A code which indicates the month and year in which the student commenced the current course for the first time.
|Element name:||Course commencement date|
|Units:||MMYY, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed|
|0101 to 1298||Date student commenced the course in MMYY format|
- 1st 2 digits - Month sub-field (e.g. 06)
- 2nd 2 digits - Year sub-field (e.g. 78)
This element will be used to identify commencing students. Hence a "no information" code is not acceptable for this element. However, institutions unable to provide a code for re-enrolling students in 1987 will need to consult with the Commonwealth Tertiary Education commission to determine how such students are to be coded.
21 July 1986