Course Detail(WD012 : WSQ Let's work on easy-to-understand reports! Effective data visualisation and communication)

SkillsFuture Credit, SSG Funding

WD012 : WSQ Let's work on easy-to-understand reports! Effective data visualisation and communication

16.00 CPE Hours (Category 5)
Blended

Important Note:
As this class places strong emphasis on the hands-on experience, you will be working with data for the majority of the time in the class. To optimize the learning experience, it is mandatory for all participants to bring a laptop and install the software needed for the class beforehand. 
 
Participants will be using the software in this course: Tableau Public (Windows and Mac). Detailed instructions on the installation will be sent to your registered email after your attendance has been confirmed. Please make sure that you install and activate the software only 3 days before the class as the trial period is only valid for two weeks.

Note:
As this is a WSQ-accredited programme, ISCA is required to upload participant’s assessment results to SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for the generation of electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA). ISCA will collect personal information from all participants to generate the relevant SOA.

  • For more information, please refer to SSG website HERE.

Participants are requested to bring a laptop for this programme.

Programme Objective
 

Have you ever tried to explain your data to stakeholders who do not appreciate your insights? Are you impressed with dashboards that can help users to answer their questions and facilitate data discovery? The answer to these lies in how you visualise your data. Data visualisation is not simply creating charts. It encompasses a series of planning and data-related activities to help you present your insights effectively.

In this hands-on course, you will learn all the basic skills and techniques to design and create effective and aesthetically pleasing data visualisations using Tableau to help you become more productive at work, be it for reporting or analyses purposes. We will also cover the art of creating interactive dashboards and touch briefly on infographics and to learn practical knowledge to improve your communication and presentation skills.

 

This course covers 4 Learning Units (LU).


1. Plan and Design
We will familiarise participants with the process to collect user requirements and the various types of charts that can be used to address the stakeholders’ needs.

2. Develop and Troubleshoot
Participants will learn to develop three different types of data visualisations (charts, dashboards, and infographics).

3. Present and Communicate
Participants will learn more about techniques to enhance their presentation visually, and how to craft succinct commentaries.

4. Feedback and Improve
In the last LU, participants will learn how to be more effective in implementing their data visualisation at work and being future-oriented. More advanced topics such as automation and change management will also be discussed.  

Programme Outline

 
LU1: Plan and Design
  • Analyse business problem and audience to establish objectives for data storytelling and visualisation
  • Select appropriate visualisation techniques and information displays to convey data and findings
  • Select and organise appropriate elements to create informative and dynamic data displays
  • Assess the style and needs of the audience and adjust the language and presentation formats 

LU2: Develop and Troubleshoot
  • Describe the differences among different data types and table structures
  • Undertake simple data preparation steps to cleanse data for analytics and visualisation
  • Organise and analyse data to present trends and correlations
  • Develop interactive graphics, visuals and other technical features into the data visualisation
  • Discuss limitations with data and highlight potential issues with interpretations of findings
  • Organise and analyse data to present trends and correlations via alternative dashboard and infographics
  • Develop interactive graphics, visuals and other technical features into the dashboard and infographics
  • Discuss limitations with data and highlight potential issues with interpretations of findings pertaining to dashboard and infographics

LU3: Present and Communicate
  • Adopt the usage of visual cues to convey key meaning and insights effectively
  • Create concise and insightful commentary to accompany visualisation and describe the context
  • Describe data trends and patterns in the narrative format to cater to different groups of audience and scenario

LU4: Feedback and Improve
  • Demonstrate an understanding of automation and workflow to streamline data preparation steps to design a real-time dashboard
  • Appreciate the importance of obtaining timely feedback from audience to update the objectives of data visualisation and refine the presentation elements
  • Discuss key change management concepts and develop plans to obtain buy-in from stakeholders


This course uses a mixture of presentations, group discussions and hands-on exercises. A significant portion of class time will be dedicated to hands-on session to ensure participants can create the visualisation back at work.

Assessment

Assessment in the form of Written Assessment and Case Studies (open book) on both days. (For those applying for SSG training grant, it is compulsory to complete and pass all assessments.

