(with internships/real-world projects)
What you’ll learn on this page:
Short introduction to the programme
6 reasons how this programme will help me monetise my tech skillsets
Why is this the most valuable purchase I’ll make this year?
What's the primary tech stack you work with?
What do people say about you?
Why are you doing this?
Is there really demand for tech talents? Aren’t there enough talents already?
Projects we’ll be building?
How can you guarantee I’ll get results?
What are the offers and financial assistance available now?
Ok, I’m sold. How do I pay and secure my spot now?
What makes us different?
Other common questions
In depth training & support to get your 1st entry level opportunity
or freelance gig! No previous experience or education required.
Ready to begin? Let's do this!
All the tools, training, and support you need to get an entry level tech job (frontend/backend developer, UI/UX design, product, growth hacker etc) and leverage that into a high paying career, without going in debt or spending 4 years in the classroom for the same result!
Showcase your skillsets by collaborating with your team on a range of individual/group projects.
Get real-world experience working on an internship or probation with real companies.
Job-oriented training, not meaningless theory. Turn the skills you've learned into an actual job, then leverage that into a career!
Each learner will be matched with a partner for daily accountability meet-ups and a team of 10 dynamic group mates weekly learning meet-ups, throughout the entire programme!
Our step-by-step learning materials start with the fundamentals of programming, data structures and algorithms, then train you in UI/UX design, frontend and backend development, devops. The in-depth trainings are project-based and designed to get you up to speed on the skills employers want as quickly and directly as possible.
Discuss with your partner first. Brainstorm it and learn to problem-solve. If you're stuck for more than 30 minutes, get on-demand help from the assigned group mentors and our community of over 300+ high-calibre members!
Apply what you’ve learned on projects together. You will be doing an individual project to solidify your knowledge and collaborate on a group project to design, develop and deploy a full stack web application to the market.
Translate what you've learned into your resume: We include resume templates and tell you how to present yourself to Employers to impress them and stand out from the rest. We’re here to help you make your resume and cover letter kick ass!
We walk you in detail through the job search process. We show you how to "beat the experience paradox" - how to get real experience with these skills before your first job. We show you how to find and land a job with your new resume and skills, then leverage that into a high paying career within a year. This isn't theory, this is the proven process designed to work for people with no experience.
This transition to a new career path in tech doesn't start with us. It starts with the drive and passion within you. Our job is to use our experience and tools to add fuel to your fire. To manifest that passion and help you get your first tech job.
More than an online course
Hacker Collective is an active pre-seed startup builder where we co-found a wide range of
exciting tech startups with founders across Southeast Asia! This is where you'll get the
opportunity to fully immerse yourself in these production applications working and learning
directly in real software engineering teams. Trust me, no online tutorials can beat this
experience. (Oh and you'll be paid for your work too!)
Get involved in our PAID, real world projects to impress your future employers and get hired asap within 3-4 months.
Prepare for interviews with our network of companies for past questions and guidance to land a tech job fast.
Binge and do it full time to complete in 3 months or part-time 1-2 hours every day and take a longer time for completion. We measure success by projects/challenges done, not by time.
More than an online course
Get technical skills, best practices, and career guidance necessary to succeed as a software
engineer. Receive the full curriculum and roadmap in your email.
Practical guidance and proven structure. Get the core skillsets, build your portfolio and start getting jobs fast.
Master the fundamentals. Learn the fundamental concepts to build any apps in any language. Front end, backend, cloud, data structure and algorithms.
Even though our network of employers value projects over certifications, all graduates will still receive a graduation certificate vetted by our partner employers.
More than an online course
Always be making progress, never get stuck again. Video call mentors and peers any time, any
You get personal feedback on your questions and even reviews of your work, resumes, etc. We have themed calls on all different tech topics, including interviews, etc.
Unlimited interview prep and career coaching. Live Q&As with software engineers. Showcase a professional resume and portfolio. Prepare for interviews with past questions and guidance.
More than an online course
Every day, do 30 minutes virtual meet-up with your assigned accountability partner. Share
knowledge, solve problems and improve together.
Every week, do 1 hour virtual meet-up with the overall group. Always be making progress, never get stuck again.
Collaborate on projects and learn by teaching others on our social-learning platform.
High-calibre peers and alumni. Only the most hardworking and dynamic individuals will be accepted into the programme. Build a powerful network for your future career.
More than an online course
Our Discord server and our social-learning platform teams are always active with support from
the founders, the successful alumni, the staffs from Hacker Collective as well as your assigned
Initiate new ideas/initiatives and look for partners to start ventures with.
Hundreds of friendships have been made through this programme - You instantly connect to other like-minded people.
More than an online course
New training module shows you how to freelance and get your own clients, so you can work
wherever you want and on your own schedule.
There are typically thousands of tech/software gigs on freelance sites. You can earn $10-$100 an hour. Nearly every local business needs help with tech today. Always start small and build your portfolio from there.
Some of our students keep their freelance clients while they have a full time job, boosting their income substantially.
Unique job or money back system
This course is not a one size fits all solution. It’s not just videos and pdfs. You get access to intimate Q&A calls with the founders, the in-house developers, the mentors and alumni. We have an entire learning system that is designed to get you building tech projects in the shortest amount of time. On top of that, we’re a tech startup builder working on many exciting tech startups in different industries. That means we know what tech firms need and we’re always hungry for good developers. We also happen to be well-connected with many forward-thinking companies who are looking to hire!
You may be wondering, do you need to meet any special requirements or have any
special knowledge before
starting the course?
It doesn’t require any special technical background or knowledge. You can start as a complete beginner
It doesn’t require any paid tools. No hidden fees. All tools and technologies included will be free and open-source
All you need is wifi, a laptop, and a ton of motivation!
We are 100% committed to your success starting a career that you love. We have attracted some of the best, most driven, creative, and wonderful students on the planet. If they can do it, I am completely sure that if you take this seriously, absorb all of the materials, and follow the framework, then you will get results.
The Refund Policy is in place for you to feel secure that our goals are aligned, which is for you to receive quality information, support and opportunities to ultimately APPLY AND GET A JOB IN TECH. Our team and community members will dedicate all our efforts to ensure your success. We will not stop until we can convince the world that a university degree is not necessary to get a job, especially in tech!
It's not in place to allow people to sign up for fun just to change your mind later. This program is ONLY for those who are committed to giving it their very best shot towards a career in tech. Your success matters to us and we will work hard with you to achieve it. All we ask is for you to put in the work!
Maximise your return on investment
Here are three important ways the Accelerated Peer-to-peer learning programme works to help you become a developer, while saving you time, money, and headache:
First, look. The world is changing. Software isn’t going anywhere. This one skill will allow your
career to be future-proof and add value in ANY industry you want to break into. Accounting? It’s
getting disrupted by tech. Design? Same. Finance? Biology research? Law? You unlock the #1 skillset
that you carry throughout your life. Get a job, freelance, start your own startup. You’re recouping
your cost (and more) just getting your first month of salary.
Second, our unique ironclad learning experience with future-proof curriculum of technologies, results-grabbing portfolio, real-world software project experience and awesome mentors to guide you through your learning obstacles will work to naturally get you hands-on and transform you into a proper developer with real experience and ability to work remotely in teams. Employers will have their wallet-out, ready to hire—even before you graduate the programme.
Third, it's time to start applying for jobs or projects. We accomplish this by using a proven, easy-to-follow formula which will maximise your chances of getting a project/job. And no, you won't have to be like a "hamster on a treadmill" churning out endless job applications. Instead, we’ll show you how you can get all the results you need for months (even years) from just our own framework and network of companies.
If you’re currently in the early stages of pursuing software development, you should know the importance of
consistent practice, mentorship, and cashflow (and how painful it is to not have that kind of consistency
Speaking of that, tell me if any of this sounds like where you're at today:
Online tutorials are your best friend! One week
you're full of progress and improvements following online tutorials, the next, you're starting from zero...
You jump from one tutorial to another every few days, feel good, but still struggle to build anything from scratch..
You feel like you're chasing and exploring the next new technology too often...
And secretly, you don’t actually know if you’re able to do it..
