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328 PIR Course commencement date

Description

A code which indicates the month and year in which the student commenced the current course for the first time

Details

Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Field name: COMMENCEMENT-DATE
Element name: Course commencement date

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: YYYYMM
Width: 6

Classification

CODE MEANING
YYYYMM Date student commenced the course in YYYYMM format​

Coding notes

YYYYMM format:

  • 1st 4 digits – Year sub‑field (e.g. 2005)
  • 2nd 2 digits – Month sub‑field (e.g. 06)
  • For the purpose of the PIR, the Course Commencement Date is the date the student first consumes student load (EFTSL) in that course.
  • To determine what constitutes a course commencement, reference should be made to the definition of a commencing student in the Glossary.
  • For Open Universities Australia (OUA) purposes, the course commencement date is to reflect the first time a student commenced a unit of study through the OUA.
  • Please use format as requested above, for example, 201006.

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Student (PSD)
  • PIR Past Course Completions (PPS)

Change History

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


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