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When you study the data you discover more than meets the eye. Data Analytics is the bridge between technology, data science and strategy.

Ever wondered how your phone knows which ads to show you at lunchtime? Or how the supermarket emails you with specials on your favourite products? It’s not a coincidence. It’s the work of data analytics encouraging you to buy more.


 

DURATION

2 Years (4 Trimesters)
Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time

INTAKES

March,
July,
November

LOCATION

Sydney, Melbourne

AQF LEVEL

Level 9

 
DURATION 2 Years (4 Trimesters) Full-Time or Equivalent Part-Time
INTAKES March, July, November
LOCATION Sydney, Melbourne
AQF LEVEL Level 9

STAY AHEAD OF THE CURVE

The Master of Data Analytics (Major in Software Engineering) has been developed in consultation with a broad industry advisory panel. This major prepares students for a future career in various industries, because it capitalises on the intersection of two fast growing fields Data Analytics and Software Engineering. Graduates can play a crucial role in transforming businesses by applying their data analytics and software engineering skills.

The major in Software Engineering will prepare our students for the future market, studying units that focus on Software Engineering Fundamentals, Software Practice for Big Data Analytics, and Human-computer Interaction Design. They will gain an in-depth understanding of essential Software Engineering principles, Software Development Lifecycle models, Software Quality Assurance and Testing methodologies and Human-Computer Interaction. Students will learn to apply them to design and develop robust and tested software and applications. These can be used across a wide range of industries that deploy data analytics.

THIS COURSE INCLUDES:

  • BECOME A PROBLEM SOLVER

    Learn how to think creatively and create innovative, data-driven solutions to real-world problems.

  • ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    Advance your understanding of AI and machine learning.

  • FLIPPED CLASSROOM

    Get in the driver's seat and take control of your learning - with flipped classrooms, you’ll arrive in class prepared and ready to build on your learning.

  • SUPPORTIVE TEACHING

    We use an academic support program called InSPIRE to tailor our learning to each student.

  • LEARN WITH INDUSTRY

    Our curriculum is based on solving real world problems. MIT has a strong reputation for Work-Integrated Learning.

  • WORK READY SKILLS

    Graduate with the strategic knowledge and technical skills to find a rewarding job in this growing field.

BECOME A PROBLEM SOLVER

Learn how to think creatively and create innovative, data-driven solutions to real-world problems.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Advance your understanding of AI and machine learning.

FLIPPED CLASSROOM

Get in the driver's seat and take control of your learning - with flipped classrooms, you’ll arrive in class prepared and ready to build on your learning.

SUPPORTIVE TEACHING

We use an academic support program called InSPIRE to tailor our learning to each student.

LEARN WITH INDUSTRY

Our curriculum is based on solving real world problems. MIT has a strong reputation for Work-Integrated Learning.

WORK READY SKILLS

Graduate with the strategic knowledge and technical skills to find a rewarding job in this growing field.

CAREER PATHS

A career in data analytics will give you great job prospects. Roles can include: 

  • Business (Intelligence) Analyst
  • IT Systems Analyst
  • Credit Analyst
  • Corporate Strategy Analyst
  • Social Media Data Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Fraud Analyst
  • Applications Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Data Architect
  • Data Scientist

GET THE EDGE

When you study Data Analytics at MIT you’ll learn how to combine the essentials of statistics and data with technology. You’ll also develop skills such as strategic thinking, project management and problem solving.

Our industry based final year projects offer exciting opportunities to apply your learning to solve real-world problems for industry leaders.

Students have an option to specialise in:

A Major

  • Software Engineering

Specialisations in

  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Cloud Networks

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

The Master of Data Analytics - Major in Software Engineering is a new course. It is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society for 2021-2022.
 
The Master of Data Analytics - Major in Software Engineering is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. Non-cognate students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will be required to undertake MN404 and MN405 to ensure they meet the foundational knowledge for core units.
 
