Completing your December 2021 SDR

Completing your December 2021 SDR

Last updated 17 December 2021
Last updated 17 December 2021

This section provides information to help you submit your December 2021 Single Data Return (SDR). It also contains a summary of changes for the April 2022 SDR.

Dates for submitting your December 2021 SDR

  • You can submit your December 2021 return anytime between 1 January 2022 and 31 January 2022.
  • If you have already uploaded your SDR files for validation, please ensure you upload them again after 1 January 2022.

31 December 2021

Extract date for the December 2021 SDR

1 January 2022

SDR Round opens

31 January 2022

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 general assistance and help with course, qualification and delivery site approvals contact the TEC Customer Contact Group on 0800 601 301 or at Please note the Customer Contact Group will be closed for the Christmas break from 12pm Wednesday 22 December and will reopen at 8.30am Monday 10 January 2022.
  • For help accessing the STEO website and validation errors, contact the Ministry of Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599 or at Please note the Service Desk will be closed for the Christmas break from Friday 24 December and will reopen at 7.30am Wednesday 5 January 2022.
  • 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 December 2021 SDR

Upload your workforce questionnaire (Staff return) before you submit your December 2021 SDR. Please upload the new 2021 workforce questionnaire, or Staff return, to the STEO website before you submit your December 2021 SDR. Any old files will not work. Your December 2021 SDR will not be accepted without a processed workforce questionnaire. You may need to source this information from a different person or team in your organisation prior to the Christmas break, so this does not hold up your January submission. Find more information about workforce questionnaires on the education website.

Fees Free. Please ensure all learners reported in your monthly ‘Fees Free All Enrolments and Costs Actuals’ are included in your December 2021 SDR, enrolment information should match between the two returns.

Reminder about SAC 3+ Limits and Source of Funding (SoF) codes. As we have previously communicated, Student Achievement Component level 3 and above (SAC 3+) delivery must not exceed 105 percent. If you are forecasting your delivery will exceed 105 percent, please inform your relationship manager or advisor as soon as possible.

Courses that have been approved for SAC 3+ funding should usually be reported in the SDR under SoF 01 as explained on the TEC website

Changes for the April 2022 SDR

The 2022 SDR manual has been released and the following changes have been made:

  • Amended the Compulsory Course Costs (CCCOSTS) Fee description
  • Added and updated codes for the Fees Assessment for International Students (ASSIST) field
  • Updated the Maxima Exempt Fees’ description
  • New Fees Free Eligibility code