Previews - Technical and Training
Author: Renato Perdon
ISBN: 0 646 28578 5
Publisher: The Manila Prints
Address: PO Box 1267, Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
This Wordbook is the first learning tool and guide attempted in New
South Wales and possibly Australia for Filipino-Australians and their friends,
those interested in Filipinos and the Philippines, and those wanting to
learn the language. It should be seen as a bridge towards better understanding
between Filipino migrants and the mainstream Australian community, particularly
for those in a cross-cultural relationship.
It supports the role of community languages in the attainment of educational
goals and objectives in a multicultural society such as Australia. As a
result, the book includes many listings that are words in common Australian
usage. Australian colloquial words are illustrative of an extraordinary,
distinct and colourful vocabulary.
Their inclusion will make this book all the more valuable in assisting users
to understand the language.
In recognising that Australian slang can be more than colourful, it can
also be offensive, the author warns that some entries might be offensive,
racist and sexist but that their inclusion is to inform readers that they
Designed for practical use, it includes everything from "walking disaster
area" to "just a sec" to "jiffy"
and "I'm easy" or equally "I'll get shot". Side by side
are the more expected entries such "dental" (along with "dental
health", "dental examination" and "dental habits")
and "debt" (along with "bad debt", "funded debt"
and "floating debt", the latter listed usefully as "debt,
bad", "debt, funded" etc.)
Just as thoughtfully arranged under "cancer" is "cancer of
the breast", "cancer of the throat", "cancer of the
lungs" and "cancer of the uterus" - no more struggling through
several sections to come up with a word that is often used within a phrase.
It should be noted that this is a wordbook and not a foreign language dictionary.
The entries are from English to Filipino only.
The author is an accredited NAATI Professional Translator and he is a member
of the Panel of Translators of the Ethnic Affairs Commission of New South
Wales. He also manages the Filipino Research and Translation Services in
Author: Zen Loy & Harmi Willow
Japanese Language Insights
ISBN: 0 646 28530 0
Publisher: Soroban Pty Limited
Address: PO Box 196, Cammeray, NSW, 2062
Designed to offer an insight into the Japanese language and, through
this, to provide a glimpse into Japanese culture, this book is written to
complement classroom study from beginner to intermediate level and recognises
that spoken Japanese is often a rather different language than the one set
out in textbooks.
Rather than dwelling on grammar or other topics widely canvassed in textbooks
on the Japanese language, it discusses issues related to the language that
have a bearing on Japanese life and culture.
Examples are given in romaji, for the beginner, and in kana and kanji, which
will be of benefit from the reader wishing to practice reading.
Everything from words to start a fight to "four letter words",
this book sets out a common sense approach to how the spoken language works
in practice. So commonplace in English usage, the use of the words "I"
and "you" are to be avoided in Japanese conversation - humility
is contradictory to emphasising your own existence.
In a country where modesty is a highly valued virtue, this book sets out
some tips on how to construct sentences so that modesty is implicit.
A useful chapter on office speak is followed by a challenging chapter on
the iroha poem and the chapter on tongue twisters will help hone the spoken
skills of the reader.
A useful contribution to the learning of the Japanese language, this book
looks at the language as it is used in everyday life.
Author: David A Craddock
Gliders for all Seasons
ISBN: 0 646 28314 6
Publisher: David A Craddock
Address: 78 Kent Street, Epping, NSW, 2121
The fourth in a series detailing gliders, sailplanes and human-powered
aircraft designed in Australia, this volume covers the period 1937 to1950
covering both war and peacetime, scientific research and sport flying -
truly, gliders for all seasons.
The volume embraces small research models through to the large (in Australian
terms) troop carrying gliders built by the De Havilland Aircraft Company.
Sailplanes, single seaters, unsuccessful attempts at man powered aircraft,
primary gliders and secondaries are all included.
The data is presented chronologically under the name of each designer (whether
individual or corporate) and based on the date of their first design. The
history and technical details of each glider are presented with three view
drawings and photographs where possible.
That gliding is not free of danger is highighted by the history of craft
like the Merlin designed by Norm Hyde. After 130 hours of flying from nearly
2500 attempts, a cable break resulted in a crash. The wreckage, bought by
the RAAF, was reconstructed and again it was to crash. Rebuilt by the Canberra
Gliding Club with modifications designed to stiffen the wings, it broke
up on aerotow in 1958 and crashed, for the last time, killing the pilot,
The manner in which gliders can be adapted for a range of uses is demonstrated
by the way in which the CSIRO used small scale gliders to replace hydrogen
filled balloon-borne meteorological research equipment which had had only
a ten percent retrieval rate.
