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415 Reporting Year and Period Code


The reporting year and period to which the individual data record relates.


Version: 1.5
First year: 2010
Last year: 2010
Element name: Reporting Year and Period Code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: YYYYp (1 four digit year sub-field and 1 one digit sub-field)
Width: 5


19891 to 99992 Reporting year in ‘YYYY’ format, then Reporting period in ‘p’ format

Coding notes

YYYYp format:

This element describes the Reporting Year and Reporting period to which this record relates.

1st 4 digits (YYYY) = Reporting Year (e.g. 1989)
5th digit (p) = Reporting Period coded as “1” or “2” *

* Reporting period is defined as a ‘1’ if record relates to date between 1 Jan – 30 Jun, and ’2’ if date between 1 Jul- 31 Dec.

Past Course Completions, Full-Time and Fractional Full time, Actual Casual and Estimated Casual, VET Course Completions submissions: records apply to the calendar year in which the course was completed. The reporting period for the year is to be coded as “1’.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Scholarships (CS)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full Time Fractional Full Time (FT)
  • Actual Casual (CA)
  • Estimated Casual (EC)


  • Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Course Completions (VCC)

Change History

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

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