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Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics)

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
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    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics) program through Open Universities Australia will give you the opportunity to broaden your education in statistics. You will receive training in using statistical software packages such as SPSS and SAS. Studying this graduate certificate program, you will develop an understanding of the need for acquiring good data. You will gain quantitative skills in exploratory data analysis, estimation and hypothesis testing, factor and regression analysis, discriminant analysis and forecasting.


To be eligible for this program you must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Areas of study

In this graduate certificate program, you will study:

  • Statistical practice
  • Basic statistical computing
  • Research design
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate of Science (Applied Statistics) from Swinburne University of Technology.

This graduate certificate program will equip you with the education and training to be able to analyse multivariate data sets as well as complex sample data. This course will give you an appreciation for statistical analysis and its role in revealing the underlying relationships and behaviours in business and society. Upon completion of this graduate certificate course, you will be eligible to work as a sought-after applied statistician in a range of areas, including marketing, government agencies, education, banking, social research and medical research.

Curious about where a career in science could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Statistician
  • Data Analyst
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Applied Statistician

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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