For those interested in flying, the history of aviation and particularly
in gliding, this publication will be absorbing reading as well as an excellent
Author: Bill Rogers
PC & Help Desk Support
The View From Downunder
ISBN: 0 646 29552 7
Publisher: Bill Rogers
Address: PO Box 123, Northbridge, NSW, 2063
Written to help those people working on a Help Desk or who are working
in the field of PC User Support, it should also be of use to people who
are thinking of this kind of work as a career and for those PC users who
want to perform various diagnostics themselves before calling in the expensive
support systems. Best of all it is written in English rather than computer
speak - essential for a PC user who is acomputing philistine.
The book is based on the National Information Technology Modules used across
Australia in tertiary computing courses. Usefully it sets out how the contents
of this book relate to computing curricula.
The down-to-earth practical approach that the author has adopted is evident
from the first chapter. "You Are Not Alone" is a veritable bible
on how to find out what you might need to know - where to go, how to find
the information you are seeking, how to find information on the web, from
news clipping services and so on.
The book is easy to read, well laid out and jam packed with useful practical
information, simple and logical approaches to problem solving and "illustrated"
with interviews with various PC and Network Support Managers who articulate
just what it's like working in these areas.
Recognising that it would be impossible to include examples of all the kinds
of problems that might be encountered, it focuses on helping the reader
to improve their diagnosis skills.
It is a book with wide application - for professionals, students, teachers
and PC users wishing to cut down on the cost of support services.
Although written from an Australian perspective, its application is international.
It should be noted that it generally concentrates on the PC rather than
the Mac as PCs, according to the author, seem to have more memory and compatibility
CCTV - Closed Circuit TV
Author: Vlado Damjannovski
ISBN 0 646 24088 9
Publisher: CCTV Labs, 5 Aspinall Ave, Minchinbury NSW 2770
This book is intended for, and will be very helpful to, installers, sales
people, security managers, consultants, manufactures, etc, providing they
have some basic technical knowledge.
The publishers have a home page: http://www.ozemail.com.au/cctv
Author: George Stratford
CAD A using AutoCAD
ISBN: 0 646 27599 2
Publisher: Adept Educational Resources
Address: 36 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills, NSW
This book concentrates exclusively on helping the student to use the
AutoCAD interface. In mastering AutoCAD, the author argues that as many
other CAD programs use the same general principles, much of the knowledge
learned in this text can be transferred to those other programs.
The text takes the student through the principles and operating requirements
of AutoCAD, from:
* file management and user interface;
* drawing tools that produce drawing elements such as lines, circles and
* editing tools;
* transformational tools;
* producing a drawing where the previous sections are integrated allowing
the student to produce a work - layer, colour and linetype management are
* modifying, deleting and changing a drawing; and
* producing a hard copy of the drawing.
As with all tidy classification systems, the author recognises that the
reality of learning is not always quite so easy. For instance, a new user
will need to learn how to erase almost as soon as learning to draw. Thus
there is some blending of the sections to facilitate the learning process.
Australian Society of Baking
Publisher: The Australian Society of Baking
Address: PO Box 410, Mt Eliza, Vic, 3920
Pressed Ovenable Trays for Bakery and Microwave Heating - Colin Foster
A Food Premises Audit - Would Your Business Pass the Test? - Jenny Porter
Benchmarking for a Better Business - Ian Brown
Franchising Today - The Good - The Bad - Bill Borowski
Modern Bread Improvers - Bread Can Be Made Without Bromate - Bernard Parker
The paper on audits of food premises raises pertinent questions in this
day and age when food standards and hygiene are so important and of such
concern to the general public. The speaker, Jenny Porter, is the coordinator
of health inspection services for the City of Melbourne and has a background
in environmental health.
The paper on benchmarking was presented by Ian Brown, consultant director
of the Financial Management Research Centre based at the University of New
England. Benchmarking enables business owners to pool confidential information
and allows businesses to compare their performance with similar sized businesses
and the top profit earners.
Australian Society of Baking
Baking Pans and Release Coatings - by Wayne Rapp
Baking Sourdough by Traditional Methods - by Brent Hersee
Starches - Their Use in the Baking Industry - by Ken mcNaught
Retail Baking in Shopping Centres - by Stephen Baume
Baking and Bakery Training in Asia - by Mike Fleming
Sponge Crumpeting - The Definitive Answer - by Philip Dadd
Wayne Rapp's paper on baking pans includes an absolutely fascinating brief
history of bread making, from the times of the Swiss lake dwellers. Interesting
reading and well worth remembering for those esoteric school projects! Brent
Hersee's paper on sourdough adds to the history lesson while it argues its
major thesis - the art, philosophy and baking of sourbread.
