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446 Variation reason code


A numeric code which identifies the reason for a variation


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Variation reason code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Numeric
Width: 1


1 Remission due to special circumstances
2 Revised record due to administrative error
4 Deletions due to Administrative error
5 Additional record or new record reported for the first time

Coding notes

For information about revisions, see the revisions guides.

Higher Education only

Variation reason code ‘1’ is only applicable for the Student Revisions (SR) submission. Code ‘1’ is not to be used on Past Course Completions (PS), OS-Help Revisions (OR) and SA-Help (SA) submissions.

VET only

VET Course Completions (VCC)

Variation reason codes ‘1’ and ‘2’ are not applicable for this submission

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Student Revisions (SR)
  • OS‑HELP Revisions (OR)
  • Past Course Completion (PS)
  • SA‑HELP (SA)

Higher Education Staff:

  • Full Time & Fractional Full Time (FT)
  • Actual Casual (CA)

VET Student:

  • VET Student Revisions (VSR)
  • VET Course Completions (VCC)

Change History

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

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