Completing your August 2020 SDR

Completing your August 2020 SDR

Last updated 31 July 2020
Last updated 31 July 2020

This section provides information to help you submit your August 2020 Single Data Return (SDR).

What you need to know

Key information for the August SDR round.

August 2020 SDR

The August 2020 SDR round will open on 8 August and close on Friday 21 August 2020.

Reminder for your August SDR

Fees Free

Please ensure all your learners reported in your monthly Fees Free All Enrolments and Costs actuals are included in your August 2020 SDR. It is important that Fees Free learners are reported in both the monthly Fees Free All Enrolments and Costs actuals and August 2020 SDR.

Managed Apprenticeship Flag

Please ensure you identify and code Managed Apprenticeship enrolments correctly in your course enrolment file for the August 2020 SDR. Each course enrolment in a Managed Apprenticeship programme should be flagged.

Training Scheme and Micro-credential Qualification Award Category

Please ensure you code your Training Scheme and Micro-credential with the new Qualification Award Category in Services for Tertiary Education Organisations (STEO) website.

The new QACs are below:

QAC Code Description ISCED level NZQF level
50 Micro-credential at NZQF Levels 1-10, ISCED 3-6[4] 3-6 1-10
55 Formal Training Scheme, not otherwise defined at NZQF levels 3-6 1-10
91 Non-Formal Training Scheme, not otherwise defined N/A N/A

New providers

For help on filing your first SDR return please contact us as soon as possible on 0800 601 301 or

Key dates

7 August 2020  Extract date for the August 2020 SDR 
8 August 2020 SDR round opens
21 August 2020 SDR round closes

Changes for the August 2020 SDR

Updates to SDR Manual

The Ministry of Education (MoE) and Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) have released an updated version of the SDR manual. This is available on the Education Services website and we suggest you read through the changes prior to submitting your SDR.  

Important changes to the December 2020 SDR

Below are changes that will be applied to the December 2020 SDR. Further details on these changes will be communicated from September.

Managed Apprenticeship

MoE announced a new definition for Managed Apprenticeship on 29 June 2020. Changes to STEO system, validation including updated error conditions will take effect from the December 2020 submission round.

The SDR Manual 2020 ‘summary of changes for 2020’ page details the new definition for Managed Apprenticeship.

Ethnicity Group change

The ethnicity group ‘Pasifika Group’ will change to ‘Pacific People’ from the December SDR.

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