The Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics at Monash University is a game-changing qualification that takes a hands-on approach to understanding and leveraging data in the educational setting. This one-of-a-kind course arms you with innovative skills to transform education through data-driven insights.
As you navigate the program, you’ll be guided by leading academics and industry professionals from Monash’s own Centre for Learning Analytics Monash (CoLAM). CoLAM is a globally renowned hub dedicated to advancing the field of learning analytics and gathers top expertise from around the globe to not only develop the area but also make a real-world impact. The CoLAM specialises in a range of domains such as analytics for feedback and assessment, twenty-first-century skills, human-centred learning analytics, text analytics in education, and learning analytics adoption.
Marian Wright, a Project Officer for Brisbane Catholic Education, explains why she chose this program: “Learning Analytics is an emerging field. There’s a lot we are still learning about it—especially what it looks like in schools and classrooms. Monash’s unique offering was a blend of disciplines that was responsive to current and future educational trends and definitely piqued my interest”.
The curriculum is designed to be multidimensional, blending technical expertise with educational theories. You’ll dive into topics like the ethical use of Big Data, human learning models, and user interfaces. Beyond that, the course equips you with practical skills to drive change globally in learning design through data and analytics.
What are the benefits of studying online?
The online nature of this course offers unprecedented flexibility, allowing you to balance work, family, and studies effectively. Marian explains, “You can access the materials at a time that suits you. I am a parent, so being able to do this study around work and parenting was so helpful”.
But flexibility is just the tip of the iceberg. Monash University goes the extra mile to offer robust support services, ensuring that distance does not translate into detachment. Live sessions are organised to foster a sense of community among students, even if you’re not in the classroom together.
“The course setup and the live sessions were really helpful. A highlight was definitely the live sessions with others all over Australia,” says Marian.
Why choose Monash?
Monash University is not just a name but a hallmark of academic excellence. Ranked 2nd in Australia (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024) and 42nd globally (QS World University Rankings 2024), it promises a world-class education. This course stands apart with its unique blend of practical application and robust theoretical understanding, all backed by a faculty of industry leaders and innovators.
You can trust that the teaching staff at Monash will be there for you, every step of the way. Marian says that staff “were open to the challenges and questions we had of the research and data. They were responsive and supportive, working around our schedules to support us”. With a diverse learning environment combining small group work with one-on-one opportunities, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with fellow students from a range of professional backgrounds.
What career opportunities come from this certificate?
The skills and qualifications you gain from this course aren’t just theoretical — they’re immediately applicable in a variety of professional settings. Career prospects are expansive, ranging from Data Analysts and Learning Analysts to Educational Researchers. The industry is growing, with a 23.2% expected job growth for data analyst roles in the next five years, and an average salary of $95,000 in Australia (Source: Seek).
Are you ready?
Monash’s online Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics offers an unparalleled opportunity to advance your career at the intersection of education and data analytics. It offers the flexibility to learn at your own pace and the support to ensure you never feel isolated. More importantly, it offers a chance to be a part of Monash University’s community of excellence, driving change in one of the most exciting and expanding fields today.
Marian’s advice for prospective students who are thinking of studying the Graduate Certificate in Learning Analytics online? “Plan for when you’re going to do the readings and assessment, take notes, and ask lots of questions. Also, draw on your background and experience to inform your learning — that’s how to get maximum value out of this course.”
Whether you’re a working professional, coming from an analytics or education background, or seeking a career change, this course is designed to equip you with the skills to make a significant impact on the world of education. Don’t miss out on this chance to pioneer change in a growing field.
Learn more about studying Analytics online at Monash by calling a course consultant today on 1300 272 509 or arrange an online booking.