Full-time (9 weeks)

In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer, code your own web applications from scratch and change your career.

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In 9 intensive weeks, learn all the skills of a Software Developer at Le Wagon.
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Some of our upcoming courses in Melbourne can be followed remotely. After you complete your application, the admission manager will be in touch shortly to give you all the necessary information.

Live a unique experience.

Our web development course is an immersive experience that takes you from beginner to junior software developer in 9 weeks. At the end of the course, you will know how to build a robust and user-friendly app that answers your users' needs, and to follow the right workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and product managers.

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Le Wagon: a life-changing experience
  • 7930+ graduates
  • 1990+ products built
  • 460+ startups launched

Our course curriculum

Our web development course is designed to make you learn to code step by step, until you can build your own web applications from scratch.

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Get ready for the bootcamp

Our Web Development Course is very intense. To save time and nail it from the beginning, our students must complete the PrepWork on our custom-built platform before starting the bootcamp. This work takes around 60 hours and gives our students a basic knowledge of:

  • Web 101, how the web works
  • Terminal basic commands
  • Git basic commands
  • HTML / CSS foundations
  • Javascript foundations
  • Tech workflows and tools in a startup

Developer tools & workflow

Work with the right developer tools and workflow. Learn the basics of the command line, use a code text editor and install Ruby with a version management tool. Get familiar with most useful developer packages and learn how to version your code with git and push it on Github.

Programming Basics in Ruby

Write programs manipulating variables, loops, conditions and data structures (Array and Hash). Detect text patterns with Regular Expressions and start parsing data from structured files (CSV, JSON, XML, HTML) fetched using web-scraping or by building requests to JSON APIs.

Software Architecture

Structure your software following Object-Oriented principles. Learn the Model-View-Controller pattern in-depth (most common application design pattern) by coding several MVC softwares from scratch. You will have to code everything on your own, even simulating your database storing data in CSV files.

Relational Database, SQL & ORM

Learn to design a relational database schema and to build structured queries to your database with SQL. Build simple CRUD queries (Create, Read, Update, Delete) or advanced JOIN queries. Learn to connect your database to your ruby software with an ORM (Object Relational Mapping) called Active Record.

Frontend Development

Build your web pages following atomic design principles and code your own UI kit of web components & layouts by applying the latest CSS techniques. Build pages with an adaptive design thanks to media queries and learn to quickly prototype a web app with Bootstrap 4.0 and its responsive grid system.

ES6

Learn ES6, your second programming language after ruby, to add dynamic behaviors to your website or update pages without reloading thanks to AJAX. Understand JavaScript fundamental concepts and learn to use all the necessary JS web tools like Babel, Webpack or yarn.

Ruby on Rails

Wrap it all together by coding your first Ruby on Rails applications. Deploy your applications in production & start coding “the Rails way”. Go deep into Rails discovering advanced concepts like nested resources, namespaces, or how to refactor an app with services or to build an API with Rails.

Cloning Airbnb in teams

Code a clone of Airbnb from scratch in 5 days. You will work in teams to learn to collaborate on Github using pull requests and deploy your apps on Heroku, using the same workflow as successful startups. Implement advanced features (payment, image upload, search, geocoding, background jobs, etc…) and learn to cover your code with tests.

Turn an idea into a product in 2 weeks

Projects Phase is the ultimate experience of the course: invent, pitch, design, code and deploy an original project in teams of 3 or 4 people during the two final weeks. You will have to go through all the process from the idea to the live app in production on a real domain name, ready to be tested on the market!

  • Define the Product's target users and unique value proposition
  • Build an interactive prototype with Figma to validate the UX
  • Split the work in your teams by defining and assigning user stories
  • Code the web application from scratch: from the back-end to the user interface
  • Deploy your app on a production environment
  • Pitch your product during the Demo Day!

Career Services

We help our students find a job by preparing them for technical interviews, organising job fairs, startup office hours and coaching sessions with tech recruiters and alumni. We have helped our 7930+ graduates find their dream job!

React.js Extension Course

After the bootcamp, all our alumni get access to Le Wagon’s one-week online extension training in React.js and Redux. A very useful course for our students who want to go deeper in front-end development or apply to front-end developer jobs.

