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552 Eligibility score


The score determined by the institution as the lowest score at which any student, whether Commonwealth Supported or Domestic Fee-paying, be eligible for consideration for this course, excluding special entry.


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Eligibility score

Code format:

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


0000​ An eligibility score is not applicable because it is never used as an entrance criterion or part of the selection criteria; or
The course is an offshore course.​
0001 to 9995​ The eligibility score (reported as a common index – see coding notes).​

Coding notes

The Eligibility Score 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

HEPs must provide eligibility score information for their campus according to the postcode location of the campus.

Queensland HEPs may provide an eligibility score for this field.

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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