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If you are from an Australian Government agency, log into Check-up Digital.

The 2016 submission period is now open

Check-up Digital 2016 is open for submissions from 1 July to 30 September 2016. Agencies are encouraged to participate again in this important initiative. Completion of Check-up Digital will assist agencies to measure improvements and progress against the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy targets, and meets the annual survey reporting requirements of the policy. Your participation will also help guide the further development of resources and future initiatives to assist agencies as they progress to digital information management maturity.

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 Commonwealth 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.

What’s new for 2016

There are some changes in Check-up Digital 2016, reflecting the requirements of the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy.


Targets from the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy to be achieved in 2016 are listed against relevant statements within Check-up Digital. When providing your rating, comments and evidence to support a rating, you should consider your progress towards these targets. For statements without specific targets, you should report general progress towards meeting requirements of Digital Continuity 2020 Policy principles, pathways and targets.

The Archives will validate a random sample of responses to ensure agencies' self-assessed ratings are consistent with the uploaded documents.


Five statements (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1 and 3.1) require documentary evidence to be uploaded for a rating of 'level 2 – Developing' or higher. All other statements require documentary evidence to be uploaded for a rating of 'level 5 – Optimising'. Other than the above requirements, submitting evidence to support a rating is optional.


The supporting references for a number of capabilities have been updated with new guidance. We encourage you to review these as you prepare and complete your submissions.

For reference only: Check-up 2.0

Check-up 2.0 was an online questionnaire used by Australian Government agencies to self-assess their information and records management capability for three years from 2011 to 2013. As part of the Australian Government's Digital Transition Policy, agencies were required to submit annual assessments against the Check-up 2.0 'minimum requirements for basic information and records management' to the National Archives. Check-up 2.0 was replaced by Check-up Digital in 2014. The Check-up 2.0 questions are provided here for reference purposes. There are 33 minimum requirements questions. In the full set there are 77 questions, including 'additional recommendations for information and records management' and 'requirement for records of high risk business' as well as the minimum requirements.

Check-up 2.0 minimum requirements for basic information and records management (.pdf, 320KB)

Check-up 2.0 all questions (.pdf, 400KB)

For further information

For further information or any questions about Check-up Digital, please email us.

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