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Get your skills recognised. Get IAPA-certified in Data Analytics


For those analytics professionals who want to prove their worth to the business, an IAPA-Certified via Credential not only recognises your skills but also helps you be the outlier.



Now is a great time to be in data analytics. We’re on a crest of a wave being propelled by sophisticated data use, including machine learning and artificial intelligence, and attractive salary packages.

Iapa Outlier Boxplot

In Australia the median salary of an analytics professional is A$130,000 – over 60 percent more than the Australian median salary.

This salary pressure and skills shortage has created a market where 67 percent of hiring managers report applicants are under-skilled. Equally, specialised skill in analytics is difficult to find and retain – 94% of managers found it the same or harder to hire.

It’s for all these reasons, and to support analytics role in business, that IAPA recently introduced IAPA-certified via credential – so data analysts could be recognised for the skills they bring to the workplace and employers could be confident in the skills of staff and potential candidates.

As the value of data to business intensifies, enriched insights via the work of analytics professionals will be the most valuable and sought after by business leaders.Boards will slowly become more data-driven even though PwC’s latest data analytics report still has business leaders making decision by ‘gut-fee’ 61 percent of the time.

For those businesses with data and insights-savvy boards and c-suites the window of opportunity is wide open to claim a strategic advantage.Key to this is having skilled analytics professionals delivering insights to the business. For those analytics professionals who want to prove their worth to the business, an IAPA-Certified via Credential not only recognises your skills but also helps you be the outlier.

How to Apply for an IAPA-Certified Credential

Join IAPA as a paid individual or corporate member to access the credential.

Join as an individual member

Enquire into corporate membership for your organisation