6278.0.55.002 - Microdata: Education and Training, Basic CURF, Australia, 2009 Quality Declaration 
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This Basic CURF provides detailed information from the 2009 Survey of Education and Training. As well as general demographic data, it contains a range of data items relating to educational and learning activity in Australia covering topics such as the level and field of educational attainment, participation in various types of education and training, details of training courses completed, information about access and barriers to education and training, and employment outcomes from educational activity.

The CURF enables users to tabulate, manipulate and analyse data to their individual specifications. Steps to confidentialise the data have been taken that ensures confidentiality of respondents while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the data and optimising its content. This includes removing any information that might uniquely identify an individual and reducing the level of detail for some data items.

The Basic CURF is available either on CD-ROM or through the Remote Access Data Laboratory (RADL) or ABS Data Laboratory (ABSDL). The publication, Technical Manual: Survey of Education and Training, Basic and Expanded CURFs, Australia, 2009 (cat. no. 6278.0.55.001), explains the data content, technical details and conditions of use and should be used in conjunction with this CURF. An Excel spreadsheet listing all the data items available on the Basic CURF accompanies the Technical Manual.