Training


We provide online and face-to-face courses in research skills and software, to researchers of all experience levels. Our training will enable you to work smarter, and help you produce an outstanding piece of research that will impress your examiners and peer reviewers. Courses are taught by experienced researchers – we don’t just teach research, we’re actively engaged in the process ourselves and understand the challenges involved.

Our online courses are presented live and you can ask the facilitator questions in real time as you learn. You don’t need any special software to attend – just click a link and you’ll be in the course. Face-to-face courses are held in our Auckland office – maximum class size is five participants, so there’s lots of individual attention. Any course can be customised for your organisation or research team – contact us to discuss your requirements.

Can’t make the course date(s)? We can arrange individual tuition, or you can purchase a recording of a previous session to watch at your convenience. We’d like to make it as easy as possible for you to upskill in the areas you need – just let us know what we can do to help!

What people say about our training

Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT)
Free Live Webinars
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour All Researchers Online Free WATCH RECORDING
What's New in NVivo? All Researchers Online Free WATCH RECORDING
Research Coaching
Thesis Boot Camp Master's/PhD students Auckland/Online $499 MON 13 JUL MON 7 SEP
Maximise Your Research Productivity Academic Researchers Auckland/Online $650 MON 13 JUL MON 7 SEP
Bring Your Own Project Day Academic Researchers Auckland $375 WED 10 JUN TUE 1 SEP THU 19 NOV
NVivo Courses
Virtual NVivo Coding Masterclass Intermediate Online $250 FRI 12 JUN
NVivo Refresher Beginner Auckland $375 REGISTER INTEREST
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $375 WED 24 JUN FRI 4 DEC
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $320 TUE 15, 22 and 29 SEP
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $375 FRI 26 JUN MON 7 DEC
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Online $320 WED 16, 23 and 30 SEP
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER INTEREST
Research Skills Courses
Statistical Testing with SPSS Beginner Online $320 MON 16, WED 18, FRI 20 NOV
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $120 THU 18 JUN
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $120 FRI 19 JUN
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 MON 30 NOV
Writing Qualitatively: A Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 2 DEC

Frequently asked questions

You can pay either by credit card or via invoice. If paying online with a credit card, your place will be confirmed instantly and you’ll be emailed a GST receipt once the transaction completes. If you choose to pay by invoice, you'll be sent an invoice by email that you can pay by internet banking (your place will only be confirmed once payment has been received).

Here at Academic Consulting we prefer face-to-face training (we like to see your smiling faces!), but the reality is that busy researchers often don’t have time to attend face-to-face courses. To resolve this, we provide live online training courses so that you can attend wherever you are. All you’ll need is an internet connection and some kind of computer – be it laptop, desktop or mobile device. The courses are run in real time so even though we can’t see you, we can immediately respond to your questions as we go through the course.

No special equipment is required to attend our courses, but you will need a stable internet connection. If you’re in an open plan office you might like to wear headphones, and if you’re attending one of our software courses then having dual monitors can be helpful (but isn’t a requirement). On the day, simply click your unique link to attend (this will have been emailed through to you beforehand) and this will connect you to the session.

Any of our training courses can be run as a one-on-one session – this can be arranged at a time convenient to you, either face-to-face or online. Contact us to discuss this further. Alternatively, if it’s an online training course you’re interested in, we sell recordings of previous sessions – please contact us if you would like to purchase a recording.

Our face-to-face training is held in our Auckland CBD office – Level 2, Southern Cross Building, 59 High Street. The best car parking option is Victoria Street Car Park (immediately opposite our building), and Britomart is just a 10-minute walk away if you’re arriving by bus or train.

Note that if you’ve enrolled in a face-to-face training course through your University, you will need to contact them directly for venue details.

Researchers at all stages of the research process, from novice researchers through to those with experience who need to learn a new skill for a specific project. Course attendees are from a wide range of disciplines, and while many of those we work with are from academic backgrounds, we also assist corporate and public sector researchers.

Absolutely! Any of our training courses can be customised to your research team, department, or postgraduate students. Whether you’re wanting a one-off course or a series of courses to increase the research capacity within your organisation, we’re more than happy to discuss your needs and recommend a suitable programme. Contact us for further information.

Cancellations or postponements must be notified at least two working days prior to the day of the course. Refunds will incur an administration charge of $50. Cancellations received within two working days will not be refunded. You are welcome to send a colleague in your place if you are no longer able to attend.