The Methods for Social Analysis and Statistics (MFSAS) program delivers contextually relevant training in research methods and statistics for those who need to use, understand, and interpret statistical information. 


This program is ideal for people who wish to translate scientific social research into public policy outcomes, such as professionals in government, agencies, NGOs, and university staff and postgraduate students.  It is not a series of traditional, theoretical statistics classes; rather, modules teach practical skills and content-relevant knowledge that participants can immediately apply in their work.


Training modules are grouped into four streams:

See the training schedule or contact us for more information.




The Global Development and Aid Effectiveness Continuing Professional Development program explores the complex challenges facing development professionals both at home and abroad. ISSR supports clients who work in the development space to identify effective and innovative methods for addressing these challenges. The program is designed for professionals, policymakers and practitioners in government, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the private sector who tackle complex problems in urban centres, rural Australia, and across the globe.


The first of these courses is Advanced Indigenous Development Approaches, designed to support staff working in Indigenous Affairs to build their proficiency to work developmentally.


If you would like to register for this course click here.  UQ staff and students please contact the Education Program Coordinator Cara Herington to arrange registration.


For all general enquiries regarding this course please email Cara Herington.




Are you working in the development sector and looking to take the next step in your career?  The Master of Leadership in Global Development is an innovative multidisciplinary program designed to train the next generation of leaders in global development. Learn the technical and management skills you need to tackle the most demanding and complex challenges in development - the skills development agencies are increasingly demanding from their leaders and managers.


Start with the Leadership in Global Development MicroMasters. This series of entirely online courses (MOOCs) plus a capstone assessment are delivered by edX. Once you have earned this MicroMasters credential, you will have fulfilled one of the entry requirements for the master’s program.


For general enquiries or to apply for the Master of Leadership in Global Development, contact Education Program Coordinator Cara Herington.