Course overview

This course has intakes in term 1 and term 3. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time durationPart-time durationTotal course fee*
N/A1 yearA$16,000

*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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Term 1, 2019 14 Jan 28 Jan - 31 Mar
Term 3, 2019 1 Jul 15 Jul - 15 Sep

The amount of data generated worldwide is increasing each year – captured through our smartphones, subscriptions, social networks, loyalty cards and more. This has created the need for specialists in applied analytics.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics is designed to meet this growing demand for information analysis across various sectors and to fill the gaps for skilled professionals with the ability to analyse data.

Offered 100% online, this course will equip you to develop future-focused workplace solutions through a data-driven approach, leading to better business decisions and forecasts.

By specialising in the use of analytics, you’ll gain the ability to apply analytic solutions to real-world operational and strategic issues. You’ll advance your understanding of analytics techniques as well as research principles. This will lead you to a rapidly expanding job market with numerous career opportunities.

Students of this course also have nested options, which means you have a choice of entry and exit pathways. You can either opt out with a Professional Certificate in Applied Analytics or progress further to the Master of Applied Analytics.

Course aims

We’re living in the age of analytics, with work places now more than ever harnessing the power of data to innovate. We’ve devised this course to keep pace with competition in a data-driven world, so you can gain the skills to know how to better apply data and analytics.

On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics you will be equipped to:

  • Derive key insights and measure the impact of data analytics
  • Use data to make informed business decisions and gain commercial advantage
  • Confidently communicate analytical findings to clients, colleagues, executives and key decision makers.

This course has been developed so you can take abstract business issues and turn them into successful analytical solutions.

Who the course is for

This course has been designed specifically for professionals working in:

  • Health (System managers, hospital data managers, epidemiologists, nurses, clinicians)
  • Urban and environment sectors (Real estate developers and investors, REIT managers, acquisitions, sales channels, statutory planners, town planners)
  • Psychology (Peak bodies such APS and ACPA, organisational psychological consultancies, market research agencies, HR experts)
  • Education (Instructional leaders, Principals, head of schools, education specialists, learning designers, app developers, computer programmers); and
  • Government organisations (Department of Health, Department of Justice, policymakers).

Career outcomes

In the future, data analysts are expected to become critically important across all industries and geographies. According to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report, by 2020 this new and emerging role will be crucial in helping organisations derive insights from the surge of data generated by technological disruptions.

With anticipated exponential growth and significant job creations in data-related roles worldwide, graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Analytics will be prepared for future skills requirements. As highly-trained specialists, graduates will have developed industry specific knowledge and have the ability to create bespoke solutions that improves outcomes. Our graduates will be coveted and benefit from one of the fastest-growing industries and highest paid jobs worldwide.

What you will learn

Who you will learn from

Your online learning will be enriched by the extensive knowledge of academics who are experts in the principles and practice of dealing with data. You can expect regular real-time sessions with your academic instructors, which will give you the opportunity to discuss your ideas and learnings.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Professor James Bailey, Program Director, Master of Applied Analytics
  • Dr Gideon Aschwanden, Melbourne School of Design
  • Ximena Camacho, Director of Population Health Data Analytics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Professor Simon Dennis, Director, Complex Human Data Hub, Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
  • Dr Sue Finch, Statistical Consulting Centre, The University of Melbourne
  • Professor Ian Gordon, Director, Statistical Consulting Centre, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Sandra Milligan, Director, Assessment Research Centre, Melbourne Graduate School of Education
  • Professor Julie Simpson, Head of Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Professor Karin Verspoor, Deputy Head, School of Computing and Information Systems 

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