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FAQs & Knowledge Hub

FAQs & Knowledge Hub

You’ve heard of coding, robotics and app development, but you’re not quite sure if it’s suited to your child. After all, telling computers what to do with lines of instructions seems a little grown-up, like something they’d do in high school. Coding and STEM subjects aren’t just for teens or adults – the opportunity to improve, change or create technology belongs to everyone. Empower your little monkey to explore new ways of thinking in a fun, safe and engaging way, developing future-focused skills, ready to become the STEM leaders of tomorrow.  Learn more about CodeMonkey and Junior Engineers below.

Tell me about Junior Engineers

Junior Engineers brings the best in coding and robotics education to children across the country. Offering a range of hands-on learning opportunities, including after-school, holiday and online programs, your child will master coding languages, creative skills and problem-solving tactics that will set them up for success in a world dominated by technology.

What is CodeMonkey

CodeMonkey delivers an awesome coding experience your kids will draw on for years to come. Combining learning and gamification, our online coding platform is the perfect educational treat for curious minds with a passion for STEM and technology. Re-frame the way they feel about learning with our award-winning resource. With CodeMonkey, every child can learn to code within a matter of hours. They will have so much fun, they won’t realise that they are learning.

Do you deliver face-to-face courses?

Junior Engineers offers a range of face-to-face options during the school term and the school holidays. Additionally, check our corporate partners for the name of your employer! Is your school or business missing from our listings? Reach out today and learn more about we can do for your child, your school or your staff.

Do you deliver online courses?

Yes! CodeMonkey is exclusively delivered online, offering self-paced learning via game play. Login anytime from anywhere, without the hassle of driving to and from another appointment. Great for kids, better for parents and your busy schedule.

Can I track my child’s progress in CodeMonkey?

CodeMonkey’s grading systems is completely automated, delivering immediate feedback to you and your child, making tracking progress easy.

Will my child learn skills they can use in the real world?

Yes! Junior Engineers and CodeMonkey equip Aussie children with transferable skills targeted at 21st century jobs.  Think about the digital technologies you engage with at home and work… maintaining these essential parts of everyday life requires skilled workers to ideate, create, maintain and innovate the next updates, keeping up with technological developments. Give your child an edge by engaging their passion for STEM – learning with our programs is so fun, it doesn’t feel like learning at all.

Will my child learn real coding languages?

Yes! Junior Engineers teaches block-based and text-based coding languages such as Scratch, Python, JavaScript, C++, CSS, HTML and more!
With CodeMonkey, students begin their learning journey with a text-based coding language called Coffeescript (refined version of JavaScript), while advanced students wrap their heads around Python – two very popular coding languages used by coding professionals, all around the word.

Is my child too young or too old for CodeMonkey and Junior Engineers?

Although we believe children should be exposed to coding and STEM related courses from a young age, CodeMonkey and Junior Engineers cater to children and teens between the ages of 7-16. Join our newsletter to stay on top of any changes as they happen!

What makes you different from other providers?

Junior Engineers and CodeMonkey are two branches of one pioneering body dedicated to enriching, educating and engaging Australian kids in ways that matter to them. We recruit only the best instructors and content developers, ensuring our online platform is always bursting with new content and our in-class experiences sing with excitement and educational possibility. From low student to instructor ratios, engaging characters, measurable skills testing and much more, watch your child gain confidence with Junior Engineers and CodeMonkey. Ignite their love for learning to code with our proprietary syllabus!

Why is coding important?

Coding is an essential addition to everyday education. Coding languages build on reading, writing, counting, comprehension and creativity skills, helping children to understand and engage with technology as it relates to them and their future. Understanding the inner workings of code helps kids on their way to becoming creators instead of consumers in a highly tech-based society.

Do I need to download the CodeMonkey platform before my child can play?

Not at all. CodeMonkey is an all-inclusive online coding platform. All you need is an internet connection and your favourite device (CodeMonkey works on tablets and computers). Use Safari or Chrome for the best connection.

Is CodeMonkey available in my language?

CodeMonkey has been translated into 18 languages with more on the way. Change your language by clicking on the menu and choosing the correct flag.

What will my child take away from a Junior Engineers Workshop?

Your child will walk away with a sense of accomplishment, confidence and excitement at the end of every Junior Engineers Workshop. Our experienced instructors focus on tailoring the content to your child’s age, experience and area of interest, ensuring they look forward to coming back again and again. Nowhere else will they learn to ideate, create and build robotics, video games, websites, wearable technology and countless other digital creations.

Have we missed a question? Do you have something you need to ask or an idea you’d like to discuss? Reach out to our friendly team today and transform your little tech consumer into a tech creator with our exciting programs.

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