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eNews December 2012

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New HEPCAT Release Now Available

A new version of HEPCAT is now available for download. For this release only you will also need to download a new version of the prerequisites. For information on installing the latest version of the prerequisites and HEPCAT, visit our HEPCAT Support page.
Don't forget to back up your database!

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New Data Collections eNews


Welcome to the December Data Collections eNews. Our eNews has been designed to offer you a quick preview to this month’s topics and reminders. Please take a moment to use the links at the bottom of our email to update your preferences, forward or unsubscribe.


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New Reports in HEIMS Online


Several new reports have been added to HEIMS Online as part of the latest HEIMS release. This includes a new Campus Records report and a FEE-HELP adjusted report. For providers approved to offer Commonwealth supported places, there are also five new reports that have been designed to assist with the financial analysis of HECS-HELP funding, future load planning and viewing data submitted to the department.

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New Enrolment Functionality


Enrolment Revisions (ER) &
VET Enrolment Revisions (VER)

The latest HEPCAT release includes the functionality for the new enrolment revisions process. This replaces the current process where revisions to enrolment data can only be made by the department.

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Third 2012 Student Entitlement Calculations (SELS)

The student entitlement calculation for the third quarter of 2012 was completed on 28 November. Output Alert notices have been sent to all designated Output Alert officers and myUniAssist has been updated.

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TERTIARY HELP Forum

The Tertiary HELP providers’ forum was held in Canberra on Friday 23 November 2012. More information will be available in an upcoming Tertiary HELP eNews which can be found on the Innovation website.
In the meantime we have included here a few of questions from the forum answered by our colleagues in the Department of Innovation.

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AIIR Conference


Maureen Wood had the pleasure of speaking to many of you at the recent Australasian Association for Institutional Research (AAIR) Conference in beautiful Terrigal. In case you were unable to attend we’ve captured some of the highlights for you.

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Higher Education Staff Data Review

The Staff Data Review, the first of its kind since the Higher Education Staff Data Collection was introduced in 1989, aims to improve the relevance of the data collection in the current higher education environment.

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Applications and Offers Reports


Each year the Department collects data on the number of applications offers received and accepted for undergraduate study at university. More information and the 2012 undergraduate reports are now available on the Department of Innovation’s website.

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National Advisory Group on Higher Education Data and Information

The National Advisory Group on Higher Education Data and Information (the Advisory Group) held its initial meeting in Canberra on 26 October 2012. The Advisory Group aims to achieve consensus on approaches to data collection in the higher education sector.

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Data Collections / Reporting Tools Training Sessions

Our next Data Collections training sessions are scheduled for February 2013. We will let you know when the details are firmed up and we’re ready to take bookings.

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Staff and Contact Changes

If you have new staff or staff who have changed roles and require access to HEIMS please ensure the appropriate advice and forms are provided to the department as soon as possible.

New and departing staff are required to complete an Access form.

Feedback


As always, we are happy to receive your comments, queries or concerns on the HEIMSHELP website, our newsletters or anything else with which we might help you.

Email us or call on (02) 6240 7487.

Data Collections Public Holidays

The Data collections team will be at home putting on a few Christmas kilos from December 25 to January 1 (inclusive). We wish you and yours the best over this holiday period. We will be back at work from 2 January and will respond to any enquiries then.

– Maureen Wood and the Data Collections Team

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