Data Analytics

This undergraduate certificate introduces concepts in Business and IT to build a foundation for future studies or professions.

Key Information

Duration

4 months

Intake Dates

February, June, October

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Campus Location

Melbourne Online and On-campus 

Fees

A$2,995 (CSP)

CRICOS 109162K

Domestic International

Fees

A$15,750

CRICOS 109162K

Articulation options

Your pathway to a data-driven career

This certificate gives students an introduction to concepts in Business and Information Technology. It has been  designed to build a strong foundation for further knowledge required to work in either Business or Information Technology professions.

You may also study four or five more subjects to complete either the Diploma of Business or Diploma of Information Technology. With either diploma you may be eligible for direct entry to the second year of a variety of undergraduate degrees at La Trobe University.

After completing the Bachelor, depending on subject choices, you may graduate eligible for registration with the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI), CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), or the Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA).

Course structure

What you'll be studying

You'll need to complete four subjects during your program.

Units

This subject introduces you to the concept of sustainability, and a systems approach to understanding the complex interactions between the environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability. The subject attracts students from a range of fields, bringing a multidisciplinary team perspective to the researching, analysis, and problem-solving aspects of creating positive change for sustainability. In teams, you are required to critique, design, and present an action plan aimed at resolving a sustainability issue that impacts current and future generations. This subject provides you with the opportunity to enhance, demonstrate and document work-ready skills appropriate to your chosen career path.

Class requirements

Timetabled hours per week (4 hours)

  • One 2-hour lecture per week
  • One 2-hour tutorial per week

Any modern business today will utilise some form of spreadsheet tool to review, manipulate and visualise data (in the form of charts for reporting). A spreadsheet tool also enables one to undertake advanced tasks on business data, such as performing scenario analyses and undertaking complex data analytics, for example creating a forecasting model. In this subject, you will learn how to use two technological tools to undertake data analysis. The first tool is Structure Query Language (SQL), which we will use to pull relevant data into Excel and facilitate further analysis. Next, various advanced Excel analyses including pivot tables, statistical analysis, and creation of basic forecasting models will be covered. Upon successful completion of this subject, you will be proficient in basic data analysis using Excel and SQL, setting you up to become an analytical and data driven problem solver. With these skills, you will also be ready to identify insights allowing you to disrupt typical business operations systematically and with a higher chance of success. 

Class requirements

Timetabled hours per week (4 hours)

  • One 2-hour lecture per week
  • One 2-hour tutorial per week 

Economics is the study of human behaviour and in particular the choices that individuals, businesses, and governments make to deal with scarcity and the incentives that guide those choices. In Investigating Economic Issues, you will learn how the forces of demand and supply coordinate the behaviour of individuals and businesses in the market and how government policy affects those market outcomes. You will study the decisions that businesses make in determining how much to produce and at what cost. Further you will investigate how the market structure affects firms’ choices. At the macro level, you will explain how to measure economic activity, including levels of inflation and unemployment, and you will examine some of the factors that influence these variables and the impact they have on business.

Class requirements

Timetabled hours per week (4 hours)

  • One 2-hour lecture per week
  • One 2-hour tutorial per week 

In this subject, students learn and apply fundamental programming concepts. Students analyse, design, construct and document solutions to simple programming problems. Java programs are developed using command line interface tools and Unix operating system.

Class requirements

Timetabled hours per week (5 hours)

  • Lecture – 1 hour per week
  • Lab/Workshop time – 4 hours per week

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*Eligible students can get a HECS-HELP loan to pay their student contribution amount.

For further information on the Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and to check your eligibility, please visit the StudyAssist website.

**Subject to TEQSA approval as changes to the course have not yet been formally approved.