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A list of beginner Adobe IIllustrator training available in Sydney Australia 2014/2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illustrator courses in Sydney

* List created in July 2014. We're trying to keep this list as up to date as possible. If there is a course missing please let us know & we’ll have it added.

* Disclaimer: My name is Emma Norton & I'm the Illustrator trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop. Obviously I'm inclined to say our courses are the best but I've tried to be objective here. My wish as a career trainer is that people find learning Illustrator fun and supportive - whether it's with us or any other of the great Adobe training centers in Sydney.

 

How do I choose an Adobe Illustrator course in Sydney?

As self employed freelance graphic designer and an Adobe Authorised Instructor I have come to think I know a thing or two about what you need to know when learning this wonderful programme we know as Illustrator! To make this easier I’ve broken down what to look for when choosing an Illustrator course.

Illustrator for personal use:

If you like to dabble at home with Illustrator for personal projects you might find some of the online courses useful. There aren’t many but I’ve included a few in my reviews. But if your more after the interaction with a trainer (which I always find far more beneficial) then you might want to look to the evening courses or the ones that are over a few weeks. And you might find one of the no frills cheaper courses is best for you as that combined with Mr Google you’ll be an Illustrator pro in no time.

 

Illustrator for business use:

You have an array to choose from with the Illustrator courses in Sydney. Many courses run over a 2 day duration with the odd one running over a few weeks. You might have the luxury of being able to go for one of the more costly courses which includes all the necessary (in my opinion!) aspects that make for a great course such as an Adobe Certified Instructor, free resit and post support.

 

Trainers:

Super important I think. Ideally if you or your company are putting you on a course I imagine you’d like the reassurance that you are being taught by only the best, this being a qualified Adobe Certified Instructor! It’s a no brainer I think. Many websites say their trainers are experienced or qualified but to me that’s rather vague. I’d be looking for those three magic words.

How good is your trainer


Extra TLC:

It seems a given now that most courses will offer email/phone support post your course. This is a brilliant USP in my opinion as it’s all well and good learning a new task with the exercise provided in class but when you come to apply this to your own projects at work this is where the questions pop up. So knowing you can contact the trainer for advise or help is gold-dust!

Another fantastic aspect is the free resit! Now thats TLC. Knowing that you can do the course, go away and have a play AND then come back and do the course again is just so comforting. It takes the pressure off a little bit and also helps build your confidence the second time around.

Not so common but some courses off a DVD of the courseware, again very comforting to know you have this to fall back on when you are in the office or at home.

 

Courseware:

Ideally you want to have been provided a set of notes. This is much easier as you don’t spend all your time in class dictating and missing crucial points.

 

Living in the past or present:

A great advantage would be to learn the most recent version of Illustrator to learn even if you are on an earlier version at work or home. Learning the latest version (Creative Cloud) will give you an insight of how the software has developed which you might see is something that would be useful to you so maybe an upgrade is in order. Plus you’ll learn the latest process but once you have your illustrator knowledge, understand that you might do this slightly differently using an earlier version.

 

Duration:

The courses I teach for Illustrator are either 1 or 2 day course which I think is ideal. It’s enough to get to grips with but not bombarding and overwhelming. I’m sure evening classes are useful however you might just be getting into an exercise and your evening 3 hour (likely) course has ended.

 


 

The list...

 

Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL)

Level 2, 80 Mount Street North SydneyNSW 2060

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COURSE TITLE: ILLUSTRATOR COURSE SYDNEY

SUMMARY:

Bring Your Own Laptop offer a comprehensive one day course with a maximum of 9 to a class. You get 12 month email support from the Adobe Certified Instructors! What’s more if you were wanting to gain further graphic knowledge you can do the ID/PS/IL Combo coursewhich includes InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. A lot is covered in the 1 day but nothing you can’t handle and it’s all the basics to get you Illustrator confident.

Illustrator Course in Sydney

 

DURATION: 1 DAY

PRICE: $1795(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: 9

VERSION: CC, CS6, CS5

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City Desktop Training

4/60 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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COURSE TITLE: ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALS

SUMMARY:

An Adobe Certified Training centre. Yahoo! City Desktop Training offer a few different Illustrator packs to suit your skill, this ranges from essentials to a lite course to an advanced. Looking at the first in the list being their Illustrator Essentials course they seem to have a thorough list of what is covered in the 2 days. They have nice small classes and offer a free resit and 12 months of post email and phone support. I’m not sure of the version of illustrator they use.

Illustrator training

 

DURATION: 2 DAYS

PRICE: $630(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: 5

VERSION: CC 2015

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Dynamic Web Training

Level 11,  32 Walker Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia

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COURSE TITLE: FAST TRACK TO ILLUSTRATOR CS6

SUMMARY:

Dynamic Web Training offer a 2 day Illustrator course in central Sydney called Fast Track to Illustrator CS6. Their course summary is quite comprehensive which is great but it’s just a bit unfortunate they aren’t teaching with the latest CC software. Their trainers are Certified Expert Trainers but I’m not sure if that’s Adobe certified. You have 8 months to do a free resit which is always useful as well as email support (not sure how long for) and you get a certificate upon completion.

Dynamic

 

DURATION: 2 DAYS

PRICE: $600(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: 10

VERSION: CS6

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Design Workshop Sydney

Level 6, 115 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR COURSES

SUMMARY:

Design Workshop Sydney offer a one day illustrator course that seems to cover the essentials to give you the illustrator confidence you need to get started. I’m unsure if their trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors and not sure if they offer the other perks so many other training houses give such as lunch, memory stick and a certificate. Overall this course give you what you need for a good cheap price. I would consider this the no frills one day course.

