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553 OS-HELP country of study code - primary


A code representing the primary country at which an OS‑HELP recipient will study for a given OS-HELP loan


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2011
Element name: OS-HELP country of study code - primary

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 4


0913 to 9299 Overseas country code from countries classification for OS-HELP recipient who will undertake overseas study
0000 Pre-2006 OS-HELP loan (no country recorded)

Coding notes

​Refer to Appendix C – Standard Australian Classification of Countries

The primary country is the country of study in which the student will receive the most credit. If a student receives equal amounts of credit for study in different countries, the primary country is the first country in which the student receives credit.

Any country that the student will visit but will not receive credit for overseas study is disregarded.

Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.

Input files

​Higher Education Student:

  • OS-HELP (OS)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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