FAQs

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General

What prerequisites are there? What knowledge or skills do I need to attend?

A basic familiarity with the web searching is advised. Some workshop sessions are designed for advanced researchers; other sessions will develop your skills in the areas of web research and analysis.

What if my organisation wants on-site training? Do you offer customised workshops?

Yes, we do. We can develop a customised version of the Power Searching workshop, with your organisation’s information and research needs in mind. We can also adapt many of the workshops that we present throughout the world for your organisation.
At a private workshop, your researchers and knowledge workers will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss information issues in a confidential setting, rather than in a public workshop forum.

I already know how to use Google. Would I learn anything at a Web Search Pacific workshop?

Yes, you definitely will. In addition to learning undocumented and hidden features of Google, these workshops will cover how to find information hidden from search engines, how to evaluate information sources and determine what information is reliable, how to tap into high-value information resources that go beyond web content, and what new web search tools are available and how to use them.

Your workshops are two days long. Is the program the same for both days?

No, each day’s workshop covers different topics. While you can register for just one day, most delegates find it much more valuable to attend both days’ workshops.

How do I register for a Web Search Pacific workshop?

To register for a workshop you can do the following:

  • Register online and pay with a secure credit card via PayPal.
  • Completing our PDF Registration Form and either email the completed form of send it to us via fax on +61 (02) 8569 0121.
    Payment Can be made via direct debit.

    • Bank: WestPac
    • BSB: 032 024
    • Account No: 516 550
    • Account Name:  Web Search Pacific

Does Web Search Pacific offer discounts?

Yes, we offer discounts on each tour, but they vary depending on the program planned. The price list for each workshop tour will outline the discounts being offered. To view our pricing with discounts please visit our registration page.

What happens if I have to cancel after I’ve registered for a workshop?

If you cannot attend a workshop, a substitute delegate may take your place. If you wish to cancel your registration, a full refund minus a 20% (incl. GST if applicable) service fee will be given, provided you have notified us in writing by letter or fax at least 7 days prior to the date of the workshop. No refunds are available for cancellations within less than 7 days’ written notice.

Does Web Search Pacific offer continuing-education credit? Do you provide certificates of completion?

Web Search Pacific does not currently offer continuing-education credit programs. We can provide a certificate of completion of a workshop; notify us when you register that you would like a certificate of completion sent to you after the workshop.
Register now to secure your place in these popular workshops.

Can we copy your booklets or your newsletter?

The booklets provided to all delegates are subject to copyright and as information professionals we expect all delegates to respect that status. Also only one booklet is issued per delegate.
However, we are happy for you to publish or reproduce the newsletter. Just remember to credit the source, Web Search Pacific, and include the URL, www.websearchpacific.com.

What is your privacy policy?

Web Search Pacific has based its privacy policy on the Australian National Privacy Principles including:

  • Only collecting personal information that is necessary
  • Using fair and lawful ways to collect personal information.
  • Taking reasonable steps to protect the personal information we hold from
    misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.
  • Taking reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal
    information no longer needed

Contact Details

P.O. Box 364, Rose Bay, 2029

  • Tel. 61 2 9371 0300
  • Fax. 61 2 8569 0121
  • Mobile: 0412 734 403
  • ABN 13 003 256 380

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Web Search Pacific Pty Ltd is a registered company (ABN 13 003 256 380).