Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Data Science?

Benefit from RMIT Online's practical and industry-based perspective

Gain hands-on data science skills, infused with RMIT's excellence in technology, design and innovation.

Create business value

Immediately add value to your team and organisation with practical data science skills that enhance your business role.

Be in demand sooner

This unique, first-to market program will give you the highly sought-after technical skills to solve business problems. Graduate in as little as 8 months.

Connect data skills to your business role

Successful business strategies depend on understanding data.

But not everyone “speaks data”, and without data-literate leaders, even the best data teams can struggle to apply their insights to business.

RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Data Science has been created to help business professionals gain the critical foundations in data wrangling, programming, analytics and visualisation that employers are demanding now.

You can also choose to continue your studies into the Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership, which will develop your skills as a senior leader in data science and analytics.


Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

8 months intensive,

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$3,960 per course, FEE-HELP available*

Program code: GC173KP19

^Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.
*Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

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's 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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*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course master's, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course master's. See entry requirements for more details.

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Master's (12 courses)*

+8 Courses

with advanced standing

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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
Recognition of Prior Learning


  • An Australian bachelor's 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.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.

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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.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate in Data Science 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.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study and work experience as possible with your application.

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

How online study works

RMIT’s 100 per cent online 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.