Stephen Baume's paper on successful retail baking in shopping centres whilst
directed at bakers has a far wider application and many in the retail food
industry could do well to take stock of what he has to say.
Australian Society of Baking
New Concepts in Dough Moulding" - Tony Pace
Lubrication - the Key to Maximising Performance" - Ian Neilson
The Australian Meat Pie - Personal Preferences" - Ian McKenzie
A Practical Approach to Energy Saving in Bakeries" - Paul Matthews
Available Technology for Product Labelling" - Peter Morling
Author: Colin Bone
Bone's Tennis - Groundstrokes, Volleys, Overheads
ISBN: 0 646 28122 4
Publisher: Colin Bone
Address: PO Box 515, Randwick, NSW, 2031
A how-to book to help you develop your own tennis playing style, it
concentrates on helping the playing to analyse their own strokes in order
to improve them. Step by step and illustrated with copious diagrams, Colin
Bone takes the player through strategies and techniques to improve their
Bone argues that a regular hit of tennis is a long term investment in life.
It keep you physically fit with hitting the ball and mentally fit with playing
Readers familiar with Bone's Tennis books will know the guide to abbreviations
is at the back of the book. For the uninitiated, a quick flip will terrify
you off the court. Once you know there is a key, it all falls into place.
Bone's Tennis - Learning, Tactics, Fitness
ISBN: 0 646 27267 5
In his introduction, the author says it is written from the player's point
of view and includes ideas to help players past some of the problems that
might have been encountered in developing their game.
Bone encourages players to approach a game of tennis as they would a game
of chess. He differentiates between singles games, mixed doubles and men's
and women's doubles.
His belief in the need for a high level of fitness is supported by the inclusion
of exercises he has developed.
As with his previous publications, this edition includes diagrams - for
game plays as well as for exercises.
As Bone says himself, there are many views on how to develop a good game
of tennis, and this is only one of them. He encourages players to expose
themselves to as many different approaches as possible in order to choose
the one that works best - it can be different for each player.
Author: Jim Farmer
An Introduction to the Mathematics of Australian Life Insurance
ISBN: 0 646 27208 X
Publisher: Parametric Publications
Address: 19/199 Waterloo Road, Marsfield, NSW, 2122
An introduction to some of the mathematical projection models used by
life insurance actuaries in Australia, Jim Farmer, Lecturer in Actuarial
Studies at Macquarie University, shows how these projection models relate
to the new realistic reporting standards for Australasian life insurance
companies that came into effect in January 1996 under the Life Insurance
Written at a level suitable for undergraduate students of actuarial studies
and actuarial graduates completing their final professional exams, it is
also designed for the non-actuary involved in the financial management of
life insurance companies.
It considers in detail two significant recent Australian developments: the
Margin on Services valuation method, a method for measuring profit; and
the Australian Solvency/Capital Adequacy Standards, a method for measuring
solvency. These methods constitute the new reporting structure, given effect
by the Life Insurance Act 1995 and applying for reporting periods beginning
on or after January 1, 1996.
For the non-actuary involved in life insurance company management, this
pubication will provide a greater understanding of what the actuaries within
the company are trying to achieve and how they go about it.
The student studying actuarial science will find that this publication is
not a textbook. It does not cover the whole syllabus for any unit. Rather,
it picks the relevant sections out of many units with the sole purpose of
developing the concepts required to build a model of a life insurance product.
Thus it will provide a better understanding of how the topics being studied
fit together in practice.
Authors: J Cooper & P Mason
The Eventer's Handbook
ISBN: 0 646 27349 3
Publisher: Deirdre Mason
Address: RMB 3305, Wiseman's Ferry Road, Somersby, NSW, 2250
A guide to all the one day events in New South Wales, with information
about Goondiwindi, Kooralbyn, Wandin, and all the three day events - a must
for riders who love to compete and want to know when, where and how to get
The aim of the 1996 edition is to help competitors, supporters and spectators
with directions to, and information about, all the one day events in New
South Wales and some in other states. Also included is basic informtion
about all the three day events and the dates of the one day events in Victoria,
Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland.
The handbook includes information about the events, the courses, accommodation
in the area from on site to camping, caravan parks and motels, where to
eat, where to stable the horses, best spectator positions, entry fees, and
maps with clear directions. The course comments are comprehensive and will
prove especially useful for those competing at a course for the first time.
