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533 Course of study code


A code which uniquely identifies an enabling course or a course leading to a higher education award.


Version: 1.2
First year: 2010
Last year: 2011
Element name: Course of study code

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric), left justified with trailing blanks if needed
Width: 10


0000000000 Not a course of study code.
Any text or numbers A course of study code.

Coding notes

The same code may be used in more than one record provided that the course leads to the same award. All courses which are associated with a course of study must have the same value for Element 310 (Course of study type code) concatenated with Element 350 (Course of study load).

Not a course of study includes: Non-award; Cross-provider program for undergraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider; Cross-provider program for postgraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider; Open Learning Australia undergraduate studies and Open Learning Australia postgraduate studies.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Course of Study (CO)
  • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (PO)

Change History

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

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