DurationFull-time 6 months, Part-time 1 year
Next intakeNot applicable
Take a step into the world of AI with the Graduate Certificate in Foundation of Artificial Intelligence. We are in an era of rapid technological change which will increasingly see computer systems take over control and decision making in diverse areas and driving economic growth, public policy and corporate strategy.
You will explore the design and implementation of AI systems, study recent developments in industry, computer science and IT, and develop the skills to use relevant tools and methods relating to the field. Designed for those with non-computing backgrounds, this certificate will give you insight into this rapidly expanding field, and will prepare you for further study.
What's next for AI?
From driverless cars, to music, medicine and cybersecurity. Be at the forefront of tomorrow's jobs, study in state-of-the-art facilities and prepare to launch a career in artificial intelligence.
AI has been applied to pretty much anything these days, any task that you think of can be automated and very soon, pretty much every job will have components of AI. [...] If you have an ability to understand AI in a broader workplace perspective, even if you're not an AI engineer, that sets you apart from everybody else."
Dr Fabio Zambetta, Associate Professor with the School of Science
As a student in this certificate, you will gain skills as you apply knowledge with creativity and initiative to new situations. In doing so, you will demonstrate familiarity with recent developments in artificial intelligence, computer science and information technology, and use fundamental AI knowledge, methodologies and modern computational tools.
You will learn to analyse and model requirements for designing software artefacts and IT systems, and evaluate them based on organisational and user requirements.
Both independently and collaboratively, you will learn to interpret propositions, justify conclusions and defend professional decisions and present technical reports to both IT and non-IT personnel.
Assessment in this curriculum may include independent and team-based assignments and projects, reflective journals, assessed tutorials or presentations, and self- and peer-assessment.
To graduate from this certificate, you must choose and successfully complete four of the following subjects:
- Programming Fundamentals
- Applied Analytics
- The AI Professional
- Practical Data Science with Python
- Foundations of AI for STEM
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0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
0.5 years full-time
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Program code: GC197
Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) in computing, science, engineering, health or statistics.
You may also be considered if you have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in another discipline and relevant completed higher education courses in programming and statistics or a minimum three years’ of current, relevant work experience or professional practice in programming and statistics or equivalent. These applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
International qualifications are assessed for parity to Australian qualifications according to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
Local applicants with international qualifications: If your international Bachelor degree was not taught in English you must undertake an IELTS test and achieve a score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.
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.
Credit and recognition of prior learning
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. Find out if you might be eligible.
This program has full-fee places, with a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for 2021 (only).
Government financial assistance is available to eligible students regardless of the type of place you enrol in.
2021 indicative fees
- Full-fee places: AU$14,880.
- Commonwealth supported places (CSP) range from AU$3,950 to AU$14,500*.
- 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
If you are offered a full-fee 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.
If you are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, you may be eligible to apply for a HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to the full amount of your student contribution fees. You may also be eligible to apply to defer payment of your SSAF through the SA-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.
If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are subsidised by the Australian Government.
Your share of the fee (student contribution) is set on an annual basis by the government and is determined by the discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall program.
NOTE: Many graduate certificates offer part-time study for flexible delivery. However, Commonwealth funding for this initiative is only available for 2021. Any remaining subjects that are commenced in 2022 may not be Commonwealth supported.
If you defer your offer, any subjects commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported and the full-fee amount will apply.
How much can I expect to pay for my Commonwealth supported place?
The Australian Government has introduced changes to university funding and student contribution fees under its Job-ready Graduates Package.
The fees in the table below apply to students commencing their program in 2021. Fees for continuing students are available at fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Each course (subject) falls into a band. The band determines the student contribution amount for the course.
Amounts listed in the table below are based on a standard, full-time study load (96 credit points per year) with all courses in the same band. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load or for enrolment in courses (subjects) from a combination of bands.
You can learn how to calculate your exact tuition fees for units from different bands at Fees for Commonwealth supported students.
Maximum student contribution amount for Commonwealth supported places in 2021 for commencing students
Student contribution band by course (subject)
Maximum annual student contribution amount (per EFTSL) in 2021
Education, Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, English, Mathematics, Statistics, Nursing, Indigenous and Foreign Languages, Agriculture
|$3,950 per standard year
$493 per standard (12 credit point) course
Allied Health, Other Health, Built Environment, Computing, Visual and Performing Arts, Professional Pathway Psychology, Professional Pathway Social Work, Engineering, Surveying, Environmental Studies, Science, Pathology
$7,950 per standard year
Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
$11,300 per standard year
Law, Accounting, Administration, Economics, Commerce, Communications, Society and Culture
$14,500 per standard year
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP, HECS-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.
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.
Looking for answers or more general infomation?
For frequently asked questions or how to find more information regarding applications and enrolments, fees, student support services, university policies and more, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.