18 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


SketchUp is the fastest, easiest 3D modelling program. Useful for architects, designers (interior, industrial, graphic, furniture, etc), yet also easy and cheap enough to be used by home renovators. Design buildings, machines, furniture, lights, cars - anything you can imagine. This course will focus on modelling buildings and other everyday objects that are useful, practical and easy to understand. You can even make objects for 3D printing. SketchUp has the shortest learning curve of any 3D software.

Course content

  • Display tools
  • Basic drawing techniques
  • Edges vs Faces; Inferences; Groups
  • Move, copy, rotate
  • Creating a gable roof
  • Scenes
  • Push/pull; Building stairs
  • Mirroring
  • Creating a hip roof


There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

How to enrol

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No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course. Basic computer skills are essential. No prior architectural or building knowledge is needed. This introductory course is suitable for all ages.

Materials supplied

All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises. Mac computers are provided for class exercises.

Materials to bring

Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking and drawing simple diagrams. A USB flash drive for transferring and storing files. Drawing skills are not necessary.

Suited to

Suited to architects, landscape architects, draftspeople, builders, interior designers, graphic designers, industrial designers, photographers, photo editors who want to add 3D objects to photos. It may also be beneficial for real estate agents, home renovators, students studying design courses such as architecture, interior design. People who are interested in studying a design course in the future and those  interested in making models for 3D printing would learn valuable skills.


Graduates of the 3 day SketchUp course will be able to use the basic SketchUp tools to build furniture such as kitchen cabinets and simple buildings with gable or hip roofs.
Upon finishing the course you will receive a RMIT Certificate of Completion. You can use this as a record to demonstrate the outcomes covered in the course.

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Facilitator: Joseph Brabet

Joseph Brabet has an Architecture degree and has been teaching people how to use 3D design software for over 20 years. He has worked in Architecture, Graphic Design, Product Design and Multimedia Design in Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany and France. In addition to teaching design at RMIT and Swinburne Universities, Joseph is a professional photographer.

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