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381 Amount paid up front


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


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
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
Width: 8


00000000​ 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 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:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • SA-HELP (SA)

VET Student:

  • 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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