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Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course

Learn the world of logos, illustrations and graphic artwork with Illustrator.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Townsville (Pimlico) Start date: 17 Feb 2023 Duration: 6 weeks
STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast North Queensland
Full Fee

Course overview

If you are interested in learning about the creation and editing of vector artwork such as logos, illustrations and graphic artwork then we recommend you complete this course. Students will start at the beginning and learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. On completion users will be able to create artwork for commercial use in magazines, business stationery, brochures and posters.

Course content includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Illustrator’s interface - the work area, tools panel, application bar and Illustrator’s preferences
  • artwork creation - the use of vector drawings and bitmap images, opening a file, changing the Illustrator artboard and/or page size, zooming in and out, undo and redo, using rulers, guides and grids
  • drawing vector art - using the pen tool, drawing shapes, adding or deleting anchor points and an introduction to the pathfinder tool
  • object selecting and arranging
  • selecting objects, moving and duplicating objects, the align panel and grouping objects
  • transforming objects - using the transform panel to transform, scale, rotate, reflect and shear objects long with using warp effects
  • using colour in your graphics - using the colour panel, the swatches panel, creating spot colour swatches, using pantone colours, fills and strokes
  • layers - the layers panel, locating an item in the layers panel, using template layers to redraw artwork and locking and unlocking objects
  • clipping masks, transparency and gradients - creating clipping masks, editing a clipping mask, transparency and gradients
  • use of type - adding type, creating area type, creating text along a path, importing text, kerning, tracking and converting text into graphic objects

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
06 May 2023
6 weeks
Part time 1 session per week
  • Full fee: $510
Townsville (Pimlico)
17 Feb 2023
6 weeks
Part time one Friday morning per week 9am - 12pm
  • Full fee: $510

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Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate (NONAC08029)

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Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud: Beginner - Intermediate

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria
  • You must have previous experience using applications on a PC or Mac and are capable navigating around your computer, saving files and have an understanding of folder structure.
  • You must have a solid understanding or computers, importing, locating and opening files on a PC platform.
  • A working knowledge of the internet is also required.
  • You will be using Mac computers in this course, however if you have a solid understanding of Windows, you won't find this an issue.
Resources required
  • Please bring a USB to save your work and a pen and paper for note taking.
  • You will receive a comprehensive manual with the course.

Please note:  You are advised to bring your own refreshments.

Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.