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released: 26 May 2015 author: AIHW

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare developed a national data standards strategy and implementation plan to enhance the comparability, quality and coherence of information across the Australian education and training sectors, including early childhood education, school education, vocational education and training (VET) and higher education. This project report summarises the activities and process undertaken over 12 months from October 2013 to develop the strategy and implementation plan.

ISBN 978-1-74249-731-0; Cat. no. EDU 04; 200pp.; $66

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Establishment of scope (Phase 1)
      • 2.1 Review of preliminary work
      • 2.2 Stakeholder communication and engagement strategy
      • 2.3 Scope of the national data standards strategy
    • 3 Review of data collections (Phase 2)
      • 3.1 Data mapping
      • 3.2 Questionnaires
      • 3.3 Results
      • 3.4 Priority data items
    • 4 Development of the national data standards strategy (Phase 3)
      • 4.1 National data standards strategy and implementation plan
      • 4.2 Assessment of the comparability and consistency of core data items with other sectors
      • 4.3 Preliminary scoping of the feasibility of data linkage
      • 4.4 Project finalisation
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Stakeholder consultation
      • Appendix B: Data mapping
      • Appendix C: Description of data collections and data items mapped
      • Appendix D: Questionnaires
      • Appendix E: Stakeholder and data custodian consultation
      • Appendix F: Summary of policy priorities
      • Appendix G: Data collection review timeframes and processes
      • Appendix H: Data flows
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Development of a national education and training data standards strategy and implementation plan. Cat. no. EDU 04. Canberra: AIHW.

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