1200.0.55.005 - Language Standards, 2012, Version 1.1  
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20/03/2014

The reviews of the full suite of five ABS Language Standards have now been completed by adding the updated Proficiency in Spoken English Standard on 20 March, 2014.

Key changes to the Proficiency in Spoken English Standard include:

    • An additional filter question module which will enable the collection of data about all languages spoken.
    • The addition of a short question module where information about which other languages are spoken is not necessary to data being collected.


The main objectives of the reviews of the suite of Language Standards were to:
    • maintain relevance
    • maintain consistency in the collection of high quality data
    • improve data usability
    • rectify identified issues