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521 OS-HELP Study period commencement date

Description

A code which indicates the year, month and day on which the student commenced the current six month OS-HELP study period for which they are receiving an OS-HELP loan.

Details

Version: 3.0
First year: 2012
Last year: -
Field name: OS-HELP STUDY PERIOD COMMENCEMENT-DATE
Element name: OS-HELP Study period commencement date

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width: 8

Classification

CODE MEANING
00000000
Student is not in receipt of an OS-HELP loan
YYYYMMDD
Date student commenced their overseas study in YYYYMMDD format

Coding notes

  • ​YYYMMDD format:
  • 1st 4 digits - Year sub-field (e.g. 1952)
  • 2nd 2 digits - Month sub-field (e.g. 04)
  • 3rd 2 digits - Day sub-field (e.g. 16) 

For students undertaking their first or discrete second six month study period, the study period commencement date is the date on which the student first commences study with the overseas institution in respect of the six month OS-HELP study period.

For students undertaking a second six month study period that is a continuation of their first six month study period, the study period commencement date is the date six months hence of the date that the student first commences study with the overseas institution in respect of the six month OS-HELP study period.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:​

  • OS-HELP (OS)
  • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance (PO)
  • Revisions File (OR)

Change History

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


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