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2020 Reporting Requirements for the Higher Education Data Collections

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

The 2020 Ministerial Notice is issued in two parts. This release of the Notice sets out the requirements for the submission of higher education data:

  • The primary channel for data submission will use APIs (Application Programming Interface). This channel supports system‑to‑system submission and reporting functionality
  • A file upload capability is also available for low volume transactions and basic ICT capability.

The technical specifications for APIs are being developed progressively, in collaboration with developers across the sector. Technical documents are available from the Govdex Developer portal or by contacting HEIMS.datacollections [at] education.gov.au (HEIMS Data Collections).

An update to this Notice will issue the scope, structure and timing requirements for 2020. The final version of this document is now available for review from the TCSI Resources page of HEIMSHELP.

These documents were first released on 5 February 2019, and have been consolidated into a single document following feedback over the last five months. There is a final opportunity for comment by 19 July 2019.

We expect to issue the update to the Notice towards the end of July, following the outcomes of this consultation.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns regarding the documents or the TCSI solution more broadly do not hesitate to contact us at TCSI.SUPPORT [at] humanservices.gov.au.