 

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

 
The following accounting-related professionals will benefit from this course:
  • Professionals in the analyst role (i.e. business / data / finance analyst)
  • Financial planning and analyses professionals
  • Accountants preparing management reports
  • Auditors (external and internal)
Assumed Skill and Knowledge:
  • New or existing professionals in the industry
  • Basic to intermediate level of accounting proficiency

Competency Mapping

Category 5 = 16.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

05 Dec 2022 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
06 Dec 2022 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 652.70
For Non-Members: $ 652.70

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jeffrey Ong

Venue

137 Cecil Street
Level 4
Cecil Building
Singapore 069537

Testimonial

Funding

As part of SSG’s on-going review of funding schemes, there will be a revision in funding subsidies for courses commencing from 1st Jan 2022 onwards.
These are the changes:

  • Company-Sponsored SME Enhanced (Singapore Citizens or PRs) - Funding revised from 90% to 70% subsidies.
  • Company-Sponsored Non-SME (Singapore Citizens or PRs) - Funding revised from 50% subsidies capped at $15/hr, to 50% subsidies with no cap.
  • Singapore Citizens (40 years old and above) - Funding revised from 90% to 70% subsidies.
  • Singapore Citizens (21-39 years old) and PRs - Funding revised from 50% subsidies capped at $15/hr, to 50% subsidies with no cap.

1] SSG Training Grant
Funding Period: Until 19 May 2023
Course Ref No.: TGS-2021004955

1a] Company-sponsored Employees
(For Corporate enrolments only) :
If you wish to enrol participants with SSG Funding, please proceed with the following step:

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for SSG Funding?”, click Yes and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SSG funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”. 

Enterprises/employers are not required to log into TPGateway to submit training grant application. The employee’s enrolment, attendance and assessment records will be submitted by ISCA onto TPGateway. Thereafter, employers will be notified to log into Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills (EPJS) to declare necessary information for Absentee Payroll funding.

*Training Grant/Fees shown below are for courses commencing before 1st Jan 2022.

 

SME Enhanced
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

Non-SME
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

Mid Career
·Singapore Citizen
·40 years old and above

Workfare Skills Support (WSS)
·Singapore Citizen
·35 years old and above
-Monthly income of not more than $2,300

SSG Training Grant

$549.00

$240.00

$549.00

N.A

Nett Fees Payable to ISCA (Inclusive of GST)

$103.70

$412.70

$103.70

N.A

Company can claim the following Absentee Payroll

Absentee Payroll

80% of basic hourly salary, capped @ $7.50/hour

80% of basic hourly salary, capped @ $4.50/hour

80% of basic hourly salary, capped @ $4.50/hour

95% of basic hourly salary

 

*Training Grant/Fees shown below are for courses from 1st Jan 2022 onwards.

 

SME Enhanced
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

Non-SME
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

Mid Career
·Singapore Citizen
·40 years old and above

Workfare Skills Support (WSS)
·Singapore Citizen
·35 years old and above
-Monthly income of not more than $2,300

SSG Training Grant

$427.00

$305.00

$427.00

N.A

Nett Fees Payable to ISCA (Inclusive of GST)

$225.70

$347.70

$225.70

N.A

Company can claim the following Absentee Payroll

Absentee Payroll

Fixed rate at $4.50/hour

95% of basic hourly salary

Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore; and
  • Applicant is taking the course for the first time; and
  • Applicant must be employed, and is either Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore; and
  • Applicant must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass all examinations /assessments; and
  • Applicant must be fully sponsored by the Company for all costs associated with the training; and
  • Payment has to be made via corporate means (e.g. corporate cheque, corporate GIRO, corporate credit card).

SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)
The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) encourages employers to invest in enterprise transformation and capabilities of their employees. Eligible employers will receive a one-off S$10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses on qualifying costs for supportable initiatives, over and above the support levels of existing schemes.
Please click 
HERE for more information.

1b] Self-sponsored Individuals
If you wish to enrol with SSG Funding, please proceed with the following step:

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for SSG Funding?”, click Yes and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SSG funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.

ISCA will apply for Training Grant from SSG in respect of self-sponsored trainees.
 *Training Grant/Fees shown below are for courses commencing before 1st Jan 2022.

