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PDP Program

Objectives of the Professional Development Program (PDP)

The overall aim of the PDP is to improve the standard of market and social research by assisting in the development of research-related skills for both buyers and suppliers of research through professional training courses and information sessions that are generally of short duration (2 days or less).

Quality and Relevance

The objectives and content of all courses and seminars have been reviewed to maximise their quality and relevance.

New courses and seminars are developed in collaboration with a national committee of voluntary AMSRS members who have both academic and professional qualifications. The committee ensures that each offering meets industry needs and quality standards.

Interactive Learning Philosophy

The number of places on each course is limited to ensure each participant has the opportunity to actively contribute to the learning environment. Course presenters encourage questions and discussion.

Our Promises:

1. Nation-wide Access - If members wish to attend a course only offered in another state, a discount rate is available. Note that travel and any accommodation costs are the responsibility of the member. Places at this discounted rate are limited and will be offered on a ‘first come’ basis.

2. Reference Material Access – As a participant, you will receive course notes and/or workbook containing course materials. In addition, we are currently developing reference reading lists for all courses together with a broader list covering market and social research to assist in your training and collection of QPMR points.

3. We Value Your Feedback – All course participants are asked to complete an online course evaluation questionnaire. The results are used by the professional development committee to ensure courses are relevant and of high quality.

4. Support QPMR - Participation in intermediate and advanced courses including seminars will contribute to maintaining your QPMR status. Relevant courses and seminars detailed in this brochure provide QPMR points allocation.

12 month PDP Brochure

a copy of the pdf brochure,
that lists all of the upcoming courses for 2016-2017.

Special Thanks...

The Society would like to thank this year's major sponsor SSI for their generous support of PDP.

AMSRS would also like to thank ekas marketing research services for their valuable contribution to PDP through web-based evaluation services.


For enquiries please contact the Professional Development Manager, John Scott

Phone:02 9566 3104