Fast-track your UX Design skills in a week

Acquire high-demand UX design skills in an intensive 5-day course, and implement your learning immediately in your current role or business.

Monday to Friday
20 January 2020
$3,500 AUD


Our Accelerate course is designed for students to acquire new, in-demand skills in a short timeframe.

In this intensive 5-day immersive course, you’ll learn to create amazing digital user experiences, products, and services that drive impact, effectiveness, and profitability.

Whilst delving into the core concepts, techniques and tools of UX, design research, customer journey mapping and usability testing, you’ll also get tangible, practical experience by working on various activities and building your own portfolio with a UX project of your choosing.

Our User Experience Accelerate course is delivered in partnership with UNSW Sydney—Australia’s Global University and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight, a coalition of Australia’s leading research intensive universities. An internationally acclaimed teaching and research powerhouse, UNSW ranks in the world’s top 40 Universities (2019 QS World University Rankings) and is the #1 institution attended by Australian startup founders. By partnering with leaders in education, you can be assured of the quality of your training.

Why learn UX?

Technology is constantly evolving and changing the way we live and work. As the world continues to become more digitised and automated, crafting digital products with amazing UX is central to any business’ strategy, across all industries. UX Designers are in high-demand, with over 1,000 jobs available in Australia on SEEK. This course is a fantastic opportunity to understand the UX approach and toolkit, expand your breadth of knowledge and take your career up a notch by implementing UX Design in your workplace! 

Why study with us

Get recognised prior learning towards a UNSW postgraduate qualification
Get 1 course (6 Units Of Credit) towards UNSW Graduate Certificate or Master of Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design. If you’re a UNSW student, you can also choose to take this UX Accelerate course instead of one of your electives.

An accelerated, intensive learning experience
This convenient and intensive course allows you to learn how to create meaningful digital experiences within 5 days.

A student-centred, highly supported course
You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people who want to enhance or future-proof their career by learning key UX techniques. 

Build your portfolio with a unique personal project
Bring a real-world problem that you’d like to solve and build your unique portfolio to reflect your interests or current employment, and to build upon your skills and knowledge from previous experiences. 

Boost your career
UX Design is a critical strategic role in the delivery of successful digital products. Understanding the UX approach and toolkit is a great asset to bring to any current or future employer and to take your career up a notch.

Learn by doing
In addition to learning the core theoretical concepts and frameworks, you’ll hone your practical experience by working on activities throughout the course. 

Taught by leading industry practitioners
Our course is designed and supported by leading industry experts with extensive experience. We hand-pick our instructors to guarantee their in-depth experience, both in the field and in the classroom.

Essential soft skills
Learn the soft skills that are not only critical to the UX process, but also a key expectation in the industry. 

Alumni benefits
Get exclusive access to Axis, our alumni-only platform with job offers and career guidance; our Facebook group and Slack channel; and our events which are a great opportunity to network and connect with our thriving community of 30,000 alumni and industry leaders.

This course is for

This course has no prerequisites and we welcome students from all levels and professional backgrounds.

It is ideal for:

  • Recent graduates (Bachelor) in Design at UNSW
  • Graduates from other disciplines intending to study UNSW Graduate Certificate or Master of Visualisation, Simulation, and Immersive Design
  • Professionals working in design, tech and adjacent disciplines such as Digital or Graphic Design, Product Management, Marketing or Copywriting, and looking to complement their existing skillset
  • Anyone interested in fast-tracking their UX Design skills with an intensive 5-day course
  • Anyone interested in boosting their promotability or employment opportunities by applying UX mindset, processes and skills in their current role, future career or to a business.


Our alumni are working with some of the best

Commonwealth Bank
Sydney Opera House
Australian Government - Human Services

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Get up close and personal with inspiring mentors

Put theory into practice with a hands-on project

Join a small sized class and learn in a community of go-getters

What you'll Learn

Request a course guide today
Express your interest and our friendly Course Advisors will send a copy of the course guide your way!

Career outcomes

By the end of this one week course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the UX process and how to apply a UX framework and toolkit to create a product such as an app or a website
  • Define the problem space
  • Plan, design and facilitate an accelerated Design Thinking workshop
  • Understand the basics of Service Design
  • Run a design sprint and build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • Develop a powerful vision statement
  • Evaluate and implement a variety of design research techniques and analyse your research data
  • Create personas, customer journeys, wireframes and prototypes
  • Conduct usability testing sessions
  • Understand how to effectively communicate research, insights and concepts to various stakeholders and pitch a UX concept
  • Build a unique UX portfolio and work on your personal project
  • Get practical and actionable take-aways to implement immediately

Location, Course Dates and Fees in


Ground floor,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney NSW 2000

1300 683 923

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