Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Basics

Gain a practical understanding of Computer Assisted Design (CAD) and its ability to create, edit and present 3D digital prototypes. Open your career to new opportunities. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this course

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is a technology that has revolutionised the engineering and manufacturing industries by enabling the creation and manipulation of virtual prototypes and models. Autodesk Inventor is one of the leading CAD programs used in these industries and is widely recognised for its powerful and intuitive 3D design capabilities.

In this course, you will learn the basics of using Autodesk Inventor for creating, editing and presenting 3D digital prototypes. You will be introduced to the user interface and work with features such as sketching, modelling, assembly and presentation. With a focus on practical exercises, you will learn how one could apply these tools to solve real-world design problems and potential opportunities to integrate this technology into the modern workplace.

On completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion as well as a credential point to support your further study. This course is one of several courses that comprise the Professional and Industry Skills suite. View the full list of courses available within this suite.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for those looking to gain a foundational understanding of Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and how it can be utilised in the workplace.

Course Structure

This self-directed course provides 10 hours of fully online learning. You will have up to six months from the date of registration to access the materials and complete the course. This course has been designed with flexibility in-mind, ensuring that your studies suit your lifestyle or work needs.

What you will learn

As part of the course, you will:

  • Understand the basic principles and concepts of computer-aided design
  • Build your knowledge of how to apply CAD to real-world design problems
  • Create and modify 2D and 3D drawings using Autodesk Inventor
  • Understand opportunities for industry applications of CAD

Gain practical CAD skills with access to industry-leading tools

Gain confidence in applying new technology to your workplace and stay ahead of the curve

Informed by community and industry practitioners

Gain a Certificate of Completion and a credit point towards further study

Behind this course

This short course has been developed by experienced educators, industry leaders and skilled professionals, ensuring you receive an up-to-date and well-rounded short course. Utilising community and industry consultation, you’ll complete this course with the information and understanding demanded by modern industry, well-equipped for whatever you do next. Built with flexible learning options, this short course has been designed to fit into your schedule, with the learning to be flexible, engaging and practice based.

Studying this short course can provide you with credit points for the elective unit "Industry Skills in Practice". For more information, please contact the unit coordinator.