Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any prerequisites?
No. You just need to be interested in technology, and possess a willingness to learn.
How many interviews are there after applying?
There are no interviews for short workshops but between 2 & 3 for more intensive Boot Camps.
I don't have any programming experience, can I still do the courses?
Yes! Though through the application you will have to learn the basics of programming, complete challenges, and prove your aptitude. If you enjoy technology and learning, you will likely be accepted.
I have tech experience. Is this course right for me?
Absolutely, we see a wide variety of students coming in, some will have tech and even programming experience, some might even have Engineering or Computer Science degrees. Unfortunately a lot of programming education does not prepare you for a career, or for hands on product building. Our courses are the perfect way to transform existing general technical skill, into a high demand career.
If I apply, when do I know I got in?
We process applications constantly and will have an answer to you within 2 days.
I am an international student. Can I get a visa for this course?
Yes. We will be accpeting international students from our September intake.
Do I need my own computer or special software?
The software is free, but you will need a reasonably current computer to develop on, i.e. 2011 or later, and have at least 4GB of RAM.
Are any scholarships available?
We offer a variety of partial/full scholarships offered by both our company and other potential employers including Women in Tech. Please ask our staff to give you more information.
I am under 18. Can I still do the course?
We do accept students as young as 16 on a case by case basis into our program with the permission and signed release from a guardian.
What should I do to prepare for the course?
Depending on the course you choose there are a variety of on-line pre learning modules that can be taken to give you some basic foundations. These will be supplied to you once our application is complete.
Who are the teachers?
All teachers have a deep understanding of the IT industry and have worked with small and large teams in creating commercial products. They are focussed on transforming you into a world class developer.
What kind of projects do people build?
For the six month program students will complete one Major project and three smaller projects. For the shorter workshops the focus is usually 1 main project. We introduce current real-world projects for you to work on or encourage you to bring your own ideas to create a product of your own choosing.
What is in the curriculum?
A hands on introduction to all the critical topics needed for web development, followed by challenges to cement and deepen your skills. You learn by making, and the teachers guide you through it.
What time commitment is needed?
Please refer to the particular program for the specific attendance hours. Of course you get out of it what you put into it and we are open and available for you to work on your own projects after hours.
Are you an accredited school?
Yes, we issue accredited qualifications. We focus on helping you gain the skills that industry demands while also covering nationally accredited (ICT50715) curriculum that can be used to continue your studies to Higher Education qualifications in the future.
What programming languages will students learn?
The course focuses on new web application and mobile app development languages and frameworks. These skills are in high demand from both tech startups and large companies that are embracing technology.
You will be taught: Ruby on Rails, AngularJS, NodeJS, ExpressJS, HTML, CSS
Post Course & Employment
Is a job guaranteed?
No, but we have great connections with industry in both Australia and the USA. Every student who graduates and follows our job search plan will find endless career support throughout their life in technology.
Can you help me build a product?
Yes. Our goal is to help you reach yours. We have a variety of workshops to help you build out your product, launch it and even get over to Silicon Valley if that is what you are aiming for.
What is a Junior Developer?
A Junior Developer is someone who is just starting their career in software and will benefit from a mentor. A Junior Developer is much like any other entry level role and will need to continue to seek knowledge to grow more experienced in their role with any company they join.
Day to Day
May I talk to any past students?
Yes. We have a strong Alumni of past graduates. Read our testimonials and ask us to put you in touch with fellow technology enthusiasts. We also have regular meetups to hang out with recent and past graduates.
What does a typical day look like?
Some weeks are full of lessons and challenges, others are entirely project work. There are many options of evenings/weekends or weekday sessions. We have breakout areas to hang out in the sun, slouch in a bean bag or crunch through ideas in meeting rooms.
What kind of people will be in the class with me?
People who are passionate about technology and want to learn to code. We get a nice mix of tech savvy individuals and complete newbies- it all adds to create a stimulating learning environment.
Do you offer any housing?
No. However, we can assist with some accommodation service providers.
Is food supplied?
No, However on occasion we will have a catered meal for an event or celebration.
How many people in a class?
Classes will average 10-15 students.
Can I work while doing the program?
The intensive Boot Camps are made for a fully immersive experience and we would not recommend trying to work around the classes as a lot of extra time is needed to build your projects and sharpen your skills. We do have a wide range of other workshops that are held in evenings/weekends and are designed to fit in around a full time work schedule.
Is it full time in class or can I do some remotely?
We have some introductory foundation material available as on-line classes but the bulk of the learning happens in face to face classes.
Do you offer this course in part-time mode?
We are currently not offering the course in part-time mode. The Fast Track US-style coding bootcamp is an intensive full-time program designed to help students become a full stack developer in 6 months. It is a proven method in the US for producing most efficiently, employable graduates.
What if I miss a few days of class?
You will be expected to make the work up or re-take the session. We have a variety of classes running at the same time making it easy to find an alternative session to attend.
Is there any dress code?
No. We just want you and your fellow learners to feel relaxed and comfortable.
What kind of laptop will be required?
Minimum Mac specifications:
- 4Gb RAM
- 128Gb hard drive
- 13" screen
- A base model 13" Macbook Air is all you need.
Minimum Windows specifications
- 8Gb RAM
- 128Gb hard drive
- 13" screen
- Windows users will be encouraged to install Linux or use a Linux Virtual Machine so higher RAM is recommended