Element 310 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1997. It continued to be included unchanged as part of the Higher Education Student Data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Opens in a new window: Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) which was implemented in 2005.
It was modified in 2009 with the addition of VET only codes 80 and 81 to support its inclusion in the VET FEE‑HELP data.
Code 82 was added in 2014 for the Certificate IV trial. Code 82 was later removed after the trial ended.
Table 1. Change control information with links to relevant versions 1
|First year version applied||Last year version applied||Version||Change||Reason for change||Notice date||Issue date|
|2018||Current||7.00||Removed code 82 - Certificate IV (VET only)||The Certificate IV trial ended on 31 December 2016||18 Sep 2017||18 Sep 2017|
|2015||2017||6.00||Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade||Ministerial Notice document system upgrade||22 May 2014||22 May 2014|
|2014||2014||5.2||Addition of a new code "82" (Certificate IV) and coding notes for VET FEE‑HELP.||New code for providers participating in the Certificate IV trial.||27 Mar 2013||05 Mar 2014|
|2014||2014||5.1||Update to coding notes that relate to VET FEE‑HELP codes; Reference to Open learning was changed to Open universities in codes 60 & 61||Update of information and to clarify the use of VET FEE‑HELP codes||27 Mar 2013||16 Oct 2013|
||27 Mar 2013||27 Mar 2013|
||14 Feb 2012||14 Feb 2012|
|2012||2012||3.00||Modification of coding notes to clarify that codes 60 and 61 are for Open Universities Australia (OUA) use only.
New version numbers applied to all data elements.
|For clarification and Implementation of new departmental document management system||11 Mar 2011||11 Mar 2011|
|2011||2011||1.30||Removed pre‑AQF terminology from code meaning for codes 20 and 21||Clarification||03 Sep 2010||03 Sep 2010|
|2010||2010||1.20||Update of term "Cross‑Provider" to Cross‑Institutional"
Modification to coding notes to reference VET FEE‑HELP
|Consistency across HE terminology||30 Nov 2009||30 Nov 2009|
|2010||2010||1.12||Addition of new TAC only code 99: Course below Diploma (AQF terminology) / Associate diploma (pre‑AQF terminology) (e.g. other VET courses)||New Collection||30 Nov 2009||30 Nov 2009|
|2010||2010||1.11||Modified coding notes to reference VET FEE‑HELP||Clarification||26 Nov 2009||26 Nov 2009|
|2009||2009||1.10||Addition of VET only codes 80 and 81
Addition of VET only code 6
|Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP||05 Dec 2008||05 Dec 2008|
|2005||2008||1.00||Inclusion in 2005 student data collection||Implementation HESA 2003.
||09 Dec 2004||09 Dec 2004|
|Pre‑HESA: Element 310 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1997. It continued to be included in the collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 which was implemented in 2005.|
Note 1: A version of an element can be associated with one or more reporting years. Where there are multiple versions applicable to a reporting year, only a link to the latest version is provided.