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  • Professional Development Short Courses
  • David Syme Research Prize
  • Safety in Laboratory Course, RMIT
  • International WaterCentre partial scholarship - Graduate Certificate in Water Planning
  • Presenting data: how to convey information most effectively seminar
  • 2014 Writing Clear Science Workshops
  • International WaterCentre -Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarship
  • Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) - Professional Development Short Courses for Environmental Practitioners

Research Courses and Education

Presenting data: how to convey information most effectively seminar

Presenting data: how to convey information most effectively seminar

For information to drive change it must be interpreted and understood. 

Sometimes important messages are not actioned because they are not conveyed in a way which motivates change. In this seminar we discuss the importance of considering how to present data to your audience.  We give some clues on how data might be displayed and tips on how to avoid presenting data.  At the end of the day, we anticipate delegates will better understand different methods and techniques that can be used to present data in a way that can optimise impact.

Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) - Professional Development Short Courses for Environmental Practitioners

Contaminated Site Assessment, Remediation and Management (CSARM) – Professional Development Short Courses for Environmental Practitioners

 Registrations for 2015 Courses are Now Open

  • Module A:Ground Rules for Contaminated Sites 11 - 13 February
  • Module B:Effective Contaminated Site Assessment 25 – 27 March
  • Module C: Demystifying Contaminants 20 – 22 May
  • Module D: Contaminants and Toxicity 22 – 24 July
  • Module E: Risk Based Site Assessment 9 - 11 September
  • Module F: Remediation Principles and Closure 4 – 6 November

International WaterCentre partial scholarship - Graduate Certificate in Water Planning



International WaterCentre partial scholarship - Graduate Certificate in Water Planning

The International WaterCentre will be offering a partial scholarship (valued at $7,000 for the full Masters program or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate) to each self-funded student who enrols in a postgraduate degree commencing in Semester 1, 2015.

Self-funded students are students who do not receive any full-tuition scholarship or full-tuition funding from their employer. Note: students who receive a loan (eg. FEE-HELP) or partial funding from their employer remain eligible for a partial scholarship.

Each partial scholarship has a total value of $7,000 for the full Master of Integrated Water Management (or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate in Water Planning) and aims to cover part of the tuition fees.

International WaterCentre -Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarship

International WaterCentre partial scholarship - Master of Integrated Water Management

The International WaterCentre will be offering a partial scholarship (valued at $7,000 for the full Masters program or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate) to each self-funded student who enrols in a postgraduate degree commencing in Semester 1, 2015.

Self-funded students are students who do not receive any full-tuition scholarship or full-tuition funding from their employer. Note: students who receive a loan (eg. FEE-HELP) or partial funding from their employer remain eligible for a partial scholarship.

Each partial scholarship has a total value of $7,000 for the full Master of Integrated Water Management (or $2,000 for the Graduate Certificate in Water Planning) and aims to cover part of the tuition fees.

2014 Writing Clear Science Workshops

2014 Writing Clear Science Workshops

We teach how to write clearly and succinctly, without sacrificing scientific accuracy. We teach you how to get your thoughts down clearly and how increase your efficiency as a writer. We teach how to write and design documents according to audience (e.g. industry, peer review), purpose (e.g. monitoring report, journal article) and the type of research or project problem that needs to be solved.

The Standard 2 Day Workshop

The writing workshops are usually presented as The Standard 2 Day Workshop. The modules cover all aspects of writing from discussing common problems, recommending efficient practices, improving writing style, reworking sentence structure and paragraph structure, and analysing section and whole report structure. We review the standard scientific reporting framework, how to prepare reports and papers, and discuss how to clearly and concisely communicate a research project to a chosen audience. In addition, across the two days, we conduct editing, writing and re-writing exercises, where we teach how to improve writing through effective editing skills and critical review techniques.

Professional Development Short Courses




Professional Development Short Courses

The Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) is the only university unit in Australia, and one of a few worldwide, that designs, develops and delivers courses that are tailor-made to the education, training and development needs of professionals and elected representatives in the local government sector. Our degree courses are developed after extensive local government consultation and are designed to make maximum benefit of the knowledge gained from the Centre's concurrent research and consultancy activities.

David Syme Research Prize


David Syme Research Prize

Applications close 16 January 2015


A donation was made by David Syme of Melbourne in 1904 for the foundation of an annual prize to be given for the best original research work produced in Australia during the preceding two years in Biology, Physics, Chemistry or Geology. The prize is administered by the University of Melbourne but applications are welcome from researchers associated with any Australian university and from researchers without university connections, subject to the following:

  • Professors, and researchers outside universities who have attained a level of seniority comparable to a university professor (Level E) at the time applications are considered are NOT eligible to apply. Candidates at this level are not eligible to compete for the prize.
  • Candidates must have spent a minimum of five full years out of the last seven years in Australia.

Safety in Laboratory Course, RMIT


RMIT Safety in Laboratory Course

9-11 February 2015, Melbourne

RMIT is accepting registrations for their 3 day Safety in Laboratory Course to be held from the 9th -11th February 2015 at CSIRO Clayton Victoria.

The course  provides participants with a comprehensive overview of the AS/NZS 2243 Safety in Laboratories  which is suited for those staff members that have occupational/work health and safety responsibilities in a laboratory situation, such as laboratory managers, laboratory supervisors, laboratory health and safety representatives, OHS Consultants and Facilities/Property Services Managers. So feel free to pass this information onto other staff members who you think may be interested or would benefit from attending this course.



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