The range of data collected by NCVER for the national vocational education and training (VET) system and how it is disseminated is discussed in this conference paper. The author talks about how analytical techniques are used to maximise what can be extracted from those collections; the current focus on expanding the range of data to contribute to the 'transparency agenda'; and current gaps in VET data in the collections. He ends with some comments on the challenges NCVER faces in maximising the use of data.
The paper was presented to the NatStats conference in March 2013.
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