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Future Skills Short Course

Data Storytelling

Harness the power of data and become a skilled storyteller, while gaining hands on experience using Power BI. Learn how to transform complex information into captivating narratives that drive informed decisions and meaningful business impact.  

Time commitment
6 weeks (8-10 hours per week)
Time commitment
6 weeks (8-10 hours per week)

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native

Teaming up with the best in industry, our courses lean into the future of work to deliver the best in structured, mentor-supported, 100% online education.

In today’s data driven world, it’s not enough to simply gather and analyse information. True value lies in the ability to effectively communicate the insights derived from data. Our Data Storytelling course, created in partnership with Microsoft and Merkle, will equip you with the necessary skills to craft compelling data-driven narratives that inform, engage, influence or inspire your stakeholders to create meaningful business impact.  

You’ll learn the end-to-end process of analysing and interpreting data to structure a narrative that conveys relevant context and meaning. You'll use a supplied case study, or bring your own mentor-reviewed project as you progress through the course. Using the latest industry tools and storytelling techniques, you’ll gain hands-on experience with Power BI, and develop a tailored and effective way of communicating business insights derived from data, ensuring maximum impact.  

By the end of this course, you will have honed your data storytelling skills, and also developed a tailored and effective way of communicating business insights derived from data. Your new skillset will enable you to influence decision makers, driving organisational change and inspiring innovation. 


Career outlook

Take a closer look at what opportunities in the Data Storytelling field.

Job satisfaction

Data Specialists have a job satisfaction of 4/5

Industry growth

27.7% predicted job growth in 5 years

Salary expectations

The typical salary for a Data Specialists role is $115k

Job opportunities

In Australia, there are 100+ jobs available

Course overview

Learn more about our Data Storytelling course in the video below.

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

Course structure

  • Examine the fundamentals and common frameworks used in the concept of data storytelling  
  • Explore considerations and techniques for gathering requirements to achieve a stated goal  
  • Identify elements used to gain insights and understanding from data including dimensions, signals and inferences  

Learn with industry experts

Tracy Lewis
Tracy Lewis Subject Matter Expert

One of the subject matter experts for this course is Tracy Lewis, a senior leader of analytics at an ASX200 listed company. With 13 years of experience in data analytics across various industries, she specialises in data storytelling to drive data-driven decisions. Combining her Bachelor of Mathematics background with a

Learner Success Team
Learner Success Team RMIT Online

Our learner success team are here to help you with 1:1 coaching, tips on how to successfully study online, and any questions or concerns you may have.

Paul Vaartjes
Paul VaartjesExpert Industry mentor

Paul analyses, visualises and communicates data and insights as the Research Specialist in Strategic Insights at leading not-for-profit Compassion Australia, and previously held similar roles in Higher Education. Paul is a regular Industry Mentor in the RMIT Online Future Skills Business Analytics courses. He has a passion for data visualisation

Why choose RMIT Online

Get a world-class education and transform your career.

Real world skills

Develop skills that have been validated by industry, while getting credentialed by a world-leading university.

Industry connected

You'll gain knowledge and practical skills from renowned industry partners who are at the forefront of their field.

Flexible delivery

Advance your career while you study. RMIT Online courses let you balance work, study and life commitments.

Supported community

Be guided by a network of industry experts and peers, and supported by our dedicated success team.

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