What is AVETMISS?

17 December 2018

Introduction

AVETMISS stands for the Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard. It is a national data standard which ensures the consistency and accuracy of vocational education and training (VET) information and covers the national VET data collections:

  • the National VET Provider Collection
  • the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection
  • the National VET in Schools Collection
  • the National VET Funding Data Collection.

History

In November 1990, the Australian ministers responsible for VET committed their agencies to the development and implementation of AVETMISS.

The AVETMIS Standard was developed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Industry and Skills Council and its predecessors: the Data and Performance Measurement Principal Committee; the National Training Statistics Committee; the National Advisory Committee on Vocational Educational and Training Statistics; and the Australian Committee on Vocational Education and Training Statistics.

The AVETMIS Standard was first implemented in 1994. Over time, it has expanded to incorporate the various parts of the VET sector:

  • 1994 — publicly funded TAFE and other government providers
  • 1995 — adult and community education (ACE) providers
  • 1996 — publicly funded delivery by other providers
  • 1998 — National VET Financial Data Collection commenced
  • 2005 — National VET in Schools Collection commenced
  • 2014 — National VET Provider Collection extended to all registered training organisations
  • 2014 — National VET in Schools Collection included in the AVETMIS Standard for VET Providers
  • 2017 — National VET Financial Data Collection ceased
  • 2017 — National VET Funding Data Collection commenced

A history of AVETMISS releases is provided in Table 1.

Table 1: AVETMISS releases

Activity from
AVETMISS1 January 1994
AVETMISS1 January 1995
AVETMISS1 January 1997
 
 Activity from
AVETMISS for VET Providers1 January 1999
AVETMISS for VET Providers1 January 2002
AVETMISS for VET Providers1 January 2003
AVETMISS VET Provider Collection Specifications1 January 2007
AVETMISS VET Provider Collection Specifications1 January 2012
AVETMISS VET Provider Collection Specifications1 January 2014
AVETMISS VET Provider Collection Specifications1 January 2018
  
 Activity from
AVETMISS for New Apprenticeships1 July 1997
AVETMISS for New Apprenticeships1 January 1999
AVETMISS for New Apprenticeships1 January 2002
AVETMISS for New Apprenticeships1 April 2004
AVETMISS Apprentice and Trainee Collection Specifications1 July 2008
AVETMISS Apprentice and Trainee Collection Specifications1 July 2016
  
 Activity from
AVETMISS for VET Financial Data1 January 1999
AVETMISS for VET Financial Data1 January 2009
AVETMISS for VET Financial Data1 January 2010
  
 Activity from
AVETMISS for VET Funding Data1 January 2017

Data element definitions

The AVETMISS data element definitions apply to the VET provider and the apprentice and trainee collections and describe a set of data elements including definitions, context, rules, classification schemes and format attributes used in these collections.

Collection specifications

The Collection specifications document applies to national VET collections administered by NCVER on behalf of the Department of Education and Training. The following collection specifications are available from the NCVER Portal:

Maintenance and agreement

Revisions to the Standards are agreed by key stakeholders representing registered training organisations and Australian governments. Recommendations to the standards are submitted to the Senior Officials Network prior to being implemented by the Australian VET sector.

AVETMISS Support

The NCVER Client Support team provides assistance for queries relating to the AVETMIS Standards and the AVETMISS validation software.

National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd

Telephone:1800 649 452
Contact formhttps://www.ncver.edu.au/rto-hub/contact-form