ABS Statistical training and information seminars
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?
We also offer free seminars such as:
Turning Data Into Information (TDII)
- 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)
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.
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.
Understanding Demographic Data (UDD)
This one-day course introduces participants to demographic data in an international and Australian context. Participants will explore the components of population change (births, deaths, migration) and understand population estimates at the national, state and small area level. At the completion of this course participants will:
● have an understanding of demographic concepts and current issues,
● understand the basic methods of analysing demographic data; and
● be able to access appropriate demographic data on the ABS website.
This course is designed for people who use and/or need to understand demographic data to formulate policies and programs.
Length: 1 day
2009 dates: 9 September
Making Quality Informed Decisions (MQID)
This course introduces the concept of 'holistic quality' through use of a data quality framework for a statistical collection. The framework ensures that users of statistics are able to assess whether 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.
Length: 1 day
2009 dates: 13 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.
Length: 2 days
2009 dates: 2-3 September
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Alan can email you a 3 page pdf with ABS Victoria course descriptions, dates and a registration form.
Information Seminars (free):
CDATA Online seminars (CDATA)
Information sessions run for State and Local Government, will showcase 2006 Census products available free of charge on the ABS Website and present a case study using free Census data. An introduction to C-Data Online and SEIFA 2006 are covered in these sessions.
Length: 1.5 hours (2:00 pm - 3.30 pm)
Fee: no charge
2009 dates: 23 July
To reserve a place on a CDATA Online seminar, please email email@example.com, nominating which session you would like to attend, your name, organisation, contact phone number and email address. Please ring Heather Burns on 9615 7535 if you have any queries about the CDATA 2006 Information Sessions, or would like to arrange a session in your own government agency.