SES Data Leadership - September

There are huge emerging opportunities for the APS to use data and technology more effectively to deliver outstanding services and advice. SES increasingly require higher levels of data literacy and a deeper understanding of the latest data analytic approaches than in the past.

This course is designed to enhance data leadership knowledge and capability, focusing on the role data plays in the work of the public service and critical issues that impact on the availability, integrity and use of data. The course is pitched at SES officers at all levels, working in policy, regulatory, corporate, service delivery and other roles.

The aim of the course is to build a data driven culture and to maximise the value of public sector data through greater use and re-use.


  • The course comprises of seven modules. The first module is a masterclass that considers the fundamental question of why data matters and how to get value from it. Six further modules include topics such as: Agency data governance and SES roles and responsibilities; data analytics fundamentals; influencing with data; managing data management; understanding data quality; and emerging data techniques.
  • Curated pre-readings will introduce participants to key concepts. In-class discussion will feature case studies and real world examples focussed on the practical elements of how to think about and use data well.
  • Post-course collaboration will be enabled on an opt-in basis via a dedicated community for course participants and alumni on the Data Profession Members' Community Platform- external site.


The facilitator will be from the Australian National University. 

Four sessions. Three 3.5 hour sessions and one 2.5 hour session.
Event type
Australian Capital Territory
$2675 per attendee
20 seats