New to statistics?

You may be thinking about a career with statistics. And you have questions. Why should I be thinking about studying statistics? What can do with this degree? How can it help me with my career? These are the basic questions considering various lines of study, in statistics or other fields using some statistics. And the reasons for understanding statistics as your main career or as part of your work are varied.

I am already working with statistics

Alternatively, you may have a degree in statistics, your research or work involves statistics, and would like to know more. You may want to develop your skills, target a particular niche area, or aim to get to the next level. If this is you, then you should consider postgraduate study or short course in statistics covered in the Professional Education and Development

Professional Education and Development

NIASRA provides professional education, development and training in statistics from the basic to advanced levels. Our lecturers include some of the leading applied statisticians in Australia and international experts, all with experience in research organisations.

We will work with your organisation to tailor a program that fits your business and research needs. Our goal is to provide your staff with the knowledge they need to be successful. We focus on real-world analysis scenarios, drawing on our decades of data-driven research.

We provide training on a broad range of research and statistical topics including:

  • Research Design
  • Introductory statistics
  • Survey design & analysis
  • Linear regression
  • Missing data & imputation
  • Logistic regression
  • Questionnaire design
  • Multi-level & mixed models
  • Spatial models
  • Small-area estimation
  • Microsimulation
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Environmental sampling
  • Statistical remote sensing
  • Biometry and Biometrics
  • Spatio-Temporal Modelling

Our clients include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the New Zealand Ministry of Health and the New South Wales Ministry of Health.

We also present workshops and short courses designed to meet the development needs of researchers. These generally range from a half-day to two days and are offered at various times throughout the year.

Our current workshops and short courses are listed on Events & seminars.

Undergraduate Courses

The School of Mathematics and Statistics (SMAS) offers several undergraduate courses that contain major statistics components. Please open the link below for further information:

For further information concerning undergraduate studies, please refer to the contact details in the above link or visit the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

Jobs in statistics

For considering jobs in the statistics field, please have a look at positions offered in some of the more popular job websites.

Opportunities for research students

NIASRA offers postgraduate and professional education courses and programs that build on our world-class staff, extensive experience and industry collaborations.

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