Education

42 Adelaide coding school opening with 100 % free tuition

French computer programming school ’42’ set to open its first Adelaide campus at 24 Pitt Street, CBD.

Ground-breaking French computer programming school called 42 is opening their first campus in Adelaide’s CBD and, like all 42 locations, tuition is 100% free for all students.

Among the best coding schools in the world, 42 have over 10,000 students in more than 20 countries, and at their campus in the heart of the Adelaide CBD students can expect to learn in a different way, by developing real projects in teams, based on a gamified curriculum where they earn points that allow them to level up.

The State Government has funded over $750,000 to assist the locally based youth employment enterprise, KIK Innovation, to open this world-renowned education model in partnership with Uniting Communities at 24 Pitt Street, CBD.

Students learn from peers in a collaborative environment thereby breaking down financial barriers of conventional higher education and providing the necessary skills that are essential to these upcoming industries.

Innovation and Skills Minister, David Pisoni, said that this contemporary approach to learning encourages creativity and flexibility outside a traditional educational pathway.

“KIK Innovation is an experienced social enterprise dedicated to helping young South Australians overcome challenges and forge promising careers,” Minister Pisoni said.

“This innovative, free education program will open exciting career opportunities for the students in high growth industries. 

“The Marshall Government is determined to open up new opportunities in the tech economy for all South Australians by supporting innovative programs like 42.

“I’m thrilled to support this endeavour through JobTrainer, which will create 140 jobs and further training pathways for participants between the ages of 17 and 24.

“Participants will develop technical skills, such as programming language and paradigms, and soft skills to ensure they are work ready.

“Students can control what, when and how they learn with the 42 program and they may pursue three main branches of curriculum: design, web and graphics; algorithms; or networks.

“Partnerships with employers like Lockheed Martin, Fleet Technologies and LoftusIT make 42 Adelaide a really exciting option for any South Australian seeking career advancement, and I encourage prospective students to seriously consider this project-based, peer-learning model.”

KIK Innovation funding through a JobTrainer Project and Commercialisation and Startup Fund (RCSF) from the South Australian Government’s Research to secure the Australian licence for 42.

Louise Nobes, founder of KIK Innovation, said launching 42 Adelaide is built on her organisation’s ethos of providing opportunities for the next generation.

“KIK has always been about giving access and educational pathways to young people. It started with entrepreneurship and then it spilled out,” Ms Nobes said.

“42 Adelaide will not only provide great local digital talent; its unique education model ensures everyone is welcome to be part of the skills and jobs of the future.

“42 believes that everyone has potential, so by removing the barriers to get into high value education, we are providing a solution to the diversity crisis,” she added. 

In addition to this, Minister Pisoni claimed that 42 Adelaide would enhance the existing digital education infrastructure in South Australia, such as courses offered through vocational education and training as well as the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre.

Students are to undertake an intensive four-week bootcamp before progressing to gain a Diploma in Information Technology and other training courses provided by registered training organisation Academy IT and at the same time, also completing paid internships with partner companies.

42’s first “Piscine” boot-camp in Australia commences on the 21st June with the second starting on the 19th of July. Pass their online game based test & register to attend to learn about their program, here

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