Single Data Return submission dates

Single Data Return submission dates

Last updated 7 April 2017
Last updated 04/07/2017

If you’re a tertiary education organisation (TEO) that receives Student Achievement Component (SAC) or Youth Guarantee (YG) funding, and/or have students with student loans or allowances, you need to complete a SDR three times a year, as shown below. Please make a note of the dates ─ late submissions can delay your scheduled payments.

Return date*

Extract date**

SDR description

10th Wednesday
of the year

9th Wednesday of the year

Indicative Enrolment Collection

All valid enrolments, even though some of the students may be entitled to withdraw or change without penalty.

10–28 April

15 April

April SDR

Student, course enrolment, and course register files for all learners enrolled in the current year.

  • Course completion files
  • Qualification completion files

8–21 August

7 August

August SDR

Student, course enrolment, and course register files for all learners enrolled in the current year.

  • Course completion files
  • Qualification completion files

1–31 January
following year

31 December

December SDR

Student, course enrolment, and course register files for all learners enrolled in the current year including:

  • Forecast EFTS units for the following year and up to the next three years
  • Course completion files
  • Qualification completion files

1–31 January
following year

31 December

Workforce questionnaire

Staff return for staff employed over the current year. 
Staff returns must be uploaded before you submit the December SDR.

*The ‘return date’ is the date by which you must submit your SDR files to the Ministry of Education.

**The ‘extract date’ is the reporting date ─ the date on which data is extracted from your Student Management System (SMS).

Please note: the dates for each SDR round will vary when the due date falls on a weekend. We will let you know the exact dates for each round either via email or as a news item on the website. We recommend you subscribe to our RSS News feed.