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381 Amount paid up front


The amount which has been paid for a unit of study or SA-HELP loan


Version: 5.0
First year: 2018
Last year: -
Field name: AMT-PAID
Element name: Amount paid up front

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Numeric, right justified, with leading or trailing zeros if needed
Width: 8


00000000​ No amount has been paid ​
00000001 to 99999999​ Amount paid, including cents​

Coding notes


Values less than 10000000 must have leading and trailing zeros, not spaces. For example, $585 is to be expressed as "00058500" and $585:45 is to be expressed as "00058545".

Amounts for exempt students and overseas students need to be reported as 00000000.

If the student has taken up a payment plan or other payment arrangements with an organisation which allows the student to pay their tuition fees for a unit of study in instalments over a period of time, the complete payment amount paid is reported.

If the student is in an Employer reserved place/restricted access place, the amount paid must only be the amount paid by the student. It must not include the employer contribution.

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

Higher Education only

For information on how to calculate element 381 for pre‑2017 student data please refer to the glossary - Calculating pre‑2017 paid amounts for HECS‑HELP eligible students.

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Student Load/Liability (LL) & Revised Student Load/Liability (RL)
  • SA-HELP (SA)

VET Student:

  • 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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