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Start dates

11 October

Time commitment

6 weeks
(8 hours per week)


Thursdays 7.30pm
(First webinar 13 October. Course material provided 11 October)


100% Online


Early bird – $1,400
Full price – $1,800
(Early bird offer is available until 23 September and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.)

Enrolments close

5 October

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Advance your career skills in a world driven by data. This online short course will provide you with the fundamental skills you need to launch your career in data analytics or apply data-thinking to your current role.

Today’s professionals are operating in the new ‘age of analytics’ and a surge in analytics jobs has resulted in demand across a range of industries from finance, health, science and defence to name a few.

During this six week course you’ll learn valuable skills in data analysis that you can translate into many roles and contexts. Add analytical capabilities to your existing skill set and learn the fundamentals of SQL and Tableau and discover how to manipulate, analyse, and communicate data insights using spreadsheets. Learn to produce evidence-based insights from data, how to detect patterns, create visualisations and build dashboards.

Whether you are an aspiring data or business analyst, or a professional who wants to develop data-related skills, this course will help progress your career and thrive in the new age of analytics.

Career potential

Growth in Australia’s digital economy and the increasing application of data analytics across a diverse range of industries is resulting in an increase in demand for data science skills. This makes those with a data skillset in high demand and able to command lucrative salaries.

Who should apply for this course

Professionals in finance, marketing, HR, education, government, healthcare, real estate, professional services or FMCG who want to develop their data-analysis capabilities so they can lead with data-driven business insights and support meaningful career progression and promotion.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply basic statistical techniques to solve business problems
  • Demonstrate data manipulation to using spreadsheets
  • Create queries and aggregate results for multiple data sets using SQL
  • Evaluate and select appropriate data visualisation techniques
  • Create an interactive dashboard with Tableau
  • Articulate best practice for working with data, and ethical considerations
  • Demonstrate professional communication to ensure productive business outcomes

Course presenters

Learn from industry experts

John Young

John Young has been actively working in Data Analytics and Data Science for over a decade. John is currently the Chief Data Scientist for Tridant, a boutique industry consulting company, working on projects involving manufacturing, superannuation and hospitality. Previous to this, he was working as a data scientist for one of the most profitable private gambling syndicates in the world. As a lifelong learner, John is completing his PhD in developing an analytical tool for detection of performance enhancing methods in sport. John also brings the strength of a 20 year secondary and tertiary teaching background ensuring a personal focus to assist each student to achieve their goals.

Linda Kujala

Linda is the UC Pro Student Success Advisor. Linda has over twenty years’ experience in higher education with expertise in Information Technology, student experience and operational management. Linda supports students studying UC Pro courses to ensure they have a smooth and enjoyable learning experience.

Course structure

Module 1

Introduction to data analytics

  • Learn the role of data analytics in businesses and use data to drive decision-making
  • Define the skills required as a data analyst
  • Identify a ‘data analytics pipeline’ framework
Module 2

Fundamental statistics and types of analytics

  • Identify types of descriptive statistics and calculate manually with spreadsheet tools
  • Understand the levels of analytics
  • Explore analytics maturity of organisations
Module 3

Managing and analysing data

  • Customise and enrich data ready for analysis
  • Identify and manage outliers in a dataset
  • Create visualisations to detect patterns and trends
Module 4

Working with multiple data sets

  • Define a relational database using entity relationship diagrams
  • Create, populate, and query a relational database with SQL
  • Combine and aggregate data with SQL
Module 5

Visualisation and storytelling

  • Understand the theory of effective visualisations
  • Best practices to design dashboards
  • Develop visualisations and dashboards in Tableau
Module 6

Successful data analytics

  • Identify potential issues working with data
  • Discover modern ways of working in an organisation as an analyst


It was a great beginners course that encouraged students with little or no experience in data analytics to jump in and get started. And even for students with more experience there was plenty material to revise and learn more.

- Irene Lichtwark, TEQSA

Why choose UC Pro

UC Endorsed

Backed by the reputation of one of Australia’s top 10 universities.

THE World University Rankings 2021


University expertise with practical workforce skills. Taught by industry experts.

Fast and flexible

Short courses that fit in with your busy lifestyle.

Study your way

Online, in-person and blended learning to suit your lifestyle.

UC Endorsed

Upon completion of the Data Analytics Fundamentals course you will earn a digital badge and certificate of completion from UC Pro that you can share on your resume and LinkedIn profile.

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