Total VET activity

All RTOs must collect a range of data from their students and report all their delivery activity (known as Total VET activity) to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), at least annually.

This includes full Australian Vocational Education and Training Management Information Statistical Standard (AVETMISS) data, as per the National VET Data Policy.

What do I need to collect and report on?

You must collect AVETMISS-compliant records for all students, and all competency enrolments delivered and outcomes achieved throughout the calendar year.

Early in the following year, you must report this data to NCVER unless you have previously done so through existing contractual arrangements.

The following NCVER publications describe the data that you must collect:

Several student management systems can record and produce AVETMISS data files for reporting.

For more information on these student management systems, view the NCVER AVETMISS compliant software register

NCVER has developed a free AVETMISS data entry tool for RTOs with less than 100 students, and AVETMISS validation software for RTOs to validate their data before submission:

Visit the links below for information about Total VET Activity data:

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