 

Mid-Career
·Singapore Citizen
·40 years old and above

Baseline
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

SSG Training Grant

$549.00

$240.00

Nett Fees Payable to ISCA (Inclusive of GST)

$103.70

$412.70

*Training Grant/Fees shown below are for courses from 1st Jan 2022 onwards.

 

Mid-Career
·Singapore Citizen
·40 years old and above

Baseline
·Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident

SSG Training Grant

$427.00

$305.00

Nett Fees Payable to ISCA (Inclusive of GST)

$225.70

$347.70

Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.
Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must either be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore; and
  • Applicant must be at least 21 years old; and
  • Applicant must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass all assessments; and
  • Applicant is taking the course for the first time.

Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme
From 1 July 2020, the Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme will replace the Workfare Training Support (WTS) Scheme. WSS encourages low wage workers to undertake training that leads to more impactful employment outcomes. Please click HERE for more information.
 

2] SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
Funding Period: Until 19 May 2023
Course Ref No.: TGS-2021004955

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from the government. You may wish to use your SFC to pay for partial/full ISCA course fees. 

On 1 Oct 2020, the Government provided a one-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-up of $500 for all eligible Singaporeans aged 25 or above by 31 Dec 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 by 31 Dec 2020 will also receive an Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) of $500 which can be used for courses under: (i) SGUnited Skills Programme, (ii) SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training, and (iii) Career Transition Programmes. This additional SFC (Mid-Career Support) is NOT applicable for use on ISCA courses(For more information on the SFC scheme, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit)

If you wish to enrol for the course with SFC Funding, please proceed with the following steps:

  • Step 1: You will need to ensure that you have sufficient SkillsFuture Credits in your SkillsFuture Credit account in order to make a successful claim. Please check your SFC account balance here.
  • Step 2: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal.
  • Step 3: Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for SkillsFuture Credit?”, click “Yes” and input all required information.
  • Step 4: At the Cart page, please ensure that SFC funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.
  • Step 5: Upon receiving an email that the programme status is confirmed, please proceed to submit SFC claim on SkillsFuture Portal within 60 days before the course start date and obtain the necessary approval. Please submit SFC claim via SFC portal (http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit).

Failure to submit claim application and obtain necessary approval before the course start date will result in topping up of the SFC indicated for use. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice

Programme Facilitator(s)


Jeffrey Ong

Jeffrey Ong is a certified curriculum and assessment designer, as well as a trainer for adult learning. He specialises in the design of data science content in both online and classroom training settings. After teaching in schools, Jeffrey transitioned into the education publication industry where he has crafted and conducted product training for clients and staff. His burgeoning interest in Data Science coincided with the opportunity to join Databuilder PL. Jeffrey’s passion lies in Big Data technology and the visualization of data.

Jeffrey holds a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) Singapore. He is also a certified Data Science Practitioner-Instructor by IBM. Jeffrey graduated with an Honours degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore, BSc in Mathematics and Economics (Honours) from University of London (Singapore) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (Singapore).

Important Note:
As this class places strong emphasis on the hands-on experience, you will be working with data for the majority of the time in the class. To optimize the learning experience, it is mandatory for all participants to bring a laptop and install the software needed for the class beforehand. 
 
Participants will be using the software in this course: Tableau Public (Windows and Mac). Detailed instructions on the installation will be sent to your registered email after your attendance has been confirmed. Please make sure that you install and activate the software only 3 days before the class as the trial period is only valid for two weeks.

Note:
As this is a WSQ-accredited programme, ISCA is required to upload participant’s assessment results to SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) for the generation of electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA). ISCA will collect personal information from all participants to generate the relevant SOA.

  • For more information, please refer to SSG website HERE.

Participants are requested to bring a laptop for this programme.

Programme Objective
 

Have you ever tried to explain your data to stakeholders who do not appreciate your insights? Are you impressed with dashboards that can help users to answer their questions and facilitate data discovery? The answer to these lies in how you visualise your data. Data visualisation is not simply creating charts. It encompasses a series of planning and data-related activities to help you present your insights effectively.

