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Duration1 year part-time up to 3 years maximum.1 year full-time.
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Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 2 (18 Jul 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022),
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Program Code40155

Study Data Analytics

Informed, evidence-based decision-making is a guiding feature of businesses in today’s data-driven world. Knowing how to understand, analyse and use data is crucial to the success of businesses across various industries.

If you’re interested in enhancing your career possibilities by gaining specialised data analytical skills, the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics at the University of Newcastle will equip you with the professional knowledge to understand and engage with data from diverse industry and business settings.

You’ll focus on predictive data analysis, data processing and visualisation, developing analytical techniques used in business and decision-making.

Fundamental to a career in data analytics is an understanding of the legal frameworks that underpin the use of data in professional practice. This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of particular legislation around privacy, security, intellectual property, and social responsibility.

You’ll also explore methods for developing analytical techniques used in business. Through visual explorations and formal analytical testing and modelling, you’ll learn how to prepare real-world projects, define objectives and communicate data effectively to influence business decision-making and success.

Data analysts are highly sought after, working with senior management teams to discover ways to turn data insights into strategic goals, increase productivity and add value to businesses.

Why study with us?

  • Learn from some of the best in the field – our data analytics experts are specialists in fields such as data science/analytics, mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering and information technology. These experts will challenge you and help you build on your skills so you can take on more senior roles in the data science industry.
  • Expand your career opportunities – apply the practical skills and knowledge that you gain during your studies to specialise to your current workplace, or up-skill to progress in your career path.
  • $101,800 median starting salary for postgraduate Computing and Information Systems graduates*
  • * Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

ERA 5 ? well above world standard for statistics and applied mathematics research
World top 200 ? for Statistics and Operational Research
No. 1 ? in NSW for learner engagement and skills development (Postgraduate Computing and Information Systems)

What you will study

A Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics from the University of Newcastle will provide you with the specialised skills to extract and communicate information from data. If you’re already employed in a business-related field or an industry that would benefit from specialised data analytics, then this program will equip you with practical skills and give you confidence to analyse and interpret data to improve decision making and the communication of results.

You’ll focus on the following areas:

  • Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Professional Practices in IT

Analytical thinking and innovation, critical thinking and analysis, reasoning, problem-solving and ideation and complex problem-solving are all embedded within this degree, and are skills that have been identified as being in demand and emerging according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020.


Career opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is designed to appeal to business professionals looking to gain detailed understanding of data analytics and how this can be used in the business world.

Leading-edge companies in every industry are recognising the importance of data analytics and how this can influence decision-making and business strategy. Study a Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics at the University of Newcastle and expand your career options to take on roles like:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Analyst
  • Data and Insights Expert
  • Researcher
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Big Data Specialist
  • Organisational Development Specialist

These are all emerging roles which have been identified as being in high demand in Australia according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs Report 2020.

How to apply

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Admission to the program will be available for applicants who have

  • An AQF level 7 Bachelor degree or higher tertiary qualification OR
  • An AQF Level 6 Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree in a cognate area plus a minimum of one year relevant experience, OR
  • An AQF Level 5 Diploma in a cognate area plus a minimum of two years relevant experience, OR
  • At least 5 years relevant professional experience

To be considered for admission based wholly or partly on professional experience, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their professional experience involves accessing/analysing/interpreting data.


All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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