Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications Released

Friday 19 May 2017


The Department of Education and Training (the department) has released the Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications. In releasing these specifications ahead of the usual process, the department is aiming to finalise the definitions for 2017 data as early as possible, allowing universities the maximum possible time to implement any changes required before returns are due on 30 June 2018.

The specifications incorporate revised data definitions in response to feedback received by the sector through the department’s January 2017 consultation paper. A summary of the outcomes of other reporting changes discussed in the consultation paper will be made available shortly.

The Draft 2018 HERDC Specifications is available here. Consultation feedback can be provided via email to RBGrants@education.gov.au with the following subject line “2018 HERDC Specifications – consultation feedback” on or before 30 June 2017.