Element 350 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.
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|
|2014||2014||4.1||Updated description of classification code "00"; reference to OLA changed to Open Universities Australia.||Clarification||27 Mar 2013||16 Oct 2013|
|2013||2013||4.00||Updated coding notes for clarification||To clarify information||27 Mar 2013||27 Mar 2013|
|2012||2012||3.00||Introduction of new data base - New version numbering applied||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||Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP||5 Dec 2008||5 Dec 2008|
|2005||2008||1.00||Inclusion in 2005 student data collection||Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2003.||9 Dec 2004||9 Dec 2004|
|Pre‑HESA: Element 350 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1989 as "Standard course completion time - full‑time". It was modified in 1994 to "Course load" (the aggregated EFTSL value for a course, summed across all units of study which meet the academic requirements for the course).
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. It was modified at this time to the current "Course of study load" and has not had any significant change to codes or meaning since then.
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.