Atlas of Living Australia Training: Now Open

The much anticipated Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) and BioCollect training will now be delivered via free webinars.

When:                  August and September 2020

Format:                Four on-line webinars. There will be several options to attend all modules

Facilitators:        Peter Brenton and Matilda Stevenson from the CSIRO.

The training is being provided in an interactive train-the-trainer format and is not being offered to everyone in the first instance. The expectation is for people trained in these sessions to deliver training and user support within their local communities.

Selection Criteria

Preference will be given according to the following criteria:

  1. a) Occupy a volunteer or professional role which would enable them to deliver training to community members;
  2. b) Have the capacity to deliver training and provide support to community members within areas of Victoria affected by serrated tussock or gorse (infestation maps attached);
  3. d) Have at least a basicto moderate experience in computers and web-based applications.

Course Outline

Module Duration Date & time
1 – Preparation & Overview 2 hr 00 min TBA
2 – Creating Projects and Surveys 2 hr 45 min TBA
3 – Sites, Data and Membership 2 hr 45 min TBA
4 – Everything else 2 hr 45 min TBA

The attached PDF provides further details on each of the four modules

Application Form

If you would like to take part please follow the link to complete the application

Further Opportunities

Once the initial train-the-trainer course is complete, participants can apply for a $500 grant to assist in delivering an on-ground training workshop in their community.

About Atlas of Living Australia & BioCollect

The Atlas of Living Australia is Australia’s national biodiversity database and  is the largest mapping database of invasive species in Australia. BioCollect is a field data collection tool in which users can freely set up and collect data for their own projects, as well as enabling data to be easily copied into the ALA and be made accessible to others who need to use it.

This project is coordinated by the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party (VSTWP) with support from the Victorian Gorse Taskforce (VGT).