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|
|0170 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)
In some cases, what may be regarded by an institution as a course commencement may not be regarded as such by DEETYA. Care will need to be exercised in determining what constitutes a course commencement and reference should be made to the definition of a commencing student in the Glossary.
Where a student commenced the course prior to 1970, the code 0170 is to be assigned.