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384 Total amount charged


Amount charged for the unit of study.


Version: 3.2
First year: 2012
Last year: 2012
Field name: AMT-CHARGED
Element name: Total amount charged

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Numeric, right justified, with leading or trailing zeros if needed
Width: 8


Nil liability
00000001 to 99999999
Amount charged, including cents

Coding notes


Amounts for exempt students need to be reported as 00000000.  For FEE-HELP undergraduate courses and VET FEE-HELP courses this must exclude the 20% Loan Fee which is reported separately in Element 529 (Loan fee)
Values less than 10000000 must have leading and trailing zeros, NOT spaces. For example, $585 is to be expressed as “00058500” and $585:45 is to be expressed as “00058545”.
If the student is in an Employer reserved place/restricted access place, the amount charged must only be the amount charged of the student.  It must not include the employer contribution amount.

Higher Education Providers only:

The amount charged for Commonwealth supported students must have zero cents when aggregated to the unit of study.
A student’s HECS-HELP status is determined by assessing the status of all units of study undertaken, within a given course of study, on a given census date.
HECS-HELP eligible students who have deferred all or part of their student contribution amount for any unit of study, within a course of study, on a particular census date, must be reported as deferred for all units of study undertaken as a HECS-HELP student, in that course of study, on that census date.

Therefore, HECS-HELP eligible students may be reported as deferred for a particular unit of study, within a course of study, even though they have paid 90% (applied to census dates on or after 1 January 2012) or 80% (applied to census dates prior to 1 January 2012) of the amount reported at Element 384 (Amount charged).

SA-HELP – A student services and amenities fee is not required to be a whole dollar amount.

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

Input files

Higher Education:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL) 
  • Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • SA-HELP (SA)


  • Revised Student Load Liability (VRL)
  • VET Student Load Liability (VLL)  

Change History

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

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