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1100.2 - Statistics Victoria, Sep 2009  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 14/10/2009   
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Venue: ABS Victorian Office, Level 5 South Tower, 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne.

Time: full day courses generally run 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

What Statistical training courses are available at ABS Victoria?

  • Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
  • Basic Survey Design (BSD)
  • Understanding Demographic Data (UDD)
  • Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
  • Analysing Survey Data Made Simple (ASDMS)
  • Introduction to Labour Statistics (ILS)
  • Valuing Australia’s Environment (VAE)
  • ABS Datacubes in SuperTABLE (DiST)


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.

Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2009 dates: 24-25 November


ABS Datacubes in SuperTABLE
The ABS web site has large datasets that can be downloaded for free. This course will teach participants how to access these datasets in SuperTABLE format to create tables that meet their organisation's information needs. Through a combination of theoretical instruction and computer-based exercises, participants will learn how to use the free SuperTABLE software.

Length: Half day, 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Fee: $300
2009 dates: 18 November


For further information on ABS statistical training go to the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. Select 'Services' then ABS Training.

For courses listed above, Alan Page (03 9615 7899) is ABS's training contact in Victoria, or email queries/registrations to <victoria.statistics@abs.gov.au>. Alan can email you a 3 page pdf with ABS Victoria course descriptions, dates and a registration form.


Information Seminars (free):

Tablebuilder
TableBuilder is the last product to be released from the 2006 Census; and is a charged product, aimed at very experienced Census users with a detailed knowledge of Census concepts, classifications and geography. TableBuilder is an on-line tool which allows you to create your own custom tables of Census data. If you would like a TableBuilder demonstration before proceeding to purchase the product, please email <vic.client.services@abs.gov.au>, nominating which session you would like to attend, your name, organisation, contact phone number and email address. Contact Heather Burns on 9615 7535 if you have any queries about Tablebuilder information sessions.

Length: One hour, 2.00pm to 3.00pm
Fee: free
2009 dates: 22 October, 26 November


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