Author: Australasian Sound Recordings Association
Australasian Sound Archive - Journal No. 18/19, 1995
Publisher: Australasian Archives
Address: Locked Bag 4, Haymarket, NSW, 2000
The journal of the Australasian Sound Recordings Association (ASRA)
is published twice a year. This "bumper" volume includes an eclectic
and interesting range of articles - from an essay on the recording and conservation
of nature sounds to an article by Ray Edmondson dealing with the problems
of defining terminology in audio visual media, heritage and archiving.
ASRA, formed in 1988, is made up of private collectors, members of the music
industry, archivists, broadcasters, social historians and others - those
interested in sound recording history, its developments, its arts and its
ASRA actively seeks contributions to its journal on sound subjects within
its range of interests. Membership applications, subscriptions and proposed
journal contributions should be sent to the ASRA Treasurer, 1 Lloyd Place,
Kambah, ACT 2902, Australia.
The contribution of Lynne Murphy: "When I was a Young Actress Starting
out in Radio" reflects the association's interest in social history
and Diane Napthali's article on "Music for the Movies: An Overview
of the Australian Contribution, 1894-1969" reflects its interest in
the role of sound recording in the arts.
This volume reproduces part one of Napthali's article which focuses on the
silent era when music for movies was live with bands, orchestras or simply
a piano providing accompaniament to the screening. It will be continued
in the next volume.
David C.F. Rentz's article on "Nature Sounds" is a dramatic contrast
as it looks at why recording some sound-producing insects poses problems
that are quite different from those encountered when making recordings of
vertebrates such as birds and frogs.
"The Australasian Sound Archive" is published twice a year and
is received by all members of ASRA (Individual Membership A$25.00 annually;
Institutional Membership A$50.00 annually or by subscription A$15.00 annually).
Author: ITs Business Project 95
ISBN: 0 646 26062 6
Publisher: ITs Business Project 95
Address: C/- St George TAFE
This handbook aimed at identifying information technology available
to small business managers has been produced by the business management
project group at St George College of TAFE.
To this end, the primary objectives of the project that has resulted in
the publication of this work, were to:
* define information technology (IT), its uses and benefits
* define small business
* identify common areas and links across small business
* identify IT currently available
* define the costs associated with using IT
* define the costs associated with not using IT
* identify the percentage of small businesses currently using IT
* identify barriers to utilising IT
* identify small business managers' expectations of IT
Questionaires were used to assist in information gathering and where appropriate
they have been reproduced within the relevant chapters.
Step by step the manual takes a small business manager through the why's,
wherefore's, and why not's of computers and related equipment, software,
communications networks, facsimile machines and telecommunications.
A plain English addition to the bookcase for the small business manager
that should help make sense of some of the interminably inpenetrable manuals
produced by technicians in the so-called information age.
Australian Tax Forum Vol. 11, No. 4, 1994
Author: Australian Tax Forum
ISSN: 8012 695X
Publisher: Taxation Institute of Australia
Address: 7th Floor, 64 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000
The Benefit Theory of Taxation by Graeme S. Cooper
Looking into Hong Kong's Fiscal Ball by Richard Cullen
Australian Tax Forum Vol. 12, No. 1, 1995
"A Taxpayer's Charter: Opportunity or Token Gesture" written by
Duncan Bentley, Assistant Professor of Law, Bond University.
"Understanding Small Business Taxpayers: Their Sources of Information
and Level of Knowledge of Taxation" by Margaret McKerchar, Lecturer
in Taxation at Orange Agricultural College, the University of Sydney.
"Fringe Benefits Tax Valuation Rules" by Gerard Middleton.
"Indexing of Transfer Payments and Total Tax Incidence" by GC
Ruggeri, D Van Wart and R Howard
"A Comparison of the Profit-based Pricing Methodologies under the Transfer
Pricing Rules of Australia and the United States: Are they a Voluntary Compliance
Option for the Taxpayer?" by Tony Cooper
Australian Tax Forum, Vol 12, No 3
Resolving Inequities in Australia's Dividend Imputation System - CJ Taylor
Room for a Radical Shift From Private Income to Environmental Taxation?
- Henk Elffers & Ruud A. Sommerhalder
Unified Tax and Welfare Policy - Howard Gensler
The Advancement of Social Welfare - The Industry Commission's Defining Moment
- Dr Myles McGregor-Lowndes
Incentives and Strategic Choices Facing Taxpayers Under the Tax Self-Assessment
System - Graeme S. Cooper
Mastering Personal Fitness Training
Author: Matt Church
ISBN: 0 646 25784 6
Publisher: Matt Church
Address: 1/25 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, NSW, 2089
Everything you need to know about becoming a succesful personal fitness
This book serves as a guide to those trainers who wish to raise their level
of professionalism and enjoy long term success. Many of the technical matters
of training, such as fitness testing, flexibility, cardiovascular and weight
training prescription have been put aside. They are assumed knowledge.
