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358 Citizen/resident indicator


A code indicating a student's/applicant’s citizenship and residence status


Version: 7.0
First year: 2017
Last year: -
Element name: Citizen/resident indicator

Code format:

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


1 Australian citizen (including Australian citizens with dual citizenship)
2 New Zealand citizen or a diplomatic or consular representative of New Zealand, a member of the staff of such a representative or the spouse or dependent relative of such a representative, excluding those with Australian citizenship. (Note: includes any such persons who have Permanent Resident status)
8 Students/Applicants with permanent humanitarian visa
3 Students/Applicants with Permanent visa other than Permanent humanitarian visa
4 Student/Applicant has a temporary entry permit or is a diplomat or a dependent of a diplomat (except New Zealand) and resides in Australia during the unit of study
5 Not one of the above categories and student/applicant is residing outside Australia during the unit of study/time of application

Coding notes

Applications and Offers only


Data is required in all submissions.

For TACs refer to TAC Data Elements Map for more information.

Records are not included in the collection for applicants who are coded "4", "5" or b (space).
International applicants would be coded as either "4" or "5" depending on whether they had already relocated to Australia.

VET only

VET providers are only to report codes "1", "2" and "8". Students with Australian citizenship, holders of New Zealand Special Category or permanent humanitarian visas are eligible for VET assistance.

The following additional codes are used in the department's datasets but are not reported by higher education providers / institutions.

9 No information.

Code overseas students residing overseas as "5"

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • Past Course Completions (PS)
  • SA-HELP (SA)

University Applications and Offers:

  • Application Details (AD)

VET Student:

  • VET Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN)
  • Student Load/Liability (VLL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (VRL)

Change History

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

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