Our Purpose

Engage the Data School consultants

Carefully selected through a rigorous and competitive application process, our consultants and alumni are primed in the most up to date data analytics and visualisation technologies.

They come armed with both technical and soft skills to make the most of your data.

The consultants will help you:

    • Understand trends and performance
    • Identify unique insights
    • Make better informed decisions
    • Obtain greater value from your data
    • Solve your biggest data challenges

Cost Effective

The cost of engaging a Data School consultant is less than hiring a typical contractor, but will provide the same value for your business. The Data School consultants are highly skilled and help you solve your biggest data challenges.

Established support mechanism

The consultants have the support of the greater MIP and Data School team, both local and overseas. Not just an independent contractor.

Fully backed by a talent network

Backed by the experienced MIP team , the Data School both here and globally, as well as the Data School alumni now working in data analyst roles around the world.

The Fixed cost

Take the surprises out of your project budgeting. The Data School consultants are available for six month engagements.  The engagements can be extended for a further six months.

Future employees

You can engage the Data School consultants directly at the end of their training and placement program.


Our Data School consultants are available for four engagements during their Data School journey commencing in the months of April, August and December.

After the completion of the two-year course, the consultants are available for permanent hire.

Engagement 1

Certified in both Alteryx and Tableau. Consultants come with expert skill level and training undertaken to rival most experienced analysts, plus project experience of client issues.

Engagement 2

With all the expertise included in Engagement 1, plus 6 months dedicated client experience, you can rely on Engagement 2 consultants to raise the game of your whole team.

Engagement 3

With 12 months of industry experience, Engagement 3 consultants will be able to lead larger analytics initiatives. They will be a great resource for knowledge exchange with your analysts.

Engagement 4

Our most experienced consultants, able to lead a small team and train large groups of your analysts.
The final placement before permanent hire.

Example engagements for a Data School consultant

Supplementing your BI / reporting department

Have a big backlog of Tableau report requirements? The DS consultant can build, improve and revamp dashboards, applying best practice in everything they do.

Bringing data viz expertise to your project team

Add a new dimension of analytical capability and reporting to your managed project. Your consultant will help with the data work and visualisation output required for your stakeholders.

Grow Tableau and self service analytics adoption

If you’re promoting the self-service analytics model that Tableau and Alteryx allow, your consultant can help build a COE, run first/second line Tableau support, internal training and encourage successful adoption.

Running a BI team or a big project on their own

We are very proud of the high skill level our Tableau and Alteryx teams achieve through our training programme, but they are still developing in their roles as consultants and may need light guidance and management to ensure success.

We engaged the Data School team to help us understand how we can better visualise our data. The consultants had 5 days to get their heads around our data and our business. They quickly understood the data and the insight they provided on the data gave us a new way to look at how we analyse our results. The consultants were incredibly passionate about data and analytics and they certainly knew how to apply these tools to answer intricate questions about our business.

Andrew Goodieson

Senior Insights Consultant, Gemba

We’ve been impressed by the level of professionalism of the entire team, their team working and collaborative skills, as well as a perfect balance between business acumen, presentation capabilities and technical expertise.


Ben Petremont

Head of Analytics, Spark Foundry

The Data School team were able to create dashboards for us to visualise complex processes in our laboratory. These dashboards help us monitor vital metrics in our laboratory and assist in identifying any anomalies in our operations

Joe Copty

Bioinformatics Manager, KCCG Sequencing Laboratory at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research

The Data School has played a pivotal part of developing a custom HCM solution that has greatly increased productivity in our workforce through automated insights and visualisations. We’ve enjoyed the company of two highly skilled resources in our team who were fresh out of the first year training program. They both have helped Optus test the boundaries of what is possible in HR Data and Workforce Analytics as a valuable contributor to our team.

Adam Provins

Workforce Analyst / Product Owner, Optus

Our engagement with the Data School consultant has significantly exceeded my expectation. High attention to detail, aptitude to learn quickly packaged up with the right blend of technical expertise, structured thinking and communication skills oozing with passion for success. Result was a favourable customer experience outcome mitigating customer loss risk.

Ji-Hyun Kim

Director, Automation, Data & Analytics, Optus

My team at Hawkers Beer engaged the Data School consultants for a Client Project week.  The insight they provided on the data we provided was amazing.  And all in just 5 days.  We create our beer in a passionate artisanal way – it was obvious that the consultants all had a passion for data and analytics.  They really knew their way around both Tableau and Alteryx.   Life’s too short to drink bad beer – and too short to use bad data to make key decisions.

Mazen Hajjar

Founder and CEO, Hawkers Beer

We were very excited to engage with the Data School team. The team’s capability and the way they showed how data and analytics can be a huge value-add to our business, impressed us enormously. We learnt how analytics would directly benefit our continuous improvement and innovation work.  We are looking forward to continuing with the journey.

Libby Mears

Chief Executive Officer, Leisure Networks

We engaged the Data School team to help us provide analytical insights, visualisations and dashboards to our user community.  

Mohammed, our Data School consultant,  is a very impressive and innovative analytics professional, who has engineered  the state of the art data automation process that fuels insights through interactive, storytelling visualisations.

His level of professionalism, the approach to the complex challenge he was given and the resulting solution, within a very limited time frame,  were simply outstanding.

Larisa Sipek

Senior Manager, Analytics and Market Insights, Deakin University

We engaged the Data School team to help us with developing HR Dashboards in Tableau.

The team quickly understood the data and the insight they provided on our data was amazing.

It was obvious that all consultants had a passion for data and analytics and they knew their way around both Tableau and Alteryx.

We have been very impressed by the professional, analytical, collaborative team work and the attention to details shown by the consultants.


Gihan Khalil

Business Intelligence Manager, Western Sydney University

In February 2020 we participated in a Project week with the 5th Data School cohort. A team of 10 well-trained consultants, from a diverse range of professional backgrounds, spent 5 days pouring over a problem that keeps primary producers awake at night, namely how to establish stability in output weight.

From a cold start, their curiosity and diligence ensured that they became knowledgeable in our business processes and datasets. Within days they had built a complex data model that incorporated our plans, standards, ongoing measurements and actual weights of chicken into our processing plants.

This was run through predictive models from which they could accurately track the key drivers of weight throughout the lifecycle of our flocks.

This has resulted in a range of insights that are still being worked through by the Farming team. It has been an absolute pleasure to see this Data School concept at first hand, and to see this cohort in operation.

I wish them all the best for their forthcoming engagements.

Jonathan Brough

Planning Systems Manager, Inghams Group Limited

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