AutoCAD is the most widely adopted 2D (also with 3D capabilities) CAD package worldwide.

This course is the first of two in the series and cover the fundamentals of drawing and publishing with AutoCAD 2020.

This course is designed for users with limited- or no prior experience with AutoCAD. Learners require General Computer Literacy

Read more on how this course is aligned with New Zealand (NZQA) and Australian registered unit standards here.

Metric units are used in this course.

You can download and install a free trial version of AutoCAD 2020 for this course, see details in the content below for more information.

Certificate sample:

Sample AutoCAD 2020 Level 1 Certificate

  1. Introduction
  2. User Interface
  3. ModelSpace and PaperSpace
  4. Basic Drawing Elements
  5. Modify Existing Elements
  6. Layers
  7. Units and Scales
  8. Annotation
  9. Blocks
  10. Publish a Drawing

10 Modules are presented through interactive video presentation and practical demonstration.

Each module is followed by a short comprehension test which requires a minimum pass rate of 100%.

Users can complete a minimum of one module at a time / per session; or all of them consecutively if desired.

An assignment at the end of the Learning Path is required to be completed and submitted for review by the Course Coach (75% minimum pass rate required). This is followed by a short course survey and finally, official certification.

Approximately 24 hours required (total sum of course learning modules, tests and asessment) to complete this course.

Course material

Course materials will be made available from within the training modules.


AutoCAD 2020 is required to complete this course. Autodesk provides a free educational version from their website:

You can also download a fully functional trial version that would run for 30 days from:


Each module is followed by a short comprehension test (up to 5 questions max).

Learners are required to complete a final practical assessment at the end, after completing the Learning Path modules. The minimum pass rate for all tests and assessments is 75%.