Graduate Diploma of Applied Statistics

Swinburne University of Technology

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00111D

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Statistics will give you a practical knowledge of statistical methods that you can confidently apply in your workplace or your area of interest. Throughout your studies you will work with software packages such as R, IBM SPSS, and the SAS suite. You’ll learn best-practice methods for research design and as you progress, you’ll learn to use advanced analysis techniques and make forecasts based on complex sample surveys. Group activities using real-life data will help you build your problem-solving capability. This qualification is suited to graduates of other disciplines or those who need to use statistics in their role but haven’t had formal applied statistics training. Your skills can be applied to a wide range of disciplines, including market research, business, sports and health.

Designed for

Research assistants involved in the management and application of research


100 credit points


  • Applied statistics

Standard entry requirements

  • A recognised 3 year bachelor degree
  • Or Have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Study pathways

This program is part of a nested suite that includes the Graduate Certificate of Applied Statistics, Graduate Diploma of Applied Statistics and the Master of Applied Statistics.

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