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List of InDesign courses in Auckland

 

Full InDesign course list for New Zealand 2016.

* This list was compiled in July 2016. We endeavour to keep this list as up to date as we can. If you notice anything that is no longer current please email BYOL and we'll update it. If you run an InDesign course and it's not listed here please email us the details and we'll add it to the list.

 


 

 

 

Bring Your Own Laptop

Level 2, Building 10, 666 Great South Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Intro

 

SUMMARY:

Summary: Being New Zealand’s only Adobe Authorised training centre is just the beginning of what makes Bring Your Own Laptop unique. Instead of teaching InDesign straight out of Adobe’s “Classroom in a Book”, BYOL has unique hands on training that’s built around creating projects and product with InDesign to industry standards.

 

Their trainers and course creators are all industry veterans who’ve learned InDesign in the real world of publishing and design.

 

BYOL teaches InDesign to Kiwi magazine and news publications and helps artists and professional designers from some of New Zealand’s best known companies to get up to date training and support. They also have training that assumes no previous design skills or knowledge of InDesign. It’s their mission statement to take you from ‘Zero to Hero.’

 

All your InDesign training comes with a year of email support from your instructor, because BYOL knows your questions will keep on coming as you delve deeper – they’ve got your back.

 

You also get printed notes tailored to your learning, so you can spend your time learning by creating with InDesign, rather than trying to write it all down. And if that’s not enough, you can retake the course for free if you need.

 

With two great locations, you can also ask about customised training, and of course you can bring your laptop, or borrow one of theirs.

 

 

Bring Your Own Laptop InDesign training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: Yes

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland, Wellington

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $947

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: 2-9 max

 

CLASS SIZE: 2-9

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Bring Your Own Laptop

Level 2, Building 10, 666 Great South Rd, Ellerslie, Auckland

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Advanced

 

SUMMARY:

Summary: If you already have a basic understanding of InDesign, Bring Your Own Laptop offers advanced training to get you to a professional standard. New Zealand’s only Adobe Authorised Training Centre, and with Adobe Certified Instructors, this is no rehash of Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book – it’s custom created hands on training devised and led by industry experienced educators who have grown their skills in front of clients in professional practice.

 

Bring Your Own Laptop gives you 12 months of email support after your course, because you’ll always have questions, and of course, printed notes specific to your training. And if you don’t feel like you got it all in one go, you can retake the course for free.

 

With training centres in Wellington and Auckland, BYOL’s training is completely interactive – you learn by creating work to a professional standard, and you get the help when you need it because your instructor is right there to help. You can’t do that with YouTube.

 

You’ll get to learn by doing. The InDesign training takes you step by step through building and refining projects that you would encounter using InDesign in a professional environment, and to a level of quality expected by industry – it’s advanced training for the real world, not merely an academic standard.

 

You can of course bring your own computer, or borrow one during your training. Mac or PC.

 

 

Bring Your Own Laptop InDesign training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: Yes

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland, Wellington

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $947 inc gst or $799 EARLY BIRD

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: 2-9 max

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Ace Computer Training

Level 3, 46 Brown Street, Ponsonby, Auckland 1021

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Essential Skills CS6-CC

 

SUMMARY:

Ace Computer Training offers a course outline that covers several of InDesign’s basic applications, and promises ‘suggestions’ about page layout.

 

Bring Your Own Laptop gives you 12 months of email support after your course, because you’ll always have questions, and of course, printed notes specific to your training. And if you don’t feel like you got it all in one go, you can retake the course for free.

 

Over 2 days, Ace Computer Training will tour you through InDesign’s tools and options so you can produce ‘professional’ looking documents and designs. The course is described as hands on, but there is little detail beyond that.

 

There is no mention of post course support, no Adobe Certification of any kind, and you have to have previous experience with graphics packages and word processing – though these are basic computer skills for someone seeking to learn InDesign.

 

 

Ace InDesign training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $875 + GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Ardito Corporate Training

Hamilton Training Centre, Level 1 Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura Road, Hamilton

 

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COURSE TITLE: IInDesign Introduction

 

SUMMARY:

Ardito in Hamilton offer introductory and intermediate training in Adobe InDesign. The introductory course, which only requires you know the basics of opening programs and copying files, starts at the very beginning teaching you the workspace and the tools of InDesign.

