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314 Date of birth


The day, month and year of birth of the person


Version: 7.0
First year: 2018
Last year: -
Field name: DATE-OF-BIRTH
Element name: Date of birth

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: YYYYMMDD, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width: 8


YYYYMMDD Date of birth in YYYYMMDD format

Coding notes

YYYYMMDD format:

  • 1st 4 digits - Year sub‑field (e.g. 1957)
  • 2nd 2 digits - Month sub‑field (e.g. 08)
  • 3rd 2 digits - Day sub‑field (e.g. 06)

Where date of birth cannot be provided, report '19010101'.

Applications and Offers only


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 - HELP Due (DU)
  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Enrolment (EN)
  • Enrolment Revisions (ER)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • TFN LookUp (TL)
  • TFN Revision (TR)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Applicant Details (AD)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full-time and FFT (FT)

VET Student:

  • TFN LookUp (TL)
  • TFN Revision (TR)
  • VET Commonwealth Assisted Students (VDU)
  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • VET 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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