Applying for data

Applying for data

Data that cannot be accessed through www.aedc.gov.au or under agreement can be requested through the application process.  Depending on the type of data required, applications can be made for:

Prior to submitting an application, Data Users are encouraged to read the AEDC Data Guidelines and AEDC Data Dictionary. Further details about the application process can be found in section 6 of the AEDC Data Guidelines

Overview of the application process 

Tips for submitting a successful application

Stage 1: Initial assessment

Applications are assessed for basic compliance with the requirements of the relevant application form and the AEDC Data Guidelines to ensure appropriate use of the AEDC data.

If you are writing a grant application and intend to use AEDC data, please contact AEDC Support prior to submitting your application to discuss your potential requirements and the possible provision of a feasibility statement to accompany your submission.

Stage 2: Application finalisation and approval

If the assessment concludes the application meets the AEDC Data Guidelines, the application will be approved and move to stage three.

If further input or advice is required the applicant will be asked to address the application’s additional needs.

If, following further advice from the applicant, AEDC Support considers the provision of data for a particular project is a high risk, the application will be provided to the Data Custodian, the Australian Government Department of Education and Training for a decision.

Stage 3: Data release

Once appropriate safeguards and approvals are in place, AEDC Support will manage the secure release of data to the applicant, and accompanying relevant documentation.