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310 PIR Course of study type code


A code that indicates the type (course level) of higher education course


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Field name: COURSE-TYPE
Element name: Course of study type code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 2


01 Higher Doctorate
02 Doctorate by research
12 Doctorate by coursework
14 Masters (Extended)
03 Masters (Research)
04 Masters (Coursework)
05 Postgraduate Qualifying or Preliminary (for Master's, Doctorate or Higher Doctorate)
06 Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) involving new academic, professional or vocational area
07 Graduate Diploma/ Postgraduate Diploma (pass or honours) extending skills and knowledge in a professional area previously studied
11 Graduate Certificate
08 Bachelors Graduate Entry
09 Bachelors Honours
10 Bachelors Pass
13 Associate degree
20 Advanced Diploma
21 Diploma
22 Other undergraduate award course
30 Enabling course
41 Cross Institutional program for undergraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider
42 Cross Institutional program for postgraduate courses at home Higher Education Provider
50 Non‑award course (including Bridging for overseas trained professionals)

Coding notes

  • Code post-course legal studies programs, which do not lead to an award of the Higher Education Provider, as 22 ("Other undergraduate award course").
  • Code preparatory courses being undertaken by fee-paying overseas students as 22 ("Other award course").

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Course of Study (PCO)

Change History

Details of all versions of this data element can be found on its supporting information page.

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