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The Future of Data

Digitalisation has increased the availability, use and value of data. HDR candidates must be enabled to engage in the effective, efficient and ethical use of data for research purposes. This module develops fundamental awareness and knowledge about key concepts, essential tools and best practises across the lifecycle of data-driven research.

The Future of Data: Data Analytics – Concepts, Principles and Practices

Free of Charge

for eligible students from ATN member universities.

Optimal Module

for those in the second half of their PhD studies.

Suitable For

All levels of knowledge and experience in this area

Designed to shape how you think, feel and act in relation to data, this module will increase your ability to navigate and prepare for the demands of professional roles in our data-driven world.

This module provides a series of self-directed learning experiences and facilitated workshops designed to increase your awareness and adoption of useful practices for the effective, efficient and ethical use of data.

It scaffolds 8 topical categories in a sequence of self-paced and/or blended-learning workshop sessions, across a five-week period:

The video discussion about data management and the future of data were amazing. There are so many things I had not considered in the process of data, and WHAT data actually is too. Learning online meant I could self-pace my learning too.

[Student, November 2023]

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this module you will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts, drivers and trends as they relate to data analytics as a phenomenon and profession
  • Demonstrate more autonomy and authoritative judgement toward responsible and effective data management
  • Carry out basic yet powerful data transformations in Python and confidently continue to grow your skills

2024 Delivery Dates

6 May – 7 June

Online Workshops
16 May 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)
30 May 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)

29 July – 30 August

Online Workshops
8 August 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)
22 August 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)

21 October – 22 November

Online Workshops
31 October 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)
14 November 2024 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST)