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381 Amount paid up front


The amount which has been paid for a unit of study or SA-HELP loan


First year:2013
Last year:-
Field name:AMT-PAID
Element name:Amount paid up front

Code format:

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


No amount has been paid ​
00000001 to 99999999​
Amount paid, including cents​

Coding notes


Amounts for exempt students and overseas students need to be reported as 00000000.

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 paid must only be the amount paid by the student. It must not include the employer contribution.

Higher Education Providers only:

The amount paid 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 (E490 (Student status) code 201) 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 E384 (Total Amount charged).

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)


  • 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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