ACSPRI's small group, 'hands on' 5 day Methods courses will run over three weeks in January and February 2017 at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne.
For more information about any of our courses, please look through the course syllabuses, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 8376 6496
Step 1: Log in to the ACSPRI website (you can create an account or request a new password if required). The account should be in the name of the person taking the course. Alternative billing details (e.g. for a Finance Officer) can be entered later if need be.
Step 2: Check the status of the desired course. If places are available the status will show up as "Open". If the course is "Full" you will be able to join the waiting list for that course. You would then be contacted via email if a place becomes available.
Step 3: Select the title of the desired course to see the course outline page. Scroll down and select "Add to cart" , check whether you are a full time student (yes/no), and proceed to checkout.
Step 4: Enter billing details (e.g. yourself or an admin/finance officer) and either finalise payment by credit card or request an invoice by selecting 'Direct Deposit' (please keep in mind the relevant payment deadlines).
Step 5: Click "Review Order" to check the details and then submit order.
Step 6: Check your invoice/receipt (under the course title) to see if your course has been confirmed to run at the program. If it has not yet been confirmed, you will receive an email when a sufficient number of bookings has been received and the course has been confirmed. Please do not book your travel and accommodation until your course has been confirmed to go ahead.
ACSPRI courses are graded at different levels (1 to 5) according to the pre-requisites of that course. Generally speaking, a course at level 2 (e.g. Applied Statistical Procedures) will have a relevant level 1 course (e.g. Fundamentals of Statistics) or an equivalent level of knowledge or experience as a pre-requisite. Similarly, those attending a level 5 course, such as Advanced SEM, are expected to have completed an applied SEM course (level 4) or hold an equivalent level of competence in SEM as someone who has completed such a level 4 course.
Without the pre-requisite background, you are likely to get little value from the course and could adversely affect the experience of others in the course You should check the pre-requisites of your desired course in the course outline page. If you are still unsure about your level of preparedness for the course, you can contact ACSPRI, who will forward your query to the course instructor.
1. BOOKING - ACSPRI does not accept ‘expressions of interest’ for course places, i.e. all bookings, are considered firm, and a cancellation fee of $250 is charged if you cancel your booking after the early-bird date. The fee is forfeited in full if cancelling one week before the start of the program. Please note if exceptional circumstances arise, please contact ACSPRI ASAP.
2. DISCOUNT RATE – The discounted rate for ACSPRI members is available to all staff and students of member organisations. To be eligible for this rate:
- The course fee must be paid by either the member organisation or by you. Where fees are paid by a non-member organisation the non-member rate applies:and
- You must either have a valid email address issued by the member organisation; or you must hold, or have a right to hold, a current staff or student identity card from the member organisation.
In addition, to be eligible for a full time student discount the participant must:
- Hold, or have a right to hold, a current student identity card from the member organisation;
- Be enrolled as a full-time student;
- Make payment in full with your application, arrange electronic funds transfer (EFT), or contact ACSPRI to advise credit card details for payment, by the early-bird closing date;
- Provide ACSPRI with contact details of your supervisor, so we can request them to confirm your eligibility for the full time student rate.
The early bird rate applies to all bookings paid in full by the early bird close date, otherwise you will be charged at the standard rate.
3. REFUNDS & CANCELLATIONS - Course fees are not refundable in full unless:
- we cancel the course in which you have enrolled; or
- you cancel your enrolment before the early-bird closing date.
A cancellation fee of $250 will be charged if you cancel within the period from the early-bird closing date of and one week prior to the commencement of the program. The full course fee will be charged if you cancel within 1 week of the beginning of your course.
4. PRE-REQUISITES - Course descriptions specify course pre-requisites. You must undertake to meet the pre-requisites of the course(s) in which you enrol. If in any doubt, you should contact ACSPRI prior to enrolling.
