Design Thinking Courses

Companies that integrate Design Thinking into their corporate strategy outperform their peers by as much as 228% annually. Learn how to produce game-changing solutions and become a sought-after asset across all industries.

Explore our Design Thinking courses

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  • Self-paced | 6 month access
  • Up to twelve 1:1 mentor sessions
  • Build your portfolio with a personal project
  • Access Digital Skills Masterclass webinars
  • Upfront payment of $3,150 (Save when you pay in full!)
Need this course to upskill your team?
All of our courses are available for small to large teams.


Average yearly salary of a Design Lead in Australia

5,400 +

Design Thinking related jobs available in Australia right now


Percentage of design-driven businesses that outperform competitors annually


Be mentored by passionate Design experts

Our Design Thinking mentors are hand-picked and have years of experience in the industry and online classroom. As you progress through your online course, receive tailored feedback and support to help you meet your career goals.


Choose a payment option that's right for you

Academy Xi is dedicated to providing an accessible and affordable learning experience. With our variety of payment options – you can pick the one that best suits your financial needs.

Real people, real impact

Hear from some of our Design course graduates

“Academy Xi is Australia-based, highly collaborative and places a strong emphasis on practical experience. The Design Thinking for Innovation course has set me up for success with a full Human-Centred Design toolkit, as well as the methods, mindset and technical approaches needed to apply the principles of Human-Centred Design on the job. Not long after the course finished I got hired as a Human-Centred Designer at Nous Group.“
Simon Jankelson
Design Thinking for Innovation Elevate
“An excellent course - thoughtfully curated blend of strategic insights and hands-on tools, supported by a brilliant mentor.”
Rueben Young
Design Thinking for Innovation Elevate
“Academy Xi was instrumental in securing my dream role! This course will expand your portfolio, your network and expose you to some amazing like-minded people. Be collaborative, inquisitive, open about your passions and you will get a lot out of studying with Xi.”
Christina Theodore
Service Design Elevate

Have questions? We’re here to listen.

…and any other concerns!

Some frequently asked questions

Design thinking is about developing and applying design solutions that simplify a company’s problems and help projects move beyond their limitations. Instead of fixating on obstacles, a design thinker will prioritise tangible outcomes, using innovative design ideas and processes to create and implement strategic improvements.

Companies that excel with design innovation report nearly twice the stakeholder returns as industry peers, which means people who can think up and carry out design solutions are in high demand.

If you want to upskill, studying Design Thinking online can quickly get you to where you want to be. At Academy Xi, we offer intensive online programs that equip you with the full spectrum of theoretical and practical skills required in a well-rounded Design Thinker.

We offer different online course formats across design, tech and business that deliver a range of practical outcomes. Elevate courses are designed to help you upskill and progress your career.

We offer self-paced, part-time and full-time options across a range of courses, so that you can choose a length and pace of study that suits your lifestyle. Our self-paced Design Thinking course means you will have 6 months to progress through course content at your own pace.

Yes! We’ve partnered with ZeeFi to offer you Study Now, Pay Later and Payment Assist. These are both interest-free payment plans that spread out your course cost, so we can support your financial needs while you focus on the important stuff. We also offer a 10% discount if you choose to pay for your course upfront and in full.