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320 PIR Location code of permanent home residence


The Australian postcode or overseas country code of a student's/applicant's permanent home residence


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Location code of permanent home residence

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric)
Width: 5


X1200 to X9299​ Overseas country code from countries classification​
X9999​ Overseas country, but not classifiable​
A0001 to A9998​ Australian Postcode​
99999​ No information on location of residence​

Coding notes

  • Overseas country codes should be prefixed by "X"
  • Australian postcodes should be prefixed by "A".
  • This code should reflect the permanent home residence and is to be provided by the student each year.
  • The permanent home residence is where a student/applicant comes from and not a temporary semester/term address.
  • Overseas students/applicants would have an overseas country as their permanent home residence.

Refer to:

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Student (PSD)

Change History

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

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