5. CERTIFICATES - Participants will be awarded a completion certificate apon full attendance of the course. If a participant does not attend the for the full period, a part attendance certificate (nominating the number of days attended) will be awarded instead.
The Australian National University is a public university in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. Located in the suburb of Acton, the main campus encompasses seven teaching and research colleges, in addition to several national institutes.
During the school year the majority of the student residences are full with long-term residents and cannot offer short term accommodation, but over summer (i.e. late November through to early February), some colleges will offer accommodation on a casual basis. Enquiries for all possible ANU campus accommodation during the Summer break will have to be made to the individual colleges on Campus. You can find links to all the colleges here. http://www.anu.edu.au/study/accommodation. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see Summer accomodation list
Quest Canberra is a short 10 – 15 minute walk from the ACSPRI locations within the ANU Campus. The apartment hotel consists of 37 rooms most of which are fully self-contained perfect for a short or extended stay, in the CBD close to restaurants and shops.
there is limited parking available at ANU, for all your parking options, visit the casual & visitor parking section of the ANU website: https://services.anu.edu.au/campus-environment/transport-parking/casual-and-visitor-parking
The University of Melbourne's Parkville Campus one of the oldest and largest university campuses in Australia. It is located just beyond the Northern border of Melbourne's CBD. Lygon Street and Carlton Gardens are located a short walk to the East, Queen Victoria Market to the South and Royal Park to the North West.
While exact course locations are not allocated until the last minute, ACSPRI will be based on the Corner of Pelham and Berlekey Sts and all courses will be nearby.
A campus map is available here.
The campus is centrally located so there is a huge variety of accommodation options available. Virtually any accommodation in Parkville, Carlton, North Melbourne and the top part of the CBD will be within easy walking distance. Even outside those areas, the university is walkable or a short tram ride. Please note that Melbourne University is outside the Melbourne CBD free tram zone.
A number of on-campus residential colleges are listed here, most of which are about a 10 min walk from where most ACSPRI courses will be held (cnr Pelham and Berkerley Sts). Some of these may have casual, short term accommodation available but you will need to contact each one directly (Graduate House, International House, Newman College, Trinity College, Medley Hall, University College and Queens College).
Quest Carlton on Finlay (serviced apartments) is roughly 10 mins walk from 'The Spot' at University of Melbourne, just off Lygon St in Carlton. It is also 5 mins walk from Carlton Gardens and Melbourne Museum.
The Parkville Campus is well serviced by trams with numerous routes from the Inner South and South East travelling travelling through the heart of the CBD on Swanston Street, past Flinders Street and Melbourne Central Train Stations and on to the University. Some of these routes continue on to the inner-North. If you are staying in the CBD, there are also several routes that travel up the adjacent Elizabeth Street, which call past the bottom SE corner of the campus, very close to where the Spot Building. All metropolitan train lines will stop at Flinders Street if not Melbourne Central as well. A journey planner for all of Melbourne's buses, trams and trains can be found at http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au. Please note that Melbourne University is outside the Melbourne CBD free tram zone.
If travelling up Swanston Street, the best stop is at Lincoln Square, the stop after Queensberry Street and three stops before the main campus entrance, where several routes terminate. Pelham Street is on both sides of Lincoln Square, you will need to cross the square and walk up the other section of Pelham Street for five minutes.
If travelling up Elizabeth Street, the best stop is just before the large junction of Elizabeth Street, Flemington Road, Pelham Street and Peel Street, which has a large Australian flag on a pole in the middle of it. This is also the stop after Queensberry Street. From here you should be able to see The Spot 130m away on Pelham Street.
As of late 2012, myki is now the only ticketing system available for travel on Melbourne's public transport system. Visitors to Melbourne can find out more about myki here.
If driving, all day parking is available fairly close to The Spot and FBE Buildings. Public parking typically fills up around 9am or just after. It is approximately $20 per day with access via Bouverie St or under the Alan Gilbert building off Berkeley St. You can access a list of public car parks and their fees and charges here.