A new approach to Check-up Digital in 2017
In line with achieving efficiencies across the government, annual reporting requirements in 2017 under the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy will consist of a short online survey. This mandatory survey will replace the requirement to report against Check-up Digital and will comprise a number of statements on agencies' progress against the principles outlined in the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy.
The questionnaire will be released for agencies to preview in June and open for completion from 3 July to 31 August. The new survey will:
- significantly reduce the time taken to complete a full Check-up Digital survey
- maintain senior management visibility and support for information management
- require Agency Head sign-off
The Archives will analyse data collected via the questionnaire to inform the annual report to the Minister as required under the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy and will make this report available to agencies.
Check-up Digital will still be available from 3 July for agencies to complete if they wish. Participation is optional and will assist agencies to measure their progress and set priorities to improve their digital information management maturity. The assessment is not for submission and the Archives will not analyse or report on Check-up Digital assessments in 2017.
In 2018 Check-up Digital will be replaced by a new online survey.
About Check-up Digital
Check-up Digital is a practical online survey developed by the National Archives of Australia to help Australian Government agencies gauge their digital information management maturity and set clear direction for improved digital practices.
Check-up Digital focuses on business benefits. It supports the Australian Government's priorities of 'digital by default', digital transformation and improved efficiency. It is derived from National Archives' and international standards, policies and guidelines and reflects a risk-based approach to information management so investment matches business risks and the value of information assets.
Check-up Digital measures only the digital aspects of information management and is divided into three sections:
- optimising business outcomes
- addressing risk
- managing business systems
Completion of Check-up Digital will help you to:
- improve awareness of what mature practice information management looks like
- identify pathways to improve your agency's digital information management
- set priorities for next steps to increase digital information management maturity
- measure improvements and progress against the Digital Continuity 2020 targets
- build a business case for resources to improve business outcomes
To complete assessments, we recommend agencies consult widely, gaining input from all relevant areas such as security, ICT, senior executives and business units.
If you work for an Australian Government agency, you can log into 'Check-up Digital' or request access.
Australian Government agencies can use Check-up Digital at any time as a planning and priority setting tool for your agency or for specific parts of your agency.
For further information
For further information or any questions about Check-up Digital, please contact us.