Students admitted into the cognate stream based on prior qualifications but wish to enrol in the non-cognate stream may transfer to the non-cognate stream with the written permission of the Course Coordinator.

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Elective 1
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Elective 2
Trimester 4
Core
Elective 3
Industry Project

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 4
Core
Elective
Industry Project

COURSE UNITS

Common Core Units

Electives

IoT Data Analytics Specialisation
  • MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks
  • MDA641 Smart Environments (Prerequisite: MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks)
  • MDA642 IoT Data Analytics Platforms (Prerequisite: MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks)

Cloud Networks Specialisation

Some remarks:

  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available each intake; however, some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every trimester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision. There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

*Additional Fee

It is mandatory for the awarding of the Master of Data Analytics degree that the student undertakes the final year project units: MDA691 Project Management and Research Methods, and MDA692 Data Analytics Capstone Project. If a third party is required to find a project for the student, the student will incur a fee. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:
  • Apply modern software engineering principles and practices to meet the complex industry requirements in software systems for data analytics and other computing domains.
  • Analyse and evaluate existing and new software solutions in data analytics and other computing domains with demonstrated understanding of ethical standards and technological landscapes.
  • Design and develop quality-assured and secure software solutions in data analytics and other computing domains with cohesive understanding of software development life cycle.
  • Possess a body of knowledge taken from fields including Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Ethics, Data Security and Privacy, Information Management and Machine Learning that is essential to both understanding and applications of contemporary and emerging Data Analytics principles and methodologies.
  • Be able to investigate and compare key data analytical technologies and assess their effectiveness for problem-solving and data protection in different application scenarios.
  • Demonstrate significant research, analysis and evaluation skills in the Data Analytics discipline, and exercise critical thinking and problem-solving ability to tackle complex real-world problems.
  • Be capable of independent professional work in data analytics project teams with an elevated level of autonomy and accountability.
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with different stakeholders of Data Analytics projects in a professional setting.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The MDA course is designed to encompass two streams, one for cognate and another for non-cognate students.

Cognate students are those that have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

For the non-cognate stream, students must have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-ICT discipline. Because we have existing units that provide foundational ICT knowledge for our non-cognate students, we can accept a broader scope of students into our programs.

To qualify for entry you need to have;

  • Successful completion of Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    • For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking.
    • For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • Institute Entry Requirement
  • MIT's Admissions Transparency
  • MIT Admissions Policy and Procedures

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The MDA course is designed to encompass two streams, one for cognate and another for non-cognate students.

Cognate students are those that have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

For the non-cognate stream, students must have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-ICT discipline. Because we have existing units that provide foundational ICT knowledge for our non-cognate students, we can accept a broader scope of students into our programs.

To qualify for entry you need to have;

  • Successful completion of Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    • For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking.
    • For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • Institute Entry Requirement
  • MIT's Admissions Transparency
  • MIT Admissions Policy and Procedures

Credit Transfer

Students can gain credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer. Read more about the process.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrollment week.

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING TOOLS

We use Tableau to visualise data and discover hidden insights.
This programming and numeric computing platform is used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.
Artificial Intelligence, the simulation of human intelligence in machines, is a key component of Data Analytics.
An interpreted high-level general-purpose programming language.
A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Machine Learning is a field of study that automates analytical model building by learning from data inductively.

State of the art facilities 

Our labs are equipped with the latest software to help you hone your skills.
Access the latest books/ ebook and hundreds of academic publications online, so you can stay up to speed with the developments in the field. Our library is available 24/7.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Data Analytics?

Data Analytics is the process of analysing data, extracting insights and information on trends, finding answers to questions and insights.  Data analysts create systems that gather relevant data, analyse the data and manage the data through collection, storage and retrieval.

What is the difference between Data Analytics and Networking?

Networking establishes the system and infrastructure, data analytics takes the data and information that the networks generate and turns it into a story. Data Analytics requires different skills in analysis and strategy from the data.

