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) Preview
Research Coaching
Thesis Boot Camp Master's/PhD students Auckland/Online $495 21 JAN 4 MAR 24 JUN 2 SEP
Maximise Your Research Productivity Academic Researchers Auckland/Online $650 21 JAN 4 MAR 24 JUN 2 SEP
Free Webinars
PG Tips Beginner Online Free FRI 22 FEB  
Tips for Organising Research Beginner Online Free TUE 18 JUN  
Tips for Data Analysis Beginner Online Free THU 23 MAY  
Tips for Academic Writing Beginner Online Free TUE 1 OCT  
NVivo Courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $375 MON 11 FEB WED 19 JUN MON 2 DEC
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $320 TUE 12, 19, 26 MAR FRI 6, 13, 20 SEP
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $375 WED 13 FEBWED 4 DEC
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Online $320 MON 10, WED 12, FRI 14 JUN
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online $120 THU 7 FEB WED 11 SEP
NVivo Classifications and Queries Intermediate Online $120 FRI 8 FEBTHU 12 SEP
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 11 DEC
Research Skills Courses
Statistical Testing with SPSS Beginner Online $320 MON 18, WED 20, FRI 22 NOV
Statistical Testing with SPSS Beginner Auckland $375 FRI 15 FEB
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $120 TUE 19 FEBTHU 27 JUN
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $120 TUE 19 FEBTHU 27 JUN
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 20 FEBFRI 21 JUNFRI 6 DEC
Writing Qualitatively: A Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 MON 9 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. Still not sure about online courses? Check out our blog post that dispels some myths about online training.

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.