Live Online Coding Classes For Tech-Loving Kids

We'll teach your child the most in-demand skill of the 21st century by coding Minecraft mods. For ages 8-12.

Discover Your Child's Passion For Coding With Our Introductory Class

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After-School & Weekend Classes

We run weekly classes via video call, where up to 4 students and a teacher will code their own Minecraft mod together and test it out in a shared Minecraft world.

No Driving Anywhere

Our classes are run online, so there's no need to drive your child to and from the class. They attend from home, leaving you free to do other things!

Learn An In-Demand Skill

Coding could become your child's new favourite hobby and one day lead to an amazing career building apps, launching rockets - or creating the next Facebook!

Code A Different Minecraft Mod Each Week

Minecraft mods are bits of computer code that change the standard behaviour of your child's Minecraft game.

We'll code mods that make pigs fly, turn water to gold, build secret volcano lairs, create mini-games to play together, and tons more!

How It Works

1. BOOK YOUR CHILD IN

Book into a single introductory class, or a 10 week program that runs after school or on the weekend.

2. Attend from home

To attend class, just set your child up on a computer, log into their CodeMakers account and join the video call.

3. Code, Test & Play!

During class, your child will follow along with the teacher as they code a Minecraft mod and test it on our Minecraft world together.

Perfect For Beginners

Your child will code their mods using our visual drag & drop code blocks that snap together like Lego™.

Once they’ve written their code, they can test it in our Minecraft™ world in a single click!

Small Classes, Personalised Attention

Each class has a maximum of 4 students.

The teacher can see & edit your child’s code at all times, so they’ll never get stuck. Its like having a coach consistently looking over your child’s shoulder, encouraging them and guiding them through the lesson.

Six Skills We DEVELOP In Our Lessons

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Logic

To program a computer, we must give very explicit, clear & logical instructions.

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Maths

We construct simple algorithms, use XYZ co-ordinates, touch on probability, and lots more!

creativity

Creativity

Whether its spawning flying slimes or building a skyscraper out of cake - we're endlessly creative!

problem-solving

Problem-Solving

We are constantly analyzing and solving problems, fixing bugs, and adding features when we write our code.

experimentation

Experimentation

We encourage experimentation - trying, failing, and trying again until our code works the way we want.

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Attention To Detail

Writing code requires focused thinking and attention to detail. Make a mistake and our mod won't work!

THOUSANDS OF KIDS LOVE US!!

We've taught this class to thousands of Minecraft-loving kids all around the world, and they absolutely love it! 

He counts down to coding class every week, starting at “6 days to go” – he looks forward to the classes that much. He has transformed from being shy and uncertain when using a computer to being completely independent.
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Bec T.
Aiden's Mum
She has so thoroughly enjoyed her coding and can’t wait to get on and go. We have noticed a change in her schooling, especially problem solving. So we are extremely happy with the course.
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Dave P.
Caitlyn's Dad
We particularly appreciated the specific feedback received each week and calm, positive approach shown by the facilitators.
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Matthew D.
Henry's Dad
The best part is that it allows him to develop skills in programming that benefit all other areas of his learning at school.
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Adrian Giles
Hugo's Dad

Hayden filmed a little review, showing us some of the cool things he has learnt in our after-school classes.

Chris loved our introductory class, and can't wait to code some more Minecraft mods in our after-school classes.

She looked proud as punch with herself when I arrived home and told me in great detail what she’d achieved. Thanks so much. She loves it.
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Bec Smith
Ella's Mum
He has high functioning autism but computers are his special interest and he is very bright but just a little shy on the social front. This class is brilliant as it enables interaction in safe environment of home.
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Rachel
Student's Mum
Nate is loving the classes and the interaction of the online delivery, being that age ‘doing’ is far better than reading text books!!
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Leigh P.
Nate's Mum
Thank you for the amazing service you are providing, and for being so flexible and immediately accommodating to reschedule Dan’s class. After his lesson tonight he said it was so good!
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Scott A.
Dan's Dad
An email sent to one of our teachers...

You have done amazing things for our son. I don’t have the heart to tell him that there are no other classes with you that suit him for next term.
Please contact us as soon as you have created one. He will miss you. Mark and I will miss the sound of happiness from his coding bunker every Tuesday night. We honestly turn down the volume on the tv just to hear him. He is a special little boy and you have been absolutely perfect for him. You are brilliant at what you do. I hope this is not goodbye, but see you again soon.
I do hope you understand the impact that you have had on his little world and ours. (I’m getting emotional writing this)
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Sarah D.
Xavier's Mum

Pricing

Intro Class

$ 29
  • Max 4 students with a teacher
  • 50 min class
  • Attend from home
  • Code your first mod
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10 Week Program

$ 299
  • Max 4 students with a teacher
  • Attend from home
  • One 50 min class per week
  • Weekly parent updates
  • 24/7 access to our software & Minecraft server
  • Weekly payment plan available

About CodeMakers

CodeMakers is the brainchild of Nikki Durkin. 

Nikki fell in love with technology when she founded a fashion-trading app at age 18 that grew internationally and took her all over the world. 

Along with the other CodeMakers teachers, she's now excited to share her passion for code with the next generation and help them bring their big ideas to life!

FAQs

Your child will need a computer with a microphone (either built in, or via a headset or earphones with a mic) so they can talk to the teacher.

For our free class you won't need your own Minecraft account, but you will need to buy an account for $35 AUD from Minecraft.net to do the 10 week course.

When you book your child in, we'll create their CodeMakers account. 

To join the class, they just login to their CodeMakers account and click a button to join the video call with the teacher. They also have Minecraft open on their computer, and join our Minecraft server.

Once your child is setup and has joined the class, we'll start writing our code within their CodeMakers online account and testing it in the Minecraft server together. 

Our classes are suitable for children aged 8-12 years old, who are excited about learning how to mod Minecraft. We're using drag-and-drop code blocks, so this workshop is perfect for a beginner-intermediate coder.

If you're unsure about whether your child is a good fit, please get in touch!

We have 2 x 10 week courses teaching Minecraft modding using drag and drop code.

By the end of the intermediate course, your child should have some solid experience and skills in computational thinking and will have been exposed to a lot of different coding concepts and techniques. 

This is the perfect foundation on which to learn a written language such as python or javascript. We will be offering classes in these languages in the future.

Absolutely! We teach coding & computational thinking skills in the context of making Minecraft mods but the concepts will translate to anything: coding games, websites, apps, robots, etc.

Unfortunately the mods will only work in our Minecraft server. If your child is taking classes with us, they'll have 24/7 access to the server to code, test & play!

Interested In Booking OUR Intro CLASS?

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Get In Touch

Email: [email protected]

Address: 3/155 Queen St. Brisbane City, QLD, 4000, Australia