study part time

A FLEXIBLE OPTION FOR STUDY

  • Fit learning around your weekly commitments
  • 30-35 hours learning per week over 22 weeks
  • Next course dates are 22 July to 20 Dec 2024

Keen to become a work ready programmer this year but have other commitments to work around? We get it. Whether you need to work part-time, pick up children from daycare or school, or be available to care for other family members, we understand that not everyone can commit to a full-time course.

We also know how hard it can be to get back into study after time away from the classroom — easing back into study with more flexibility can be the better option for many students.

That’s why we’ve designed a reduced intensity, online course for our busiest students who are happy to study for longer, but fewer hours per week. You’ll enjoy the same high quality tutors, but ditch the commute and have more flex around your other commitments. You’ll be job ready in 22 weeks and ready to kick start your new career as an entry level web developer.

Our students love the dedicated human support we bring to our learning. Even in the reduced intensity environment, you will get to work with your peers on projects but have flexibility in how you engage with our content. Your class time will be spent reviewing learning, asking questions and conducting your pair and group work (don’t worry - we match you up for this). 

We are currently accepting applications for our next part time cohort.

COURSE STRUCTURE

Foundations

30-35 hours/week for 6 weeks

Foundations is a well-supported, self directed experience. You will study remotely, taking on weekly challenges, and having fortnightly check-ins with tutors. It is vital you have reliable access to the internet throughout the course.

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Main course

30-35 hours/week for 14 weeks

During the 18 week main course, most students will have 15-20 hours per week of collaborative learning with classmates and teachers. Another 10 hours a week will be spent on assignments, challenges, and portfolio 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 coding challenges in pairs, solo and in group projects.

Human Skills

Fortnightly deep dives and check-ins

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

Careers

25 hours/week for 2 weeks

Our careers 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.

Tech Stack

Dev Academy focuses on JavaScript and TypeScript, both essential in the current job market. Our students are also equipped with the skills to pick up other coding languages. Other languages and frameworks we explore include React, RESTful APIs, HTML and CSS.

We prepare you to be a full stack developer by giving you opportunities to work in teams, use industry tools, facilitate simple agile processes, and deliver technical and non-technical presentations just like you would in the industry.

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Graduate in 22 weeks without uni debt

Our 22-week course fees are $11,790

 Junior Software Developers can expect a starting salary of $50,000 to $80,000 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*.

It is our mission and job to get you tech work ready in just 22-weeks. We train our students with the latest technology to provide the most in-demand dev skills, with practical hands-on projects they can add to their portfolios.

We support our students every step of the way to securing their first dev role in tech.

*Student loan and allowance criteria apply.

What financial support are you eligible for? 

Book a call and we can talk you through it.

Course Dates

Bootcamp Flexi 26 weeks February 2025

Applications close 30 January 2025

Programme start (Foundations) 3 February 2025

Bootcamp starts 17 March 2025

Bootcamp ends 18 July 2025

Careers Skills 21 July - 1 August 2025

Part-time 46 weeks February 2025

Applications close 30 January 2025

Programme start (Foundations) 3 February 2025

Bootcamp starts 28 April 2025

Bootcamp ends 5 December 2025

Career Skills 8 - 19 December 2025

Keen to study with us part-time?

Or join our next Online Information Evening at 6:00 – 7:00pm Wednesday 14 August 2024

Come along to this information evening and find out how we help great people transition into tech. You'll hear from graduates and teachers, discuss career opportunities and pathways into industry, and gain a real understanding of the kaupapa driving our programme. Get your free ticket here.