Presentation on theme: "Reporting - Getting Started. Before you start essential HELP administration processes – schedule of tuition fees and census dates – request for HELP assistance."— Presentation transcript:
Before you start essential HELP administration processes – schedule of tuition fees and census dates – request for HELP assistance forms – students TFNs – Commonwealth Assistance Notices – VET courses are activated in HITS Contact: TSEnquiries@education.gov.au
Reporting – Getting started Know your data requirements Collect the right information Structure your courses and units appropriately Plan for your deadlines Have your systems and access ready Have access to your TFN Encryption key Know how to allocate CHESSNs Train your team!
Reporting Requirements ScopesStructures Data elements Reporting Schedule Data Requirements
What data do I need to collect? Courses Unit of study Students Collect the right information
Student Name Address Date of birth Citizenship Gender Disability Indigenous status CHESSN Tax file number Course Length Type of course Field of education Approved by Training.gov.au TEQSA Unit of Study Cost for students Census date Length (EFTSL) Field of education Consistent with Schedule of fees Key information for reporting
Students enrolled in your VET FEE-HELP approved courses: Citizenship status Australian citizen Permanent humanitarian visa Tuition fees Deferred through VET FEE-HELP or Paying upfront What students are reported?
When do you report? The first submission you need to report is the Course of Study submission. Timing: Once a year – VET FEE-HELP providers - before you report your first student data for the year – Higher education providers - 1 August each year
Final submissions reported each year Deadline: 30 April each year 2014 Completions: Deadline 30 April 2015
Determine units of study for the course: EFTSL value Census dates Field of education Tuition fees Structuring your course and units of study
Consistent EFTSL values EFTSL value for a unit of study must be the same for all students – Full-time – Part-time – Fast-track
¼ of 1 EFTSL = 0.25 The EFTSL for each unit = 0.25 (reported as 0250000000 on Element 339) Element 339 Calculating EFTSL for a unit of study Unit 2 Unit 1 Unit 3 Unit 4 Course – 1 year of full time studying ( 1 EFSL) Diploma Course
Resources to help you New Starters Toolkits Training Newsletters Appendices, codes and tables User Guides
Best practice: Plan ahead & Report early! – as soon as possible after your census dates have passed – allow time to resolve errors – reduces your stress and last minute panic Your responsibilities are not met until the data has been reported without errors Meeting your deadlines
Getting your systems ready Supported Not supported
Application Documents Contacts Publications Courses Estimates HITS System User Guide - http://education.gov.au/help-it-system-hits-user-guide TSEnquiries@education.gov.au Financials
Allocate CHESSNS and view entitlements HEIMS Admin Allocate CHESSNs and view student entitlements for many students HEIMS WebServices HEIMS Systems Report your data HEPCAT View submission reports View your reported data Check and verify your data HEIMS Online All reported data is stored HEIMS Database
Access to HEIMS systems HEIMS applications ATO Encryption Key
Allocating CHESSNs What is a CHESSN? How are they allocated? HEIMS Administration HEIMS WebServices
Processes to administer HELP loans Structuring your courses and units of study HEIMSHELP website What information is collected Reporting deadlines Systems used for reporting and allocating CHESSNs ATO Encryption key In summary
What training is available? Webinars Customised Online videos
Training your team Why it’s important Stay up to date Increase efficiency Avoid costly mistakes Know the answers Stay connected
Have a trained team More than one person needs to know how and when to report Team members need to attend training Keep up to date with Data Collections e-News Benefits to you and your organisation
Reporting your data with HEPCAT free application to install and use allows you to prepare your data validates your data submits your data
Reporting with HEPCAT Part 1 – 20 April Part 2 – 22 April Validating your data 5 May 2015 Next training sessions
Supporting webpage New Starter toolkit Training material HEPCAT Basic videos Webinar Presentations Where to from here?
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