Are you worried about job security?

Now is the time to retrain and get new skills in a growing sector with high earning potential.

  • Learn to code in weeks not years
  • Get skills in a sector quadrupling in size in the next 10 years
  • 97% of our students successfully graduate our bootcamp
  • Flexibility to study online or in campus, full time or part time

  :star::star::star: :star::star:      4.7/5  2023 recommendation rating*

Goretti Alani. From Customer Service to Full Stack Developer
Goretti Alani. From Customer Service to Full Stack Developer

Learn to code

Learn the skills to build software applications from concept to launch.

You'll learn:

  • Solid foundations in full-stack development & databases
  • Develop a strong portfolio of real-world projects
  • Get experience working as a theoretical software developer on a cross-functional team

Graduate into a rewarding career as a:

A Web Developer uses the programming languages taught on our bootcamp, such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create and maintain websites. You can specialise in front end (user facing) or back end (server) development or both, as a Full Stack Developer.
As a Software Engineer you're involved in the evolution and construction of software for computer operating system (OS) or app-based programs. Software Engineers are subject matter experts when it comes to programming languages and their systems and need to work independently, within a team, and with clients.
As a Front-end Developer, you build the client side of a website or application. There is more creative freedom as you can take an artistic approach instead of focusing on the technical aspects. Web pages combine structure, design, content, data and functionality and a Front-end Developer will create a user-friendly way for users to navigate the functions.

The tech stack

You'll start by learning web standard technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, moving into modern tooling like Node.js, TypeScript, React, and then to relational-databases, HTTP API's, and OAuth.
Over the course of the Bootcamp you'll also get the skills to pick up other coding languages you want to learn.

Our students become work ready, full stack developers by being given opportunities to work in teams, use industry tools, facilitate simple agile processes, and deliver technical and non-technical presentations just like they would in the industry.


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The course structure

We've broken down the course into 4 parts to help you get the best learning experience and equip you with the skills and knowledge to start your career in development.

We also have a part time course for those with other commitments.

Study part time

  1. Foundations
    Online | 6 weeks

    Foundations is an accelerated, challenging experience. You will study remotely, taking on weekly challenges and having weekly check-ins with tutors. It is vital you have reliable access to the internet with Foundations.

  2. Bootcamp
    In Campus or Online 9 weeks, 60 hours per week

    The 9 week Bootcamp is a completely immersive experience. Most students commit about 60 hours per week to lectures, assignments, challenges, and side projects.

    You will be guided by teachers who are passionate about helping students master the principles of software development, and you will learn by solving challenges in pairs, solo and in group projects.

  3. Human Skills
    Weekly deep dives and check-ins

    While we train you to be a junior developer, we equally emphasise teaching collaboration and interpersonal skills. Most we development is done in teams and requires effective communication with designers, project managers, and clients.

  4. Careers
    2 weeks after Bootcamp | 50 hours

    Our career sessions will help you develop the skills to land your first dev job and grow your career. Topics include effectively job hunting, CV preparation, and skills for interviewing. Careers sessions are recorded so graduates can review them when preparing for a big job interview. Graduates can also work 1-on-1 with an industry recruiter to help with their job seeking efforts.

Join our Online Information Evening at 6pm on Wednesday 22 May


Upcoming course dates

June 2024  - Full time        Campus or Online

Apply by 30 May 2024


Starts: 3 June 2024
Ends: 12 July 2024


Starts: 22 July 2024
Ends: 20 September 2024

Career Skills

Starts: 23 September 2024
Ends: 4 October 2024

July 2024  -  Part time         Online

Apply by 15 July 2024


Starts: 22 July 2024
Ends: 27 September 2024


Starts: 14 October 2024
Ends: 11 April 2025

Career Skills

Starts: 28 April 2025
Ends: 9 May 2025

August 2024  -  Full time         Campus or Online

Apply by 22 August 2024

Foundations dates

Starts: 26 August 2024
Ends: 4 October 2024


Starts: 7 October 2024
Ends: 6 December 2024

Career Skills

Starts: 9 December 2024
Ends: 20 December 2024

From Public Sector to Software Engineer in 17 Weeks

Chris Swan - Software Engineer at Reveal.

In a remarkable turnaround, Chris, once an archivist, embraced a total career shift to become a full-time developer with the help of Dev Academy.

"You can trust the process; the course has been around long enough and had enough iterations that it is well curated in getting people from having little or no technology experience to being competent and capable developers quickly."

Chris held a significant position at the New Zealand archives. However, limited prospects for long-term career advancement led him to a total career shift into his current role as a Software Engineer. Read the full story here.

Course Fees

Graduate in 17 weeks (full time) or 35 weeks (part time) without uni debt

Course fees: $11,790

For just over $690 per week you could become a coder during 2024. Junior Software Developers can expect a starting salary of $50,000 depending on location, employer, and experience (the average is around $65,000). Tech salaries grow fast, with the median salary for tech jobs being over $100,000 within 6 years.

Fees Free is Available With Us

If you are a first time learner, or your first tertiary education was covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund, you may be able to get your fees covered.

Find out if you're eligible here

All fees can be covered by student loans and allowances, meaning you could start as soon as you'd like without the financial burden of up front costs. Student loan and allowance criteria apply.

What financial support are you eligible for?

Our Admission team can talk you through it.

* 4.7/5 is the average rating of likelihood to recommend by 2023 graduates