A Test File has been created for the Outcomes from Vocational Education and Training in Schools Microdata Product. The purpose of the Test File is to allow researchers/analysts to become more familiar with the data structure and prepare code/programs prior to applying for, or commencing, an ABS Data Laboratory session. This aims to maximise the value of sessions by saving users time and resources once they enter the ABS Data Laboratory environment.
This Test File mimics the structure of the 2006 Vocational Education and Training in Schools and 2011 Census of Population and Housing Integrated Dataset in that it has the same data items and allowed values. All data on the file is false, created through a randomisation process. Proportions of values within data items in the Test File will be similar to those in the real data, however, relationships between data items will not be intentionally maintained. It is extremely unlikely that a record in the Test File would match with a genuine record in the real data.
The Test File is available as a free download through the Downloads tab. The Test File may also be available in other file formats on request. For further information users should email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (02) 6252 7714.
The Test File does not contain real data, and cannot be used for analysis.