What do Data Analysts Do?

Data analysts take control of business data and make sense of it, so it can translate into strategies to drive a business forward.

They use the latest technology in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Visualisation, Smart Sensors and Cloud Computing to improve the way we do business. 

  • Collect and interpret data
  • Analyse results
  • Create informative reports that capture key insights
  • Identify patterns and trends in data sets
  • Work with key stakeholders to create strategic plans
  • Define new data collection and analysis processes

How much does a Data Analyst make?

According to Job Outlook, the salary for data analysts is higher than average.  Salaries ranging from $75000 to $100000 + for highly skilled analysts.  Skilled data analysts are in high demand, and the industry is expected to grow rapidly. 

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

Before applying, make sure you:

  • Meet the course entry requirements for the course you want to apply for.
  • Have all your details ready—for example, your educational history, personal details, academic transcripts and award certificates.

What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity, for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Uploading your documents

You must upload all requested documents at the time of the application.

Learn more about the whole of the institution set here.

Contact us

Phone our friendly student recruitment team on 1800 648 669.
enquiries@mit.edu.au

GET THE EDGE

When you study Data Analytics at MIT you’ll learn how to combine the essentials of statistics and data with technology. You’ll also develop skills such as strategic thinking, project management and problem solving.

Our industry based final year projects offer exciting opportunities to apply your learning to solve real-world problems for industry leaders.

Students have an option to specialise in:

A Major

  • Software Engineering

Specialisations in

  • IoT Data Analytics
  • Cloud Networks

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION AND ACCREDITATION

The Master of Data Analytics - Major in Software Engineering is a new course. It is fully accredited by the Australian Computer Society for 2021-2022.
 
The Master of Data Analytics - Major in Software Engineering is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full-time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. Non-cognate students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will be required to undertake MN404 and MN405 to ensure they meet the foundational knowledge for core units.
 
Students admitted into the cognate stream based on prior qualifications but wish to enrol in the non-cognate stream may transfer to the non-cognate stream with the written permission of the Course Coordinator.

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Elective 1
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Elective 2
Trimester 4
Core
Elective 3
Industry Project

Trimester 1
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 2
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 3
Core
Core
Core
Trimester 4
Core
Elective
Industry Project

COURSE UNITS

Common Core Units

Electives

IoT Data Analytics Specialisation
  • MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks
  • MDA641 Smart Environments (Prerequisite: MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks)
  • MDA642 IoT Data Analytics Platforms (Prerequisite: MDA541 IOT and Sensor Networks)

Cloud Networks Specialisation

Some remarks:

  • AIM100 Academic Integrity Module (a zero credit point course that all MIT students must complete).
  • The program is available each intake; however, some units of study are subject to quotas and minimum enrolment requirements.
  • Not all units of study are available every trimester, and changes in program structure occur from time to time.

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision. There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

*Additional Fee

It is mandatory for the awarding of the Master of Data Analytics degree that the student undertakes the final year project units: MDA691 Project Management and Research Methods, and MDA692 Data Analytics Capstone Project. If a third party is required to find a project for the student, the student will incur a fee. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of this course will:
  • Apply modern software engineering principles and practices to meet the complex industry requirements in software systems for data analytics and other computing domains.
  • Analyse and evaluate existing and new software solutions in data analytics and other computing domains with demonstrated understanding of ethical standards and technological landscapes.
  • Design and develop quality-assured and secure software solutions in data analytics and other computing domains with cohesive understanding of software development life cycle.
  • Possess a body of knowledge taken from fields including Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Ethics, Data Security and Privacy, Information Management and Machine Learning that is essential to both understanding and applications of contemporary and emerging Data Analytics principles and methodologies.
  • Be able to investigate and compare key data analytical technologies and assess their effectiveness for problem-solving and data protection in different application scenarios.
  • Demonstrate significant research, analysis and evaluation skills in the Data Analytics discipline, and exercise critical thinking and problem-solving ability to tackle complex real-world problems.
  • Be capable of independent professional work in data analytics project teams with an elevated level of autonomy and accountability.
  • Be able to collaborate and communicate effectively with different stakeholders of Data Analytics projects in a professional setting.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The MDA course is designed to encompass two streams, one for cognate and another for non-cognate students.

