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328 v1.0 Course commencement date

Description

A code which indicates the month and year in which the student commenced the current course for the first time.

Details

Version:1.0
First year:1987
Last year:1988
Field name:COMMENCEMENT-DATE
Element name:Course commencement date

Code format:

Data Type:Date
Units:MMYY, right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width:4

Classification

CODEMEANING
0101 to 1298Date student commenced the course in MMYY format

Coding notes

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.

Input files

​Past Element

Change History

​21 July 1986