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358 Citizen/resident indicator


A code indicating a student's/applicant’s citizenship and residence status


Version: 4.1
First year: 2013
Last year: 2013
Element name: Citizen/resident indicator

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


1 Australian citizen (including Australian citizens with dual citizenship)
2 New Zealand citizen or a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, excluding those with Australian citizenship. (Note: includes any such persons who have Permanent Resident status)
8 Students/Applicants with permanent humanitarian visa
3 Students/Applicants with Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa
4 Student/Applicant has a temporary entry permit or is a diplomat or a dependent of a diplomat (except New Zealand) and resides in Australia during the unit of study
5 Not one of the above categories and student/applicant is residing outside Australia during the unit of study/time of application

Coding notes

Application and Offers Data Collection only

HEPs - Provision of this data is required in both submissions (TACS - data is required in both preliminary and detailed submissions).

Records are not included in the collection for applicants who are coded ‘4’, ‘5’ or b (space).
International applicants would be coded as either ‘4’ or ‘5’ depending on whether they had already relocated to Australia.

For VET Providers:

VET providers are only to report codes ‘1’ and ‘8’. Only Australian citizens and student with permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for VET FEE-HELP.

The following additional codes are used in DEEWR datasets but are not reported by higher education providers / Institutions.

9 No information.

Code overseas students residing overseas as “5”.

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

Input files

Higher Education:

  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • SA-HELP (SA)

Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)


  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Load/Liability (VLL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (VRL)

Change History

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

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