FAQs - National Defence Industry Survey

How long does it take to complete the survey?

The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Will my information be confidential and secure?

All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, and only de-identified (anonymous), aggregated information will be published. The survey is securely hosted in Australia via Australian Survey Research Group’s SurveyManager software, utilising secure servers located at an accredited data centre.

For more information see the privacy and business information collection statement.

What is the role of Australian Survey Research (ASR) in this survey?

Australian Survey Research Group Pty Ltd (ASR) has been engaged by the Centre for Defence Capability (CDIC) to undertake the National Defence Industry Survey. All ASR staff members have been appropriately vetted and are conducting this work in accordance with strict data handling, storage and access contract provisions.

Why should I complete the survey?

The CDIC connects Australian industry with the Department of Defence. The information you provide increases our understanding of industry and enables us to:

  • continually improve the services and assistance that we deliver
  • ensure that Defence has an up-to-date understanding of Australian industry capabilities
  • improve the quality and consistency of industry data utilised across Australian governments.

All of this translates to better services, access and advice for Australian businesses in the defence industry.

What is the purpose of the survey?

The survey will provide the CDIC, and government more broadly, with an up to-date understanding of the size, makeup and capabilities of Australian defence industry. For the purposes of the survey ‘Australian defence industry’ includes not only those businesses who are supplying Defence but those who potentially could supply Defence. We will use this information to inform the services we offer and the advice we provide to Defence on how industry can support defence capability.

The survey also aims to consolidate a number of potentially duplicative survey activities being conducted independently across Commonwealth, state and territory governments. This reduces the survey burden on industry while at the same time providing a high-quality and consistent data source to inform Commonwealth, state and territory government activities.

Who can I contact for further information?

You can contact Australian Survey Research on 1800 068 489 (9am–5pm EST Monday to Friday) or via email at cdicsurvey@aussurveys.com

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