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Data Visualisation

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

Time commitment
4 months (10 hours per week) 100% online
Next start date
20 Jan 2020
Basic data analysis (descriptive statistics, analysing data in spreadsheets)
A$ 2600 incl GST
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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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Course Structure

Module 1

Intro to data visualisation

Selecting appropriate data visualisation for analysis

Effectiveness of data visualisation

Interactive and engaging Tableau dashboards

Module 2

Dashboard designs

Designing and creating dashboards in an enterprise

User needs and key metrics


Module 3

Data storytelling

End-to-end process of storytelling

Problem statement, scope, biases, limitations and structure

Module 4

Advanced data storytelling

Advanced data visualisation and storytelling techniques

Tableau Storypoint

Adding animations and narration with Tableau Pages and Flourish

Learn with Industry Experts

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

Margarita Moya
Margarita MoyaSenior 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. 

Kale Temple
Kale TempleCo-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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