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AutoCAD, SketchUp
and Revit

Take your ideas to the next level and present your designs using the latest industry software. You’ll start by developing a thorough understanding of interior construction methods and building techniques empowering you to co-ordinate a residential build. Through a series of practical exercises you’ll develop a documentation package for a residential project in AutoCAD. Next, you’ll visualise an interior from the ground up in SketchUp adding furniture, lighting and finishes. Finally you’ll be introduced to Revit through a commercial project where you will produce plans, elevations, sections, joinery details and 3D models.

Accredited online short course
3 hrs per week / 12 months

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Why learn these tools?

AutoCAD is one of the most widely used 2D drawing tools, which means your plans will be easily recognised and understood by engineers, builders, carpenters and plumbers. SketchUp allows you to model your ideas in 3D quickly and drag in pre-made furniture and surfaces. Revit streamlines your workflow saving time and resources. This highly efficient building information modelling tool (BIM) allows you to create 2D drawings and 3D models packed with detailed data.

What does the course cover?

In this comprehensive course you will develop an understanding of interior construction and explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit. Below is a condensed summary of the aspects you will cover. Each tool is taught using a practical project because we believe that skills develop best when the software is put into practice.

Interior Construction (Residential Project)

  • The design, approval and construction process
  • Regulation, standards and building code
  • Residential construction
  • Joinery

AutoCAD (Residential Project)

  • Drafting aids
  • Drawing geometry
  • Layers and properties
  • Annotation, dimensions
  • Hatches, fills, lineweights
  • Tables and schedules

SketchUp (Residential Project)

  • Drawing and modelling in SketchUp
  • Tags (Layers), groups and components
  • Materials, textures and images
  • Scenes and styles
  • Rendering your model

Revit (Commercial Project)

  • Architecture modelling
  • Custom families
  • Materials and textures
  • Annotation, dimensions, tags and text
  • Sheets and printing
  • Rendering in Revit

What are the timeframes?

There are no intakes, you can apply and start at anytime. Please allow one business day for us to process your application and payment.

You’ll learn over a 12 month period, we estimate that you will need to commit 3 hours per week to your study.

This time frame commences from the day you receive access to our eCampus.

If you require a longer period you will need to submit an extension application.

What support can I expect?

If you need assistance during your course you can contact our Educators via email during our Sydney studio hours (Monday to Friday 9.30am -4.30pm AEST). We endeavour to respond to all questions with 48 hours.

We also offer live online weekly Help Hub support sessions via Zoom.

This course is developed by our partner Sydney Design School, Australia’s award winning interior design school.

Receive a Statement of Attainment
with an accredited competency.
Registered Training Provider 91446

What skills do I need?

This is a practical and fast-paced course suited to Designers with an understanding of basic construction. This course has been designed for Interior Decorators and Designers, Architects, Draftspeople, Builders, Landscape Architects, students studying architecture or interiors and those working in the construction industry.

To study with Interior Design Online you will need a strong command of the English language (verbal, written and comprehension) and, if required, be able to score at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test here or an equivalent.

If required, our team will be in contact with you by telephone to assess your English language proficiency, prior to an enrolment confirmation being sent. If your application is not successful due to your language ability your payment will be refunded in full.

What tools will I need?

  • A powerful laptop or desktop computer with a dedicated graphics card. Please see our Computer Requirements page for more detail
  • Microsoft Office
  • A three button, scroll wheel mouse
  • A 2-4TB external hard drive
  • We will provide a link to subscribe to a free educational subscription to AutoCAD and Revit.
  • Australian students will need to purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

Note: This course is delivered on a PC and all resources provided are based on students using a PC. If you choose to use a Mac you will need to purchase and install Windows to access Revit. Please note we do not provide installation or technical support for Mac users.

What is the cost?

  • Pay AUD $2,450 in full (GST free) Or pay a deposit of $800 followed by 3 monthly instalments of $550 via Ezidebit.
  • A credit card transaction fee will be applied at checkout
  • Note: Australian students will need to purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

Meet an Educator

Samantha Cahill
Interior Designer / Advanced Diploma of Interior Design

“The world of design is always changing and adding new tools to your skill set will help you to stay agile, solve problems and communicate your ideas clearly. These three pieces of software compliment each other and allow you to express yourself conceptually or in intricate detail. I get immense satisfaction seeing our students grow in confidence throughout this comprehensive online course.”

Student work by Jade Vong (AutoCAD), Jenna Ritchie (SketchUp) and Sarah Roe (Revit).