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329 PIR Mode of attendance code


A code that identifies the mode of attendance by which the student undertakes a unit of study/subject.


Version: 1.0
First year: 2015
Last year: -
Element name: Mode of attendance code

Code format:

Data Type: Numeric
Units: Code (numeric)
Width: 1


1 Internal Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus (includes classroom based)
2 External Mode of Attendance at an on-shore or off-shore campus (includes electronic based, on line and correspondence)
Multi-modal Mode of Attendance

Higher Education Only – Course Completions

4 Completed course for which ALL units of study have been completed either solely through the Open Universities Australia (OUA) or through the OUA and another Higher Education provider
5 Award granted on the basis of submission of original work which is not the result of supervised candidature within the Higher Education Provider

Coding notes

  • If a student is attending an offshore campus as an internal student at that campus, he/she is to be coded "1".
  • For the Course Completions File, the code to be assigned for mode of attendance relates to the final year of attendance.
  • Codes 4 and 5 are only to be used for reporting data in the Course Completions

Input files

Provider Information Request:

  • PIR Student (PSD)
  • PIR Past Course Completions (PPS)

Change History

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

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