2015 August Single Data Return due date

5 August 2015

The 2015 August SDR is due 5pm, 21 August 2015 for all tertiary education organisations (TEOs) receiving Student Achievement Component (SAC) and Youth Guarantee (YG) funding.

The data you submit is used to report on tertiary education achievement, monitor performance, support funding decisions and forecast delivery to the end of the year.  Your enrolment data will also be used to determine payments relating to SAC under-25 fees-free and YG exceptional travel.

Your accurate and complete SDR submission will enable the timely release of your scheduled payment.  Your scheduled payment(s) may be delayed if your SDR is submitted late or is inaccurate. 

We strongly recommend you start trialling your file validation soon so you can address any errors before the submission deadline.

We will not consider requests for extensions.  If you need to resubmit your August SDR after 21 August, you will need to first seek our approval.

New and change requests

Thank you to those of you who have already sent in your course and/or qualification change and/or new requests. 

Course or qualification change requests should be submitted  before 5pm, 07 August 2015. We cannot guarantee the timely processing of your request(s) if you submit them after 07 August 2015.

Submission dates

As previously advised, the submission dates for the April and August SDRs have changed and an Indicative Enrolment Collection has been introduced.  The new due dates are as follows: 

Extraction date Submission date
2015 changes
August SDR dates 7 August 21 August
Workforce Staffing Return 21 August
2016 changes
Indicative Enrolment Collection (NEW) 9th Wednesday of the year (2 March 2016) 10th Wednesday of the year (9 March 2016)
April SDR dates 15 April 29 April

Please note your Workforce Staffing Return is also due 5pm, 21 August 2015.  We recommend you complete and upload your Workforce Staffing Return before you start your file validation process.

Available resources

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Who to contact for help

  • PTEs requiring assistance, please contact the TEC Sector Helpdesk on 0800 601 301 or sectorhelpdesk@tec.govt.nz.
  • TEIs requiring assistance, please contact your TEC Investment Manager.
  • For assistance with accessing STEO, please contact the Ministry of Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599 or moe.servicedesk@education.govt.nz.


  • Last changed: 5 August 2015
  • Last verified: 5 August 2015