13-Week UX Accelerator Program

Online UX design course to accelerate your UX career for beginners and ux professionals

  • Learn UX tools and methods over 13 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

Last days to register for RSL Art Union Project closes 21 June 2020

Work on a real project for an industry client


We have teamed up Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) to offer you real-world experience during the 13 weeks of the UX Accelerator program.Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) is an independent international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.Join us from wherever you are in the world to work with us on this project. This international organisation offers assistance based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

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

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



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


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


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


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


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 you complete module 10 & it's activities, 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 UX Accelerator we continue to look after you. Through 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. Plus get 12 months access to the learning portal to access all the materials, templates and video tutorials, with optional further coaching available 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.

You also get 30+ UX Templates

Download digital copies of templates with video instructions on how to use them

User research

  • Business stakeholder interview guide
  • Contact centre/customer facing staff interview question guide 
  • Customer/user interview questions guide 
  • Persona master template & examples
  • Customer journey mapping template in PowerPoint and Visio
  • User requirements Excel sheet

Design phase

  • Collaborative design workshop invite
  • Workshop running sheet
  • Instructions and PowerPoint slide pack
  • IA design template in Excel

Usability testing

  • Usability test checklist
  • Test plan template
  • Task card template
  • Participant forms e.g. consent form
  • Issues logger – for recording and collating
  • Datalogger (for recording task completion rates and easily creating charts)
  • Test report templates – PPT and Word

What's included?

  • 12 Months Access To Online Learning Materials (Valued at $1,970 USD)

  • 13 Weeks of Coaching From Industry Experts (Valued at $2,750 USD)

  • 30+ Professional UX Templates (Valued at $2,000 USD)

  • Discounted Industry Tools & Software Licences (Valued at $1,625 USD)

  • BCS UX Foundations Certification Assessment (Valued at $235 USD)

  • Real-World Project Experience For Your Portfolio (Priceless)

  • Feature Your Portfolio In Our Digital Showcase

  • Lifetime Access To UX Learning Community & Industry Opportunities


Total Value: Over $8,580 USD

Course Price: $3,497 USD or 4 x installments of $987 over 21 days

Frequently Asked Questions

No we don't believe in just finding you any UX role in an organisation or location that doesn't suit you. However, we work with you and review your portfolio and CV and we connect you with recruiters all around the world. We also showcase your work to prospective employers in our UX Digital Showcase. Occasionally we also offer star performing students internships in our UX consulting company to give you more experience.

No we will teach you all the foundations of UX to start your career. If you are straight out of college or university it may be more challenging for you unless you are studying a related discipline such as design, IT, or digital marketing.

We will either alocate participants for you or you can source local participants who are similar to the user group we are conducting activities with. 

Generally we aim to conduct coaching calls on a Monday lunchtime Australia time which is Sunday night US time, however, times may vary depending on when you enroll as we want to ensure you join students who are at the same stage as you on our project. 

Payment plan (for everyone)

You can choose to pay for the course over 4 payments of $987 US. The first payment is paid as a deposit when you register. Subsequent payments of $987 US will be automatically charged every 21 days until complete. Discounted price available if you pay in full $3,497 US (or pay on payment plan for $3,748 US).  


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

This program is estimated to be completed in 60 hours, and will require 5-12 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. The project will run for 8 months, from 17 February 2020.

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.

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 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.

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. Client requesting refund pays 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 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.

Get more info

Read full review of the UX Accelerator by UX Mastery (published February 2020). Or learn more about the UX Accelerator program by requesting 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


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.

20 Dec 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