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|
||7 Dec 2005||7 Dec 2005|
||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.