Welcome to the Statistical Clearing House
Role of the Statistical Clearing House (SCH)
The Statistical Clearing House (SCH) for Business Surveys was established in 1997 within the Australian Bureau of Statistics as an Australian Government initiative by the Prime Minister at the time. The Statistical Clearing House (SCH) provides a central clearance point for business surveys that are run, funded, or conducted on behalf of the Australian Government. The purpose of the SCH is to reduce duplication, minimise the burden on business and ensure that surveys are fit for purpose.
The SCH independently assesses proposed business survey methods and questionnaire design to ensure that surveys follow best practice. All surveys that meet the specific scoping criteria must be submitted for review and clearance. The following resources provide further information on the role of the SCH.
The Statistical Clearing House (SCH) is currently redeveloping it's website. Website updates will be undertaken progressively in during the new year.
We encourage you to use the new SCH Online Tool when completing an SCH Scoping or Information Template. You will notice that, the tool has been released as a BETA application, which means there is still an opportunity for the SCH to incorporate your feedback.
Please let us know if you have any comments, queries or suggestions, we'd love to hear them - e-mail the SCH.
SCH Newsletter - January 2013 Issue is out now!
The SCH Newsletter is designed to keep you in touch with the latest SCH developments. Click here to view the SCH Newsletters.