You feel confused because everyones giving you different suggestions. 3-4 months in you end up learning 5 languages on surface-level, not able to build anything while your friends learning with us are landing internships, entry-level jobs or freelancing projects..
You’re an IT graduate but you’re struggling with getting employed or landing projects
You don’t enjoy your current job and don’t see yourself doing it for the next 20 years of your life
Or you don’t have a university degree and you want to still break into tech (We have an offer for non-degree holders btw, check it out)
Don’t take my word for it. Hear directly from what our alumni has to say!
We have come a long way and our achievements are nothing without the support from the community we build
Your learning experience and journey landing your first job in tech means the world to us.
We have come a long way and our achievements are nothing without the power of the community we build!
(Let us know what you want to build! You literally get to build your startup idea as the final project!)
All these projects were brought to life by our students despite many of
them starting with zero coding knowledge before they joined us.
Understand the full software development flow from understanding project management to UI/UX design to front end and backend development to deployment and launch.
An appointment app where users can create events & clients can make appointments. A simple clone of taskeo.
Created by HiPO 10 team.
Ever thought of a dating app, but for pets? Well that is exactly what Tinder For Pets is! A simple app to match pets together to hangout!
Created by HiPO 11 and HiPO 12 team.
Starting off your self taught journey? Want to be part of the learning model of the future withou going in debt for university degrees? Pathforge is the best social learning platform to keep you motivated learning in a peer-to-peer environment from real projects
Applying for jobs but end up spamming and still not getting back any replies? Definejobs is a unique job portal that guarantees you a reply or an interview.
Difficult to track your expenses in an F&B business? Menubase is a full platform for restaurant owners to automate invoice/receipt processing and provides Business Insights as a Service for F&B business owners.
Struggling to pay bills due to the pandemic? Want to diversify your income by trading? Limitd is Malaysia's #1 streetwear marketplace for sneaker enthusiasts to buy and trade authentic sneakers.
Don't live without financial education anymore! Start planning for retirement today. Lifepitch is the single software you need to plan out your financial roadmap according to your commitments and goals.
The main goal of the itinerary builder is to allow the locals from the country to build out the tours and itinerary that anyone can follow. Making the process of planning holidays much more simple!
A platform where users are able to exchange products as they have second hand products that they no longer wish to use Example are clothes and shoes. Instead of selling it for half the price, we can exchange it on the marketplace at full price.
Additional $100 cash back (strictly only if you do not have a university degree and will not be pursuing one). Please proceed with enrollment. You will receive a link later on to fill in your details. We’ll bank in directly to your bank account immediately.
We know what it's like to stress about work and not be able to
find a career that realises your potential. We know what it's like to need a career change & feel the
pressure to invest in loans to pay for a degree without knowing if it will pay off.
We know you don’t need to pay for overpriced lecturers or facilities. You will be learning from home and be assigned actual software engineers as mentors and get support whenever you need. We did it ourselves and we know this is the learning model of the future.
A programme like this, with this level of in depth training on these skills and personal mentorship and support, and dozens and dozens of success stories, is worth much more than $10,000, and worth more than most $50,000 degree programs.
But we wanted to make it accessible to as many people as possible who can really benefit from it. We'd rather you join this course and charge you less than see you go into debt for a degree program or a more expensive program and still not be taught how to get a job. According to a Graduate Tracer Study in 2020, 50% of fresh graduates remain unemployed 1 year after graduation. That’s insane.
We do not believe in going in debt for education. Why do you need to spend 5 years in university come out with a net worth of -$50,000 and end up spending the next 5 years of your life paying back your debt?
We absolutely love helping people change their lives like this, which is rewarding in and of itself. And our community members and students have a tendency to be pretty awesome. So (for now, and it will increase), we are granting access to the entire ecosystem for a heavily discounted price. With a job refund guarantee to show you how serious I am about this.
Maximum of 10pax/batch to ensure a top-tier learning
experience. Apply now, try it out for
Job or money back.
1. 16th September 2021 (Only 2 slots left!)
2. 1st October 2021 (Only 8 slots left!)
3. 1st January 2022 (Only 8 slots left!)
Is there really demand for tech talents? Aren’t there enough talents already?
