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System outage

May 14

The MQ services that transfer TFN data will be unavailable from 4.00 PM Friday, 17 May to 9.00 AM on Monday, 20 May 2019.


Verification reminder for higher education providers – Full year 2018 student data sign off due 15 May

May 13

Verifying data is a legislative requirement. It certifies that the data you have reported during the previous calendar year is complete and accurate for funding and publication purposes.

It's your final opportunity to check for errors or omissions, so please ensure that you have reviewed your reports carefully before signing off by 15 May deadline. Remember that once data has been verified, it is final and no further revisions or changes can be reflected in verification reports.

Please visit the Important Sector Notice May 2019 for further details.


System outage from 4pm Friday 10 May

May 9

HEIMS systems will be unavailable between 4pm AEST Friday 10 May and 9am Monday 13 May for system maintenance. The HEIMSHELP website will be unavailable between 8pm Friday 10 May and midnight Sunday 12 May.

Please visit the Important Sector Notice May 2019 for further details.


REMINDER - HEIMS Web Services Security Upgrade

Apr 11

As we advised the sector in February, the department is implementing security upgrades to HEIMS Web Services (CHESSN, Entitlement Search, Application and Offers and Commonwealth Scholarships) from 1 May 2019.

To avoid any interruptions with your institution's ability to allocate CHESSNs or report data please ensure this information reaches the appropriate IT staff at your institution.

Please visit the Important Sector Notice February 2019 for further details.


TCSI webinar: TCSI into the Future

Apr 1

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3 April
2pm–3pm AEDT
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Feedback for the 2020 Reporting Requirements

Mar 5

1 day left! Feedback for the 2020 Reporting Requirements is due by COB tomorrow, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Do not miss your chance to shape the future of higher education data collection.


TCSI webinar presentations

Feb 28

Our recent TCSI webinar presentations and recordings are now available on the TCSI Resources page.


TCSI webinar: Shining a spotlight on the changes

Feb 21

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27 February
2pm–3pm AEDT
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Webinar - 2020 Reporting requirements and Portal follow up

Feb 12

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15 February
2pm–3pm AEDT
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TSCI Newsletter - February 2019

Feb 7

Webinar - Provider Portal demo

Feb 4

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Demonstration of key functionality developed for the TCSI portal to date.
7 February
2pm–3pm AEDT
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System outage

Jan 18

The MQ services that transfer TFN data are currently unavailable. We are in process of investigating the issue and hope to have it resolved as soon as possible.


System outage 21 December 2018 - 2 January 2019

Dec 21

The MQ services that transfer TFN data will be unavailable from Friday, 21 December to 8.00 AM on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.


TCSI update - December 2018

Dec 12

The TCSI update - December 2018 is now available.


New HEPCAT and HEIMS release

Dec 11
HEPCAT

A new version of HEPCAT and HEIMS will be released to production on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

The key changes to this release include the addition of new and modifications to existing validations to support the removal of the 25% FEE-HELP Loan fee for Table B providers. Due to the passage of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) changes - Sustainability Act in August.

All HEIMS systems will be unavailable from 12pm AEDT 11 December 2018 for the application update. The new version of HEPCAT will be available for download on 12 December 2018.


System outage 7 - 10 December 2018

Dec 7

The MQ services that transfer TFN data will be unavailable from 12.00 PM Friday, 7 December to 8.00 AM on Monday, 10 December 2018.


TCSI data element definitions for 2020

Nov 27

The 2020 Data framework and the Data element definitions for 2020 have been released on our TCSI Resources page, including:

  • updated element names for new and existing elements
  • coding notes for new and existing elements
  • elements marked as 'retired'
  • data type and width updates

Version 2.1 of the API specifications is scheduled for release on Tuesday 4 December. These specifications are currently being updated to align with the 2020 Element specifications and version 2.1 of the Data framework.


TFN verification system outage

Nov 20

The MQ services that transfer TFN data are currently unavailable. This is being treated as a priority and we hope to have the services restored by Wednesday 21 November.


2019 Reporting Requirements for the Higher Education Data Collections & Outcomes Paper

Oct 24

The 2019 reporting requirements for the Higher Education Data Collections were issued on 24 October 2018.

No system changes will be required.

The department has also released the Outcomes from the Redevelopment and Audit of the Higher Education Data Collection Discussion Paper.

As part of the 2019 requirements, the department has introduced two Field of Research indicator elements for Higher Degree by Research (HDR).

These elements will address the need for better HDR data identified in the Review of Australia's Research Training System undertaken by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).

All changes are included in 2019 Higher Education Data Collections data requirements and change control document.

If you have any queries relating to the 2019 data requirements, please contact us.


TCSI Developer update

Oct 22

Upcoming developer engagements

We need your help!
Your in-house developers and/or your software vendors need to plan how they will develop a solution to enable you to report using the TCSI solution.
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