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AutoCAD - Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course

Begin with the basics and learn all about AutoCAD.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Robina Start date: 22 Apr 2023 Duration: 10 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

This course assumes the student does not know Autodesk AutoCAD, and so the course begins with the basics.

This AutoCAD course is designed to allow students who have minimal or no experience to learn about the essential topics for working with the AutoCAD software.

Students are introduced to the drafting capabilities of the program, followed by the modifying/editing functions. Various exercises and architectural drawings are offered.

Using AutoCAD 2022 software, the functions covered include:

  • Understanding workspace and user interface
  • Basic drawing commands
  • Basic modifying commands
  • Layers and working effectively by layers
  • Dimensions in AutoCAD
  • Blocks in AutoCAD
  • Attributes in Blocks
  • Title Blocks and layouts
  • Page setup
  • Multi leaders in AutoCAD
  • OSNAPs and Polar tracking 
  • View management
  • Hatching 
  • Annotative Text
  • Tables

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

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
22 Apr 2023
10 weeks
8.00am - 12.00pm
  • Full fee: $650
22 Apr 2023
10 weeks
2.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Full fee: $650

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AutoCAD - Level 1 (NONAC08032)

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AutoCAD - Level 1

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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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria
  • As this is a fast paced beginners course, course prerequisites are that you have previous experience using applications on a PC or Mac and are capable of navigating around your computer, saving files and have an understanding of folder structure.
  • This course requires a solid understanding of computers, importing, locating and opening files on a PC platform.
  • It is also required that students have a working knowledge of the internet.
  • Students must have intermediate computer skills using Windows before enrolling in this course as they will use computers running Windows in class.
Resources required

After enrolment:

  • For practicing at home in between lessons (not mandatory) - you will need to download the AutoCAD 2022 student edition from the Autodesk website. You will be prompted to upload your Confirmation of Enrolment from TAFE that you received upon enrolment.  Please try and have this installed before your first lesson. Note - You will be using TAFE computers in class time.

You will be required to bring the following to class:

  • pen and paper for note taking and a memory stick/USB flash drive for saving your work and taking your files home

Please note: There are no canteen facilities at Coomera over the weekend or in the evenings so 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.

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  • 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.