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Announcements

TFN verification outage

Sep 12

The MQ services that transfer TFN data will be unavailable from 4.00 PM Friday, 13 September to 8.00 AM on Monday, 16 September 2019.


Using Portal to upload TCSI files in 2020

Jul 25

The Portal file upload templates and user guides for Higher Education and VSL providers are now available.

If you plan to use the Portal to upload your data from 2020, check out the 2020 reporting requirements and file templates hosted on the TCSI Resources page, under the "2020 Reporting Requirements" tab.


2020 Reporting Requirements for the Higher Education Data Collections

Jun 25

The TCSI team is pleased to announce the release of the 2020 Ministerial Notice for the Higher Education Data Collections.

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System outage 21 June 2019

Jun 19

The MQ services that transfer TFN data will be unavailable from 4.00 PM Friday, 21 June to 9.00 AM on Monday, 24 June 2019.

Both TFN Verification and Student Loan exchanges will not occur during that times.


TSCI Newsletter - June 2019

Jun 13

The TCSI Newsletter - June 2019 is now available.

The newsletter includes more information on the transition to TCSI, data migration, the final version of the data element specifications, PRODA information, and much more.

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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.