Graduate Certificate in Analytics
DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
LocationMelbourne City, Online
AU$13,920 (2021 total)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Today, more than 3.7 billion people use the internet, and Google processes more than 40,000 searches every second. Forbes estimates that we produce a massive 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day, and thanks to new technology and the ways in which we use it, it's ever-increasing.
As the sheer volume of collectable data increases, so too does the demand for qualified analysts to provide qualitative insights. The world needs people capable in analytics to translate data into usable results. This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to launch a successful career in the competitive field of analytics.
Through your studies, you'll develop critical knowledge of analytics and statistics, and extend your ability to apply this across a range of professions, including marketing and finance.
You’ll build a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and practical skills to help develop your analytical capabilities more deeply through professional practice or further studies.
Use data as a compass to navigate the ups and downs of business, and make informed decisions using data as a key tool. You'll learn a combination of mathematical, statistical and computing skills to address analytics and the problems they can solve.
You'll graduate work-ready from a course that has been designed in collaboration with industry.
You’ll participate in a wide range of learning methods, including lectures, tutorials, and computer laboratory classes.
Classes are typically held over a two-hour period, and there are many opportunities for you to engage in teamwork and consulting activities. The more actively you are involved, the more you’ll get out of the subjects.
There are four key learning outcomes in this course: personal and professional awareness, knowledge and technical competence, problem-solving, and information literacy.
RMIT advocates for work integrated learning as a way of obtaining work ready skills. This means your formal learning will be linked to professional or vocational practice where you can practice on real life problems.
This course is committed to providing students with practical skills and work-integrated learning (WIL). As part of this, you'll work on industry projects and develop your analytical abilities by solving hands-on problems.
All analytics students have a capstone experience working with real data with our industry partners, and you'll have the opportunity to undertake an internship or placement overseas. Recent international placements have included:
- Bosch Corporation, Japan
- Continental, Germany
- Siemens, Germany
- Novartis, Switzerland
This course is linked to industry through the Program Advisory Committee (PAC) and through various consulting and research projects undertaken by staff. Members of the PAC provide valuable input and are a major driver for change in the course, particularly with regard to industry trends and future graduate capabilities, the use of state-of-the-art software, the introduction of specialisations and, most importantly, support for the use of WIL.
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Analytics, students must complete three subjects, including:
- Introduction to Statistics
- Data Preprocessing
- Database Concepts
And choose one elective, from:
- Essential Mathematics
- Machine Learning
- Time Series Analysis
- Data Visualisation
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1 year part time
0.5 years full time
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Program code: GC170
As a qualified graduate with in-demand skills relevant to a range of fields, you will have opportunities to pursue roles as:
- Market analyst
- Data scientist
- Information analyst
Graduates of this course are able to apply for membership to the Statistical Society of Australia and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.
The Graduate Certificate in Analytics is formally linked to industry through the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) and various consulting and research projects undertaken by RMIT staff members. The IAC provides valuable input into this course, especially in relation to the latest industry trends, state-of-the-art software, the introduction of specialisations and support for work integrated learning (WIL).
You’ll need to hold the following in order to apply for this course:
- An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; or
- No formal qualification but a minimum of five years full time work experience in an industry setting
If you wish to have industry or employment experience assessed as part of meeting the entry requirements you will need to provide a detailed CV/resume listing previous positions, dates of employment and position responsibilities; a statement from your employer confirming these details (or contact details of employer so RMIT can seek confirmation); and evidence of any relevant professional development undertaken.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
2021 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$13,920.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$313 maximum fee for 2021.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2021 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
Payments and refunds
For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.
Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2021 is $313.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.
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