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Data Visualisation

Combine data, visuals, and narrative to tell impactful stories and make data-driven decisions.

  • Starting 20 Jan 2020
  • 100% online, 4 months (16 weeks)
  • A$2,600 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites: Basic data analysis (descriptive statistics, analysing data in spreadsheets)


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100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn data visualisation?

Data analysis and communication are highly sought after skills. Recent LinkedIn research even pointed to data presentation as one of the top 10 most in-demand skills. You’ll get hands-on practice visualising data and using them to clearly communicate data-driven recommendations. By taking this course, you will combine hard skills in data analysis and visualisation with soft skills in presentation, storytelling, and communication to create effective presentations.

This course is ideal for business leaders and data professionals.

How does it work

You’ll start by building data visualisations and dashboards, considering your audiences to be as effective as possible. Then, you’ll move into drafting presentations using storytelling techniques, visualisations, and animations to provide data-driven recommendations.

Skills learned

Data visualisation and storytelling, dashboards, Tableau, advanced data storytelling

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Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.


These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Intro to data visualisation

Selecting appropriate data visualisation for analysis

Effectiveness of data visualisation

Interactive and engaging Tableau dashboards


Build data dashboards

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Module 2

Dashboard designs

Designing and creating dashboards in an enterprise

User needs and key metrics



Design a data dashboard

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Module 3

Data storytelling

End-to-end process of storytelling

Problem statement, scope, biases, limitations and structure


Build a data story

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Module 4

Advanced data storytelling

Advanced data visualisation and storytelling techniques

Tableau Storypoint

Adding animations and narration with Tableau Pages and Flourish


Animate a data story

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Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Margarita Moya

Senior analyst, Westpac

Margarita is a senior analyst with over 7 years experience across market research, analytics, and financial services. As a lead Tableau developer, her current role also focuses on advocating and empowering business users to use visual analytics, building up internal Tableau education programs and the nitty gritty details of server infrastructure. Passionate about people, data and the positive social impact the two combined can achieve, she’s also a current board member of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is registered on Tableau Service Corps. 

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Kale Temple

Co-founder and practice director at Intellify

Kale Temple is a co-founder and practice director at Intellify where he leverages expertise in data science and machine learning to architect solutions that empower business performance and growth. He has consulted with a number of the world’s leading corporate and government organisations from over 5 years. Since 2014, he has co-founded and scaled two successful technology start-ups and as data scientist and consultant at Agile BI, he played a key role in building the business from the ground up into a world-leading Microsoft Power BI partner. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics) and Masters of Economics (Economics & Econometrics) from the University of Sydney.

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