How to read this report
Unique student record
The concept of Major course is utilised in these reports where a student is enrolled in more than one course. The Major course is identified in order to select a unique set of characteristics for each student and is defined as the course with the greatest Equivalent Full‑Time Student Load (EFTSL).
If there is more than one course with the same EFTSL, the selected course is based on alpha/numeric sorting (ascending) of the Course code (E307).
Students enrolled in cross institutional studies:
- Course of study type code (E310) is:
- 41 Cross Institution – Undergraduate, or
- 42 Cross Institution – Postgraduate.
are excluded from this report.
Note - A student's Type of attendance code (E330) is calculated prior to the above rules being applied.
|Gender||Gender is determined on the basis of the first value reported on Gender code (E315). For example, if a student is first reported as Male and then in a subsequent submission is reported as Female, the original classification of Male is maintained. If the original value has been revised, the revised value is used.|
|Citizenship||Value reported in Citizen/resident indicator (E358):
Value reported for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander code (E316):
If the original reported value is 9 (no information) the record will be updated with any new value (2, 3, 4 or 5).
|Level of Course||Value reported on Course of study type code (E310) for the selected reporting period year.|
|Tertiary Entrance Score||The Tertiary Entrance Score report is applicable for commencing students only. It is calculated in the following way:
|Special Course Type||Value reported on Special course type code (E312)|
|Mode of Attendance||The Mode of attendance code (E329) value is derived at the course level based on the individual values reported for each Unit of study code (E354). If there is only one Mode of attendance code (E329 for a student over the period the reported value is used, otherwise the value is set to "multi‑modal".|
|Broad Field of Education||First two digits of Field of education code (E461) and first two digits of Field of education supplementary code (E462) (if applicable).
This table identifies the number of students studying within a specific broad field of education (BFOE).
The data allows for the coding of combined courses to two fields of education, and as a result summing the data across all BFOE may return a total that is higher than the total number of students.
Where students have both a primary and secondary field of education:
|Type of Attendance||Type of attendance identifies whether a student is studying full‑time or part‑time:
1. HDR Students
If the student is only a Higher Degree Research student:
For full year, If the values for both reporting periods are not consistent, E330 is determined by the record for the later period.
If (E330) = 0 (Non‑higher degree research) or no value is reported, type of attendance is recorded as part time.
2. Non‑HDR Students
If the student is enrolled in any course that is not a Higher Degree Research course:
Half year report calculation
If the student only consumes load in one half year period then
The reported value for Type of attendance code (E330) is used.
|Disability||Value reported on the first character of Disability (E386):