Why your next career is in UX

Get well paid to do what you love

UX designers are rated as one of the best jobs in the world and demand for qualified UX designers is high. Rated as the 6th highest paid entry-level career with an average salary of over $100,000 per year.

Futureproof your career

Demand for UX designers continues to increase as companies realise the importance of creating great customer experiences.

Make a difference in the world

As UX designers, we solve problems and improve people's lives by researching users needs, pain points and delights. Through our research, we design products, services and systems to help them achieve their goals.

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Online courses to achieve your career goals

At PeakXD we have designed a range of online UX courses to help you move forward with confidence into your next career as a UX Designer.
Choose which program below best suits your needs.

UX Intro

Find out if a UX career is right for you

Free Intro to UX Course

Approx 1.5 hours - 1 day

Start with our 4 online video lessons to find out what a UX designer does, if you have the skills and attributes for a career in UX, how to learn UX and choose the right course and what UX employers are looking for when hiring UX designers.

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Learn the principles & methods & get certification

UX Essentials Course

Approx 50 hrs - 1 to 12 months

Complete 78 online video lessons to learn the UX foundations including methods, principles and tools widely used. Attend a monthly coaching call & a live hands-on interactive training workshop. Qualify to sit the assessment for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.

Learn more - UX Essentials
Power Up

Add a real world project, gain experience & start your career

UX Accelerator Course

Approx 150 hrs - 13-26 weeks

Apply what you learn to a real client project to gain experience, build your portfolio, and land a job as a UX designer. Get one-on-one feedback and support from your coach. Gain industry insights and collaborate with other students in our monthly interactive group sessions.

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Why PeakXD?

Australia's only UX accredited training provider

We are Australia's only BCS UX01 accredited training provider utilised by over 50 major organisations to train over 1900 staff including 3 of the top 5 banks, 23 government agencies and 7 universities.

Operating since 2003 - Trained over 2000 individuals

We have created UX designers throughout Australia and Globally since 2003. We remain committed to creating top UX Designers and improving the industry.

UX Design Support and Coaching

We understand how challenging learning new skills can be, hence we are there to support, guide and encourage you in your learning journey to become a UX designer.

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What people say

The course is everything it promised to be - skills focused in a highly practical and process-driven way, aptly grounded in theory and focused on the craft rather than specific tools.

The quality of engaged feedback and guidance is a strong indicator of the PeakXD team's collective experience, professionalism, and mentoring culture."

Tim Pilbrow Ph.D. - Melbourne

Research Anthropologist

My experience with the Peak XD UX Accelerator course has been outstanding. The Peak program brought everything to life. The course is a treasure trove of tips and tricks, and the real-life examples and case studies make it easy to understand how UX is applied.

Tania and Miranda are excellent trainers - patient, caring, and highly experienced in their field. They both made themselves very accessible, providing lots of opportunities to ask questions, and offering valuable feedback on weekly exercises.

I'm so glad I decided to go with PeakXD. They are a world-class UX training organization, and I recommend them without hesitation.

Sam C

Digital Project Manager

What you will Achieve with PeakXD

At PeakXD we help you improve the world through human-centred design. Our focus is on creating UX Designers prepared for the world.

UX Certification

PeakXD is Australia's only BCS Accredited Training Provider for the BCS Foundation Certificate of User Experience. At the completion of our UX Essentials or UX Accelerator course, you can sit the external exam around the globe to become industry certified.

UX Portfolio

Included in our program are 3 lessons on how to create a UX portfolio that will make you stand out and showcase your skills. Complete our UX Accelerator program and real-world client project and you will have a great end-to-end UX project to include in your portfolio.

Guarantee

We offer a full money-back guarantee, if in the first 30 days after you get access to the course materials, and after you have tried the program - if for any reason you don’t want to continue with the course - then contact us and we will refund you in full.

UX Career Facts

6th highest paid entry-level job

(US, Glassdoor, 2019)

$102,909 Average salary for UX Designer

(AU, Indeed.com, 2020)

Enjoy the best job in the world

(Vino, 2018)

Our UX graduates' work

We provide the templates and building blocks but encourage students to create unique artefacts resulting in a unique 'cookie-cutter free' portfolio that will stand out.

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Explore our online UX course options

UX Intro

Find out if a UX career is right for you

Free Intro to UX Course

Approx 1.5 hours - 1 day

Start with our 4 online video lessons to find out what a UX designer does, if you have the skills and attributes for a career in UX, how to learn UX and choose the right course and what UX employers are looking for when hiring UX designers.

Start my Free Intro to UX Course
Get Started

Learn the principles & methods & get certification

UX Essentials Course

Approx 50 hrs - 1 to 12 months

Complete 78 online video lessons to learn the UX foundations including methods, principles and tools widely used. Attend a monthly coaching call & a live hands-on interactive training workshop. Qualify to sit the assessment for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience.

Learn more - UX Essentials
Power Up

Add a real world project, gain experience & start your career

UX Accelerator Course

Approx 150 hrs - 13-26 weeks

Apply what you learn to a real client project to gain experience, build your portfolio, and land a job as a UX designer. Get feedback and support from our coaches on your work. Gain industry insights and collaborate with other students on a 10 x One on One coaching calls and monthly interactive group coaching sessions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

UX Essentials course

You can start and stop your subscription to the UX Essentials at any time. As soon as you register and pay you will receive your login and can start immediately. If you want to pay monthly, you can stop at any time and just complete the modules of interest to you. If you pay upfront you have 12 months access to the online course and monthly coaching.

