Frequently Asked

Black Cat Data

Black Cat Data provides career services for data & IT professionals. We accelerate and develop careers through our network of education and industry partners to maximise job opportunities and promotions. Our main focus is connecting the growing big data industry with education programs and qualified professionals at all stages of their career.

The program starts straight away when you enrol into the program with the pre-work online training. The pre-work online training takes about 40-60 hours to complete. The in-class room training starts every 3 months.

Although we do not guarantee a job, the program is very successful to land a job in the industry. You can read our success stories on our blog here. You can read about GA’s success rate here. Furthermore, Black Cat Data continues to actively assist and support members to find new employment opportunities and/or land a promotion through BCD’s network of mentors, employers, industry partners and career advisers.

Applications for the program are reviewed on either of following criteria:

  1. Motivation, previous work experience, character and/or financial need; or
  2. Gaming test scores on our python quizzes.

The program is currently available in these cities: Sydney, Melbourne.

Black Cat Data selects the leading education providers in the industry for its training. We focus on education providers that provide job-ready skills using in-demand technology for the industry. Please refer to the relevant brochure or course outline about the education partners for your program.

The program is delivered by an instructor in a class room. This is the most effective training to develop practical job-ready skills. The pre-work is online before the in-class room training.

A membership fee is required before the start of the first in-class courses. This includes a pre-payment of $500 to secure your seat in the program which is due within 5 days after enrolment, or 2 days if within one week of the course start date.

The remaining membership fees are paid within 14 days of securing your seat. The course fees for members are paid through a one-off or payment plan to the education provider. The payment plan is subject to having a valid PR or Citizenship.

You can find our industry partners and network on BCD Jobs.

Yes. Black Cat Data has career consultants available to discuss your career and fit for the program. Please schedule a call here.

The data science industry is part of the growing artificial intelligence and automation industry that is sweeping through all verticals of business. The United States and other developed nations currently have a shortage of supply of qualified professionals. The low supply and high demand has led to employers competing for talent. You can see on job boards the number of recruiters operating in the industry and the high remuneration offered by employers.

Yes. If you are motivated to learn and attended formal education in the past you can still get into data science and AI. The first step is to start learning to code in python for data science through our recommended online pre-work, which takes about 40-60 hours before starting the in-class room training. You can read here about skills required to become a Data Scientist.

You can find out about what a data scientist does in these interviews with Byron and Katya.