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ABS Training: Making Quality Informed Decisions


      This course is intended to assist people to effectively use a quality framework to systematically understand quality issues associated with using data sources. This course will also equip participants with the necessary skills to apply that understanding when making a decision (eg. on policy), and is designed to take participants through the key fundamentals of data quality assessment. There is also a strong emphasis on the importance of using good quality data to promote informed decision-making.


      1 day

Who should attend
      People who analyse and use data from a wide range of sources with a focus on making policy-based decisions. This course is also suitable for those who may need to develop and manage data collections, and wish to look at quality improvement.

Course Outcomes
      • Ability to determine a data need using a quality framework
      • The skills to quality assess and evaluate possible data sources in the context of the data need (using a quality framework)
      • Ability to identify the limitations of a data source
      • Using the results of the evaluation, the knowledge and ability to apply risk management concepts to make an informed decision

Course contents
      • Learning about the ABS data quality framework
      • Framing data needs
      • Researching and organising data sources
      • Learning to assess datasets in context of data needs
      • Understanding the impact of data limitations on the decision
      • Using risk management to make a quality informed decision

      $775 (inc GST) per person

When is this course run?
      For scheduled training courses see the ABS Training Calendar. We can also run the course in your organisation if you have sufficient numbers.

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