Element 307 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1987 and in 2005 continued as part of the collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Opens in a new window: Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA). In 2009 it was modified to expand the scope of the element for reporting of all offshore courses to support the Transnational Quality Strategy (Higher Education Student) by expanding the scope of the element for reporting all offshore courses. In the same year it was introduced into the VET FEE‑HELP data collection with a change to the description and code meanings to support interpretation by VET providers.
Table 1. Change control information with links to relevant versions 1
|First year version applied||Last year version applied||Version||Change||Reason for change||Notice date||Issue date|
|2015||Current||5.00||Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade||Ministerial Notice document system upgrade||22 May 2014||22 May 2014|
|2013||2014||4.00||Updated coding notes to change reference to NTIS now TGA for VET only||Correction||14 Feb 2012||14 Feb 2012|
|2012||2012||3.00||New version numbers applied to all data elements||No change in requirements - Implementation of new departmental document management system||11 Mar 2011||11 Mar 2011|
|2010||2011||1.30||Add reference to VET Electronic Commonwealth Assistance (VPO) to input files||Correction||26 Nov 2009||02 Dec 2009|
|2009||2009||1.20||Addition of coding notes of VET input files; and change to element description and code meanings to accommodate use by VET providers||Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP||05 Dec 2008||05 Dec 2008|
|2009||2009||1.11||Modification of coding notes for Element 307 to expand scope of element for reporting of all offshore courses.||To support the Transnational Quality Strategy||13 Dec 2007||13 Dec 2007|
|2008||2008||1.10||The following element will reflect the change of file name from HELP‑DUE File to Commonwealth Assisted Students File||Updated to reflect change of name of Commonwealth Assisted Students File.||18 Dec 2006||18 Dec 2006|
|2006||2008||1.01||Coding notes modified to account for the inclusion of the Campus file||The campus file includes a subset of courses to be displayed on the Course Information System- the changes incorporate this subset||26 Apr 2005||26 Apr 2005|
|2005||2005||1.00||Inclusion in 2005 student data collection||Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2013.||09 Dec 2004||09 Dec 2004|
|Pre‑HESA: Element 307 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1987. It continued as part of the student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Opens in a new window: Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) which was implemented in 2005.|
Note 1: A version of an element can be associated with one or more reporting years. Where there are multiple versions applicable to a reporting year, only a link to the latest version is provided.