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310 Course of study type code


A code which indicates the type of higher education/VET course


First year:2011
Last year:2011
Field name:COURSE-TYPE
Element name:Course of study type code

Code format:

Data Type:Numeric
Units:Code (numeric), right justified, with a leading zero if needed


01Higher Doctorate
02Doctorate by research
12Doctorate by coursework
14Masters (Extended)
03Masters (Research)
04Masters (Coursework)
05Postgraduate Qualifying or Preliminary (for Masters, Doctorate or Higher Doctorate)
06Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) involving new academic, professional or vocational area
07Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) extending skills and knowledge in a professional area previously studied
11Graduate Certificate
08Bachelors Graduate Entry
09Bachelors Honours
10Bachelors Pass
13Associate degree
20Advanced Diploma
22Other undergraduate award course
30Enabling course
41Cross Institutional program for undergraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider
42Cross Institutional program for postgraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider
50Non-award course (including Bridging for overseas trained professionals)
60Open learning undergraduate studies
61Open learning postgraduate studies
80Vocational Graduate Certificate
81Vocational Graduate Diploma

Coding notes

Higher Education only:

Code post-course legal studies programs which do not lead to an award of the Higher Education Provider as 22 (other undergraduate award course).

Code preparatory courses being undertaken by fee-paying overseas students as 22 (other award course).

For DEEWR coding purposes, Higher Doctorates include those awards which are granted in recognition of original work which was not conducted as part of a supervised candidature within the Higher Education Provider.

VET only:

VET providers offering VET FEE-HELP are only to use codes 20 (Advanced Diploma), 21 (Diploma), 80 (Vocational Graduate Certificate) or 81 (Vocational Graduate Diploma).

Tertiary Administration Centres (TAC) only:

Use code 99 for “Course below Diploma (AQF terminology)/Associate diploma (pre-AQF terminology)” (e.g. other VET courses). Refer Application and Offers Technical Specifications for more information.

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

Input files

HEP - Student

  • Course of Study (CO)

HEP - Applications and Offers

  • Offer Details (OD)
  • Preference Details (PD)

VET - Student

  • VET Course of Study (VCO)

Change History

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

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