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415 Reporting Year and Period Code


The reporting year and period to which the individual data record relates


Version: 3.0
First year: 2012
Last year: -
Element name: Reporting Year and Period Code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: YYYYp (1 four digit year sub-field and 1 one digit sub-field)
Width: 5


19891 to 99992 Reporting year in ‘YYYY’ format, then Reporting period in ‘p’ format

Coding notes

YYYYp format:

This element describes the Reporting Year and Reporting period to which this record relates.

1st 4 digits (YYYY) = Reporting Year (e.g. 1989)
5th digit (p) = Reporting Period coded as "1" or "2"

Reporting period is defined as a ‘1’ if record relates to date between 1 January & 30 June, and ‘2’ if date between 1 July & 31 December.

The reporting period for the year is to be coded as "1" for Course of Study, Past Course Completions, Full-Time and Fractional Full time, Actual Casual and Estimated Casual, VET Course of Study, and VET Course Completions (e.g. 1989/1).

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Scholarships (CS)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Course of Study (CO)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full Time Fractional Full Time (FT)
  • Actual Casual (CA)
  • Estimated Casual (EC)


  • Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)
  • VET Course Completions (VCC)
  • VET Course of Study (VCO)

Change History

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

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