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1100.2 - Statistics Victoria, Mar 2008  
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ABS Statistical Training and Information Seminars


What Statistical training courses are available at ABS Victoria?
  • Introduction to Labour Statistics (ILS)
  • Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
  • Basic Survey Design (BSD)
  • Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
  • Analysing Survey Data Made Simple (ASDMS)


Introduction to Labour Statistics (ILS)
This course provides an overview of the range of concepts and issues associated with ABS labour statistics. It explores the data produced by both household and employer based collections, and highlights the range of products available to access labour-related data.

Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Length: 1 day
Fee: $450.00
2008 Course Dates: 5 May


Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
This course develops skills in interpreting, displaying and communicating data clearly and effectively. Analytical thinking skills are developed to enable the transformation of data into meaningful written information.

Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 20 & 21 May and 15 & 16 October


Basic Survey Design (BSD)
This course aims to provide a broad overview of all facets of survey development. Topics include developing survey objectives, advantages and disadvantages of various collection methodologies, questionnaire design, data processing, reporting of results and management of the design process.

Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 9 & 10 July and 26 & 27 November


Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
This course introduces the concept of 'holistic quality' through the use of a data quality framework for a statistical collection. The framework ensures that users of statistics are able to assess whether the statistics are fit for their intended use. This course aims to provide a framework to evaluate the quality of available data sources and use this knowledge in the decision-making process.

Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Length: 1 day
Fee: $450.00
2008 Course Dates: 14 August


Analysing Survey Data Made Simple (ASDMS)
This computer based course develops practical skills in summarising and displaying survey data in graphical and tabular form. It provides the tools for finding simple relationships in survey data and testing for statistically significant differences in past and current survey results.

Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 2 & 3 September

For further information go to the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. Select 'Services We Provide' then ABS Training or contact Alan Page on (03) 9615 7899 or email <victoria.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

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