for which ALL units of study have been completed either solely through the Open Learning Australia (OLA) or through the OLA and another Higher Education Provider
5 Award granted on the basis of submission of original work which is not the result of supervised candidature within the Higher Education Provider.

Coding notes

The following additional codes are used in DEST datasets but were NOT reported by Higher Education Provider:

No information

If a student is attending an off-shore campus as an internal student at that campus, he/she is to be coded “1”, not “2”.

Codes 4 and 5 are only to be used for reporting data in the Past Course Completion File.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

Higher Education:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL)
  • Pas Course Completions (PS)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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