1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Mar 2007  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/03/2007   
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The ABS provides quality, innovative and relevant statistical training aimed at increasing your Business or Department's potential and statistical know-how. The following courses are being offered through the NSW office of the ABS.

Making Quality Informed Decisions (11 April)
A 1 day workshop intended to assist people to effectively use a quality framework to systematically understand quality issues associated with data sources. There is also a strong emphasis on the importance of using quality data to promote informed decision-making.

Basic Statistical Analysis (16-17 May)
A 2 day computer based workshop which develops basic practical skills in statistical and graphical data analysis techniques using Microsoft Excel.

Turning Data into Information (25-26 July)
A 2 day workshop aimed at developing skills in interpreting and analysing data and communicating information clearly and effectively. A key theme of this course is analytical thinking to ensure relevant messages are extracted from data to meet set objectives. Topics covered included Understanding the issue and planning; Analysis tools and technique and; Clearly presenting conclusions to an audience.

The ABS also runs Self Directed Learning programs via our web site. For further information contact (02) 9268 4183, email training@abs.gov.au.