Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics for Sport Performance

VU course code: STSP | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Online Self-Paced
Footscray Park, Online Self-Paced


Gain a formal qualification in data science with a unique sports context by studying the Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics for Sport Performance at Victoria University.

This course prepares you to succeed in the growing field of data analysis in sport.

Learning from true industry leaders, you will gain expertise in sports-performance analytics and graduate job-ready with instruction in:

  • the latest research insights
  • an essential programming language.

Our postgraduate sports-analytics course is available to:

  • Australian residents
  • international students studying outside Australia. 

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the award of Graduate Certificate Analytics for Sport Performance, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of core units

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how



As a graduate of this course you could work as a:

  • data analyst
  • sport scientist.


Visit the Jobs and Skills Australia website to learn more about average salaries and employment growth in data analysis and statistics.

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 Alice Sweeting sport scientist
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