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498 Entry cut–off for a domestic fee–paying place


A code indicating the previous years’ lowest entry cut–off required for entry to a domestic fee–paying place for this course at this campus.


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Entry cut–off for a domestic fee–paying place

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Numeric, right justified, the last two digits provided are interpreted as being after the decimal point when published
Width: 4


0000 An entry cut‑off is not applicable because:
  • It is not the sole criterion for offer of a domestic fee‑paying place; or
  • Course is not offered to a domestic fee‑paying place; or
  • It is never used as a selection criteria or part of a selection criteria; or
  • The course is a new course and an entry cut‑off has not yet been determined; or
  • The course is an offshore course.
0001 to 9995 Entry cut‑off (reported as a common index – see coding notes) to a domestic fee‑paying place for this award course

Coding notes

The entry cut‑off to be reported is the published lowest entry cut‑off for the previous years' Year 12 students who received an offer of a fee paying place in this course, through standard admission, in the main round of admission for the current academic year, where academic qualifications were the sole criterion for offer of a domestic fee paying place (except for school subject prerequisites).

The entry cut‑off to be reported is the value for the common index that has been agreed by MCEETYA. The values for the common index will range from 0001 to 9995. The common index is given different names in different states as listed below:

  • SA/NT - Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER);
  • VIC - Equivalent National Tertiary Entrance Rank (ENTER);
  • WA - Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER);
  • TAS - Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER);
  • ACT - Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR);
  • NSW - Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR); and
  • QLD - Interstate transfer Index (ITI)

HEPs must provide entry cut‑off information according to the postcode location of the campus. Queensland HEPs may provide an entry cut‑off value for this field.

In cases where there is direct entry or no TAC is involved in the admission process, HEPs are to provide the equivalent main round entry cut‑off for the course.

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

Input files

​Higher Education Student:

  • Campus file (CM)

Change History

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

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