As a publically funded institution, UNSW has statutory reporting requirements to submit regular data reports about UNSW staff and students to the Commonwealth Government's Department of Education and Training. The Commonwealth Government has developed the Transforming the Collection of Student Information (TCSI) reporting service for this purpose.This process is now managed by the Registrar's Office.
TCSI (pronounced 'taxi') is a joint project between the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) and Services Australia which collects information about students that study with approved Australian education providers and data regarding staff at those providers.
TCSI replaces the department’s Higher Education Information Management System (HEIMS) and HEPCAT reporting tools and aims to simplify reporting and reduce duplication of effort by providers across DESE and Services Australia.
The system also supports improved student payment accuracy and makes student claims simpler.