NAT files are simply a .txt file that are used in AVETMISS reporting. They are categorized according to their data.
The NAT files have specific structures defined by National and State governments. While there are differences, the core structure is the same.
Hence the NAT120 requirements is the most important file which controls which records are included/excluded and is the best place to start to diagnose NAT file issues.
The Training Organisation (NAT00010) file provides details of the organisation responsible for administering the information contained in the collection files.
The Training Organisation Delivery Location (NAT00020) file provides information about the geographic location of training activity undertaken by clients during the collection period.
The Program (Course) (NAT00030) file provides information about programs (Courses) or skill sets that are undertaken and/or completed by clients during the collection period.
The Subject (Module/Unit of Competency) (NAT00060) file provides information about subjects (modules and units of competency) that are undertaken and/or completed by clients during the collection period.
The Client (NAT00080) file provides information about clients who undertake and/or complete training activity during the collection period. This information is used to monitor client participation patterns and to provide information related to equity issues.
The Client Postal Details (NAT00085) file provides client mailing address details for the purposes of conducting the Student Outcomes Survey and/or to invite students to participate in Department endorsed projects and/or training provider audits. Use of all student details, including student contact details, is consistent with the Student Enrolment Privacy Notice.
The Client Disability (NAT00090) file provides information about the participation of clients who declare a disability, impairment or long-term condition.
The Client Prior Education Achievement (NAT00100) file provides information about client pathways between VET and other educational sectors.
The Enrolment (NAT00120) File provides information about training activity undertaken by Learners during the collection period. This information is used to measure training activity and output for the VET sector.
The Program (Qualification) Completed (NAT00130) file provides information about clients completing the requirements of qualifications. This information is used to measure the success of VET sector outcomes.