12-Week UX Accelerator Program

Stop feeling like an impostor & become a certified UX practitioner

  • $500 Enrolment BONUS (Only for first 5 registrations!): Receive a comprehensive CV & UX portfolio critique when you graduate valued at $500
  • Learn UX tools and methods over 12 weeks with our online UX course
  • Weekly coaching & collaboration sessions with UX experts and students
  • Online UX learning through 10 modules, each with 6-8 short video lessons & downloadable study guides
  • Gain experience working on a real project for an industry client
  • Launch your UX career with a UX portfolio & digital showcase
  • Download 30 ready to use UX templates with instruction videos
  • Access to free and discounted UX tools & technologies
  • Join our exclusive online UX learning community for support and work opportunities

Next session starts 3 February 2020 - registrations open now!

Work on a real project for an industry client

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We have teamed up with RSL Art Union to offer you real world experience during the 12 week online UX program. Our client will be the RSL Art Union who provide much needed funds to returned veterans and their families in Australia. Returned veterans often find it difficult to reintegrate into mainstream society as a result of both physical injury and the harmful mental effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through their Prize Home Lottery, the RSL Art Union delivers critical funding that supports returned veterans from recent conflict, as well as those on the long journey to recovery from past deployments, in the form counselling, financial aid, accommodation, rehabilitation and much more. Regardless of where you are located around the world, you will play a key role in working on a project to improve the digital experience in order to optimise fund raising efforts and ticket sales in order to support returned veterans and their families.

Program outline

Our 10 online UX study modules are aligned with the ISO standard for human centred design, and cover the syllabus for the BCS Foundation Certificate in User Experience (UX01). In addition, learn UX design principles, tools, methodologies plus tips and tricks from what we have learnt working on over 400 UX projects.
  • Introduction to user experience design
  • User research: planning & conducting
  • Documenting your research to build empathy
  • Co-design workshops, stakeholder engagement & prototyping
  • Information architecture & navigation
  • Interaction design
  • Visual design & information design
  • Usability evaluation
  • Usability testing: measuring usability
  • Ready set go - launch your site, system & your career

Weekly team coaching & collaboration

Coaching and feedback

Every week you are invited to join a live coaching call with our team of experienced coaches and fellow students. Our coaches will provide feedback on previous module project activities to ensure you keep on track.

Student collaboration

We will provide opportunities to collaborate with your coach and fellow students on an industry project which everyone will work on independently (no group work).

Weekly Q&A

Need support? Need advice? Help with your project activity? Ask your question before or ask us during the live coaching call and we will endeavour to answer and share so everyone can learn.

Convenient & recorded

We will schedule the call midweek (5:30pm AEST between Tuesday and Thursday). If you can’t attend a coaching session, they will be recorded and uploaded to the portal so you can watch them in your own time.

Meet our coaches

Tania

Tania

Trainer and Principal
  • 20 years' experience as a UX practitioner
  • Highly regarded and accredited BCS trainer
  • Delivered UX training to over 1,850 participants
  • Founded PeakXD in 2003 - a leading Australian UX consultancy
  • Shares stories and experience from over 420 UX projects
  • Conference speaker and highly regarded industry leader
David

David

Consulting Practice Manager
  • 15 years’ experience as a UX practitioner and with Peak for 12.
  • Has led our UX team on dozens of projects
  • Hundreds of hours of usability testing experience
  • Experienced UX interviewer and facilitator
  • Dances on the inside
miranda

Miranda

Training Manager
  • 10 years experince in UX design & research
  • Has conducted hundreds of hours of usability testing
  • Completed a Bachelor of Multimedi majoring in design at Griffith University in 2005
  • Before moving into UX was a front end web developer and designer in a Government agency
  • Enjoys the whole end to end process of human centered design especially working in the solution space
Sophie

Sophie

Senior UX Researcher

Sophie is a user researcher & UX designer with a background in the social sciences. She specialises in the discovery of user needs and motivations, which she sees as crucial to successful design. She facilitates customer centric approaches to design and believes in testing often, failing fast and getting everything from paper prototypes to finished products in front of customers.