There are typically 1,500+ openings in software development in Malaysia daily - during the Covid-19
Pandemic. About 10,000 in Southeast Asia and 170,000+ in Asia. Best part, these are all filtered to show
junior roles only, with more and more remote roles open. On top of that, software skills allow you to work
remotely, nothing is limiting you to jobs in your own country only.
While everyone has been hit hard by this pandemic, software agencies and companies are still hiring people because so much business has been pushed online. You can do this search yourself!
And you don't need to be a rocket scientist to learn them, or spend years in school or another small fortune on a degree to acquire them. Employers need sharp, tech and web savvy people to manage their software development. We know this because we are struggling to hire talents ourselves (And this is exactly why we’ve decided to train our own talents through this programme)!
We're giving an additional limited discount of $300 off now. On top of that, you get a full refund if you don’t get a tech job offer after you graduate.
Refer your friends! You both earn $50 each. Please proceed with enrollment and let us know their name later on.
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THC’s Upskill Programme is straight to the point. Comprehensively covering topics in frontend, backend, cloud, and algorithms, and focusing on real world projects resulting in a more standout portfolio. We guarantee a job in tech or provide a full refund. We consistently charge crazily below market rate and add way more value than what our student’s are paying. We are sincere about your growth and will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals. Your succes is our success. We take it into our own hands and give it our all to help you. All you need to do is put in the hard work.
THC runs on a peer-to-peer learning model. No overpriced tuition fees, no
inefficient exams, no overpaid lecturers.
You learn with your batch of peers, work on projects together, get real-world experience, get a job. You will graduate with a portfolio that stands out.
THC is a community with over 300 people from various industries, often coming together to discuss on open source projects and monetising their skillsets online.
THC offers unlimited interview prep and referrals to tech companies, often overlooked by academic programmes.
THC only accepts top applicants and ensures participation before graduating anyone, guaranteeing a strong network of classmates and alumni.
If you are able to and you prefer to go the self-learning route, by all
means go ahead! It’s 100% doable. We’ve done it ourselves. THC is the place
we wished we had when we were struggling like crazy and gave up multiple
times whle self-learning ourselves. THC is simply a place for people to come
together, share ideas, build connections and ultimately monetise their
skillsets. If you feel you can self-learn, you may even apply to get access
to our community as a normal community member first.
THC provides a structured and guided path to getting a coding job in a fixed amount of time.
THC exposes you to software engineers in industry on a weekly basis to grow your network.
THC provides a powerful network of peers and alumni that you can draw on for your future career.
THC also provides a job guarantee, what are you waiting for!
Online courses have a completion rate of less than 5%. And people tend to
just complete their curriculum for the sake of it. It holds little value in
the eyes of informed employers.
THC is project-based. Experience-based. You have a technical skillset and you’re able to show for it with your beautiful portfolio on top of the certification we provide, that is vetted by our network of companies.
THC is live and cohort-based. Students ask questions in class daily and enjoy a community of classmates learning at the same pace.
THC cultivates a strong alumni network that significantly helps graduates with their careers.
No you do not! Apple, Tesla, Google and tons of other big tech startups in
the West have dropped the requirement for a university degree. And we
believe this is the right direction and it will only grow from here.
Most of THC’s community members do not have CS degrees, but are working professionally as developers. You can check out their stories here.
THC has even have community members from unrelated fields like operational safety, law, accounting. Even the founders themselves were from a Finance background.
We exist because universities are unable to produce enough engineers. There’s such a high demand for techies now. Companies will hire anyone who’s able to add value to their organisation, with or without a degree.
Math is not a pre-requisite for coding. Logical thinking and problem solving is. We spend a lot of time working on the fundamentals with our students. We believe anyone can code if they remain determined and put in sufficient time and effort.
It is normal to find coding challenging - this is common among all software
engineers. Everyone starts from zero! We’re mostly self-taught so we believe
we can relate better than others out there who paid crazy money for
bootcamps or universities. If you’re wondering whether you’re struggling
more than normal, schedule a chat with us. Let’s talk!
