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Check-up PLUS is a survey designed to collect data on Australian Government agencies' information management capabilities and behaviours. It allows agencies to:
- track their progress against a variety of best-practice information management behaviours
- develop plans and undertake projects that progress their information and data management maturity
- advise us of their 'Retain as national archives' (RNA) holdings and transfer plans
- manage their contact details online
The National Archives analyses the survey data to gauge Australian Government agencies' digital information management maturity. The findings inform our report to the Minister.
Check-up PLUS survey
Check-up PLUS is structured to align with the National Archives' Information Management Standard. It is an online self-assessment tool designed to gauge Australian Government agencies' maturity and performance in information and data management.
The next survey is planned to open on 1 July 2022. The survey will report against the policy objectives of the Building trust in the public record policy.
For more information about the content of surveys, see:
- 2021 Whole of government summary report (PDF 1,404kB)
- 2021 survey questionnaire (PDF, 566kB)
- 2019 Whole of government summary report (PDF 1,004kB).
- 2019 survey questionnaire (PDF, 1MB)
- 2018 Whole of government summary report (PDF 2.2MB).
- 2018 survey questionnaire (PDF 279kB)
Digital Continuity 2020 Statement
In 2017, annual reporting requirements under the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy consisted of a short online survey, the 'Digital Continuity 2020 Statement'.
The survey comprised a number of brief statements designed to gauge agencies' progress against the Digital Continuity 2020 principles. It replaced the requirement for agencies to report against Check-up Digital.
The National Archives commissioned an evaluation of agency implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 (DC2020) Policy objectives.
Download the Digital Continuity 2020 Policy report (DOCX 4MB).
Digital Continuity 2020 Report on policy implementation
The Digital Continuity 2020 policy (DOCX 413kB) was issued in 2015 with the aim for policy objectives to be implemented by December 2020. Under the policy, agencies were to integrate robust digital information management into all government business processes to support digital transformation, efficiency, innovation, information re-use and accountability.
The DC2020 Policy applied to all Australian Government entities, including government business enterprises. It covered government information, data and records in both digital and non-digital formats, as well as systems, services and processes.
The policy required agencies to meet targets around three principles:
- Information is valued
- Information is managed digitally
- Information, systems and processes are interoperable.
The policy recommended 10 actions that agencies could take and set a number of interim targets leading to implementation of the policy.
The DC2020 policy was superseded by the Building trust in the public record policy on 1 January 2021.
Contact the Agency Service Centre if you have questions about the survey or accessing your existing Check-up Digital data.
The Check-up PLUS survey is available under a Creative Commons BY 4.0 (CC–BY-NC 4.0) licence.