1136.0 - A Directory of Education and Training Statistics, 2009  
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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
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AVETMISS is a comprehensive, integrated suite of statistical standards for the collection and publication of VET information. The main suite, AVETMISS release 6.0, contains 38 variables. It is complemented by two separate but related suites: one for apprentices and trainee data; and one for financial reporting. The AVETMISS 'Standard for New Apprenticeships' (release 5.0) contains 50 variables. In contrast, 'AVETMISS: the Standard for VET Financial Data' (release 1.7) details the terminology, definitions, and reporting formats for the elements needed in financial statements. Besides maintaining and updating the AVETMISS standards, NCVER develops and maintains data validation software for the submission of data to the AVETMISS specifications. NCVER also provides consultancy and support services for AVETMISS users. The AVETMISS suite is maintained and published by NCVER, and is updated on a 3 to 4 year cycle.


AVETMISS Apprenticeships and Traineeships Collection Specifications. NCVER, Adelaide. (3 March 2008)
AVETMISS Data Element Definitions: Edition 2. NCVER, Adelaide. (3 March 2008)
AVETMISS: The Standard for VET Financial Data -- Release 1.7 updated. NCVER, Adelaide. (16 January 2008)
AVETMISS VET Provider Collection Specifications: Release 6.0. NCVER, Adelaide. (5 May 2006)

The AVETMISS standards publications are available as free downloads from the NCVER website http://www.ncver.edu.au, under 'Statistical Standards'. Further information about the validation software, and access to AVETMISS support, are also there.

Other Information

AVETMISS validation software: Version 6.0. NCVER, Adelaide. (24 August 2008)
AVETMISS validation software: Version 6.0 - User guide NCVER, Adelaide. (25 August 2008)
AVETMISS validation software: Version 6.0 - Patch version 6.11. NCVER, Adelaide. (1 October 2008)

AVETMISS validation software is a data file validation and reporting system designed for training organisations providing AVETMISS compliant data to NCVER (but is not designed for financial data). Validation ensures that the data being provided to the national database complies with the AVETMISS and ensures comparability within the National collection. The validation software generates errors and warnings resulting from potential data inconsistencies in the files.