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.
|Element name:||Prior postgraduate course; year|
|Units:||Code (numeric), right justified, with leading zeros if needed|
|00100||Domestic student but not a commencing student|
A commencing domestic student for whom a Higher Doctorate, Doctorate, Master's Degree or other postgraduate course:
|2YYYY||commenced but not completed all the requirements and the last year of enrolment in such a course was YYYY|
|3YYYY||completed all the requirements and the last year of enrolment in such a course was YYYY|
|99999||no information on such a course|
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.