Graduate Certificate in People Analytics

Graduate Certificate in People Analytics

POSTGRADUATE

Discover the expanding world of people analytics and its essential role in the management of people, organisation and work.

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$16,320 (2023 total)

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

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 6 months
Fees:

AU$21,600 (2023 total)

Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

People analytics (or human resource or workforce analytics) are practices relying on the analysis of complex data on people, processes, performance, or markets, that are used to support organisational decision-making.

This field has been enabled and expanded by the digitalisation of big data and the growth of AI. It allows people management professionals to move beyond historical HR metrics, benchmarking and labour market analysis. People analytics generates new insights from existing data though the use of descriptive, visual, predictive and narrative analytical techniques.

Through the Graduate Certificate in People Analytics, you will develop a deep, practical grasp of the challenges of managing people and organisations in a changing and complex world, marking yourself as highly valued strategic advisor.

Specifically, and drawing on rigorous, current theory, you will build your skills to plan, attract, develop, retain and reward a workforce. Based on evidence about work, workers, industry and context, you will build competence in various quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques. You will be enabled to generate insights and shape recommendations for action, within a strong ethical and professional framework.

If you have a background in HRM, this certificate will develop or strengthen your people analytics skills, enabling you to work with confidence with data analytics experts.

If you have a background in business, IT, data science or analytics, you will develop your HRM knowledge and expand your capacity to act as a trusted advisor on people management.

Details

This graduate certificate will enable you to explore the trends, opportunities and ethical challenges in the discipline of human resource management and people analytics.

You will navigate key themes including effective and evidence-based people management, business and organisational analytics, qualitative and quantitative research strategies, descriptive and inferential data analysis, data visualisation, AI, big data and the future of work, and professional ethics.

Through your studies you will use practical and analytical techniques to propose innovative and impactful solutions to contemporary organisational opportunities and challenges.

You will use people analytics to solve problems and provide data-driven insights on ways to deliver mutual gains to people and organisations. This graduate certificate will:

  • develop your capabilities to effectively frame and propose solutions for HR and people management challenges using business/data analytics tools
  • support your ability to choose, understand and manage the right data to develop robust descriptive and predictive analytical models
  • develop your skills in visualisation, reporting and communication to deliver a significant impact on management and business processes and performance.

You will develop your capabilities in managing people, organisation and work, including how to develop policy and practice for effective outcomes, communicate and negotiate effectively, and promote employee voice and wellbeing.

With a hybrid/intensive delivery mode in some subject offerings, you will benefit from engaging with expert academics, peers and industry leaders through block teaching. In other subjects, you will attend lectures and workshops through a blend of online and in-person learning.

Your assessment will take a variety of forms, including reports, analytics exercises, case studies, presentations, interactive discussion groups, qualitative and quantitative data reports, and more.

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 graduate certificate will connect you to industry professionals through guest lectures, cases studies, discussions, podcasts, and more, to develop your knowledge and real-world application of people analytics.

You will leverage your learning from world-leading academics and industry professionals operating across a range of industries and organisational settings to develop new insights into the ethical and strategic use of people analytics for organisations.

You will have the opportunity to engage in robust and informative discussions with industry professionals on how they effectively use people analytics to inform strategic management decision making to benefit key stakeholders such as employees, managers and organisations. 

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.

The Graduate Certificate has been designed by senior academics in the field of HRM, HR Analytics, and data analytics, who have researched, taught and published extensively in their areas of expertise. You will be taught by academics who are leaders in their fields.

Over one or more semesters, depending on your study load, you will complete four subjects: Foundations of People AnalyticsBusiness AnalyticsPeople and Organization and Professional Human Resource Management Practices.

Foundations of People Analytics

The use of predictive statistics and machine learning is transforming how we manage people in organisations. In this subject you will analyse the context, opportunities, methods, risks, and ethical challenges that this transformation presents. You will learn how different analytic strategies, qualitative and more frequently quantitative, can inform decision making on various dimensions of people management, including recruitment, retention, performance, voice and equity. You will be able to explain the value of people analytics in delivering mutual gains for employees, organisations, and their stakeholders.

Business Analytics

This subject introduces you to the concepts, fundamentals and tools of business analytics. You will critically examine how data can be used to drive decision-making through statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modelling and fact-based management. You will also develop, evaluate and analyse core analytic techniques and skills that are frequently applied in business.

People and Organization

In this subject you will explore human behaviour in a work context by considering the interaction between the people, individuals and teams, within and toward organisations. You will develop your abilities to evaluate individuals in relation to employee motivations, engagement, influence, power, well-being, and ethics, as well as issues of cross-cultural collaboration, conflict management, negotiation and communication within teams. The study of individuals and teams provide insights into the complex issues of organisational structure, culture, politics and performance management. This multi-level exploration will enable you to apply theory to contemporary issues, practices and systems to inform human resource management and organisational performance.

Professional Human Resource Management Practices

This subject examines human resource management practices from employee and employer perspectives. You will learn what an effective HR practitioner has in their professional toolkit, and how a professional develops over time. You will apply and evaluate a selected group of skills to contribute to your development as a reflective practitioner.  You will explore some of the behaviours and skills frameworks around the world that describe expert practitioners: being able to make informed decisions, communicate effectively, maintain personal credibility, and be able to be curious, culturally aware, ethical, collaborative, decisive, and focused on results.

Course structure

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

Graduate Certificate in People Analytics
Program code: GC206

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Graduate Certificate in People Analytics
City Campus
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
GC206
Location
City Campus
Duration
0.5 years full-time or part time equivalent
Plan code
GC206
CRICOS

Career

With a Graduate Certificate in People Analytics, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and capability to pursue roles as a people and organisation professional, an organisational analysis specialist, or a role requiring employee and workforce analysis.

Potential careers include roles such as:

  • HR analytics management, leading, consulting and advising
  • People analytics and management
  • Organisational consulting and change management
  • Training and development coordination and strategy
  • Diversity and inclusion management
  • Workplace policy advising

Admissions

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

You must have successfully completed:

  • An Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in Business, Commerce, Human Resource Management and Data Analytics or a related field or higher level of qualification

You may also be considered if you have a minimum of 5 years of full-time equivalent work experience or equivalent, working in Business, Commerce, Human Resource Management, Data Analytics, or a related fied. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

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.

Entry requirements

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) in Business, Commerce, Human Resource Management, Data Analytics or a related discipline.

You may also be considered if you have a minimum of five years' full-time experience (FTE) or equivalent, working in Business, Commerce, Human Resource Management, Data Analytics, or a related field. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

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

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

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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.

Upon successful completion of this graduate certificate, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

You can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Upon successful completion of this graduate certificate, you may be eligible for entry into a range of postgraduate programs at RMIT University.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$16,320.

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.

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.

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.

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The total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$21,600.

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)

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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.