In this hands-on course, you will learn all the basic skills and techniques to design and create effective and aesthetically pleasing data visualisations using Tableau to help you become more productive at work, be it for reporting or analyses purposes. We will also cover the art of creating interactive dashboards and touch briefly on infographics and to learn practical knowledge to improve your communication and presentation skills.

 

This course covers 4 Learning Units (LU).


1. Plan and Design
We will familiarise participants with the process to collect user requirements and the various types of charts that can be used to address the stakeholders’ needs.

2. Develop and Troubleshoot
Participants will learn to develop three different types of data visualisations (charts, dashboards, and infographics).

3. Present and Communicate
Participants will learn more about techniques to enhance their presentation visually, and how to craft succinct commentaries.

4. Feedback and Improve
In the last LU, participants will learn how to be more effective in implementing their data visualisation at work and being future-oriented. More advanced topics such as automation and change management will also be discussed.  

Programme Outline

 
LU1: Plan and Design
  • Analyse business problem and audience to establish objectives for data storytelling and visualisation
  • Select appropriate visualisation techniques and information displays to convey data and findings
  • Select and organise appropriate elements to create informative and dynamic data displays
  • Assess the style and needs of the audience and adjust the language and presentation formats 

LU2: Develop and Troubleshoot
  • Describe the differences among different data types and table structures
  • Undertake simple data preparation steps to cleanse data for analytics and visualisation
  • Organise and analyse data to present trends and correlations
  • Develop interactive graphics, visuals and other technical features into the data visualisation
  • Discuss limitations with data and highlight potential issues with interpretations of findings
  • Organise and analyse data to present trends and correlations via alternative dashboard and infographics
  • Develop interactive graphics, visuals and other technical features into the dashboard and infographics
  • Discuss limitations with data and highlight potential issues with interpretations of findings pertaining to dashboard and infographics

LU3: Present and Communicate
  • Adopt the usage of visual cues to convey key meaning and insights effectively
  • Create concise and insightful commentary to accompany visualisation and describe the context
  • Describe data trends and patterns in the narrative format to cater to different groups of audience and scenario

LU4: Feedback and Improve
  • Demonstrate an understanding of automation and workflow to streamline data preparation steps to design a real-time dashboard
  • Appreciate the importance of obtaining timely feedback from audience to update the objectives of data visualisation and refine the presentation elements
  • Discuss key change management concepts and develop plans to obtain buy-in from stakeholders


This course uses a mixture of presentations, group discussions and hands-on exercises. A significant portion of class time will be dedicated to hands-on session to ensure participants can create the visualisation back at work.

Assessment

Assessment in the form of Written Assessment and Case Studies (open book) on both days. (For those applying for SSG training grant, it is compulsory to complete and pass all assessments.

 

Closing Date for Registration

1 week before programme or until full enrolment.

Intended For

 
The following accounting-related professionals will benefit from this course:
  • Professionals in the analyst role (i.e. business / data / finance analyst)
  • Financial planning and analyses professionals
  • Accountants preparing management reports
  • Auditors (external and internal)
Assumed Skill and Knowledge:
  • New or existing professionals in the industry
  • Basic to intermediate level of accounting proficiency

Competency Mapping

Category 5 = 16.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jeffrey Ong

Jeffrey Ong is a certified curriculum and assessment designer, as well as a trainer for adult learning. He specialises in the design of data science content in both online and classroom training settings. After teaching in schools, Jeffrey transitioned into the education publication industry where he has crafted and conducted product training for clients and staff. His burgeoning interest in Data Science coincided with the opportunity to join Databuilder PL. Jeffrey’s passion lies in Big Data technology and the visualization of data.

Jeffrey holds a Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education (DACE) and Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) Singapore. He is also a certified Data Science Practitioner-Instructor by IBM. Jeffrey graduated with an Honours degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore, BSc in Mathematics and Economics (Honours) from University of London (Singapore) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (Singapore).


Upcoming Schedule

Registration is closed

Date & Time

05 Dec 2022 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)
06 Dec 2022 (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 652.70
For Non-Members: $ 652.70

Programme Facilitator(s)

Jeffrey Ong

Venue

137 Cecil Street
Level 4
Cecil Building
Singapore 069537