Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    6 months part-time or full-time equivalent
  • Start date:
    2 intake dates each year - enquire today!
  • Awarded by:
    Deakin University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Database Administrator | ICT Security Administrator | Network Security Administrator | Network Administrator | Data Analyst | View All

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Course Rundown

Build the core skills and insights to work well with data with this Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics course from Deakin University. 

Designed for students with no computing background seeking a career change, and industry professionals looking to formalise existing experience with a recognised academic qualification, this course provides a strong foundation of fundamental skills and knowledge for working with data. 

In this course, you’ll study data analytics, security and privacy, research and development, and real world analytics. Upon course completion, you’ll be prepared to work in a range of industries, or be able to choose to continue your studies in information technology or data science. 

If you have a head for numbers, like problem-solving, and are good with details, a career in data science may be for you.  This course helps you get there.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline; OR
  • Have two years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Demonstrate evidence of academic capability deemed to be equivalent.

English language proficiently requirements also apply.

In this data science course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic integrity 
  • Real world analytics 
  • Security and privacy issues in analytics 
  • Research and development in information technology 
  • Foundation skills in data analysis

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Victoria: Melbourne Burwood

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics from Deakin University. 

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a broad range of roles with in the information technology and data industries, and in analytics roles in many other sectors. You may choose to seek employment working as a data analyst, an administrator, or in cyber security, and may work for government, not-for-profits, or in the private sector. Business across a broad range of industries seek the help of skilled data scientists. 

You may also choose to use this course as a base for further study in order to advance your data career and work in advanced analytics, management or as a researcher.

This qualification will also formalise existing skills and experience with a relevant, recognised academic qualification - helping you advance your career and demonstrate your abilities.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

The estimated fee for this course is $13,600.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you! 

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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