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Graduate Certificate in Machine Learning

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertMachLearn

Western Sydney University Course Code: 3784.1

AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 105594G

Businesses in this Information Age are accumulating huge amounts of data. Mastery of Machine Learning provides us with a means to convert this data into knowledge and hence guide decision making processes. This course introduces the skills and knowledge, with a strong focus on practical application, required to begin a career in Machine Learning.

Study Mode
Six months full-time or one year part-time.


Applicants must have:

  • Successfully completed an undergraduate degree, or higher, in any discipline; OR
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years full-time equivalent professional work experience in related roles

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points which include the units listed below.

Students are required to complete the following three core units

Core Units

301113Programming for Data Science
301114The Nature of Data
301117Predictive Analytics

And one elective


Elective units must be at Postgraduate Level 7.

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