THC provides on-demand support to students over group chat. We ask students to ask for help if they’re stuck for longer than 30 minutes, such that they do not spend too much time on relatively straightforward problems.
THC fosters a tight-knit community of learners that help each other in our peer-to-peer environment. You will always have peers working through the same material that you can work together with and get help from. With time, you will learn.
If you already code but need help getting a software job, chat with us and
we can advise whether self-studying or joining us is appropriate.
Many of our most successful graduates had coding experience prior to joining
THC. If we answer on behalf of them here, it’s mostly for the opportunity to
learn with a group of like-minded individuals and get access to real-world
projects or internship opportunities. Find out for yourself when you meet
your batchmates and let us know if we’re right!
Zero hidden costs! None at all. We only charge the fee stated on pricing.html. We’ll be using open source tools, free resources and the official documentations. Look at it this way. The documentation for a programming language is like a dictionary for a spoken language like English, Mandarin, Malay etc. The documentation is free and available to the public, very much like the dictionary is. There’s no secret. All the information is available already, it’s up to us to put in the hardwork. All you need is hardwork, determination, a laptop (or PC) and good Wifi connection.
Definitely. THC is a self-paced programme. We try our best to match candidates according to the number of hours they are able to commit to the programme. We are not time-based, we are project-based. We have learning materials, assignments, challenges and projects you need to solve to be able to complete the programme. Let’s put it this way. If someone puts in 12 hours a day and another person puts in 1 hour a day, the person who puts in 12 hours a day will complete the programme in 3 months while the person putting in 1 hour a day might take over a year.
This programme works on a project-based peer-to-peer learning model! Each learner will be matched with a partner for a short daily accountability meet-ups and a team of 10 dynamic group mates weekly learning meet-ups, throughout the entire programme! You will be matched with someone with a similar end goal and time commitments as you. The programme is NOT time-based. You can do it full-time or part-time, it’s completely up to you. Success is based on the projects and challenges you complete. In short, you learn on your own pace, make new friends, get personal help anytime you need from mentors, complete challenges and projects, go through the job prep we provide (with insights on potential company’s hiring technical interview process) and ultimately land your first job in tech.
Good question! Again, it really depends on the individual and the country you're based in! A tech internship will usually be around $500-$1200 and an entry-level developer role will pay around $2500-$5000. Get the skillsets, then it's all about selling yourself to your maximum potential during the interview. Bottom line, add as much value as you can as an employee and your salary will go up. We promise this.
Of course. We're a tech startup builder in Southeast Asia and we're always hungry for good developers for our range of exciting tech startups under our portfolio! On top of that, we spend a great deal of time talking to founders and CTOs of venture-backed companies. You will be applying for the job fully backed with the projects you worked on during the programme as well as the technical tests and interview process these companies use to filter applicants.
Graduates with > 90% attendance who are actively applying but unable to get a tech job within 6 months of graduation will get a full refund.
A tech job is:
- A position requiring knowledge of one or more of the following: software, data science, web development, iOS/Android development, cybersecurity, information technology, UI/UX design.
- Any other position for which you would not have been qualified, considered, or promoted into, without your participation in THC’s programme or job placement efforts.
- You are actively seeking out employment.
Within five minutes or less you’ll be sent a welcome email with details to get you started. The course material will appear in your private login area to our unique social-learning platform along with an invitation link to our private Discord channel. Start going through the materials on your own first! We will officially start with all batch mates on the first Ice Breaking session coming up soon! All students who enroll today will be given lifetime access and support until they get a tech job.
The goal of the program is to produce front-end, back-end, or full-stack web developers through The Hacker Collective and get a job placement after the program. Our aim is for our students to have a solid proficiency in both front-end and back-end technologies through extensive hands-on experience, peer-programming, and building real-world projects. Assuming you're putting in 8-12 hours a day, this is definitely doable.
We will help our students secure jobs after graduation. The Hacker Collective has partner companies that will aid in the job-hunting process for the students. We continuously partner with other companies to increase employment opportunities for our students. In fact, we have a dedicated team doing just this. So just work hard, graduate, and you're set!
Each online class is made up of 10 students. An instructor, an assistant and our alumni are available to assist you throughout the entire program.
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