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Drive organisational transformation through sophisticated and insightful data analytics

Data analysts are skilled ICT professionals who can work across a range of industries. Their role is to collect, translate and interpret data, which then becomes a crucial element of an organisation’s decision-making process, feeding into the justifications for implementing new processes, pursuing new goals, and setting a projected course for the organisation well into the future.

By studying the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics through QUT Online, you will enhance your understanding of data analytics and the fundamental role data analysts play in providing the rationale for an organisation’s ongoing evolution.

You will develop data mining and modelling skills that allow you to perform sophisticated analyses of data to inform evidence-based decision-making. With a firm understanding of statistical analysis, you will learn how to produce insightful data visualisations, and in doing so communicate analytical solutions that comprehensively address organisational issues.

Upon graduation you will possess specialised skills in data analysis, data technology and data-driven decision-making, helping you take the next step in your career.

Subject to final University approval.

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Build your digital portfolio

Your Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics will introduce you to a variety of new and crucial digital tools used within the IT industry. Your coursework is specifically tailored to enhance your digital literacy skills with these tools so that you can build an impressive portfolio by the time you graduate.

Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft used to create powerful and scalable applications, programs and websites. It allows you to use almost any programming language to edit code, create designs and debug applications on your preferred platforms and devices. Join the millions of developers worldwide using Visual Studio’s flexible and collaborative features.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform that is used for virtual computing, analytics, storage, networking and much more. Azure is comprised of more than 200 products and cloud services, and is fast becoming a central platform for industries to innovate their technological capabilities, including healthcare, financial services and banking, manufacturing, gaming, retail and government.

Jupyter Notebook

Jupyter Notebook is a web-based interactive development environment for notebooks, code and data. It has a flexible interface that allows you to configure and arrange workflows in data science, scientific computing, computational journalism and machine learning. Jupyter Notebooks is used by large companies such as Trivago, Delivery Hero and Yelp.


Anaconda is a distribution of the Python and R programming languages for data science and machine learning that simplifies package management and deployment. With thousands of open-source packages and libraries, it is very popular among modern programmers.

R and RStudio

R is an open-source software program used for statistical analysis. You can use R to write a program and run the code independently of any other computer program.

RStudio, used alongside R, is an open-source integrated development environment. It allows you to clearly see graphs, data tables, R code and output.

Both R and RStudio offer advanced statistical methods and algorithms.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics with the following:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in any discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience as an analyst and/or in the information technology field; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience as an analyst and/or in the information technology field.

This course is not available to international students.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course
  • 2024 CSP fees: $4,100

  • 2023 full fees: $14,200

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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Course Units

Students need to complete a total of 48 credit points from:
12 credit points: 1 core standard unit
36 credit points: Choose from 4 elective micro units and/or 3 elective standard units


12 credit points per unit


6 credit points per unit


12 credit points per unit

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Analyse complex data within an insurance context, and perform actuarial calculations and visualise data through financial modelling.

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