We are seeking your feedback on 2020 Reporting Requirements. Draft requirements for the Higher Education collection are available on the TCSI Resources page and VSL documents will be online in the coming days.
The draft Scope and Structure Requirements and Timing Requirements for the 2020 higher education and VSL collections, together with the data element specifications, will define the reporting requirements that will be released under the Ministerial Notice for higher education providers and the Secretary’s Notice for VSL providers.
We are working towards finalising the documents to formally issue the notices in April this year. Your feedback is essential to help identify any potential issues and ensure the documents are as user friendly as possible.
What's included in the notices?
The draft Scope and Structure Requirements set out what needs to be reported as part of the Collections. It defines the information that is included in each data packet and any specific conditions or prerequisites for reporting. It also details how reported packets can be revised and how they can be added to over time.
The draft Timing Requirements sets out when different types of information are due in order to meet reporting obligations. The guidelines define event-based reporting which moves away from sector-wide deadlines and will instead require information a number of days after an event occurs. It also includes the reporting schedule for collections that will remain deadline driven.
The Data Element Specifications define the format and allowable values for each data element. They also provide additional information to support reporting requirements. The latest version of these specifications was released in November 2018. A tracked version highlighting the recent updates is available on the TCSI Resources page.
The Data Framework and element list are a visualisation of the reporting requirements in the Scope and Structure Requirements and Data Element Specifications. The latest version was released in November 2018. A tracked version highlighting recent updates is available on the TCSI Resources page.
Please send your comments and any questions on the documents by Wednesday 6 March 2019 to HEIMS.DataCollections [at] education.gov.au.