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Element 529 - Loan fee


Element 529 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.

There have been updates and additions to coding notes since to reflect policy changes.

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
2018 Current 5.00 Update to coding notes For clarification on the calculation and coding of loan fee 18 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2017
2015 2017 4.00 Re‑format document to conform with the department's application upgrade Ministerial Notice document system upgrade 22 May 2014 22 May 2014
2013 2014 3.10 Addition of coding notes For clarification 14 Feb 2012 18 Dec 2012
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 Addition of coding note to reflect new policy for OS‑HELP loans allocated from 1 January 2010 (applicable to Higher Education Providers only) New policy initiative 30 Nov 2009 30 Nov 2009
2009 2009 1.30 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
2006 2008 1.20 Addition of coding note: The loan fee charged for an OS‑HELP student is only to be reported on the OS‑HELP File. Clarification 18 Dec 2006 18 Dec 2006
2005 2005 1.10 Conversion to new data requirements database Conversion to new data requirements database 09 Dec 2004 14 June 2005
2005 2005 1.00
  • Coding and code meanings modified to support the policy and program initiatives under HESA 2003.
  • Element has been expanded to 8 characters to include cents.
  • Implementation of new policy and initiatives under HESA 2003
  • Required for accurate reporting of HELP up‑front payments at unit of study level
09 Dec 2004 09 Dec 2004
Pre‑HESA: There is no earlier version of 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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