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The Australian Bureau of Statistics will be hosting another NatStats conference at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour on
15 - 17 September 2010.

NatStats 2010 will build on the enthusiasm and passion generated by delegates at NatStats08 and aims to build stronger links with key stakeholders, strengthen the understanding of statistical issues within and across governments, and consolidate support for current and emerging statistical initiatives.

An exciting program is being developed and will address a range of issues regarding national statistics. If you would like to hear more about NatStats 2010 Conference, or have any suggestions, please email natstats@nss.gov.au.

Turning Data into Information

Overview: This two-day course is intended to provide skills in interpreting, communicating and displaying data clearly and effectively. Participants will gain skills in transforming data into meaningful written information, particularly in respect to social policy issues.

Format: 2 day workshop

Who should attend: People working with data who wish to extract relevant information and communicate that information to a variety of audiences, e.g. through written reports.

Course Outcomes: At the end of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Understand how the collection and compilation of data affect its usefulness, quality and relevance;
  • Draw conclusions from the analysis;
  • Communicate results effectively;
  • Present information using tables and graphs;
  • Recognise possible pitfalls in analysis.

Cost: $750 (inc. GST) per person

Date: Thursday 15 and Friday 16 April 2010, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Venue: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 200 Collins Street, Hobart

If you wish to enrol or want more information please email: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au.

Valuing Australia's Environment

Overview: This course focuses on the emerging discipline of environmental accounting which strives to organise environmental statistics in a consistent and structured system and within a framework that allows integration of economic and environmental information.

Format: 1 day course

Who should attend: People requiring an overview of environmental statistics and their use; or who are new to environment and natural resource statistics; or are working in the field of environmental accounting or national accounts.

Course Outcomes: Understanding the frameworks that underpin environmental accounting; the processes, frameworks and classifications involved in compiling environmental accounts; and the various uses and users of environmental accounts. Distinguishing types of environmental accounts and what they measure.

Cost: $450 (inc. GST) per person

Date: Tuesday 25 May 2010, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Venue: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 200 Collins Street, Hobart

If you wish to enrol or want more information please contact Sharna Stinson (03 6222 5982) or email: tasmania.statistics@abs.gov.au.

Our training programs are conducted by ABS staff with expertise in designing questionnaires, analysing data and managing the survey process. The courses teach practical skills by involving participants in individual and group exercises. In addition, courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organisation. We also hold regular seminars which may focus on statistical developments, publications, trends or issues.