Lifelong Access to our Online Platform

Our alumni keep a lifelong access to our online platform with 300+ challenges, 100+ hours of video lessons to re-watch any time after the bootcamp, 100+ live-codes and tutorials on real-life developer examples and 900+ flashcards to rehearse core concepts.

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Our 7930+ alumni discuss every day on Le Wagon’s Slack channels after the course, getting help from our 900+ teachers, sharing tips, resources, code snippets, job offers and news from their products. An engaged and passionate tech community, all over the world.

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The course curriculum is very well designed for accelerated learning, compounding your knowledge each day and with lots of interesting challenges and great review exercises/flashcards to keep you on track.

David Carr-Gregg
David Carr-GreggProduct Owner at Draft Rugby
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With so many fantastic resources supplied during the course and to have access to as an alumni, I feel Le Wagon has set me up to succeed in pursuing a career in tech. Morning lecture, then exercises and flashcards to solidify new teachings.

Caroline Cameron
Caroline CameronFounder at Bella Bird
Typical day

A typical day at Le Wagon

From morning lectures to evening talks, every day is action-packed.

Lectures
Lectures9:00AM - 10:30AM

Grab a coffee and start every morning with an engaging & interactive lecture, before putting what you’ve learnt into practice.

Challenges
Challenges10:30AM - 4:30PM

Pair up with your buddy for the day, and work on a series of programming challenges with the help of our teaching staff.

Yoga
Yoga4:30PM - 5:30PM

Learning to code is very intense, so it’s important to take a break and relax during our yoga classes.

Live code
Live code5:30PM - 7:00PM

Review the day’s challenges and get an overview of upcoming lessons during live code sessions.

Talks & Workshops
Talks & Workshops7:00PM - 8:30PM

Be inspired and get priceless advice from successful entrepreneurs invited for exclusive talks.

Portfolio

Build your developer portfolio.

During our web development course, you learn the essentials of programming while building your own web applications. As a result, you end up the course with a rich Github portfolio containing at least two fully-functional web applications - an Airbnb-like marketplace and your own final project.

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Next Bubbdy

The networking app that allows you to create meaningful connections based on common interests.

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TingoRoo

A place for expats to connect with news from home and for family and friends to connect with news from where you are.

Teachers

Passionate teachers

Since day one, we’ve taken teaching seriously. Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Marton Bodonyi
Marton Bodonyi

Back-end, front-end, side-end, dev-ops you name it, Marty has spent the last 10 years building products for companies big and small in Australia and London such as News Corp, Rome2rio, Engineers Without Borders and his own startup, Aircamp.

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Sheila Leveille
Sheila Leveille

Just a sheila who fell in love with building her own products during her cohort and realised she wanted to jump off the product management wagon and work as a Dev and Teacher. Previously, she was a technical product manager at GE specialized in UX.

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Paal Ringstad
Paal Ringstad

Paal is the Driver (General Manager) of Le Wagon in Melbourne. He previously worked with startups, Growth Marketing, and web development. He loves guiding people’s talents and inventing fun metaphors and analogies to intuitively explain stuff.

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I'm grateful every day that I had the opportunity to learn from the most patient, highly skilled and overall great teachers. I now have the freedom to build my own products and I'm grateful for their passion to bring out the best in every student.

Jeremy Chiang
Jeremy ChiangFull-stack Developer at Bravo - Creative Technology Studio
Community & tools

Community and tools for life

Our web development course is just the beginning of the journey. Once you graduate, you belong to a global community and have access to our online platform to keep learning and growing.

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Get tips and advice from professional developers, access exclusive job and freelance opportunities, find support for your project launch.

Online platform

Access our online education platform at any time after the web development course, with lectures, screencasts, flashcards and challenges.

Additional resources

Benefit from advanced tutorials in software development to push your computer science skills further and keep on learning and practicing after the bootcamp.

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Receive unique job and freelance opportunities from Le Wagon's alumni who work as developers, product managers and entrepreneurs in successful tech companies all over the world.

Community and tools for life
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Your experience with Le Wagon doesn’t end at the Bootcamp. You become part of a growing community. I was given lots of support with building my CV to always having someone for programming advice. Le Wagon has been a life changing experience.

