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Metadata Management in Public Sector

Access, Integration, Privacy

28 May and 04 June 2024

10:00 AM - 2:30 PM AEST

Next intake: 28 May and 04 June 2024 | 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM AEST


Deriving value from data depends extensively on understanding the data and sharing knowledge among everyone who works with data. Sharing data knowledge is the core purpose of metadata. The common definition of metadata is “data about data.” But that definition doesn’t adequately describe the essential roles of metadata for data management, business intelligence, analytics, and data science. A more meaningful definition states that metadata is “the data and information that is needed by an organisation to effectively and efficiently manage its data and information resources.” Just as you need financial data to manage financial resources, you need metadata to manage data resources. In today’s data-driven world, the importance of managing data is certainly on par with that of managing finances. 

This online training course is designed to provide the foundational metadata knowledge needed by anyone who has data management roles and responsibilities. It covers metadata basics such as the types and purposes of metadata, and explores core metadata disciplines of data modeling, data profiling, and data cataloging. Metadata roles in data governance, stewardship, security, quality, and analysis are explained. 

Who Should Attend?

Public Sector Architects, Engineers, Officers, Leads, and Specialists of, not limited to:
Data Architect Information Management
Metadata Management Database Administrator
Data Governance Data Engineer Data Steward

Learning Outcomes

Understand metadata management principles within government contexts
Design and implement government-centric metadata workflows
Align metadata workflows with compliance and governance
Strike a balance between - access and security- innovation and safety

Online Training

Metadata Management in Public Sector

Session details

  • Enhance data integrity and security  
  • Improve your knowledge for more effective implementation and optimisation
  • Benchmark and network with peers from all over the public sector 
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Level: Fundamentals

No previous experience necessary


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Key Sessions

Introduction to Metadata 

  • Understand the definition of metadata  
  • Distinguish the various types of metadata  
  • Recognise the importance and relevance of metadata 


Understand tools and frameworks 

  • Data Lineage 
  • Data Catalogue 
  • Business Glossary 
  • Business Tagging 


The Organisational Value of Metadata  

  • Understand how Metadata Management affects outcomes 
  • Examples of metadata’s effect on operations 


Sources of Metadata  

  • Understand how these sources interrelate within and beyond the organisation  
  • Learn how to leverage these sources for operational success  

Metamodels & Metadata Standards   

  • Learn the definition, importance, and usage of a metamodel  
  • Understand metadata registries  
  • Identify key industry standards 


Metadata Architecture, Integration, and Storage   

  • Understand the architectural options for Metadata Management  
  • Discover how metadata can be integrated and shared across the organisation 


Metadata Strategy & Implementation  

  • Outline how to create an actionable roadmap that delivers quick wins while building towards a longer-term architecture  
  • Outline how to create an actionable roadmap  


Metadata Management for BI and Data Science  

  • The Metadata Muddle 
  • Data Science and Metadata 

Meet Your Facilitator

Public Sector Network's speaker Michael O' Sullivan

Michael O’Sullivan

Founder and Data Management Consultant, Decaf Data

Michael O’Sullivan is the founder and lead trainer at Decaf Data, a boutique Data Management Consultancy based in Sydney, NSW. As an accredited partner of the EDM Council and experts in the EDM Councils DCAM and CDMC framework, he helps organisations to develop practical data management strategies and roadmaps.  

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