Element 346 was included as part of the Higher Education 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. The element was included in the VET FEE‑HELP data collection in 2009. In the same year it replaced staff element 504 (Country of birth) in the Higher Education Staff Collection due to the introduction of reporting staff data with HEPCAT and alignment of elements with the student collection.
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||4.00||Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade||Ministerial Notice document system upgrade||22 May 2014||22 May 2014|
|2012||2014||3.00||New versioning applied to data elements||No change in requirements - Implementation of new document management system.||11 Mar 2011||11 Mar 2011|
|2009||2011||1.10||Addition of coding notes and update of element description to accommodate use by VET providers. Introduced to staff collection to align with elements in student collection and introduction of HEPCAT."||Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP||5 Dec 2008||5 Dec 2008|
|2005||2008||1.00||Coding and code meanings modified to support the policy and program initiatives under HESA||Implementation of HESA 2003||9 Dec 2004||9 Dec 2004|
|Pre‑HESA: Element 346 was introduced to the Higher Education student data collection 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. There have been no significant coding changes to this element.|
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.