In-person expert training in our Sydney and Melbourne spaces as well as our partner spaces in Canberra, Brisbane and Singapore.
A Customised Approach to 
Industry Training

Successful teams don't just happen. Our training helps develop the key dynamics that define great teams. Hands-on activities and focused content develop a supportive environment to inspire creativity, problem solving, human centred design, and collaboration.

Engaging, interactive, and uniquely innovative, our training is designed to expand team capabilities and spark your business' creativity and productivity. We think outside the square and approach problems head on — encouraging our participants to do the same.

Who we've trained
Programs we run
User Experience Design

UX will give you the skills to identify usability problems and develop and design experiences that are effective.

Design Thinking

"Design Thinking" is a misnomer. It's all about Design-doing, no time to think.

Service Design

Learn the valuable, industry relevant tools to create Human-centred experiences.

Virtual Reality Design

Be an early adopter and accelerate ahead with a great foundation into this exciting medium.


Innovation is key to a business' success. Find out how to stimulate innovation and hone your team's creativity.

Product Management

Developing strategies to harness data and improve a customer's experience.

Growth Marketing

Master the techniques to unlock scalable and repeatable hockey stick growth.


Create a completely tailored training package.

How it works

Discovery and consultation

We will look at what outcomes you wish to achieve, understand your team and company and determine your problems, needs and objectives. Once we understand your goals, we will work with you to create the development of a tailored training solution.

Exercises, tools and training

We will share a variety of exercises, tools and training - the structure and nature will depend on your needs. This will allow you to gain lasting skill in the areas most important to you.

What you'll get

Customised training to meet your needs

We work together to provide a customised curriculum that matches the needs of your teams. We'll determine the most effective, efficient and beneficial way to help your company.

Immersive training designed by experts

We'll craft a syllabus that covers program areas your teams want to learn most from our expert instructors. This will allow you to gain lasting skill in the areas most important to you.

Meet some of our instructors



My goals in life are simple: to improve life through meaningful design and to change the world through education, empowering people with the skills and confidence to create their own ripples of change. I'm passionate about creating great experiences that solve real problems for real people in their contexts.

User Experience and Service Design

I like the term Human Centred Design as it reminds me that design is not simply about the end product; it’s about the humans who work beside you, the client you work with, the staff who support the solution, and the community who benefit from it. Design is at it’s best when all stakeholders co-design a future that considers people, planet, and profit.

Digital Growth Marketing

I have the uncontrollable habit of always looking for a better way to do things which is sometimes a challenge, but always very fulfilling to see real improvements and tangible results for the people I’ve worked with.

User Experience Design

Specialties: UX and Service Design solutions for Consumer and Enterprise facing applications. Workshopping with stake holders and leading UX deliverables from conceptualisation to ready to hit market products and services.
Experienced in working in Agile environments.

Machine Learning

We believe we can design the next version of ourselves with machine learning. We develop machine learning models to improve the lives of people across industries with a commitment of 20% of our work for pro bono causes in the social space.

Data Science & Analytics

Felipe is a leading advanced analytics and data science partner, helping teams build, manage and enhance their data science and visualisation solutions in a strategically-aligned, commercially-oriented and customer-centred way.

Virtual Reality Design

Lachlan is a creative technologist with a background in software development and immersive technologies. He has been at the forefront of the modern wave of Virtual Reality since its inception as a digital artist. He has presented at a number of conferences on the use cases of new technology and how they’re addressing the latest business needs.

Product Management

I help people build products, teams and companies. Fast learner, creative problem solver, solution oriented, successful team leader, able to understand complex problems and break them down in simple digestible ways and communicate to all business levels.

What our clients say
Adam Ralph

Adam Ralph

UX & Design ABC TV Multiplatform

Academy Xi was a great learning partner for the ABC. The training course was built for our specific needs and Academy Xi gave us the opportunity to select the course & trainer we wanted. As we understood the learning outcomes for our team Academy Xi customised the course to suit us.

Our trainer was perfect – an expert in the field, with ample experience and practical examples, this made our learning extremely effective.

The space easily fit 17 designers – the astro turf and ping-pong tables gave a fresh approach to the learning environment as well.

Finally the team at Academy Xi were a delight to work with, configuring the space to keep it fresh.
I would not hesitate to highly recommend their tailored approach to our learning and will doubtless be using them again as we move our training schedule forward.

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Tony Tang

Digital Content and Engagement Manager, UNICEF

The Digital team at UNICEF reached out to Academy Xi to help us introduce, engage and inspire the whole organisation around current technologies including VR.

The team at Xi designed and hosted a practical, bespoke VR workshop for us. It ensured everyone at the organisation could learn about and trial VR, regardless of their technical knowledge or professional background.

Our whole team was really excited and engaged throughout the workshop, including our CEO who is since very interested in leveraging off VR and AR into our digital work. We’re now inspired and more confident technologies like VR can really help change people’s perceptions, build empathy and shift attitudes around key global issues, all which are at the core of our day-to-day work.

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Christopher Marklew

Head of Design, Salmat Digital

The instructors are engaging, experienced and dynamic. They know the subject matter to such a high level that you never get the feeling you are following a rigid syllabus, it’s relevant, understandable and most importantly you instantly understand how it can be applied in a real project scenario.

Having Academy Xi’s vast experience available meant that the course was easily tailored to our needs and every session had clear objectives that were exceeded every week.
The training has been a huge success from the perspective of the confidence and experience that we now take to our high profile external clients and also for internal projects across the Salmat’s top line portfolio of products & services.
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Cameron King

Digital Sales & Strategy Manager, News Corp

Our workshop at Academy Xi was excellent. Very inspiring and motivating and very digestible for my staff. I would recommend this program to companies who are striving to leverage innovation in delivering their strategies and success. Everyone who participates in this program will extract value and become a stronger leader and driver of innovation in their organisation.

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Meg Barbic

Head of UX Design, Siteminder

The workshop got team’s thinking together and working together to understand the power in user centric, rapid problem solving.  It provided great practical tools that the teams could walk away with and implement immediately.

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