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Graduate Certificate in Statistics - 179JA

Course Code: 179JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880163
CRICOS Code: 074425G
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Sample a new career in statistics

Whether you are currently employed in statistics and keen to climb the ladder, or looking to enter the industry for the first time, this graduate certificate course is a great way to grow your skills in this increasingly in-demand field. Previous study in statistics is not necessary, as this course is a great introduction to the field.

At the completion of the course, you will have the theoretical skills and knowledge to apply basic statistical modelling techniques in the workplace with confidence and understanding. You can choose to progress your career across a range of different areas, including the biological science and social research sectors, or working alongside government agencies. If the idea of further postgraduate study is on the horizon, progression from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Statistics is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Statistics at UC and you will:

  • explore data and perform data analysis
  • gain an understanding of statistics in practice in a number of fields, such as health, business and social sciences
  • learn to express a problem in statistical terms
  • be able to summarise and present data graphically and numerically using statistical software
  • become skilled in interpreting and communicating statistical results with clarity. 

Work Integrated Learning

UC works hard to foster close industry connections, with the course content reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group, made up of a panel of industry experts, and collaborations with industry partners who can provide you with industry knowledge and training opportunities.

Career opportunities

  • Statistician
  • Data analyst (business, marketing, health and sports, science, etc.)
  • Business intelligence analyst

Course-specific information

Applicants must have a degree, or equivalent, as approved by the University and Mathematics to at least Year 10 level.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree and the Graduate Diploma in Statistics. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate may apply and receive credit for units within the Graduate Diploma course.


Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics to at least Year 10 level.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Statistics GradCert Stat

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International






The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Express a problem in statistical terms Communication, Information Literacy and Numeracy.
Summarise data graphically and statistically using statistical software Information and Communication Technology, Problem Solving, Working with Others, Effective Workplace Skills.
Communicate statistical results in a manner intelligible to the user Professional Ethics, Social Responsibility, Lifelong Learning.

Course Duration

Standard one semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.


Not applicable.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Statistics is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Statistics if relevant professional electives are selected.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO


  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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