Completing your April 2023 SDR

Completing your April 2023 SDR

Last updated 28 March 2023
Last updated 28 March 2023

Here’s what you need to know to submit your April 2023 Single Data Return (SDR) – including important new changes to the SDR.

Dates for submitting

You can submit your April 2023 return anytime between 17 April 2023 and 29 April 2023.

15 April 2023

Extract date for the April 2023 SDR

17 April 2023

SDR Round opens

29 April 2023

SDR Round closes

Resources and support

To help you complete your return, see the latest 2023 SDR manual (V2.0).

You can also get further support:

Important changes for your April 2023 SDR

The latest changes to the SDR are on page 3 of the 2023 SDR manual (V2.0). Here are the changes in brief:

Error 39

From April 2023, you will see SDR ‘Error 39’ when the enrolment start date is before the course start date of the course register.

Cross year enrolments under Source of Funding (SoF) 01

For learners who are enrolled in a course under SoF01, where the course start date is on or before 31/12/2022 and the end date is on or after 1/1/2023, you should continue to report this delivery under SoF01. We will manually move the 2023 delivery out of SoF01 and into SoF37. This avoids the need for you to unenroll from the SoF01 course and reenrol to submit the 2023 portion of the course under SoF37.

Changes to course classification codes (CCCs)

Please see the Delivery Classification Guide:

  • Please avoid using the retired CCCs 21 and 22.1. Using these codes will cause a submission failure.
  • Amend the CCCs for Te Reo Māori and Tikanga courses to CCCs 40 and 41 respectively.

Funding rate ID

For SoF37-DQ3-7, continue to use CCC and funding rate ID. We will map these to the UFS F1-F6 rates.

SDR Enrolment file – Source of Funding (SoF) changes

Use the correct SoF for learners who are enrolled in a provider-based, or provider-based: extramural programme of study.

Programme of Study

Source of Funding (SoF) to use

DQ 3-7: Non-degree Delivery at Levels 3-7 (But note information about cross-year enrolments above)


DQ 7 Degree+: Delivery at Level 7 (degree) and above


These combinations need to match to meet the validation rules. See the guidance in the 2023 SDR Manual (v2.0), and information about the new SDR validation changes (PDF 412 KB).