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Learn analytics in-depth

A Graduate Certificate in Analytics will give you the mathematical modelling and programming skills to become an expert data analyst. You’ll learn how to interpret complex data and generate actionable insights.

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Learn to code in Python and R

Industry-standard programming skills

Graduate with an industry-recognised analytics qualification.

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Drive decision-making with data 

Data analysts use numbers to tell a compelling story. This graduate qualification will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to make informed business decisions using complex data.  

Become a leader in organisational decision-making in any field you choose to pursue, including business, government and health. The growth of analytics and data-based decision-making means that a graduate qualification in analytics will open up a vast range of career opportunities. Completion of the course may also provide a pathway into the Master of Analytics. 

What you will learn 
  • Data analysis
    Convert raw data into actionable insights.
  • Mathematics and statistical modelling
    Build the mathematical foundation that underlies analytical modelling.
  • Python and R programming
    Acquire skills in the industry-standard Python programming and R programming languages to conduct rigorous data modelling and visualisation. 
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Our worldwide University rankings

Monash University holds high rankings domestically and internationally for research and teaching excellence. 
# 2
THE World University Rankings
# 42
QS World University Rankings

Pathways to a master degree

You can graduate with a Graduate Certificate of Analytics in approximately 0.7 years part-time, after completing 4 units (24 credit points).

You can also continue studying after completing approximately 2 years part-time, 12 units (72 credit points total), and you’ll receive a Master of Analytics

The course comprises four units, in which you will be introduced to analytic principles and skills at an advanced graduate level.

Need further clarification about our online course structure?

You can submit an enquiry directly to our student consultants by using the form listed on our contact us page. You’ll have the opportunity to schedule a call if you’d like to receive further information.

You must complete the following units.

Introduction to data analysis

Introduction to Python

Mathematical foundations for data science and AI

You must complete one of the following units.

Collaborative and reproducible practices

Data visualisation and analytics

Introduction to accounting analytics

Predictive analytics in business

Statistical data modelling

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification.

Applicants must have successfully completed a first year undergraduate statistics unit, or provide evidence of qualifications/training or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Applicants must supply a short candidate statement demonstrating professional interest and existing quantitative analysis skills.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Analytics, the estimated cost is $4,375.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a  FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Career Outcomes

The workplace of the future is an exciting and dynamic place. A Graduate Certificate of Analytics degree is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to succeed in a constantly changing global environment.

What does the future look like for Data Analysts?

In a world where data is king, Data Analysts are some of the most sought-after, emerging professionals.



The most common salary for Data Analysts in Australia.


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Data Analysts report very high job satisfaction.

Industry Growth


Projected job growth of Data Analysts over the next five years.

Analytics online at Monash

The flexibility of this 100 per cent online course allows you to create a learning schedule that works for you. You don’t need to disrupt work or personal commitments to gain an understanding of analytical principles, with subjects that cover Python programming, R programming, data science and data modelling. 

Your interactive virtual classroom offers the ideal platform for study – situating you in the digital environment and providing you with a ready-made professional network of fellow students and experienced teachers. 

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

There is constant collaboration and support between the online tutors and the students. My online studies have been challenging but enjoyable.

Kishore Mitra

Monash Online Graduate

Frequently Asked Questions

The Graduate Certificate of Analytics focuses on understanding problems that businesses face and how to develop data analytics to address these problems. The course builds on core data mining skills and how to analyse, solve and present data and solutions for complex decision making. This course is for students who may not have had any formal IT experience as it provides foundational knowledge that you’d require to progress in a role within this field. Alternatively, the Graduate Certificate of Applied Data Science will help you develop the technical skills required for wrangling data and analysing it. Data Science also focuses on programming and advanced mathematical modelling to achieve these outcomes. Students looking to complete this course require previous knowledge – academic or work experience – within the IT and/or science or maths field already.
The Master of Analytics covers the broad spectrum of analytics techniques and principles.
Alternatively, our Learning Analytics course is designed for anyone working within education who wants to use analytics to enhance learning experiences.
The Master of Analytics covers the broad spectrum of analytics techniques and principles.
Studying the Master of Analytics requires a sound knowledge of maths and statistics. Therefore, we require applicants to have successfully completed at least a first-year undergraduate statistic unit or provide evidence of qualifications and/or training to be considered.

As a Master of Analytics student, you will learn how to use programming language and software tools central to the field of analytics. These include:

  • R / Rstudio
  • Python
  • Power BI
  • SAS
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