Jessica Scanlan
Jessica ScanlanFull-stack Developer at REA Group Ltd
Career Services

Find a job in the best tech companies

Once the web development course ends, you benefit from our career services. We help you prepare for tech interviews, meet the best recruiters and connect with relevant alumni.

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Access a complete guide to kick-start your tech career after the course: boost your portfolio, prepare for technical interviews, leverage on our 7930 alumni community.

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Our local teams know their alumni and hiring partners, what they are up to and what they are looking for. They introduce you to the right people depending on your goal.

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Our alumni often come back to share their post-bootcamp experiences. You will learn about how they found a job, started their own company or freelancing career.

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In addition to Slack channels, our local teams know their alumni and what they're up to - we often introduce relevant people to each other to create synergies.

Our web development course alumni get hired by the best companies
Hiring Partners

They hire our web development grads

The best companies partner with Le Wagon and hire our alumni as Web Developers, Product Managers, Growth Hackers or Product Designers.

Amazon Hired 5 graduates
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Microsoft Hired 2 graduates
Google Hired 4 graduates
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Getaround Hired 6 graduates
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Facebook Hired 1 graduates
Apple Hired 1 graduates
Financing options

Find the right financing option for you

Find out if you are eligible for special offers in Melbourne.

Flexible payment plans with Student Loans
Flexible payment plans with Student Loans

Le Wagon has partnered with Study Loans to offer you the ability to pay for your education so that you can progress in your personal development.

Get up to $10,000 on a loan for 48 months with Study Loans.

The loan process is simple, easy and affordable. Read more about Study Loans on how to cover tuition covered by Study Loans. Also, get in contact with us at australia@lewagon.org for any information that is not covered here:

https://studyloans.com.au/le-wagon-information-page/
FAQ

Any questions about our program in Melbourne

If you got here, it means that you have questions about Le Wagon: how to apply, who can join, what you’ll learn… Good! We have the answers.

Who takes this course and what do they do after the Bootcamp?

Everyone that is motivated, who is comfortable collaborating, and willing to learn is a fit for this course. Most of the people joining our course have little or no previous experience with coding. And the majority of people taking our course do it to become web developers. But we also host product managers, entrepreneurs and consultants that take this course to up-skill and become better at their jobs.

With Le Wagon, there is often a misconception: it’s a coding school reserved for entrepreneurs, which is ABSOLUTELY not the case. The majority of our alumni in Australia do the course to become web developers.

The reason for that misconception lies in the fact that during the course, you’ll be building 2 fully-functional web applications. After all, building stuff and problem-solving lies at the core of both programming and entrepreneurship.

We truly want to make sure that you have the strongest suite of skills once you finish the course. If you’re able to, from scratch, build two fully functioning web applications during the program after only 9 weeks, that is already quite an achievement and sets you firmly on the path of web development.

Any other information that would be good to know?

Installments: There is a 3000$ deposit to reserve your spot at the full-time Bootcamp. The remain 7000$ will be paid in two installments of 3500$ respectively one week and four weeks into the course. For the part-time, it's 5000$ upfront to reserve your spot and the remaining 5000$ is due 1 month in.

Gender diversity: In terms of Gender diversity, we are pretty balanced. The last cohort, we had respectively 33%, 68% and 40% female students.

Average time to find a job in Australia: On average, it takes around 2-3 months to find a full-time job. Some students take one week, others take 2-3 months and some take more. This depends on your transferable skills, personality, visa situation and your effort of actively searching for a job.

What to expect in terms of education: There is no place that is more effective to teach you Coding. We want you to learn as much as possible in 9 weeks. Our objective is that you'll be enjoying programming and be confident to continue your own journey as a self-driven learner and a problem-solver.

With other words, we’ll make sure that you’ll know how to fly when we push you out of your nest. But it’s up to you to continue to learn to be become a better flyer. If you genuinely want to become good at programming, it’s going to be some year-long journey.

Dropout rates: Dropout rates in Melbourne have been 0%.

What makes the Le Wagon campus Melbourne particularly stand-out?

