A code indicating a student's/applicant’s citizenship and residence status
|Element name:||Citizen/resident indicator|
|1||Australian citizen (including Australian citizens with dual citizenship)|
|2||New Zealand citizen or a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, excluding those with Australian citizenship. (Note: includes any such persons who have Permanent Resident status)|
|8||Students/Applicants with permanent humanitarian visa|
|3||Students/Applicants with Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa|
|4||Student/Applicant has a temporary entry permit or is a diplomat or a dependent of a diplomat (except New Zealand) and resides in Australia during the unit of study|
|5||Not one of the above categories and student/applicant is residing outside Australia during the unit of study/time of application|
Applications and Offers only
HEPs / TACs - Data is required in all submissions.
For TACs refer to TAC Data Elements Map for more information.
Records are not included in the collection for applicants who are coded "4", "5" or b (space).
International applicants would be coded as either "4" or "5" depending on whether they had already relocated to Australia.
VET providers are only to report codes "1", "2" and "8". Students with Australian citizenship, holders of New Zealand Special Category or permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for VET FEE‑HELP.
The following additional codes are used in the department's datasets but are not reported by higher education providers / institutions.
Code overseas students residing overseas as "5"
Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.
Higher Education Student:
- Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
- Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
- Past Course Completions (PS)
- SA-HELP (SA)
University Applications and Offers:
- Application Details (AD)
- VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
- Student Load/Liability (VLL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (VRL)
Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.
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