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316 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander code


A code which identifies whether or not the student/applicant identifies herself or himself as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.


Version: 6.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


2 Non indigenous – neither Aboriginal nor Torres Strait Islander origin​
3 Of Aboriginal origin but not Torres Strait Islander​
4 Of Torres Strait Islander origin but not Aboriginal​
5 Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin​
9 No information​

Coding notes

Applications and Offers only

HEPs / 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:

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

Higher Education 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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