UX Accelerator Program

For those serious about sidestepping into a UX career

  • Flexible online certified UX training
  • Work on a real world project & build your UX portfolio
  • Australia's only accredited trainer offering global BCS UX Certification
  • Career advice, internships & job guarantee

UX Accelerator Program

Designed for people wanting to sidestep their career into UX or who are early in their career and want to get real industry experience. The UX Accelerator program includes all the online learning of the UX Essentials course plus the opportunity to apply that knowledge to a real world project to gain experience, build your portfolio and get a job.

  • Everything in the UX Essentials online course
  • 10 modules & over 75 online video lessons to learn the UX foundations including methods, principles and tools widely used (valued at US$1,970)
  • Real-world project - experience for your UX portfolio
  • Work on a real client project that to apply what you learn, gain experience and build your portfolio to help you get a job
  • Weekly coaching & support from our team of industry experts
  • Attend a live weekly coaching call: collaborate with other team members online & in coaching calls, hear case studies & get feedback on your work (Valued at US$2,750)
  • UX industry certification assessment to help you get a job
  • Included in the UX Accelerator is the assessment fee for BCS UX01 Foundation Certificate in User Experience (valued at US$235)
  • Access to UX tools, licences and templates
  • Access our library of 30+ templates to help you in your first UX job plus free or discounted licences with our UX partners (valued at US$3,625)
  • Career advice, internships & job guarantee
  • When you finish we will work with you review your resume, connect with industry contacts and guarantee you will get a UX job within 6 months (T&Cs apply). Internships with PeakXD are also available for our top graduates.
  • UX Accelerator Program US$3,497 or A$4,997

At a glance

  • 100-150 hours effort
    10-15 hours per week

  • 13 weeks duration with option to extend
  • Location: Global online
  • 2020 start date:
    02 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov

  • $3,497USD or $4,997AUD
    Payment plans available

  • Admission requirements
    See more detail below. Desirable but not essential is experience or training in digital, IT, design, research, marketing, psychology or a related field. Book in for a Career Discovery Call to discuss if you have what is required.

Work on a real-world project - Gain experience for your UX portfolio

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We have teamed up Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) so you can apply what you learn during the UX course on a real project for an international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters.

Open to everyone - there are no pre-requisites for this project. You will: 

  • Plan, conduct, analyse & synthesise robust user research.
  • Create personas, user stories and customer journey maps based on research data
  • Design a new information architecture (IA) to 2 levels. 
  • Design high fidelity wireframe designs for a high profile landing page, a topic page, and a form
  • Usability test & iterate your designs

More about the current (and past projects)

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UX Certification and job guarantee

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.

Job Guarantee

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. Talk to us to find out more about the job guarantee.

I completed the UX Accelerator program with the Peak XD team to help me make a career shift and further develop my UX and user research skills. Tania, Miranda and the team are incredibly professional and knowledgeable and make the learning journey practical, in-depth and enjoyable. Well worth the time and money. Thanks to the PeakXD team, I'm excited and confident in taking the next step in my career.

Krystle Lampshire

Google July 2020

Course admission requirements

What you do need

  • Computer (Mac or Windows).
  • Reasonable internet bandwidth (to attend coaching calls and watch videos).
  • Access to Zoom for coaching sessions.
  • Commitment to your success.
  • At least 10 free hours per week.
  • The attributes of a good UX designer (take our UX Career quiz).
  • A willingness to collaboratively learn and accept feedback to improve.
  • Desirable (not essential): experience or training in digital, IT, design, research, marketing, psychology or a related field.

What you don't need

  • The ability to code.
  • Visual design skills.
  • To buy any specialist software.
  • To give up your current job - as long as you have at least 10 hours per week you can maintain your current job and income.
  • To be a self-motivated online learner - if you aren't good at self-paced, online learning don't worry, we will keep you on track and encourage you to meet deadlines each week.
  • To leave home. If you are locked down at home that is OK. We will teach you remote UX tools and methods.

Fees and finance options

  • Money-back guarantee

  • We are so confident you will love our UX accelerator program that if in the first 30 days after you get access to the course you don't get huge value then contact us and we will refund you in full. Conditions apply.

Pay up front & save

USD

Pay $3,497 upfront and save $451

AUD

Pay $4,997 upfront and save $643

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Apply for a Study Loan

(Australian Residents only)

Apply for finance for your course with our partner lender 'Study Loans' and pay off your course between 6 months and 4 years.

Eligibility requirements apply.

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I absolutely loved this course!! The materials (and resources…so many resources) are current, the way it is delivered is engaging - using real-life examples and working on a real project helps to cement your learning.I joined the course to round out my skills and get a piece of paper, but I got so much more out of it than I expected, as I realised my belief and experience with UX consultants in the past was deeply flawed.The team that provides this course, in contrast, are brilliant, they really know what they are doing. No matter where you are in your career, there are so many elements in this course that you can take away and apply to corporate life.Thank you PeakXD for all your support – what a team!!

Paula C

System Analyst

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 claim your job guarantee. Read full details and conditions.

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.

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. 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 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

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.

Yes for the UX Accelerator! 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 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.