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NONAC08032

AutoCAD - Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course

Begin with the basics and learn all about AutoCAD.

This is a fast paced beginners course.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Gold Coast
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 20 Apr 2024 Duration: 8 weeks View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$685

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 2024 software, the functions covered include

  • Understanding workspace and user interface
  • Drawing commands
  • 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
  • Hatch in AutoCAD
  • Annotative Text
  • Microsoft interaction with AutoCAD
  • Introduction to 3D modelling

Course outcome:

Statement of Participation

Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
On Campus
20 Apr 2024
8 weeks
Part time 1 day per week 8.00am - 12.00pm
Saturday
  • Full fee: $685
demo

Coomera

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

20 Apr 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

8 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week 8.00am - 12.00pm
Saturday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $685
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

No assessment

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Robina
On Campus
20 Apr 2024
8 weeks
Part time 1 day per week 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday
  • Full fee: $685
demo

Robina

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

20 Apr 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

8 weeks

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time 1 day per week 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Saturday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $685
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

No assessment

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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AutoCAD - Level 1 (NONAC08032)

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AutoCAD - Level 1

COURSE CODE: NONAC08032
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
  • 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 2024 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. 

Important information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers

Robina Campus

  • We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes early to get checked in and settled as class starts on time.
  • We recommend using public transport or
  • If you are driving, BEFORE you arrive, please download the EasyPark App, set up your account and in the Search bar at top of the screen, type ‘Tafe’ and select the appropriate parking area to set as your location – something similar to this will appear- Care Park Australia street parking, private, 1 day duration.
  • We highly recommend you download the app and enter the details prior to arriving as there may be no signal in the basement. If you have any issues reach out to security on campus located on the ground floor near the lifts.
  • ​Parking can be accessed via Paddington Place. ONLY park in the spaces marked with the Red TAFE Queensland logo on the ground on either B1 or B2 to avoid being fined by Easy Park. 
    Please be aware that parking spaces can fill early.

Please note: The Seedpod Cafe on site at our Robina Campus is not open for business on the weekend or in the evenings so you are advised to bring your own refreshments.
​The Green Fields restaurant & bar on site at our Robina Campus is open from 4pm-9pm most days of the week. Green Fields information.

Pathways

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

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

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.