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Australian Bureau Of Statistics (ABS)

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  • 1,000 - 50,000 employees

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Data Analyst Virtual Experience

This Virtual Experience is a short 4-6 hour online program developed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to provide you with a teaser of life as a Data Analyst in their workplace. This Virtual Experience is based on a task given to candidates as part of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2020 recruitment process, and consists of two mini projects resembling real work scenarios, designed to test and develop your professional skills. When you complete the modules you will unlock model answers, allowing you to assess your performance in real time. This Virtual Experience is a great way of seeing if the data analyst role is a good fit for you. The program is free, and can be completed in your own time, from anywhere!

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Virtual Experience

Minimum requirements

Accepting International Applications
No
Qualifications Accepted
B
Accounting
Commerce
Finance
Business
Business Administration
International Business
Management
Office Studies
Project Management
Event Management
Economics
E
Engineering & Mathematics
I
IT & Computer Science

Introduction

Welcome to the ABS Virtual Experience.

The ABS is Australia’s national statistical agency, providing trusted official statistics on a wide range of economic, social, population and environmental matters of importance to Australia. 

Data Analyst roles support evidence-based, informed decision making, and work across all aspects of government such as policy development, program management and service delivery. 

Examples of the responsibilities of a Data Analyst:

  • Working with internal and external stakeholders and customers to develop fit-for-purpose specifications of data and solutions requirements.
  • Designing and testing data collection instruments including questionnaires and forms.
  • Analysing and interpreting survey, census and administrative data as required, including linked data.
  • Producing estimates, counts and other aggregate statistics.
  • Undertaking data analysis to discover relationships between data items.
  • Telling the story behind the data in an engaging and meaningful way; writing media releases on the data that are accurate and interesting to the public.
  • Undertaking quality assurance of aggregate data and statistics to ensure consistency and coherence with other data; preparing quality declarations to ensure customers are well informed on the quality of these statistics in order to assess their fitness for purpose.
  • Confidentialising statistics to prevent disclosure of information that may identify data providers.
  • Compiling and disseminating statistical products according to organisational policies and guidelines.
  • Undertaking statistical project evaluation to support continuous improvement of statistical production processes.

Ready to get started?

This virtual experience consists of two modules, you can do both, or just one, the choice is yours!

Graduate Success Stories


  • Graduate stories
There are definitely a lot of ways you could contribute to the ABS, so don’t let a narrow view of what we do hold you back.

Lucinda Fretwell

  • Graduate stories
There are definitely a lot of ways you could contribute to the ABS, so don’t let a narrow view of what we do hold you back.

Lucinda Fretwell

  • Graduate stories
It’s been an invaluable experience to delve into the production side of the information that drives key decisions in our country and to receive positive feedback from stakeholders regarding the high quality of our work.

Hamish Morton

  • Graduate stories
It’s been an invaluable experience to delve into the production side of the information that drives key decisions in our country and to receive positive feedback from stakeholders regarding the high quality of our work.

Hamish Morton

  • Graduate stories
There are definitely a lot of ways you could contribute to the ABS, so don’t let a narrow view of what we do hold you back.

Lucinda Fretwell

  • Graduate stories
There are definitely a lot of ways you could contribute to the ABS, so don’t let a narrow view of what we do hold you back.

Lucinda Fretwell

  • Graduate stories
It’s been an invaluable experience to delve into the production side of the information that drives key decisions in our country and to receive positive feedback from stakeholders regarding the high quality of our work.

Hamish Morton

  • Graduate stories
It’s been an invaluable experience to delve into the production side of the information that drives key decisions in our country and to receive positive feedback from stakeholders regarding the high quality of our work.

Hamish Morton