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Preference Details (PD)

ELEMENTS ON THE PREFERENCE DETAILS (PD) FILE

First Reporting Year for version 3.0: 2012
Last Reporting Year for version 3.0: 2012

Data record structure (1 or more records required):

Element Element number Position Width Data type Type of element Coding note variations
Application identification code 700 1-20 20 Alphanumeric 1 -
Preference ordinal position 713 21-22 2 Numeric 6 -
Higher Education Provider code 306 23-26 4 Numeric 2 -
Sector code 724 27-27 1 Numeric 1 -
Field of education code 461 28-33 6 Numeric 2 -
Field of education supplementary code 462 34-39 6 Numeric 2 The substantive field assigned by HEPs is to be provided to TACs.
Course of study type code 310 40-41 2 Numeric 1 -
Mode of attendance code 329 42-42 1 Numeric 3 The codes ‘4’ and ‘5’ are not applicable to this collection.
Course campus postcode 559 43-47 5 Alphanumeric 3 -
Intake date 709 48-53 6 Date 1 -

Type of Element Key:

  • 1: Provision of data required in both preliminary and detailed submissions.
  • 2: Provision of data required in the detailed submission but discretionary in the preliminary submission.
  • 3: Provision of data is discretionary in both preliminary and detailed submissions.
  • 6: Provision of data is required by the University of Tasmania in both the preliminary and detailed submissions but for all other HEPs is discretionary in both the preliminary and detailed submissions.

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