EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Measuring Learning in Australia: Plan to Improve the Quality, Coverage and Use of Education and Training Statistics 2004 (cat. no. 4231.0) has just been released. This Plan is a joint initiative between the ABS and all state, territory and Australian Government education and training agencies. It identifies key issues and areas for consideration and presents agreed directions for improving the relevance, coverage, comparability and quality of statistics. It nominates responsibility for progressing individual strands of work and for monitoring overall progress. An important characteristic of the Plan is that it is a joint agreement between stakeholders regarding priorities for statistical work in the education and training fields for the next three years. For more information contact Jeff Carlton on (02) 6252 5936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.