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Element 534 - Course of study commencement date


Element 534 was included 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 replaced Element 325 (Previous university course commenced code).

The element was included in the VET FEE‑HELP data collection in 2009. There have been no significant coding changes to this element since.

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 4.00 Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade Ministerial Notice document system upgrade 22 May 2014 22 May 2014
2012 2014 3.00 New versioning applied to data elements No change in requirements - Implementation of new document management system. 11 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011
2009 2011 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 05 Dec 2008 05 Dec 2008
2005 2005 1.00 Element introduced as part of Higher Education student data collection. Introduced to implement the new policy and program initiatives under HESA 2003; replaced E325 and identifies the commencement date of a course of study. 09 Dec 2004 16 Jun 2004
Pre‑HESA: There is no earlier version of 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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