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348 Language spoken at home code


A code indicating use of a language other than English at the student's/applicant’s permanent home residence


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Language spoken at home code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric), right justified, with leading zeros if needed
Width: 4


0001 Student/Applicant speaks only English at permanent home residence

Main language other than English spoken at permanent home residence:

1000 to 1199 Non-English language code from languages classification
1300 to 9799 Non-English language code from languages classification
9998 Non-English language spoken but no information on the language
9999 No information on whether or not a non-English language is spoken at permanent home residence by a student/applicant

Coding notes

Refer to: Appendix D - Australian Standard Classification of Languages (ASCL).

To record that a student/applicant speaks only English at a permanent home residence use 0001 rather than the ABS code of 1201.

Code 8000 may be used to report an Indigenous Australian language where the individual language is not known or identified.

Applications and Offers only

HEPs / TACs - Data 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:

  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • Student Enrolment File (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Staff Full-time and Fractional Full-time (FT)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)

VET Student:

  • Student Enrolment (VEN)
  • VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)

Change History

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

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