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329 Mode of attendance code


A code which identifies the mode of attendance by which the student undertakes a unit of study OR the mode of attendance for a preference or offered course as indicated by an applicant


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Mode of attendance code

Code format:

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


1 Internal Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus (includes classroom based)
2 External Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus (includes electronic based, on line and correspondence)
Multi-modal Mode of Attendance
6 Employer based (VET providers only)

Higher Education Only – Course Completions

4 Completed course for which ALL units of study have been completed either solely through the Open Universities Australia (OUA) or through the OUA and another Higher Education provider
5 Award granted on the basis of submission of original work which is not the result of supervised candidature within the Higher Education Provider

Coding notes

Higher Education only

If a student is attending an off-shore campus as an internal student at that campus, he/she is to be coded “1”, not “2”.

For the Past Course Completions file, the code to be assigned for mode of attendance relates to the final year of attendance.

Codes 4 and 5 are only to be used for reporting data in the Past Course Completions file.

Applications and Offers only

HEPs - Provision of data is discretionary in both submissions (TACs - Provision of data is discretionary in both preliminary and detailed submissions).

The codes ‘4’ and ‘5’ are not applicable to this collection.

When no information is available on an applicant’s mode of attendance preference but:

  • the course itself only provides internal attendance options report as “1”
  • the course itself only provides external attendance options report as “2”
  • the course provides both internal and external attendance options report as b

HEPs / TACs - data for both Offer Details (OD) and Preferences Details (PD) is discretionary in all submissions.

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

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)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)

University Applications and Offers:

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

VET Student:

  • VET Student Load/Liability (VLL) & Revised VET 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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