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

What Statistical training courses are available at ABS Victoria?
Venue: ABS Victorian Office 485 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

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.

Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 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.

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.

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.

Length: 2 days
Fee: $750.00
2008 Course Dates: 2 & 3 September

Understanding Demographic Data (UDD)
Explores demographic statistics in terms of contemporary social and economic issues, population momentum and ageing, and components of population growth (births/fertility, deaths/mortality, internal and overseas migration). Covers concepts regarding processes which shape the population, sources, methods of collection and production, quality issues, and includes practical exercises in the analysis of demographic data.

Length: 1 day
Fee: $450.00
2008 Course Dates: 21 & 22 October.

For further information go to the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>. Select 'Services We Provide' then ABS Training or contact Sarah Simkin on (03) 9615 7904 or email <victoria.statistics@abs.gov.au>.

2006 Census Information Sessions (free)
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.

Length: 2 hours
Fee: free
2008 Dates:
    2.00-4.00 pm Thrs 7 August 2008, and
    2.00-4.00 pm Tues 16 September 2008.

To reserve a place, 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. Please ring Heather Burns on 9615 7535 if you have any queries about the 2006 Census Information Sessions, or would like to arrange a session in your own Department.