Completing your December 2022 SDR

Completing your December 2022 SDR

Last updated 12 January 2023
Last updated 12 January 2023

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

Dates for submitting your December 2022 SDR

  • Before submitting your SDR, please prepare and submit your Workforce Questionnaire
  • Then submit your December 2022 return between 1 January 2023 and 31 January 2023.
31 December 2022 Extract date for the December 2022 SDR
1 January 2023 SDR Round opens
31 January 2023 SDR Round closes

Resources and support

To assist with completing your return please refer to the latest version of the 2023 SDR manual (V1.0), noting the ‘summary of changes for 2022’ on page 5.

  • For general assistance, guidance with validations errors and help with course, qualification and delivery site approvals contact the TEC Customer Contact Group on 0800 601 301 or at
  • For help accessing the STEO website via Education Sector Login (ESL), contact the Ministry of Education Service Desk on 0800 422 599 or at
  • For those new to submitting SDRs here is the user guide that guides you step by step through the process.
  • To monitor your enrolment conditions for Youth Guarantee and SAC levels 1 and 2, we recommend checking out the Funding Conditions app available via Ngā Kete.

Important points to note for your December 2022 SDR

Workforce Questionnaire

  • Please upload your 2022 Workforce Questionnaire to STEO before submitting your December 2022 SDR.
  • This needs to be uploaded first to ensure your December 2022 SDR is accepted.
  • You may also 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.

For more information about workforce questionnaires please refer to the Ministry of Educations website and the Guide to Completing Your Workforce Questionnaire.

Fees Free

Please ensure all learners reported in your monthly ‘Fees Free All Enrolments and Costs Actuals’ are included in your December 2022 SDR. Enrolment information should match between the two returns.

SDR Manual update

The latest 2022 changes are described in the 2023 SDR manual (V2.0) see page 7. 

In brief the changes for December 2022 SDR are:

  • Error 38: For December 2022 SDR a warning will show when the course start date in STEO (course register table) is before the course enrolment start date (from the enrolment file). Please note from the April 2023 SDR this will become an error (under error 39).
  • Maxima Exempt Fees: updated the Maxima Exempt Fees’ description and reason for field.