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Graduate Diploma in Statistics - 839AA

Course Code: 839AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880162
CRICOS Code: 074426F
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Make a calculated career move into statistics

With the upsurge in technological advancement and an increased demand for those passionate about statistics, this course will equip you with the skills necessary to collect, organise, analyse and present data in a professional environment.

No previous study in statistics is necessary, yet this adaptable course will see you develop data analytical skills, gain keen data insights and solve real-world problems which lead to significant decision-making abilities. Upon graduation, you will possess a strong understanding of statistical procedures and will be ready and eager to take the next exciting step in your career journey within the world of statistics.

Study a Graduate Diploma 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
  • develop an ability to model statistical relationships
  • use your data analytic skills to draw insights from data
  • be able to apply statistical techniques at work with confidence.

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
  • Data scientist

Course-specific information

A clear pathway of study exists between the Graduate Certificate in Statistics and this degree. 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

Undergraduate degree course not including a major in Statistics.

Assumed Knowledge

Mathematics to at least Year 12 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 Diploma in Statistics GradDip Stat

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Statistics

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. 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.

Professional Accreditation

Accreditation with the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. may be sought by students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Statistics.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Operationalise a quantitative research question into statistical terms; AQF Skills: advanced theoretical knowledge and technical knowledge in statistics.

Communication; Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.
Determine an appropriate statistical method for the question at hand; AQF Knowledge: advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in statistics to analyse critically, evaluate and transform information to complete a statistical analysis.

Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving.
Use statistical software to analyse data; AQF Skills: advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply statistical methods and technologies to analyse, generate and transmit solutions to complex problems.

Analysis and inquiry; Problem-solving.
Report results in a manner appropriate to the audience. AQF Skills: advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply statistical methods and technologies to transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to others.

AQF Knowledge and skills: apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate an autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability and responsibility as a statistician.

Communication; Working independently and with others; Professionalism and social responsibility.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time. Maximum eight semesters.

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

The Graduate Certificate in Statistics is subsumable into this course.

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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