Student outcomes

Become job ready with a real portfolio, coaching from industry experts, and the skills needed to break into UX

Become UX certified

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We offer more than just vendor certification. PeakXD is a BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT) accredited training organisation approved to provide training for the Foundation Certificate in User Experience (UX01).After our training you will then sit an independently assessed examination to obtain your BCS UX01 certification. BCS qualifications are delivered and recognised in more than 200 countries around the world so you really can go further when you’re BCS certified!

Grow your career with a UX portfolio

A career in UX might be closer than you think. After the 12 week program you will feature in our digital showcase of UX talent and be seen by industry managers, and specialist UX recruiters. Complete the program with a real portfolio, coaching from industry experts, and the skills needed to break into UX.

Post-course student support

When you complete the 12 week program we look after you. Included with the 12 week program is membership to our exclusive UX learning community where you can see new jobs for UX professionals, get support from peers, UX experts and networking opportunities. Get 12 months access to the learning portal to access all the materials, templates and video tutorials, and get optional further coaching post-course.

Bonus tools and technology licences

  • Plus, 3 months FREE Optimal Workshop subscription including Treejack, Chalkmark & Optimal Sort.
  • 30 day FREE trial of Loop11 online usability testing tool.
  • Custellence customer journey mapping tool (Free Forever plan) and 80% off the Professional plan (if you choose to upgrade).
  • 6 months free access to InVision for students: Design better. Faster. Together. InVision is the digital product design platform powering the world's best user experiences. 
  • Access to one user from the database of professional recruitment agency Askable for students.

What's included?

  • 12 Month Access to UX Accelerator Course & Learning Materials (Valued at $2,637 AUD)

  • Weekly Coaching From Senior UX Consultants (Valued at $5,000 AUD)

  • 30 Professional UX Templates (Valued at $3,000 AUD)

  • Discounted Industry Tools & Software Licences (Valued at $2,400 AUD)

  • BCS UX Foundations Certification Assessment (Valued at $350 AUD)

  • Real-World Project Experience For Your Portfolio

  • Direct Access to Employers & Recruiters Via Digital Portfolio Showcase Platform

  • Lifetime Access To UX Learning Community & Industry Opportunities

  • BONUS (limited - only 5 available) - Receive A Comprehensive CV & UX Portfolio Critique when you graduate (valued at $500) 

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Total Value: Over $13,387 AUD

Course Price: $3,997 AUD

Are you ready?

Reserve your place and don't miss your chance to work with RSL Art Union

  • Cost: $3,997 AUD (approx. $2,700 USD)
  • Delivery: 12 weeks, online with weekly coaching calls
  • Study load: 5-12 hours per week (flexible)
  • Limited spots: 20 max
  • Next intake: 3 February 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

This program is estimated to be completed in 60 hours, and will require 5-12 hours a week over the 12 week period. 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. 2 weeks have been set aside as a catch up weeks and/or for you to focus on your project. More experienced UX professionals may not need 60 hours, and pure beginners may need a little longer… 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.

Yes! But it does have conditions. We offer a full money back guarantee, if in the first 21 days after course commencement, 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. This request must come in writing as an email to our support@peakxd.com.au within 21 days of the course commencement date, and you must have completed the first 2 online training modules and participated in at least 1 coaching call. After this we will assume, you’re getting great value. 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 module 9 of the program we will issue you 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. You may also be able to sit the exam online.

Book a UX Career Discovery Call

You are invited to a free UX career discovery call to see if a UX career and this program is right for you.

Request more info

Interested in finding out more about our UX Accelerator program? We will send you an information pack.

Success stories

"The PeakXD online UX Accelerator course is great. I love the artefacts and templates, and the step by step guidance throughout… It has practical examples and advice and working on a real business…"

Tamsen M

Melbourne

"An excellent, well put together course. The effort put into the materials provided is clearly evident! Well done team"

Anon

9 Sept 2019

""The UX Accelerator program is fantastic for all skill levels within the UX discipline. As a beginner, there is more than enough information and support to get you started. While as a more experienced UX designer, the course content and exercises assist in sharpening your skills and provide great exposure to new or unfamiliar areas."

Veronica J

Brisbane