Cognate students are those that have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

For the non-cognate stream, students must have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-ICT discipline. Because we have existing units that provide foundational ICT knowledge for our non-cognate students, we can accept a broader scope of students into our programs.

To qualify for entry you need to have;

  • Successful completion of Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    • For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking.
    • For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • Institute Entry Requirement
  • MIT's Admissions Transparency
  • MIT Admissions Policy and Procedures

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

The MDA course is designed to encompass two streams, one for cognate and another for non-cognate students.

Cognate students are those that have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) discipline such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology and Software Engineering.

For the non-cognate stream, students must have an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in a non-ICT discipline. Because we have existing units that provide foundational ICT knowledge for our non-cognate students, we can accept a broader scope of students into our programs.

To qualify for entry you need to have;

  • Successful completion of Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent.
    • For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking.
    • For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • Institute Entry Requirement
  • MIT's Admissions Transparency
  • MIT Admissions Policy and Procedures

Credit Transfer

Students can gain credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer. Read more about the process.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrollment week.

GAIN REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE USING TOOLS

We use Tableau to visualise data and discover hidden insights.
This programming and numeric computing platform is used to analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models.
Artificial Intelligence, the simulation of human intelligence in machines, is a key component of Data Analytics.
An interpreted high-level general-purpose programming language.
A language and environment for statistical computing and graphics.
Machine Learning is a field of study that automates analytical model building by learning from data inductively.

State of the art facilities 

Our labs are equipped with the latest software to help you hone your skills.
Access the latest books/ ebook and hundreds of academic publications online, so you can stay up to speed with the developments in the field. Our library is available 24/7.

FEE INFORMATION

Study now and pay later with FEE-HELP.

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

Read more about FEE-HELP or visit Study Assist.

Tuition Fees

For 2022-23 fee information visit the tuition fee page.

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit Human Services.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Data Analytics?

Data Analytics is the process of analysing data, extracting insights and information on trends, finding answers to questions and insights.  Data analysts create systems that gather relevant data, analyse the data and manage the data through collection, storage and retrieval.

What is the difference between Data Analytics and Networking?

Networking establishes the system and infrastructure, data analytics takes the data and information that the networks generate and turns it into a story. Data Analytics requires different skills in analysis and strategy from the data.

What do Data Analysts Do?

Data analysts take control of business data and make sense of it, so it can translate into strategies to drive a business forward.

They use the latest technology in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Big Data Analytics, Visualisation, Smart Sensors and Cloud Computing to improve the way we do business. 

  • Collect and interpret data
  • Analyse results
  • Create informative reports that capture key insights
  • Identify patterns and trends in data sets
  • Work with key stakeholders to create strategic plans
  • Define new data collection and analysis processes

How much does a Data Analyst make?

According to Job Outlook, the salary for data analysts is higher than average.  Salaries ranging from $75000 to $100000 + for highly skilled analysts.  Skilled data analysts are in high demand, and the industry is expected to grow rapidly. 

PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION

Before applying, make sure you:

  • Meet the course entry requirements for the course you want to apply for.
  • Have all your details ready—for example, your educational history, personal details, academic transcripts and award certificates.

What to include with your application?

  • Evidence of completion of your previous studies that is award certificates or transcript with completion confirmed.
  • Proof of identity, for example, your passport or birth certificate or citizenship.
  • Evidence of English language skills (if you completed studies from a non-English speaking country).
  • Proof of your permanent residency or citizenship if you were born overseas.