 

Starting with document setting, and working your way through type, text and graphics you’ll learn how to prepare and export your work for printing and working with 3rd party services. It’s a nicely complete list of skills and all the essential uses of InDesign are alluded to.

 

There are several happy testimonials from InDesign students on the website. There are no references however to any after course support, any materials you might be given such as notes or manuals and no Adobe Certification.

 

 

Ardito InDesign training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Hamilton

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $790 + GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Ardito Corporate Training

Hamilton Training Centre, Level 1 Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura Road, Hamilton

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Intermediate

 

SUMMARY:

Hamilton based corporate trainers Ardito have intermediate level Adobe InDesign training for those of you who already have a basic understanding of InDesign, but want to unlock the advanced features and learn professional workflows.

 

This training promises to elevate your skills so you have that extra edge of perfection in your document design, and the course outline lists a number of areas that match the idea.

 

You’ll learn to import design elements from Microsoft Word – extremely useful when receiving content from colleagues who don’t have access to InDesign – and this is one of many topics that reflects Ardito’s corporate or ‘office’ user approach that’s a little unique in this training space.

So if you already know what you’re doing, and you want to make it better (and especially if it’s office work you’re likely to use InDesign for) then give Ardito’s InDesign Intermediate training a look.

 

There are no mentions of any training materials provided, no after course support offered and no Adobe certification.

 

 

Ardito InDesign training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Hamilton

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $790 + GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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University of Auckland

Room 305, Level 3, Building 620, 49 Symonds Street, City Campus

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Introduction

 

SUMMARY:

While it’s one of the shortest InDesign training courses we’ve found, The University of Auckland’s InDesign has a very concise, and well rounded, list of topics covered that will be sure to get you up and running and using the essential features of InDesign, especially master pages and page numbering.

 

The course is described as suitable for new and existing users, though the emphasis is on introductory so you’d have to be a very recent user to get the most out of the course.

 

The course is offered in Mac and PC, but it’s first come, first served, so you have to book early if yo need a specific platform..

There is no mention of any course materials provided, no after course support and no Adobe certification. It is short and affordable, and if you only need to cover the very basics of InDesign, this course might be worth investigating.

 

 

University of Auckland InDesign Course

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland

 

DURATION: 1/2 Day

 

PRICE: $150 + GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

REVIEWS: On Page

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Auldhouse

Level 8, Lumley House, 11 Hunter Street, PO Box 27-275, Wellington 6011

 

13 Stanley Street, Sydenham, PO Box 2253, Christchurch 8023

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe InDesign CC Level 1

 

SUMMARY:

Auldhouse have several InDesign courses on offer, however all but one of them are for older versions of InDesign, and there is only one course for InDesign CC, the current version.

 

The one-day introductory class, offered in Wellington and Christchurch, is designed to give you an overview of using InDesign for print and web design, and takes you through navigating the InDesign interface, creating and editing a document, and exporting the finished results.

 

 

Auldhouse InDesign Course

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Wellington, Christchurch

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: 395 excl GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

REVIEWS: None

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Community Education Centre / Wellington High School

249 Taranaki Street, Mt Cook, Wellington

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe InDesign

 

SUMMARY:

Wellington’s Community Education centre offers an introductory training course for Adobe InDesign.

 

Requiring no more than ‘good computer skills’ the course outline covers the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Based on the course description, this is InDesign for print outcomes – however the basic skills that you would most likely encounter in a 1 day introduction course would apply to most uses of InDesign.

 

There is no mention of after course care, and no Adobe Certification.

 

You will, however, get an overview of the tools and workspace of InDesign, you’ll be able to import and work with graphics, create page layouts and export your work. There is also a reference to working within the technical requirements of printing which is a good sign.

 

For more information, or to register, you’ll need to visit the website.

 

 

Community Education Centre / Wellington High School

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Wellington

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: 105 excl GST

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Creative Skills / Jude Potts

 

Based in Auckland’ no other details listed.

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign Training

 

SUMMARY:

Jude Potts is an experienced graphic designer with an extensive knowledge of Adobe products, including InDesign. She offers one on one training, Mac or PC, and comes to your offices to work with your materials.

