A code which indicates whether the student had ever commenced a university course prior to the first enrolment in the current course.
|Element name:||Previous university course commenced code|
|1||Not a commencing student|
A commencing student who prior to first enrolment in their current course:
|2||had never commenced a university course|
|3||had commenced a university course|
|9||A commencing student but no information on commencement of a university course prior to the first enrolment in the current course|
SUGGESTIONS CONCERNING COLLECTION OF DATA:
Suggested wording on enrolment form:
Have you previously commenced a university course?
Where information for this element is not being provided to the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission in 1987, the code "1" is to be used if the student is not a commencing student and the code "9" if the student is a commencing student.