Who is the Institute of Data?
The Institute of Data transforms careers and companies for a data driven world. We accelerate and develop careers through our network of education and industry partners to maximise job opportunities and promotions. Our main focus is connecting individuals to the growing big data industry with education programmes suited to professionals at all stages of their career.
When does the next part-time or full-time programme start?
Check the programme pages for dates, but the course start straight after you enrol with the pre-work modules. The pre-work online training takes about 40 hours to complete in your own time. The formal training programmes and cohorts start every 3-6 months.
Can you guarantee a job at the end of the programme?
Although we do not guarantee a job, the programme is very successful to land a job in the industry with a 93% job success rate in 180 days. You can read our success stories for real world examples. We achieve these outcomes because the Institute of Data actively assists and supports members to find new employment opportunities and/or land a promotion through our network of mentors, employers, industry partners and career advisors.
What is the job success rate?
Job success rate is the percentage of graduates who commence paid or unpaid work, transition their current role or start a new business in their area of training (data analytics / cybersecurity / software engineering) after completing the Job Outcomes Programme.
How do I qualify for the programme?
  • Completion of a bachelor degree in any field of studies
  • Completion of any previous qualification undertaken in English or obtained IELTS 5.5
  • Completion of assigned online pre-work provided to you when you enrol
Are the programmes available in my city?
The programmes are available via remote access anywhere in Aotearoa New Zealand and in-person at AUT's Auckland city campus.
Who provides the education for the programmes?
Institute of Data selects leading professionals in the industry for its training. We focus on trainers that have strong communication skills and are proficient in the practical skills used by industry. 
How is the programme education delivered?
The programme is delivered by a lead trainer, assistant trainer(s) and career coaches in real time. Learning from an expert in a cohort setting is the most effective training method to rapidly develop practical job-ready skills. 
How will I be assessed?
The Programmes use competency based assessment through the completion of labs and a final capstone project. There is no formal exam. The capstone project is a real-life project and is assessed against the Institute of Data's competency based assessment standards set by the Academic Board.
How much and when do I need to pay for the course fees?

Speak to a career consultant for fee details

Who are the Institute of Data's Industry Partners and network?
You can find our industry partners and network on our Job Board.
Can I talk to someone at the Institute of Data about the program?
Yes! The Institute of Data has career consultants available to discuss your career and fit for the programme. Schedule a call today!
What are the benefits of getting into the data science, software or cyber industry?
The data science, software and cyber industries are part of the growing big data, artificial intelligence and automation movement that is sweeping through all verticals of business. You can see on job boards the number of recruiters operating in the industry and the high remuneration offered by employers.
Do I learn business skills too?
Yes. Interpersonal skills and defining business objectives are an essential part of every Institute of Data certified programme. The Institute of Data trains professionals not only based on their competency with technical skills but also their  business consulting, communication to clients, managers, directors and stakeholders. 
I have no background in IT or statistics. Can I get into data science, software or cyber security?
Yes. If you are motivated to learn and have attended formal education in the past you can up-skill into a data science, software or cyber security role. But speak to a career consultant first to make sure these programmes are right for you.
Why the focus on interpersonal skills?

Because even with all the technical skill in the world, if you can't ask questions, think critically, tell stories and deliver presentations, you won't be able to achieve your objectives in a corporate or organisational context.