How to Apply
Applying for one of our bootcamps should be a smooth process because we know some people would rather chew concrete than fill out a form. To help you out, we’ve created a handy step by step guide below. If you’re confident you’ve got all the info you need, go ahead and click that ‘Apply Now’ button and we’ll see you on the other side.
October 16, 2023
Higher Education Diploma of Information Technology
Awarded by the Academy of Interactive Technology (RTO: 90511, Registered Higher Education Provider: PRV12005).
Full fee upfront
Follow these simple steps to apply for our Coding Bootcamp.
- Check that you meet the entry requirements.
- Choose your duration (6 months or 10 months) and start date.
- Choose your payment option (full fee upfront payment, monthly instalments or FEE-HELP).
- Have a copy of your passport or Australian driver licence on hand.
- Have your TFN on hand (if applying for FEE-HELP).
- Have your USI on hand (if you do not have a USI you can apply for one here)
- If you are under 18, have a parent or guardian with you to verify your application.
- Fill out the online application form, hit submit and then go have a lie down and think about your new future as a coding legend.
Have you got the time and determination but your cash flow is a bit tricky? Don’t let this bug get in your way of learning to code (see what we did there?). Take a look at our payment options and other fee-hacking solutions below.
Full Fee Upfront
If you have the funds ready to go, the most admin-free way to get going is to pay the full fee up front.
Ezidebit Direct Debit gives you an easy way to pay your fees monthly with a recurring payment schedule. The monthly fees are automatically collected from your nominated credit or debit account without you having to think about it.
FEE-HELP (Eligibility Criteria Applies) is a loan scheme provided by the Australian Government that assists eligible students in the payment of part or all of their Higher Education program’s tuition fees. If you apply, your FEE-HELP loan will be under our parent Higher Education college AIT, who are issuing you with the accredited Diploma of IT.
Over your lifetime, you may borrow up to the combined HELP loan limit. For 2023, the HELP loan limit is $113,028 for most students. In addition, there is a one-off loan fee of 20%, imposed by the government, for undergraduate courses and vocational courses of study. The government pays AIT the amount of the loan, and you pay it back through the Australian taxation system once your annual taxable income reaches the minimum repayment threshold.
From 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 the threshold at which you begin to pay back your loan is $48,361. This amount is subject to change annually. You may view the threshold here.
You will also need to have a Tax File Number to apply for FEE-HELP. For all criteria in regards to applying for FEE-HELP visit the FEE-HELP website.
You are eligible for a FEE-HELP loan if you:
- Are enrolled in a FEE-HELP loans-approved course offered by a FEE-HELP loans-approved provider.
- Are an Australian citizen, hold a permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia, or are a New Zealand citizen.
- Have an available HELP balance of more than $0 (that is, have sufficient HELP balance remaining).
- Meet student entry requirements.
To enrol in our bootcamp you must:
- Have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) or have appropriate exemption
- Have a unique email address
- Have access to a computer with an internet connection
- Be 17 years or older at the time of commencement (students under 18 will require a support letter from their parent or guardian)
- Have a high school certification equivalent to Year 12
All of the software that you need for your coding course will be supplied free of charge, however, you will need a reasonably current computer, i.e. 2019 or newer, with at least 16GB of RAM and the following specifications.
- PC: Supports Windows 10 or 11
- Mac: OS Big Sur (minimum)
Everyone will have different preferences for the operating system used, and you might be tempted to switch to one or the other if you have heard that, “It’s the best OS for coders”. Our advice would be to stick with the operating system you know best. You wouldn’t try out new hiking shoes right before hiking the Camino trail, so it isn’t advisable to change from one operating system to another right before starting your bootcamp.
Diversity in Tech Scholarship
With so few women and minority groups choosing computer science subjects and degrees, we believe in facilitating confidence building via mentorship, role models, and educational opportunities that translate into real world experience through tech scholarships.
To combat the lack of diversity in technology, Coder Academy is proud to offer a Diversity in Tech Scholarship for each intake. This scholarship provides 50% off tuition fees and is judged on a creative submission.
The scholarship application deadline is 14 days prior to the course start date and successful students will be notified the Friday before the course starts.
To apply for our Diversity in Tech scholarship, you must first complete and submit your Coding Bootcamp application form. Once you have submitted this form you will receive a link to apply for our Diversity in Tech Scholarship.
BHP Future of Work Program
The Future of Work Partnership, formed by BHP and the Australian Federal Department of Education, has been established to provide educational opportunities in regional and remote Australia. The Program involves BHP investing up to $30 million to create skills development opportunities to meet the demands of the future workforce.
The Regional Education and Skills Program is a new offering under this partnership and the purpose of the program is to support skills development in regional Australia. Eligible students will receive a financial contribution towards their tuition fees for a course of their choosing. Students studying an eligible non-Bachelor degree course are eligible for funding up to $15,000.
The target regions for the program are:
- Bowen Basin and Mackay in Queensland
- Upper Spencer Gulf and Roxby Downs in South Australia
- The Pilbara and Goldfields regions in Western Australia
- The Upper Hunter Region in New South Wales
Visit regionalfutureofwork.com to check if your postcode is included in the program.
HOW TO APPLY
- Complete the Future of Work application form.
- If you are shortlisted you can then complete the Coder Academy application form.
- Once you receive confirmation of your enrolment into our bootcamp you will need to provide evidence of your enrolment and place of residence to the Future of Work program.
- If successful, you will receive an offer from Future of Work directly.
If you have completed relevant prior study, training and/or have industry experience, you may not need to enrol in the full duration of your program. Win!
- You may apply for credit of up to 50% of your preferred program. Academic consent must be obtained from the Executive General Manager, Academic Director or PVC & Executive General Manager, QAC officer if you are seeking more than 50% credit for your preferred program.
- An application fee of $100 (non-refundable) is required at the time of application. If you are granted credit for a subject, a tuition fee of 30% is charged. Eligible students can include this in their FEE-HELP loan.
If you have any questions, contact us via the button below and we’ll talk you through it.
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