First is our co-working (Inspire9), which looks like a Brooklyn loft. Inspire9 is just a place we love. It’s a big open space with ambitious, smart, driven, but still humble people. It’s a little ecosystem where we feed off each other. As part of the community, we have one of our teachers Marty and our career coach Jamie from AdvisorySpace, who will be actively helping the students to position themselves in the job market, which is part of the career service we provide. We organize a career day as well as providing ongoing job support for those who require it.

Second is the vibe and the progression level. We bring along the Australian chillness in our educational approach, as well as a bit of playfulness that we believe has real impact on learning as we’ve had some exceptional results over time. The high level quality of the web apps our students build should speak for itself, especially knowing that around 90% of our students have had little or no previous experience with coding.

To see all the web apps built by our alumni, https://lew.ag/mel1, https://lew.ag/melbourne2, https://lew.ag/melbourne3, https://lew.ag/melbourne4, https://lew.ag/melbourne5, https://lew.ag/melbourne6.

We are also lucky to have exceptional teachers as part of the crew (in Alec and Marty), who bring many unique gold nuggets in their deep pool of creative approaches to code.

Our cohorts are very diverse in terms of gender, nationality and previous professional background and blends

The atmosphere is mindful and creates an environment for collaboration and blends well into such diverse cohorts as we have (in terms of gender, nationality, and previous professional experience).

What sets Le Wagon apart from other Bootcamps and institutions in Australia?

In how many Coding Courses are students really able to build a web app from scratch by the end of the course? And isn't it curious that this is achieved in the program that is also the shortest among all Bootcamps?

Our core lies in the quality of education and delivering the content effectively. We are a growth-minded business, continuously working on improving every aspect of the learning experience for our students.

In the last 2 weeks of the program, students build products in teams of 3-4 people. At the end of their product sprint, they pitch in front of an audience- which means students have to know how to code a fully functional application and deploy it to demo it live.

Said another way, we are truly accountable and, therefore, put in an immense effort into making sure that our students have acquired a satisfactory coding level for them to be able to build these web applications by themselves in only 9 weeks.

It's likely the foundation that lies in Le Wagon being awarded the position as the best Coding Bootcamp for 4 years in a row.

And it reflects in how we deliver our product from the effective program structure, the quality of teaching, the learning interface, our content, our playfulness, and our community.

There is a misconception that the course is too short. 9 weeks is the time it takes us to train you to become a Junior Dev.

We also emphasize heavily on replicating an experience that is close to best practices applied among the top tech companies. One of these practices is pair-programming and collaboration.

Pair-programming is such an approach to effective problem-solving, learning, and writing better code. There are reasons why companies such as (REA, Thoughtworks, HelloFresh) insist on this practice.

And in terms of group collaboration, we work for 3 weeks straight, in groups of 3-4 people, to build web applications that you are proud of while training you to become the Developer version 3.0 that is demanded in 2019. This means:

Someone that can handle a little bit of chaos by knowing how to problem-solve, that know how to collaborate, that knows how to design a mockup, to run tests, that understands the power of effectively manage a team and a product, and of course, someone with strong coding skill.

How’s Le Wagon’s campus in Melbourne?

Pretty cool is the short answer!

We are located 50 meters from Richmond station in a big co-working space called Inspire9.

Richmond itself is the tech hub of Melbourne with plenty of amazing restaurants and bars in addition to being one of the most central public transport spots in town.

We chose to be part of the Inspire9 co-working community as Le Wagon and inspire9 works based on the same values.

Le Wagon is a community Driven Bootcamp (every GM of Le Wagon has been a previous alumni), we have a product-driven approach to learning how to code, and we are super inclusive and collaborative - which creates balanced cohorts in terms of gender, nationalities, and previous professional background.

These values are as well reflected in Inspire9, which is a community driven co-working space, known for being inclusive and unique. It is as well known as the home to some very successful Australian startups such as LIFX, CultureAmp, Who Gives a Crap, and Rome2Rio.

With this blend of two complementary communities (Le Wagon and Inspire9), our students are able to work alongside tech companies, professional developers and CTOs, and truly build their network and become a part of the family.

In terms of education, having such a space is PRICELESS. Not only does it foster creativity, but it also removes tension, one of the main barriers for learning.

Want to go further?

Next Melbourne web development course full-time coding bootcamp starts on Jul 20, 2020