 

Recommending no more than 5 hours a day, or a split 3 and 3 hours, Jude makes sure she know what you do and don’t know and works with you to get your foundations complete and helps discover the skills you need to accomplish your design goals.

 

You will need to contact her directly for pricing and specific details.

 

 

Creative Skills / Jude Potts

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland, anywhere in NZ on request

 

DURATION: minimum 2 hrs

 

PRICE: Not Listed

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: 1

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Eastern Institute Of Technology

249 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier 4112, Hawke’s Bay

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe InDesign

 

SUMMARY:

Nestled between sewing classes and screen production in the category of creative ‘industry short courses,’ the Eastern Institute of Technology offers Adobe InDesign training based around print outcomes.

 

You’ll learn how to use InDesign to create pamphlets, books and brochures, but that’s about the extent of course information provided.

 

You’ll need to contact EIT directly to find out if the course is Mac or PC and what materials are provided.

 

 

Eastern Institute Of Technology

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: Not Listed

 

LOCATION(S): Hawke’s Bay

 

DURATION: 7 Evening Classes

 

PRICE: 165

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Glenfield College

Glenfield College, 52 – 60 Kaipatiki Rd, Glenfield, North Shore, Auckland, 0629

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe InDesign CS6 – Basics

 

SUMMARY:

Glenfield College of Adult and Community Education has a very affordable introduction to Adobe InDesign. The course is listed as InDesign CS6 training however – you’ll need to check with them about InDesign CC being on the menu.

 

The short course will teach you how to create a number of brochures for advertising. The course offers to take you through the basics of text, graphics and layout and will even deal with having the results professionally printed.

 

It seems aimed at the casual or ‘office’ user of InDesign, and 3 hours is only going to get you so far with a program as deep as InDesign – but it could just be the entry level course you need to get up and running fast.

 

There is no mention of course materials, and no mention of Mac or PC – you will need to ask before you enrol.

 

You can attend the ‘Adobe InDesign CS6 – Next Steps’ the same day for another 3 hours of InDesign training. Details, scarce as they are, are listed at http://www.gcc.co.nz/courses/computing/digital-literacy/indesign-cs6-next-steps/

 

 

Glenfield College

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Glenfield (Nth Shore of Auckland)

 

DURATION: 3 Hours

 

PRICE: $40

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Rutherford College

Kotuku Street, Auckland

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign

 

SUMMARY:

Rutherford College offers a 1 day InDesign training experience for new users and those with a little experience. The course’s only prerequisite is PC skills, so no Mac option. The course covers the principles of graphic design and page layout as well as the mechanics of InDesign – getting you up to speed on creating flyers, posters and a range of advertising materials ready for print. This course sounds suitable for the casual small business user or ‘home enthusiast’ and at $110 it sounds reasonable.

 

There is no mention of any after course support. There are no listed course materials, and no Adobe Certification. There is also no course outline, and given that you’re learning the basics of design, you’ll only have time to learn the basics of InDesign – but that might be the starting point you’re looking for. Contact the college directly if you need more information about their InDesign training.

 

 

Rutherford College

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland West

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: $110

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Selwyn Community Education

203-245 Kohimarama Rd, Kohimarama, Auckland 1071

 

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COURSE TITLE: InDesign

 

SUMMARY:

InDesign training runs over 5 evening classes and is an introductory course that covers text layout, page design and the basic tools and workflow of Adobe InDesign.

 

The course is PC based (you need to know Windows 8) and you’ll need your own copy of InDesign to work on projects between classes. Adobe offers a 30-day free trial of InDesign which may be enough to squeak by on for 5 weeks of training.

 

Your instructor, Ben Hilles, is a 12+ years experienced graphic designer with some prestigious projects on his CV and he also teaches graphic design.

 

You get a certificate of attendance upon completion.

 

 

Selwyn Community Education

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland

 

DURATION: 5x 2 Hour Evening Classes

 

PRICE: $135

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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The Knowledge Academy

71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland, 1010

 

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COURSE TITLE: Adobe InDesign Masterclass

 

SUMMARY:

The Knowledge Academy have the most keyword laden web pages imaginable. Whenever you find actual course outlines, they’ve been copied and pasted from the contents page of other people’s books – including out of date versions of Adobe’s Classroom in a book.

