Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science?

Leadership for Industry 4.0

Success in Industry 4.0 isn’t just about thinking different, it’s about making different happen. Learn to lead in the new business world where authenticity, ethics and empowerment are critical to individual and organisational performance.

Gain knowledge, build networks

The highly social, online learning platform not only gives you access to current, industry-informed content but also connects you with academics and students across time zones. Build strong, business relationships that know no limits.

Enrolment intakes every two months

Study in any one of our six teaching periods each year. You only study one course at a time across each seven-week study period, meaning your learning is consolidated, focused and fast-paced.

Take the opportunity of big data

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. 

The program has been created 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, allowing you to continue your studies and further develop your skills to become a senior leader in data science and analytics.

Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

8 months intensive,

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$3,720 per course, FEE-HELP available

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

What you will study

The RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science is comprised of four core courses.

Get more information about what you will learn in each of these courses.

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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.

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can provide more infomation and discuss your individual circumstances.

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Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Masters degree

+8 Courses

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English.


To successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Data Science, we recommend that students have the following skills:

- an understanding of statistics

- previous knowledge of coding 


You can find more details below. 


Academic requirements
English language requirements
Additional information 


  • An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution; or  
  • No formal qualification but a minimum of 5 years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) work experience in any industry setting.

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

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Australian Student Visas 

RMIT's Online Master of Commerce 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.

How online study works

RMIT’s 100 per cent online intensive postgraduate degrees are designed specifically for an online experience. 

Our specialist online learning designers and renowned academics collaborate to craft engaging, interactive content, making the experience enjoyable. 

Network with your peers via online chat and course-based discussion groups as you gain the real-life skills you need to progress your career. 

You’ll receive the same qualification as you would studying on-campus.