Our cohorts are starting every four months and we are accepting applications throughout the year.

Interested in a specific cohort that works well for you? Apply for that one! Interested in the next cohort? Apply for that one! In other words, we’re always accepting applications. Note that we still need to have deadlines for making offers for each cohort:


Cohort Application Deadline Start Date
DSAU28 September 23rd, 2024 November 25th, 2024
DSAU29 January 27th, 2025 March 31st, 2025
DSAU30 May 26th, 2025 July 28th, 2025


Cohort Application Deadline Start Date
DSAU27 August 5th, 2024 September 30th, 2024

Applying to The Data School Australia

We do things differently and we’re proud of it. So forget about the application process you might be used to. We don’t want to see your CV, we want to see your passion for data.

1. Join Tableau

Join the community and download Tableau Public. Create an account with Tableau Public. For tips on how to get started, these videos are great.

2. Get Inspired

There’s brilliant examples online for you to look at and research. If you need more inspiration look at Coach Natalia’s page to see what previous cohorts have created to get into The Data School. Also check out the Tableau Public Gallery

3. Find Your Data

Choose a dataset that you are passionate about; from politics to sport, TV and popular culture. You can find data on sites like Data is plural, KaggleData.worlddata.gov.au, or the Tableau resources page. Our top tip is to find data that you are interested in.

4. Create Your Viz

Now the fun begins! Once you have your data set, you can begin creating your winning viz! Once it’s ready, publish it! Need help? Get in touch with any of the team or coaches! We’re more than happy to give advice and guidance.

5. Share It With Us

Once your work is live on Tableau Public and collecting love from the community, share it with us by filling in the application form! Let our team of coaches help improve your viz. We review one viz from ALL applicants and if you get it in early, we’ll provide feedback for you to make it even better.

6. The Interview

If we see passion, creativity and a flair for data, we’ll follow up with you personally. First, you’ll have a video call, where you present your visualisation to us for 10 minutes. Following that, the best candidates will be invited in for a final interview with the rest of the team.

Ready to get started?

Choose from the following options to either find out more information about The Data School or to start your application.

Application form

Please read the six steps for the application process above carefully before filling in the application form. Note that you will need to create your Tableau viz before completing the application. We look forward to seeing what you’ve come up with!

To register your interest

Simply complete the following form. We’ll send you a bunch of Tableau resources, more information on submitting your application and invites to our meet & greet events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do we get paid to learn?

Yes, you will be paid to train at The Data School.

You will become an employee of The Data School Pty Ltd on a fixed term contract for two years. Expect to spend four (4) months in the Data School and then the remainder of the time working on placements with clients. The salary starts at $60,000 per annum (including super) and increases to $65,000 per annum (including super) for the final 12 months.

Can The Data School provide sponsorship for individuals without working visas for Australia.
Not currently. We may offer this in the future. All applicants need to have authorisation to work in Australia.
What can I do to have the best chance at getting a place?
We’re asking for people to submit work built in Tableau Public. Review the Tableau Public Gallery and check out the featured authors to see the quality of work published by other authors and try to emulate their work. Check out The Data School blog and see what previous cohorts have created to get a sense for the quality we are looking for.
Are there details about what I’ll learn?

The focus of The Data School is to make you a brilliant analyst. To do this, we need to cover a wide variety of hard and soft skills. A great amount of time will be spent learning Tableau Desktop, Tableau Server and Alteryx. You’ll also spend a lot of time learning how to become a good presenter, how to tell stories, how to work with clients, etc. At the end of four months, you’ll be an incredibly well-rounded analyst.