Completing your April 2021 SDR

Completing your April 2021 SDR

Last updated 25 March 2021
Last updated 25 March 2021

This section provides information to help you submit your April 2021 Single Data Return (SDR). It also contains a summary of changes for the April 2021 SDR.

Dates for submitting your April 2021 SDR

  • You can submit your April 2021 return anytime between 16 April 2021 and 29 April 2021.

15 April

Extract your data for April 2021 SDR

16 April

SDR Round opens

29 April

SDR Round closes

Resources and support

When completing your return please refer to the latest version of the 2021 SDR manual, noting the ‘summary of changes for 2021’ page.

  • For help with course, qualification and delivery site approvals, and your SDR in general, please contact the TEC Customer Contact Group on 0800 601 301 or at
  • For help on accessing the STEO website and validation errors, please contact the Ministry of Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599 or at
  • For those new to submitting SDRs there is a user guide that takes you through the process – step by step.
  • We also recommend you check out the Funding Conditions app available via Ngā Kete. It will allow you to monitor your enrolment conditions for Youth Guarantee and SAC Levels 1 and 2.

Important points to note for your April 2021 SDR

  • Appendix 3 in the latest SDR Appendices has been updated to align with the latest Statistics New Zealand’s country standard classification codes. Note the 3-letter alpha codes used in the data collection will remain unchanged.
  • Ethnicity descriptions have been updated to align with the latest Statistics New Zealand’s ethnicity standard classification.
  • Fees Free eligibility. A new code has been introduced for submissions after December 2020.
  • For Ph.D. students doing online study off-shore due to COVID-19, please use the following reporting combinations until 31 Dec 2021, or until borders are open to international students, whichever comes first:
    • ASSIST (2.8) = 09
    • ATTEND (2.9) = 02
    • CRS_SITE (2.10) = 98