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Element 316 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander code

Summary

Element 316 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1987. It continued 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.In 2009 element 316 replaced staff element 424 (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander indicator) in the Higher Education Staff data collection to support the alignment of data elements in the student data collection with the introduction of HEPCAT. In 2009 it was included in the VET FEE‑HELP data collection. In 2010 it was included in the University Applications and Offers data collection.

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
2015 Current 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 5.00 Applications and Offers Data Collection - Updated coding notes to include reference to TAC's Data Elements Map. To clarify information 27 Mar 2013 27 Mar 2013
2013 2013 4.00 Moved coding notes from AD structure document Clarification 14 Feb 2012 14 Feb 2012
2012 2012 3.00 New version numbers applied to all data elements No change in requirements Implementation of new departmental document management system 11 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011
2010 2011 1.30 Addition of coding notes; update of element description to accommodate use for Applications and Offers New Collection 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2009
2009 2009 1.20 Addition of coding note; update of element description to accommodate use by VET providers. Staff element 424 changed to element 316 to align with student data collection. Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP 5 Dec 2008 5 Dec 2008
2007 2008 1.10 Update of code meanings in the classification of this element Code meanings modified to reflect Australian Bureau of Statistics classification. 18 Dec 2006 18 Dec 2006
2005 2006 1.0 Inclusion in 2005 student data collection Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2003. 9 Dec 2004 9 Dec 2004
Pre-HESA: Element 316 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1987. It continued as part of the 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. There have been no significant coding changes to this element.

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.

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