Certifying your academic documents

You should provide certified copies of your academic and other essential documents at the time of application.

Uploading your documents

You must upload all requested documents at the time of the application.

Learn more about the whole of the institution set here.

Contact us

Phone our friendly student recruitment team on 1800 648 669.
enquiries@mit.edu.au

INDUSTRY PROJECTS

In the final year, students consolidate their learning through a capstone project. MIT’s School of IT & Engineering has designed these units to provide you with real-world experience, working for an industry client.

The projects are supervised by academic staff and industry supervisors, providing a fully immersive work-integrated learning (WIL) experience for students.

Each project works through system specification, analysis, design, development, implementation, testing and troubleshooting.

  • TRAFFIC CONTROL : Developing an automatic detection system using Internet of Things devices.
  • RETAIL : Designing a MAC address detection system to prevent petrol theft. 
  • DIGITAL LIBRARY : Building an Artificial Intelligence analytical framework using big data.
  • ONLINE RETAIL STORE : Creating a secure cloud-based multi-authentication biometric password framework.
  • LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENT : Design and  development of an animal flap with facial recognition techniques.
  • IMAGING AND DATA PROCESSING : Comparative analysis of locally-sensitive hashing algorithm and similarity digest on images.

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Paul Kwan

Professor in Data Analytics, Course Coordinator Master of Business Analytics

Working in data analytics has given Paul Kwan an exciting career working all over the globe. Before MIT, Paul taught for 15 years at The University of New England (UNE) in NSW, where he was Professor and Head of Computer Science. He joined the Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2020 as Program Leader and Professor of Data Analytics.

Paul has a doctoral degree in Advanced Engineering Systems from The University of Tsukuba (Japan) majoring in Intelligent Interaction Technologies. His Bachelor and Master degrees were in Computer Science, awarded by Cornell University and the University of Arizona in the USA.

He has extensive professional experience working in his native Hong Kong in ICT industries.

His areas of expertise include Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Data Mining, and Machine Learning.

Paul has been a member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) since 2006, Senior Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) since 2008, and Senior Member of IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, since 2010.

Johnson Ihyeh Abgbinya

Head of School of IT and Engineering and Course Coordinator Master of Engineering (Telecommunications)

Professor Agbinya is the author of a number of textbooks on networks and wireless communication. There’s no better person to learn from. His research includes inductive communication systems, big data analytics, wireless power transfer and the Internet of Things. He leads the Engineering and IT Schools at MIT.

His previous experience includes lecturing at the University of Technology Sydney, and senior research roles at Vodafone Australia and CSIRO Telecommunications developing speech recognition software for mobile phones.

OUR STAFF ARE LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERTS

HEAR FROM THOSE WHO GRADUATED

I feel ready to apply for jobs.”

Ha Trang Nguyen

Master of Data Analytics

I feel ready to apply for jobs.”

Ha Trang Nguyen

Master of Data Analytics

Studying at MIT improved my confidence in my future career.”

Wenjin Cai

Master of Data Analytics

Studying at MIT improved my confidence in my future career.”

Wenjin Cai

Master of Data Analytics

JOIN A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK

When you study a Master of Data Analytics, you’ll make friends and industry connections that last a lifetime.  Our welcoming student support team will help you start your career on the right foot and stay in touch as your career progresses. Our alumni network is active and encouraging.

WE CARE ABOUT YOUR FUTURE

At MIT you’re more than a number. Our teachers know students by name. And our teaching methods support and challenge you to reach your potential.

Our care goes beyond the classroom. We ensure students have the support and skills they need to succeed in life and study.

We understand that choosing a course can be daunting at times. Our friendly student support service is there to answer your questions.

LET’S GET STARTED. CALL US TODAY.

At MIT you’ll experience great teaching in a supportive environment. And you’ll graduate with the skills you need to succeed.

Call our friendly student services team today to discuss your learning journey on +61 3 8600 6700.