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709 Intake date


The calendar month and year in which the course will potentially commence for which the applicant has a preference or in which an offer has been made


Version: 5.0
First year: 2014
Last year: 2014
Field name: INTAKE DATE
Element name: Intake date

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: YYYYMM, right justified (in each subfield) with a leading zero (in each subfield) if needed
Width: 6


YYYYMM​​​ Date course commences in YYYYMM format​​

Coding notes

HEPs / TACs - data is required in all submissions.

For TACs refer to TAC Data Elements Map for more information.

For the purpose of the Application and Offers collection, the intake date is the date the course commences which may differ to the date the student first starts studying in that course.

Where the full details of the YYYY subfield cannot be provided the default is the current reference year.

Code ‘00’ in MM subfield if the month commencing is unknown or not applicable.

YYYYMM format:

  • 1st 4 digits – Year sub-field (e.g. 2010)
  • 2nd 2 digits – Month sub-field (e.g. 03)

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

Input files

University Applications and Offers:

  • Preference Details (PD)
  • Offer Details (OD)

Change History

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

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