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
DSAU16 May 30, 2022 August 1, 2022
DSAU18 September 26, 2022 November 28, 2022
DSAU20 January 30, 2023 April 3, 2023


Cohort Application Deadline Start Date
DSAU17 August 1, 2022 October 3, 2022
DSAU19 December 5, 2022 February 6, 2023
DSAU21 April 3, 2023 June 5, 2023

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.

If you’re after a place at the Data School in the United Kingdom, you’ll need this application page.

1. Join Tableau

Join the community and download Tableau Public by creating a new account. For tips on how to get started, these videos are great.

2. Get Inspired

From the submissions of our very first class, to the Tableau Public Gallery, there’s brilliant examples for you to look at and research. Need more inspiration, check out Coach Andy’s page to see what previous cohorts have created to get into The Data School.

3. Find Your Data

Choose any data set you want! We mean it; from politics to sport, TV and popular culture. Tableau provide many data sets on their resources page. Still unsure of what data to use? Check out the 90+ datasets available on the Makeover Monday website. Our top tip is to find data that interests you.

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.

Please note that our application process is highly competitive and to be considered, make sure you invest significant time into your application. There are plenty of training videos on Tableau Public and tons of tips written by Data Schoolers past and present.

We have also compiled 2 blogs of our most recent cohorts’ application visualisations to help you see what it takes to get into our program. Check the out here and here.

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 phone screen with the head coaches. Following that, the best candidates will be invited in for an interview with the team. This is where the real fun begins!

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 is $56,000 for the first year increasing to $58,000 in the second year.

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.