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314 Date of birth


The day, month and year of birth of the student/applicant


Version: 3.0
First year: 2012
Last year: 2012
Field name: DATE-OF-BIRTH
Element name: Date of birth

Code format:

Data Type: Date
Units: YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width: 8


Date of birth in YYYYMMDD format

Coding notes

YYYYMMDD format:

  • 1st 4 digits - Year sub-field (e.g. 1957)
  • 2nd 2 digits - Month sub-field (e.g. 08)
  • 3rd 2 digits - Day sub-field (e.g. 06)

Provision of full details of date of birth is required for all students / applicants.

Where date of birth cannot be provided, report ‘19010101’.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Students - HELP Due (DU)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (PO)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Applications and Offers:

  • Applicant Details (AD)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full-time and FFT (FT)


  • VET Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • VET Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (VPO)
  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Change History

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

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