 

Most pages have whole sections of geography specific keyword spamming about the educational history of the city, or how to find a hotel – but nothing about anything real to do with their InDesign training.

 

You get manuals and certificates – but that’s probably an eBook version of Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. And that’s possibly the course material your ‘world class’ InDesign training instructor works from. Perhaps you get a nicely framed ‘certificate of attendance’ for you 1 day and $3295.

 

The description of ‘The largest training provider in New Zealand’ (despite us not finding anyone who’s heard of them or attended a course in New Zealand) is almost as dubious as their ‘best price guarantee’ despite being several times more expensive than any other course in in New Zealand. Perhaps they are the largest by the sheer number of courses offered?

 

They offer multiple courses ranging from ‘masterclass’ to ‘introductory’ in most major cities in New Zealand, but none of the courses have specific course outlines.

 

The street address is actually the “Rendezvous Hotel” which after a substantial recent rebuild is at least a ‘luxury’ location.

 

It seems that if you book for one of the exorbitantly overpriced courses, The Knowledge Academy will figure out how to send someone to teach it. Buyer beware.

 

 

The Knowledge Academy

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Napier, Dunedin, Hamilton

 

DURATION: 1 Day

 

PRICE: $3295

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Stated

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

24 Balfour Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand

 

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COURSE TITLE: DESIGN AND LAYOUT WITH INDESIGN® AND PHOTOSHOP®

 

SUMMARY:

It’s pretty hard to not use InDesign without using Photoshop at some point, so Whitecliffe College, in an introductory course, offer training in both with a focus on design and layout – InDesign’s raison d'etre.

 

The course takes place in weekday evenings, and you need a USB memory stick, but no other requirements other than rudimentary computer skills. The course is taught Mac only, but for PC folks there is an introductory teaching for Mac to get you up and running. Alternatively, you can bring your own laptop, but you must have your own version of the course software. Fortunately, Adobe offers a 30-day free trial to get you started.

 

The training shows you how to set up a variety of documents, edit and create graphical elements, place the content and ultimately export your finished work. There is no mention of web specific learning, all references are to print – be sure to check if you need InDesign training beyond the printed page.

 

Whitecliffe offers no certification or accreditation for completing the InDesign training. There are no mentions of any sort of Adobe certification, and no mention of after course support.

 

 

Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland

 

DURATION: Six Week Evening Course

 

PRICE: $350.00 Per Term

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: 4 - 10

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Waikato Institute of Technology

A Block Tristram St, Hamilton 3200

 

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COURSE TITLE: Introduction to InDesign

 

SUMMARY:

 

The Waikato Institute of Technology, Wintec, offers introductory training for Adobe InDesign at its Hamilton city location.

 

Comprised of 4 weekday evening classes, and requiring basic computing skills on your part, the training promises to explore InDesign’s tools and techniques from text to printed output.

 

The course is led by 3rd party corporate trainers ‘Learning Works’ who also teach Adobe courses direct to clients. For more specifics about the actual content, or any resources included in the course, you will have to contact learningworkds.co.nz directly.

 

 

Waikato Institute of Technology

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Hamilton

 

DURATION: 4 Evening Classes

 

PRICE: $220

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Listed

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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Yoobee

Auckland Campus Address: Level 4, 3 City Road, Auckland

Wellington Campus Address: Level 2, 20 Kent Tce, Wellington

Christchurch Campus Address: Level 2, Otakaro Bldg University of Canterbury Dovedale Ave, Ilam

 

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COURSE TITLE: Introduction To Indesign

 

SUMMARY:

Yoobee ACG School of design have a wonderfully designed web page for this course that has an extremely limited description of the actual InDesign training offered. It’s ‘short,’ ‘introductory,’ and you will learn ‘key layout principles.’

 

One can assume all the basics of InDesign’s tools and workspace are covered, but there is no mention of a web or print focus.

 

There is also no mention of after course support, any course materials provided or who will take the course.

 

We suggest that if there is some reason you would like to attend this InDesign course; you get more details directly from Yoobee.

 

Yoobee Training

 

ADOBE CERTIFIED: No

 

LOCATION(S): Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington

 

DURATION: 2 Days

 

PRICE: $495

 

MAX CLASS SIZE: Not Listed

 

QUALIFICATION: Certificate

 

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