A code which indicates the type of higher education/VET course
|Element name:||Course of study type code|
|Units:||Code (numeric), right justified, with a leading zero if needed|
|02||Doctorate by research|
|12||Doctorate by coursework|
|05||Postgraduate Qualifying or Preliminary (for Masters, Doctorate or Higher Doctorate)|
|06||Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) involving new academic, professional or vocational area|
|07||Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) extending skills and knowledge in a professional area previously studied|
|08||Bachelors Graduate Entry|
|22||Other undergraduate award course|
|41||Cross Institutional program for undergraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider|
|42||Cross Institutional program for postgraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider|
|50||Non-award course (including Bridging for overseas trained professionals)|
|60||Open learning undergraduate studies|
|61||Open learning postgraduate studies|
|80||Vocational Graduate Certificate|
|81||Vocational Graduate Diploma|
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).
Codes 60 and 61 are for Open Universities Australia (OUA) only.
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.
Applications and Offers Data Collection
HEPS - Provision of this data in Application Offers and Application Preference files is required in both submissions (TACs - data is required in both preliminary and detailed submissions).
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.
VET FEE-HELP only:
VET providers offering VET FEE-HELP are only to report the following codes:
- 80 (VET Graduate Certificate);
- 81 (VET Graduate Diploma);
- 20 (Advanced Diploma); and
- 21 (Diploma)
Note: Codes 80 and 81 may not be reported for state subsidised students (i.e., student status codes: 403, 406, 503, 506)
Please refer to the Glossary for further information about terminology used in this document.
HEP - Student
- Course of Study (CO)
HEP - Applications and Offers
- Offer Details (OD)
- Preference Details (PD)
VET - Student
- VET Course of Study (VCO)
Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.