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510 PIR Organisational unit code


A code that uniquely identifies an organisational unit in which the current duties of an academic member of staff are being performed (teaching department, school, division)


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Field name: ORG-UNIT
Element name: Organisational unit code

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric), left justified, with trailing blanks if needed
Width: 4


Academic Organisational Unit:

1XXX "1XXX" is the code for an academic organisational unit. These three characters must be consistent with the codes used for academic organisational units reported in the Higher Education Student Collection, prefixed by "1" to indicate it is an academic organisation unit.

Coding notes

  • For staff members that undertake duties in academic and non-academic organisational units, only the academic proportion of the staff member's duties, commensurate FTE and academic organisational unit should be reported.
  • The Codes used to report academic staff members should match those used where their teaching is undertaken and should match the student data collection.
  • Codes commencing with 1XXX are academic organisational units (teaching units) where XXX is the code determined by the provider.

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Staff (PSF)

Change History

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

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