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

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Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Thesis Boot Camp All Auckland/Online $495 3 SEP – 2 DEC
Free webinars
Tips for Data Analysis Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
NVivo Project Health Check Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
NVivo from Start to Finish Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour Beginner Online Free WED 21 NOV
NVivo for Literature Reviews Beginner Online Free TUE 11 OCT  
NVivo Showcase Beginner Online Free FRI 14 SEP  
Writing Tips for #AcWriMo Beginner Online Free TUE 30 OCT  
NVivo courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $299 BEGINS WED 3 OCT
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $345 FRI 7 DEC
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $345 THU 1 NOV
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online $92 THU 27 SEP
NVivo Classifications and Queries Intermediate Online $92 FRI 28 SEP
NVivo Visualizations Intermediate Online $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Other software courses
SPSS Made Easy Beginner Online $92 WED 14 NOV
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Research skills courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $92 FRI 5 OCT
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online $299 BEGINS MON 27 AUG
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $92 FRI 12 OCT
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 5 DEC
Writing Qualitatively: A Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 12 DEC
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
NVivo courses
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Online $299 BEGINS WED 3 OCT
NVivo Core Skills Beginner Auckland $345 FRI 7 DEC
NVivo Intermediate Intermediate Auckland $345 THU 1 NOV
Become an NVivo Coding Ninja Intermediate Online $92 THU 27 SEP
NVivo Classifications and Queries Intermediate Online $92 FRI 28 SEP
NVivo Visualizations Intermediate Online $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
NVivo Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Other software courses
SPSS Made Easy Beginner Online $92 WED 14 NOV
Managing Long Documents in Microsoft Word Intermediate Online $92 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Research skills courses
Analysing Qualitative Data Beginner Online $92 FRI 5 OCT
Statistical Testing for Beginners Beginner Online $299 BEGINS MON 27 AUG
Writing up Qualitative Research Beginner Online $92 FRI 12 OCT
Qualitative Data Analysis Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 5 DEC
Writing Qualitatively: A Masterclass Intermediate–Advanced Auckland $499 WED 12 DEC
Course Level Location Cost Date(s) (NZT) Preview
Free webinars
Tips for Data Analysis Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
NVivo Project Health Check Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
NVivo from Start to Finish Beginner Online Free WATCH RECORDING  
Is NVivo for You? A Brief Tour Beginner Online Free WED 21 NOV
NVivo for Literature Reviews Beginner Online Free TUE 11 OCT  
NVivo Showcase Beginner Online Free FRI 14 SEP  
Writing Tips for #AcWriMo Beginner Online Free TUE 30 OCT  

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, our system will email you an invoice that you can pay by internet banking or purchase order (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.