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Past Course Completions (PS) file structure

Version Details

Version: 3.1
First Year: 2012
Last Year: 2017

Elements on the Past Course Completions (PS) file

Type of record and element name Element number Position Width Data type
Student identification code 313 1-10 10 Alphanumeric
Course code 307 11-20 10 Alphanumeric
Date of birth 314 21-28 8 Alphanumeric
Gender code 315 29-29 1 Alphanumeric
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander code 316 30-30 1 Numeric
Citizen/resident indicator 358 31-31 1 Numeric
Course commencement date 328 32-37 6 Alphanumeric
Mode of attendance code 329 38-38 1 Numeric
Type of attendance code 330 39-39 1 Numeric
Specialisation code 463 40-45 6 Numeric
Filler 2 spaces N.A. 46-47 2 Alphanumeric
Country of birth code 346 48-51 4 Numeric
Year of arrival in Australia 347 52-55 4 Alphanumeric
Language spoken at home code 348 56-59 4 Numeric
Total exemption granted 385 60-61 2 Numeric
Disability 386 62-69 8 Numeric
Scholarship type code 487 70-71 2 Alphanumeric
Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) 488 72-81 10 Alphanumeric
Reporting Year and Period Code 415 82-86 5 Numeric
Variation reason code 446 87-87 1 Numeric
Filler 50 spaces N.A. 88-137 50 Alphanumeric
Completion percentage 578 138-140 3 Numeric
Joint Degree Partner Higher Education Provider Code 579 141-144 4 Numeric

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