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359 v3.0 Prior postgraduate course; year

Description

A code which identifies whether a student had commenced and/or completed a Higher Doctorate, Doctorate, Master's Degree or other postgraduate course; and the last year in which the student was enrolled in such a course.

Details

Version:3.0
First year:2000
Last year:2004
Field name:PRIOR-POST-GRAD
Element name:Prior postgraduate course; year

Code format:

Data Type:Character
Units:Code (numeric), right justified, with leading zeros if needed
Width:5

Classification

CODEMEANING
00000Overseas Student
00100Domestic student but not a commencing student

A commencing domestic student for whom a Higher Doctorate, Doctorate, Master's Degree or other postgraduate course:

CODEMEANING
10000never commenced
2YYYYcommenced but not completed all the requirements and the last year of enrolment in such a course was YYYY
3YYYYcompleted all the requirements and the last year of enrolment in such a course was YYYY
99999no information on such a course

Coding notes

YYYY is replaced by the last year in which the student was enrolled in a prior postgraduate course. If no information is available for year, code as "29999" or "39999".

If data are reported for-overseas students, DESTPAC will identify such students using Element 358 (Citizen/resident indicator) and will ignore the data during edit validations and the data for them will be re‑coded as "00000" when data are loaded to DEST's database.

*If data other than "00100" are reported for non‑commencing domestic students, DESTPAC will ignore the data during edit validations.

Input files

​Past Element

Change History

​11 November 1998; *rev October 2001