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409 Postal address - postcode


The postcode or overseas country code of the postal address for correspondence to be sent to the student/applicant


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Postal address - postcode

Code format:

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


bbbb (4 spaces) Overseas country
0001 to 9999 Australian postcode

Coding notes

Refer to: Appendix B – Australian Postcode

Applications and Offers only

The code should reflect the applicant’s residential address (not postal address).

HEPs - data in Application Details (AD) file is required in both submissions

TACs - Data is required 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:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Students (DU)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)

VET Student:

  • Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)

Change History

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

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