 

Design Workshop Sydney

 

DURATION: 1 DAY

PRICE: $295(EX GST)

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MAX SIZE: 4

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TAFE NSW

Various addresses in Sydney. Visit website for venues.

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR INTRODUCTION

SUMMARY:

TAFE NSW offer an illustrator intro course over 2 days totalling 9 hours. The website gives a basic summary of what you’ll cover in that time but not as specific as some websites. I couldn’t see any information about their quality of trainers and if they offer the additional email support or free resist so many other courses do. Overall a cheap course giving you a taster of this amazing programme.

 

Tafe

 

DURATION: 2 DAYS - 9 HOURS

PRICE: $205

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New Horizons

Level 6, St. Martins Tower, 31 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC - LEVEL 1

SUMMARY:

As well as a Level 1 course New Horizons also offer a Level 2 course. The list of what you will learn in the 1 day Level 1 course doesn’t sound too comprehensive compared so some other training centers however this one is a bit pricer than some so perhaps they are just under selling themselves with their list. It isn’t clear if their trainers are certified but they do have the great selling points of a free resit within 6 months as well as a 60 days help desk support; not as long as some training centers but great all the same. New Horizons is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) but I can’t be sure if the also covers being Adobe certified which is always a bonus.

New Horizons

 

DURATION: 1 DAY

PRICE: $500(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

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VERSION: CC

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Alpha Computer Consultants

Level 3, 123 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR LEVEL 1 COURSE

SUMMARY:

Alpha Computer Consultants offer an array of Illustrator courses, combining as packages as well as offer a series of specials depending on that package works for you. They are Adobe Certified and offer the usual great additions of a free resit and a help desk (I’m not sure of the expiry on either of these). ACC also offer an e-learning DVD as part of the package which would be super useful for future reference so even though it’s not the cheapest training course you seem to get a lot for your buck. Their content list is massive! Not sure how that much can be covered in 2 days with practice time but it’s great to see they are thorough in what they will be teaching, better than the other way round!

Alpha CC

 

DURATION: 2 DAYS

PRICE: $636.36(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: NOT LISTED

VERSION: CC

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Now Learning

Online only

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COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATOR CS5

SUMMARY:

Now Learning offer a 6 week online course in the introduction to Illustrator CS5. It’s unfortunate they are a few versions behind however I notice the website also promotes an advanced CS6 course. By the looks of it you need to fill out the form to enquire most of the information; content taught, price etc. And I couldn’t see if the course notes have been created by someone Adobe Certified.

Now Learning

 

DURATION: 6 WEEKS - 24 HOURS

PRICE: $?

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: NOT LISTED

VERSION: CS5

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CTO - Computer Training Options

Level 8, 60 Carrington St, Sydney NSW 2000

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR - INTRODUCTION

SUMMARY:

Computer Training Options offer a few different courses, an introduction as well as a 1 day advanced course and in 4 of the Illustrator software versions which is great but unfortunately they don’t have a course teaching using the latest CC (Creative Cloud) version. This is a shame with the great upgrades in CC. I’m unsure of the price and can’t see some of the other details I look for - Adobe certified, free resit, post support.

CTO

 

DURATION: 2 DAYS

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VERSION: CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6

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Martin College

Sydney Campus, Level 1, 63 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TRAINING COURSE

SUMMARY:

Martin College training gives a brief rundown of their Illustrator course. It’s focused on getting you to grips with the fundamentals of the Adobe Illustrator program. They don’t mention which version they use or what specifics you will cover but they have a form you can fill out for more information such as price etc.

Martin College

 

DURATION: 5-10 WEEKS (ONLINE)

PRICE: $?

EARLY BIRD: NO

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University of Sydney - Centre for Continuing Education

160 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR COURSE: LEVEL 1

SUMMARY:

The University of Sydney offers a Level 1 course totalling 12 hours over 4 week day sessions. They also offer a more intermediate Level 2 course. Their classes seem quite large with having a maximum of 18 per class but they offer a free repeat class which is always a bonus. Another bonus is that lunch is included and they provide you with a free USB - so useful to take your exercises home with you. Their trainers are ‘Experts’ however I’m unsure if they are Adobe Certified. It looks like they have a regular schedule of classes throughout the year and their course-ware list is thorough and seems to give all the basics you’d expect for a Level 1 course.

University Sydney

 

DURATION: 4 sessions, 12 hours total

PRICE: $535(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: 18

VERSION: CC

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Raising The Bar

Level 5, 104 Mount St, North Sydney, NSW 2060

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COURSE TITLE: ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALS

SUMMARY:

After a bit of a search around the website I found the illustrator course which is called Adobe Illustrator Essentials which is a two day course with a maximum of 10 to a class. They have a special price currently going (at time of review in July 2014). Full price was $950, now: $665 - saving of $285. It says this offer is for a limited time only but doesn’t mention how long for... Their course uses CS5 which is a shame now that this version is two behind and it’s not the cheapest course for the two day duration. Some of the reviews above are cheaper with more on offer. I can’t see here if they offer post support or a free resit which really seems a must in these courses now.

Raising the bar

 

DURATION: 2 DAY

PRICE: $864(EX GST)

EARLY BIRD: NO

MAX SIZE: 10

VERSION: CS5

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The Knowledge Academy

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COURSE TITLE: ILLUSTRATOR TRAINING SYDNEY

SUMMARY:

The Knowledge Academy offer a course called ‘Illustrator Training Sydney’ delivered by “world class Illustrator Training instructors” but I’m not sure if that means Adobe Certified or not. They have small class sizes so hopefully time for one on one which is always beneficial. I couldn’t see what version they use, cost or if they included a resit or post support but there is a number to call for booking and additional information. However after further research I’m not sure they are running the illustrator course right now which might explain the lack of information. Their course content looks thorough though.

The Knowledge Academy

 

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