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533 Course of study code


A code which uniquely identifies an enabling course or a course leading to a higher education award.


Version: 4.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Course of study code

Code format:

Data Type: Alphanumeric
Units: Code (alphanumeric), left justified with trailing blanks if needed
Width: 10


0000000000​ Not a course of study code.​
Any text or numbers​ A course of study code.​

Coding notes

The same code may be used in more than one record provided that the course leads to the same award. All courses which are associated with a course of study must have the same value for Element 310 (Course of study type code) concatenated with Element 350 (Course of study load).

Not a course of study includes: Non‑award; Cross‑provider program for undergraduate and postgraduate courses at a host Higher Education Provider; and Open Universities Australia undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

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

Input files

Higher Education Student:

  • Course of Study (CO)

Change History

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

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