Adobe InDesign CS5 - Introductory - Level 1

Course start date: 14 & 15-03-2019 ,
Training Location: 9 Denison St, Newcastle West
Training Format: Workshop/Classroom
Duration: 2 Days (consecutive)
Course Fee: $880.00   This course is GST free


In this course students will will utilize Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.

Target Audience

This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Statement of Attainment

This course has been mapped against the learning outcomes and performance criteria for the Unit of Competency:

  • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents from the Certificate III in Business

Successful completion of this course and the required assessment leads to a Statement of Attainment.


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface.
  • Design documents.
  • Enhance documents with formats, color, and styles.
  • Work with page elements.
  • Manage objects.
  • Work with tables.
  • Finalize documents.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment

  • Identify the InDesign Interface Components
  • Customize the Interface
  • Use the Navigation Controls
  • Set General and Interface Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing Documents

  • Create a Document
  • Add Text
  • Add Graphical Objects

Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Apply Fills and Strokes
  • Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

  • Arrange Objects
  • Align Objects
  • Manage Page Elements with Layers

Lesson 5: Managing Objects

  • Transform Objects
  • Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Search and Replace Content

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table Structure
  • Format a Table

Lesson 7: Finalizing Documents

  • Check Documents for Errors
  • Print a Document
  • Package Files
  • Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
  • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution

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