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Element 446 - Variation reason code


Element 446 was included as part of the Higher Education Student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) which was implemented in 2005. It was included in the Past Course Completions file in 2009 and the SA‑HELP file in 2012.

The element was included in the Higher Education Staff and the VET FEE‑HELP data collections in 2009.

There have been some updates and modifications to codes and coding notes to this element since.

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 3.10 Clarification of coding notes and reference to SA‑HELP For clarification on the new reporting requirement for SA‑HELP 11 Mar 2011 7 Dec 2011
2012 2012 3.00 New versioning applied to data elements No change in requirements - Implementation of new document management system. 11 Mar 2011 11 Mar 2011
2010 2011 1.40 Coding notes updated to be consistent with scope documents. Clarification 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2009
2010 2010 1.31 Update of coding notes to accommodate VET Course Completions file. For clarification 26 Nov 2009 26 Nov 2009
2009 2009 1.30 Change of element description; Addition of VET input files to accommodate use by VET providers Introduction of VET FEE‑HELP 5 Dec 2008 5 Dec 2008
2009 2009 1.21 Addition of this element to Past Course Completion file To provide for revisions to course completions data 28 May 2008 28 May 2008
2008 2008 1.20 Change to coding notes and Input file For clarification 13 Dec 2007 13 Dec 2007
2006 2007 1.10
  • References to Element 527 (OS‑HELP Debt incurral date) in coding notes have been changed to read Element 521 (OS‑HELP study period commencement date)
  • Name changed from Variation reason code to Revision reason code
  • Previous specifications incorrect
  • Name change to match data model
7 Dec 2005 7 Dec 2005
2005 2005 1.00
  • Included in 2005 Student data collection
  • Modified code and addition of new code
  • Implementation of HESA
  • Clarification of Code 2 and addition of Code 4
9 Dec 2004 9 Dec 2004
Pre‑HESA: Element 446 was included in the original Higher Education student data collection in 1998. It continued as part of the student data collection under the new policy and program initiatives introduced under the Higher Education Support Act 2003. 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.

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