Kickstart your career in the technology sector!

Be part of something great.

The world of tech is moving quicker than ever, and cloud infrastructures are taking the main stage. There’s never been a better time to join the tech sector!

In this program, you’ll get the skills and training you need to get a job as a Cloud Practitioner. This bootcamp style training will be full-time, 5 days a week for 12 weeks. This includes technical training provided by Academy Xi combined with hands-on projects and employability skills development. At the end, Generation Australia will continue to work with you to secure and train for interviews, and ensure all graduates gain meaningful employment.

What is the cloud?

The cloud refers to services and software that run on the Internet, instead of locally on your computer. Cloud infrastructures have become increasingly valuable. They’re all around us: every time we access multimedia from the internet or run a software program without installation.

The benefits of cloud for individuals, businesses, and society include: flexibility, cost, disaster recovery, accessibility, scalability, security and customisation — and that’s just the beginning! Cloud is an area that is growing every day. For this reason, the world relies on committed and responsible Cloud Practitioners to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Microsoft Azure

This program prepares, trains and certifies you for Azure, Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. Azure provides a range of cloud services, including compute, analytics, storage and networking. An Azure certification can get you into different roles in industries like healthcare, finance and entertainment. It’s favoured as a cloud platform for its hybrid compatibility, trusted security features and AI innovation.

What is included in the program?

  • No cost to you
  • Access to online learning with tech professionals
  • Inclusive & holistic support throughout course
  • Support connecting you with employers at the end of the program
  • Hands on practical experience in Azure Cloud Computing
  • AZ900 Certification

Are you a neurodivergent learner?

Generation Australia and Xceptional have come together to build a program that will empower neurodivergent learners to succeed.

Different people have different needs. With the right support, we believe that neurodivergent learners can thrive alongside neurotypical learners and work together to start a career in Cloud.

Some learners will be living with a disability while others will not.


  • Specialist Instructor & Mentor who is experienced in neurodiverse learning
  • 1:1 mentoring throughout the program
  • 1:1 coaching for first 3 months of employment by Xceptional exploring individual needs & adjustments
  • To read more information, please view the Program Guide

Can I apply?

You can apply for the program if you:

  • Are not currently in full-time employment, education or training
  • Can participate in an online learning classroom 5 days a week, 9am-5pm for 12 weeks
  • Are an Australian or NZ Citizen, permanent resident or on a Humanitarian Visa
  • Are proficient in English literacy and numeracy
  • Live in Sydney, Melbourne, or Canberra
  • Are passionate about tech innovation

Program Length

12 weeks

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Online learning

Start Date

5 October 2021

Want more information on the program? Get our Program Guide!

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A few simple steps

  1. 10 mins 1


    Fill out the application form online.
    Register Interest

  2. 1.5 hours 2


    There will be some online tasks related to the program and Azure Cloud. These include a video, quiz and a chance for you to share your responses.

  3. 30 mins 3


    We will check your eligibility for the program and invite you to an online video interview. This interview will be with a member of the Generation team and we will email you the questions we will ask in the interview beforehand.

  4. 10 mins 4


    Once we have met you and approved the completed online tasks, you will be invited to fill out an online Generation enrolment form to secure your spot on the program.

  5. 2 days 5


    Once you have secured your spot on the program, you will be invited to attend 2 days of orientation the week before the program starts. During these days, you will get to meet your trainer, program coordinator, and fellow classmates. You may also be provided with pre-reading material to get you prepared for classes.

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  • Interested in joining the tech sector
  • Have the right to work in Australia
  • Not currently in education, training, or stable employment


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Delivered in collaboration with / support from:

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Skills Earned

Technical Skills

In the Cloud Program, you'll be equipped with the skills you need to gain an entry-level role working with Cloud infrastructure with a specific focus on Azure. This 12 week program will have you job-ready with:

  • Linux & Python Essentials
  • DevOps Essentials
  • Azure Cloud Fundamentals
  • Azure Administrator
  • Cloud Automation

Behavior & Mindsets

In every job, there are key skills that will help you be successful. We'll help you learn how to:

  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues in a cross-functional team
  • Practice & refine your communication skills with peers & instructors
  • Understand and develop a growth mindset
  • Be forward thinking and consider processes from end-to-end

What your journey will look like

  • 1

    Complete your application

    Go through the selection process outlined earlier
  • 2

    Meet your mentor

    If you gain a place, you’ll meet with your mentor before the program starts to make sure you have all the support you need to achieve your potential.
  • 3

    Start your training

    The program begins! You’ll learn the behaviours, mindsets and technical skills to succeed in the end role.
  • 4

    Get ready for your interview

    As training progresses, you'll work with the Generation team on your interview technique.
  • 5


    Graduate and celebrate your achievement with your friends and family.
  • 6

    Post Program Support

    We’ll provide you with the opportunity to have industry expert volunteer coaches to help keep your skills developed, as you apply, interview and match with potential employers and career opportunities.

How we prepare you

In a world of job training programs, Generation takes a different approach to help you succeed. Generation instructors and mentors get to know each student and are there with resources, tools, and information if a student encounters a barrier.


The instructors and mentors at Generation aren't just teachers, they're coaches who stand by their students through successes and challenges.

Resume Building

The right resume can open the door to new career opportunities. Generation students learn how to create a resume that showcases their skills and experiences.

Interview Rehearsal

By conducting mock interviews, then providing real-time feedback and coaching, the Generation team ensures that all graduates feel confident and prepared to interview.

Ongoing Support

After graduation, mentors and instructors continue to check in with alums, providing support with the job search and advice for continued success.

Ongoing benefits of Generation

A Trusted Network

Continued contact with the Generation graduate network


Events and workshops to help you keep growing

Give Back

Become a mentor to help others


Troubleshoot your job challenges