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Element 461 - Field of education code

Summary

Element 461 was included as part of the Higher Education Student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) which was implemented in 2005.

The element was included in the VET FEE‑HELP data collection in 2009.

In 2010 it was included in the University Applications and Offers data collection. There have been some updates and modifications to codes and coding notes to this element since, for clarification.

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
  • Update to coding notes to clarify the reporting of the field of education for a VET course.
  • Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade
  • Clarification for VET providers
  • Ministerial Notice document system upgrade
  • 31 Jul 2014
  • 22 May 2014
  • 31 Jul 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 in the HEIMS Web Services Specification and that the code should reflect the applicant's residential address (not postal address) To clarify information 27 Mar 2013 27 Mar 2013
2013 2013 4.00 Moved coding notes from Application Details AD file structure documents To streamline documentation 14 Feb 2012 14 Feb 2012
2012 2012 3.00 New versioning applied to data elements No change in requirements - Implementation of new document management system. 11 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011
2010 2011 1.20 Addition of coding notes of Application and Offers input files; and change to element description or code meanings to accommodate use for Applications and Offers New collection 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2009
2009 2009 1.10 Addition of coding notes of VET input files; and change to element description and code meanings to accommodate use by VET providers Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP 5 Dec 2008 5 Dec 2008
2005 2008 1.00 Coding and code meanings modified to support the policy and program initiatives under HESA 2003. Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2003. 9 Dec 2004 9 Dec 2004
Pre‑HESA: Element 461 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 2001. It continued as part of the student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. 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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