Graduate Certificate in Analytics

Graduate Certificate in Analytics

POSTGRADUATE

Take vast amounts of data and turn it into insights that drive business strategy.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Part-time 1 year
Fees:

AU$15,360 (2023 Annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Online
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not application

Next intake:
Not applicable
Location:
Not applicable

Overview

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.

Lead the way in data analytics

RMIT's Data Analytics Lab uses text, user and data analytics research to solve problems in areas including health, logistics, smart cities, environment and security.

Maths, Stats and Analytics

Ever found yourself trying to make sense of an infinitely complex world? A mathematics, statistics or analytics qualification might just give you the answers you’re looking for.

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.

Please note: this graduate certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

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 three-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 graduate certificate: 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 practical examples where you can practice on real life problems.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

This qualification is committed to providing students with practical skills.

As part of this, you'll work on examples and data develop your analytical abilities by solving hands-on problems.

This graduate certificate is linked to industry through the Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) 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 curriculum, 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.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Analytics, students must complete three core subjects, including:

  • Applied Analytics
  • Data Wrangling
  • Database Concepts

And choose one elective, from:

  • Essential Mathematics
  • Introduction to Statistical Computing
  • Introduction to Information Security

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Graduate Certificate in Analytics
Program code: GC170

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in Analytics
City Campus
0.5 years full time, 1 year part time
GC170
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full time, 1 year part time
Plan code
GC170
CRICOS

Career

As a qualified graduate with in-demand skills relevant to a range of fields, you will have opportunities to pursue roles as: 

  • Market analyst 
  • Consultant
  • Data scientist
  • Statistician
  • 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.

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

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. 

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry to be granted credit.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

International qualifications are assessed according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AFQ).

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

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 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

You can gain entry to this graduate certificate from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs, if you meet the entry requirements.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

After successfully completing the Graduate Certificate in Analytics you will be able to apply for the Master of Analytics (MC242) and carry over all credit achieved in this course.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$15,360.

Additional expenses

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 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.

Paying your fees and applying for 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.

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 2023 is $326. 

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.

FEE-HELP loans

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.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

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.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

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.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2022 is AU$XX,XXX.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2022 commencement is AU$XX,XXX.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.