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556 Offer Year


The year in which a course will be/is being offered.


Version: 1.0
First year: 2005
Last year: 2011
Field name: OFFER-YEAR
Element name: Offer Year

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Numeric
Width: 4


2006 to 2099 The year in which the course is being offered

Coding notes

​All courses to be offered in the reference year must be reported. For example, the campus file reported to DEST in August 2005, has a reference year of 2006.

HEPs may include courses to be offered beyond the reference year. In these cases the year reported must be the year the course is first offered.

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

Input files

​Higher Education:

  • Campus File (CM)

Change History

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

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