This book concentrates on the personal and business skills that set apart
the great from the mediocre. It is not a guidebook on how to train, but
on how to be a successful trainer.
It covers issues such as how to build a client base quickly, how to attract
and keep clients and how many clients a full-time trainer can service.
Important chapters canvass how to deal with difficult personalities, advice
on recognising different character traits and strategies to design training
to accommodate different clients' particular needs. The need to recognise
client expectations, whether articulated or not, and the need to ensure
that those expectations are within the trainer's area of knowledge or ability
to deliver (and the client's ability to deliver) are discussed in detail
as are the pitfalls inherent in working with clients on a one- to-one basis.
This book is not a theoretical treatise but a down-to-earth guidebook offering
sensible advice on the range of problems that a personal trainer might encounter.
It includes practical advice on how to agree with clients on goals, identify
targets and deal with disillusion, dependency and success.
It also includes step-by-step sections on keeping your books in order, taxation
considerations in establishing a business, calculating income projections,
juggling your own training between client sessions and writing the necessary
documents to build a successful business.
Matt Church brings to this book a wealth of experience and a passion and
commitment to seeing the industry develop and prosper on a professional
Program Director for Australian Personal Best Private Fitness Studios, he
runs a successful personal training business in Australia employing many
trainers and helping trainers and clients to excel in personal fitness training.
Matt is Personal Training adviser for the Network for Fitness Professionals.
An accredited speaking member with the National Speakers Association, last
year he spoke at more than 100 events in five countries.
Author: Insight Trading
IT: Insight Trader
ISBN: 0 646 25117 1
Address: PO Box 315, Blaxland, NSW 2774
This manual has been developed to accompany the Insight Trader software
program, a collection of computer-based tools for the technical analysis
of stock, commodity, financial and futures markets. Technical analysis is
a technique, widely used by traders, for deciding on the timing for buying
and selling. The basic philosophy behind the trechnique is that patterns
in past price (and volume) performance provide a guide for future price
The program consists of:
* a database for price, volume, index, etc., data
* mathematical processing procedures for the data
* charting facilities for the raw and processed data
* graphical analysis facilities for the charts produced
* a manager for portofolio transactions and valuations.
Author: Kevin Lohan
101 Creative Training Ideas
ISBN: 0 646 25431 6
Publisher: Endeavour Training and Development
Address: PO Box 179, Wamberal, NSW, 2260
This publication has been prepared for those involved in training. It
has been designed to help add life, colour, energy and excitement to training
and to provide strategies to enhance the delivery of training. As the title
suggests it contains 101 practical tips.
The book covers areas such as how to stretch the training budget, how to
present and compile course handouts, ways of making the training environment
more conducive to learning and how to utilise games.
The authors, Endeavour Training and Development, invite contributions and
plan to publish a compilation of the best and most unique - those successful
contributors will receive a complimentary copy.
Residential Property Adviser for Windows
ISBN: 0 646 25509 6
Address: 3/44 Boyce Street, Glebe, NSW, 2037
The User Manual for the Residential Property Adviser for Windows program
developed by Taligence. The program is designed to assist in decision making
in property investment in Sydney. It argues that whilst subjectivity can
never be eliminated from investment decision making, a rational and informed
approach is essential.
Demand analysis is considered crucial in evaluating the feasibility of a
property development, assessing its future value, income stream, ability
to raise both equity and borrowed capital, determining profit potential,
identifying future strengths and weaknesses of a region's property market,
predicting fluctuations in the market value of a property and assessing
if a development proposal can be absorbed by the market.
It is a tool which utilises comprehensive statistics and mathematical techniques
to evaluate and forecast residential dwelling demand. A relationship between
a household's demographics and the type of dwelling occupied by a household
has been determined from analysis of a survey of 30,444 persons (1990 Survey
of Income and Housing Costs and Amenities). The demograpics of a region's
households and a region's household composition has been derived from the
last three 5 year (quinquennial) Australian Bureau of Statistics census
and covers all Sydney Local Government Areas. Trends in the characteristics
of a region, for instance, population, age, employment, occupation and so
on are assessed and forecasts of residential dwelling demand derived from
A support service is provided and, critical for this form of program, updates
are available as they become available.
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