Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics

Course information for - 2024 entry

0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Fees (first year)*

$6316 CSP

Start dates
ACU Term 1 - 29 Jan, ACU Term 2 - 22 Apr, ACU Term 3 - 15 Jul, ACU Term 4 - 7 Oct


The Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics is designed to ensure you develop an evidence-based foundation in sports analytics, and a sound understanding of the relevant concepts and application of data science and technologies to suit the sports industry. The degree is delivered online, with a curriculum that will provide knowledge and skills immediately applicable to your employment situations. The degree embeds research-led teaching at the core of its curriculum to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice for immediate application in industry.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course. See the Courses costs section below, under Fees.

Course details

Course structure

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Commencing ACU Term 1 - Two Terms Option

Students may commence the Graduate Certificate in Sports Analytics throughout the year.

  • Specified UnitsEXSC513Data Analysis and Interpretation for High Performance Sport

    This unit is also offered in ACU Term 3

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsEXSC517Visual Optimisation in High Performance Sport

    This unit is also offered in ACU Term 3

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITEC610Introduction to Data Science with Python

    This unit is also offered in ACU Term 4

    10 cp
  • Specified UnitsEXSC516Implementation of Analytics in High Performance Sport

    This unit is also offered in ACU Term 4

    10 cp

Commencing ACU Term 1 - Three Terms Option

Students may commence the Graduate Certificate in SportsAnalytics throughout the year.

Commencing ACU Term 1 - Four Terms Option

Students may commence the Graduate Certificate in SportsAnalytics throughout the year.

Graduate statement


As an ACU graduate you have personal insight founded on an understanding of who you are as a professional, a citizen and a scholar. You embrace change and growth through critical self-awareness and learning autonomy. You are empowered to seek truth and meaning, drawing on the principles of justice, equity, and the dignity of all human beings.


As an ACU graduate you value human dignity and diversity. This appreciation is founded on deep reflection, and empathy. You have experience of Indigenous Knowings and perspectives and can engage respectfully when working alongside Australia's First Peoples. You can connect with people and cultures and work with community in ways that recognise the dignity of the human person and all cultures


As an ACU graduate you utilise imagination and innovation to solve problems. You critically analyse information from a range of sources to creatively solve practical problems and use critical thinking to make decisions and advance the common good. You appreciate the role of innovation and creative thinking in developing a better future for each person and community.


As an ACU graduate you recognise your responsibility to work for social justice and a sustainable world founded on a commitment to human dignity and the common good. You lead change through respectful collaboration and effective communication of ideas to diverse peoples, groups and communities in local and global contexts. You are empowered to positively impact your profession and the community.

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must:

a. hold a Bachelor degree or higher in Exercise Science, Sports Science, Human Movement or a related discipline;;


b. have completed a Bachelor degree (or higher) in a different discipline AND have evidence of relevant industry experience;


c. submit a supporting professional referee's report regarding suitability for this postgraduate program and/or experience in the industry;

NOTE: Applicants having completed a Bachelor degree (or higher) in a related allied health discipline will be considered, dependent on specific qualifications and evidence of industry experience.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$6316 CSP

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per year.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.

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You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.

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