UX Accelerator program

You can start the UX Accelerator program every second Monday we have a project running (which is most of the year). As soon as you register and pay you will receive your login and then you can commence your onboarding training. If you register before midnight Saturday your first module and activity will get unlocked on Monday morning of the next intake date within 2 weeks. A new module and activity will get unlocked each week after. 

At the end of our UX Accelerator program, we will work with you to guide you through the process of landing an internship or UX job within 6 months. We will review your resume and portfolio and help you connect with industry employers and recruiters through our networks.  We also offer qualifying students internships in our UX consulting company to give you more experience.  As long as you follow the steps we suggest if you don't find a role within 6 months you can undertake another project and 13 weeks coaching for free. .

While it is definitely advantageous to have experience or qualitifications in either IT, digital, market research, psychology, social research or marketing, it is not essential but you will need to spend a few more hours a week on the program. We will teach you all the foundations of UX to start your career. 

All UX project activities, learning and coaching calls are done remotely. It is the new way we do things in UX at the moment anyway. We aim to schedule our coaching calls at a time that suits most global time zones but if you can't attend the coaching call live you can watch the replay which we post withing 48 hours.

Payment plan (for everyone)

For our UX Accelerator course, you can choose to pay for the course over 4 instalments with the first instalment payable when you when you register. Subsequent payments will be automatically charged every 21 days until complete. Alternatively, you may prefer to pay a discounted price available if you pay up-front in full.  

For our UX Essentials course, you can pay monthly and unlock the module of your choice each month. 

 

For Australian residents

You can apply for a full tuition loan with a $200 AUD upfront payment and flexible repayment terms through our high-quality lender Study Loans.

Must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident and over 18 years of age.

Note: We are currently investigating finance options for our international students

UX Essentials course

The UX Essentials course will take you an estimated 50 hours including attendance at our monthly coaching calls to give you support.

UX Accelerator program

The UX Accelerator program is estimated to be take between 100 and 150 hours, and will require 8-15 hours a week over the 13 week period. You can take a little longer than this, however you may miss out on your project being used the client if you miss the deadlines. 

There are 10 modules to complete, each with 6-8 lessons containing videos, activities to complete for your client project, and a weekly coaching call.

3 weeks have been set aside as a catch up weeks and/or for you to focus on your project.

Designers or digital folk with some experience are likely to complete closer to 100hours, and pure beginners with little relevant experience are likely to take closer to 150hours. The flexibile learning style of this program means you can complete the majority of the course in your own time.

If you work full time during business hours, you can do it after hours. If you put in extra effort in your project this will reflect in your portfolio.

The weekly coaching call is the only scheduled activity that is at a set time, however if you can't make the live call it will be recorded and you can access it via the learning portal.

Your success and happiness is important to us and we don't want unhappy customers. For our UX Accelerator program we offer a full 30 day money back guarantee but it does have conditions. If in the first 30 days after you get access to the course materials, and after you have tried the program - if for any reason you don’t want to continue with the course - then contact us and we will provide a full refund.

This request must come in writing as an email to our support@peakxd.com.au within 30 days, and you need to have attended at least 1 live coaching call and completed the first 2 weeks activities. After this we will assume, you’re getting great value.

All refunds are processed at the equivalent of the average USD/AUD spot rate of the day when the purchase was made. Clients requesting refund pay any associated bank fees.

We made this course with a goal to empower you to improve the world through human centered design. It is our goal to produce a product that will help you achieve this. We believe we have created a valuable product that will help you learn the tools, methodologies and techniques of user centered design.

Note: we do not guarantee that you will automatically pass the exam after this program. To maintain the integrity of the certification it is only awarded to those who have achieved a pass in the exam and this is regulated by a third party. We give you a practice exam and answer sheet which should prepare you for the exam.

Stand out from other UX course graduates: We provide training to get you industry recognised certification offered by an external industry association. It's a stamp of excellence: Certification tells your employer and your colleagues that you've got a higher standard of knowledge and expertise. It'll help your career progression: Whether you want to 'side step into a UX Career from another profession', 'win the contract' or 'move up in your organisation', having a Foundation Certification in User Experience will boost your chances of success. Earn more money: Who doesn't want more money? Certification demonstrates that you're committed to your profession and you're willing to invest in your future. Employers will see your value, and you can use this to justify a promotion or pay increase. Future-proof yourself: One of the biggest benefits of certification is the study and time you put in to your own personal learning. The certificate at the end is also a bonus, but the time you put in will keep you current.

You can sit the exam at any point in the next 12 months. When you complete all modules and are ready to sit your exam we will help you book in for your 1 hour exam. For the UX Accelerator, your assessment fee is included and we will provide you with an exam voucher code that you can use to book the exam at an approved examination centre. The voucher will expire 12 months from the date of issue. There are currently 5,000 approved examination centres in 175 countries. You can search for your city to see where your nearest test centre is.  We can also arrange online remote protoring (examination) if for some reason you cannot get to a test centre.

If you choose the UX Essentials course, you can still sit the exam but the assessment fee is not included in the course cost.