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Institute of Data provides career services for data & IT professionals. We accelerate and develop careers through our network of education and industry partners to maximise job opportunities and promotions. Our main focus is connecting individuals to the growing big data industry with education programs and qualified professionals at all stages of their career.

The program starts straight away when you enrol into the program with the pre-work online training. The pre-work online training takes about 40 hours to complete in your own time. The formal training courses and cohorts start every 3-6 months.

Although we do not guarantee a job, the program is very successful to land a job in the industry with a 93% job success rate in 180 days. You can read our success stories on our blog. Furthermore, Institute of Data actively assists and supports members to find new employment opportunities and/or land a promotion through our network of mentors, employers, industry partners and career advisors.

Job success rate is the percentage of graduates who commence paid or unpaid work, transition their current role or start a new business in the area of training (data analytics / cybersecurity / software engineering / data-driven marketing) after completing the Job Outcomes Program.

Applications for the program are reviewed on either of the following criteria:

  1. Entry criteria for the course
  2. Motivation, previous work experience, character and/or financial need; and/or
  3. Test scores on our coding quizzes

The programs are available in these cities in person: Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore. Remote format is available for all programs and courses.

Institute of Data selects the leading education providers in the industry for its training. We focus on education providers that provide job-ready skills using in-demand technology for the industry. Please refer to the relevant brochure or course outline about the education partners for your program.

The program is delivered by an instructor in a real and virtual (remote) classroom. This is the most effective training to develop practical job-ready skills. The pre-work is online, on-demand before the training commences.

Our programs are assessed through completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the Institute of Data Certification Standards set by the Academic Board.

An enrolment fee of $500 is required to secure your seat in the program. A deposit is required before the start of the course.

The remaining course fees can be financed through a number of options including an interest free payment plan, a 3rd party student loan facility or a one-off payment. Some financing options are subject to having permanent residency or citizenship in Australia.

You can find our industry partners and network on our Job Board.

Yes! The Institute of Data has career consultants available to discuss your career and fit for the program. Please schedule a call here.

Data science, cyber and software industries are part of the growing big data, artificial intelligence and automation movement that is sweeping through all verticals of business. The United States and other developed nations currently have a shortage of supply of qualified professionals. The low supply and high demand has led to employers competing for talent. You can see on job boards the number of recruiters operating in the industry and the high remuneration offered by employers.

Yes. Consulting Business Skills are an essential part of every Institute of Data certified professional. The Institute of Data educates and certifies professionals not only based on their technical skills but also business consulting, communication to clients, managers, directors and stakeholders. Many certified professionals choose to work independently or join an existing consultancy.

Yes. If you are motivated to learn and have attended formal education in the past you can still get into data science, cyber security and software engineering. The first step is to start learning to code in python through our online pre-work, which takes about 40 hours before starting the formal training. You can read here about skills required to become a Data Professional.

You can find out more about what a data scientist does in these interviews with Byron and Katya.