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535 Highest qualification completed prior to commencement

Description

A code which indicates the student's highest qualification completed prior to the first enrolment in the course

Details

Version: 1.0
First year: 2000
Last year: -
Field name: QUAL-HIGH
Element name: Highest qualification completed prior to commencement

Code format:

Data Type: Character
Units: Code (numeric), right justified, with a leading zero if needed
Width: 2

Classification

CODE MEANING DERIVATION
00 Overseas student E358 = 4 or 5
01 Not a commencing student E922 = 2

Commencing student for whom highest qualification completed prior to commencement was a:

CODE MEANING DERIVATION
02 Higher education postgraduate course Not the above AND E359 = "3****"
03 Higher education bachelor course None of the above AND E360 = "3****"
04 Higher education diploma or associate diploma course None of the above AND E361 = "3****"
05 TAFE award course (excl. Diploma or associate diploma) None of the above AND E362 = "3****"
06 TAFE - other award course None of the above AND E363 = "3****"
07 Complete some other qualification or certificate of attainment or competence completed after completing secondary education at school or TAFE None of the above AND either of these applies:
  • E366 = "2****" AND E364 = "2****" AND (E366 >= E364) OR
  • E366 = "2****" AND E365 = "2****" AND (E366 >= E365)
08 Completed some other qualification or certificate of attainment or competence but had not completed secondary education at school or TAFE None of the above AND both of these apply:
  • E366 = "2****" AND E364 ≠ "2****"
    AND
  • E365 ≠ "2****"
09 Completed secondary education at school or TAFE after other qualification or certificate of attainment or competence None of the above AND either of these applies:
  • E364 = "2****" AND E366 = "2****" AND (E364 > E366)
    OR
  • E365 = "2****" AND E366 = "2****" AND (E365 > E366)
10 Completed secondary education at school or TAFE and has no other qualification or certificate of attainment or competence None of the above AND either of these applies:
  • E364 = "2****" AND E366 ≠ "2****"
  • E365 = "2****" AND E366 ≠ "2****"
11 Other All other cases

Coding notes

"*" indicates any code is acceptable.

This element is not used in files provided to the department by universities; it is a "derived" element used in the department's output datasets.

Input files

Derived element

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