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Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics

We’ve partnered with world-renowned data experts to equip you with the hands-on skills you’ll need to excel as a data analyst.

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Postgraduate

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6 months full-time

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Jan, Apr, Jul Oct

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4

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$13,920*

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‘The support level has been unmatched. ELAs, student advisors, anyone you contact is always there for you. There is always someone to reach out to, always someone to help, always someone you can lean on.’

Corey, Swinburne Online graduate

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We’re in the age of analytics, meaning the need for skilled data analysts is predicted to skyrocket, with a 27.7 per cent job increase expected in the next five years.

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We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

‘The support level has been unmatched. ELAs, student advisors, anyone you contact is always there for you. There is always someone to reach out to, always someone to help, always someone you can lean on.’

Corey, Swinburne Online graduate

27.7% ▴

We’re in the age of analytics, meaning the need for skilled data analysts is predicted to skyrocket, with a 27.7 per cent job increase expected in the next five years.

QS-Top-Universities-Black

We’re in the QS ‘Top 50 Under 50’ rankings for 2021.

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Swinburne Online’s Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics is designed in partnership with industry mentor Tableau to ensure your skills are relevant to what employers are looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with industry experts and apply your skills to live projects.

Data Analytics is an in-demand skill set uniquely oriented to the future. No matter your chosen industry, data analytics is bound to play a pivotal role, and its importance as an essential skill set for many professionals – not just ICT specialists – is increasing

This course also offers you the opportunity to obtain the Tableau Desktop Certified Specialist certification. This industry-accredited qualification will demonstrate your advanced abilities to the market so that you can enjoy greater job security, higher salaries and new job opportunities. The Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics will help prepare you for the exam, and at no extra cost.

Swinburne’s employment-driven bootcamps are formal postgraduate qualifications in an in-demand field.

What will you learn?

  • Analytics: Acquire the fundamental data analytics skills that will allow you to think analytically, using data modelling and visualisation to support evidence-based, strategic decision-making within an organisation.
  • Sustainable Change: Develop and critique sustainable business practices in real world environments.
  • Managing Diversity: Learn how team diversity can contribute to a high-performance working environment.
  • Leadership and Management: Learn how to apply leadership and management concepts to real workplace situations.

Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics consists of four units designed to equip you for a successful career as a data analyst.

Your Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics will culminate in an Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project, a project-based unit in which you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live project with employers like Xero to solve a real issue for the company. At the end of this unit, you’ll come away with a strong professional network, valuable workplace experience and project work that you can add to your portfolio or resume.

Why study a bootcamp course with Swinburne Online? Bootcamps are practical and skills-focused, uniting theory and knowledge with practice. This ensures everything you learn has direct application to your chosen career pathway. View all units in this Graduate Certificate.

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How you'll learn

Learning designed for online

Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.

Your online study journey

You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

Students must fulfil one of the following entry criteria:

  • Bachelor degree; or
  • Three to five years full time work experience (requires computer literacy); or
  • Two years related work experience; or
  • If you have less than two years related work experience, an additional relevant tertiary qualification (minimum AQF 6) is required. Even if this tertiary qualification is incomplete, you may still be eligible for entry depending on the circumstances.

Fees

The estimated fee for this course is $13,920*.

Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.

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Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Swinburne Online connection to industry

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics prioritises your readiness to succeed come graduation through industry connections embedded in your degree:

  • Learn from industry mentor, Tableau, to help gain practical skills for careers in data analytics
  • Get familiar with tools such as Python and managing complex datasets with Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Your Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics will culminate in an Organisational Growth and Innovation Capstone Project, a project-based unit in which you’ll have the opportunity to work on a live project with employers like Xero to solve a real issue for the company.

Employ a suite of analytical tools to collect and interpret data, forming the evidence-based foundation of strategic decision-making.

Assess market conditions and consumer behaviour, helping organisations determine how best to bring products and services to market and meet consumer demand.

Derive data-driven insights that inform strategic decision-making, and take into account a range of factors including market conditions, competitive analysis, and consumer demand.

Employ a flexible toolkit of programming skills and organisational knowledge to model intricate problems, visualising data from which meaningful decisions can be made.

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‘I truly valued the ability to study at my own pace, and to be able to absorb all the concepts in my own space at home.’

Lauren

Swinburne Online graduate

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FAQs
What are other students asking?
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The Tableau Desktop Certified Specialist certification is an industry-recognised qualification that demonstrates your comprehensive knowledge and abilities in Tableau application. This certification does not expire and does not need to be renewed. For more information, please visit the Tableau Desktop Certified Specialist Certification page.
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Earning an industry certification is a powerful way to demonstrate and validate your competency to the market. Tableau certified professionals enjoy advanced career prospects, higher salaries, improved job security, greater confidence and proficiency in the workplace, and skill validation. Tableau certified professionals are also invited to enter the Tableau directory – a platform used by companies and prospective employers to find Tableau-accredited talent.
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Yes! The Data Analytics for Business unit, which forms part of the Graduate Certificate of Professional Data Analytics, covers the subjects and topics assessed in the Tableau Desktop Certified Specialist certification exam. These include how to:
  • create and explain data connections
  • organise and simplify data
  • create basic charts and visualisations
  • calculate and map data
  • create a dashboard.
While the unit will equip you with the knowledge and skills that are tested on the exam, it is not designed to be direct preparation for the certification and we recommend consulting the Tableau exam guide and free resources, in addition to the unit content, during your preparation.

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