8 months, intensive part-time
$3,480 per course, FEE-HELP available
Study Periods
Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct
4 (7 weeks each)

Program overview

RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Data Science is designed to give people with a non-technical background the critical foundations of programming, analytics, data wrangling and visualisation that employers are demanding now - across functions and industries. It’s for those who want to remain at the front of their field and who know that with hybrid roles (functional specialists with data science capabilities) increasing, these skills will immediately add value to your organisation and your CV. 

It’s designed for functional and data-driven specialists who see expanding career opportunities if they upskill their data science capabilities. It’s for consultants, business, marketing, data, financial, product, and web analysts, and for those who seek to create their own unheard-of roles from the endless opportunities big data and technology presents.

The courses in this program are also foundation courses of the Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership, should you wish to continue your studies and further develop your skills to become a senior leader in data science and analytics.

What the stats say about the demand for hybrid roles
where data science and analytics are core skills

Hybrid jobs will grow 21% over the next 10 years, double the pace (10%) for jobs overall

Burning Glass, Hybrid Jobs Report 2019

65% of the fastest-growing and 62% of the highest paying skills in these hybrid job fields are computer-science related

Burning Glass and Oracle Academy Report 2017


Program details

What you will study

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Data Science comprises four core courses:

  • Practical Data Science*
  • Applied Analytics
  • Data Visualisation
  • Data Wrangling
*From Study Period 1, 2020 this course will be re-named Practical Data Science with Python
Entry requirements

An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution 


No formal qualification but a minimum of 5 years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) work experience in any industry setting.

English language

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT’s online Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT’s on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.


Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Data Science, you may continue on to further study at the master degree level. You could continue your studies and further develop your skills to become a senior leader in data science and analytics with the 100% online Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership. Alternatively, you could continue on a more technical path with the on-campus Master of Analytics or Master of Data Science.



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For more details about the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science and the Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You'll receive in-depth information on: 

  • Entry criteria
  • Start dates and duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Student support
  • Career pathways 


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