Bring your ideas to life with our industry-standard 3D printing and scanning technology in this creative 4-week course. Learn how to set up 3D printers, create basic 3D print files and take home your real-life 3D prototypes each week.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Set up 3D printers on different machines
Print 3D files in PLA filament
Troubleshoot common printing problems
Navigate the software programs TinkerCad and Fusion360 to create 3D models
Experiment with modifying and customising files
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A sound understanding of how 3D printing and scanning works
Specialist skills that will be useful in a range of different roles and industries
Unique and individual 3D models that showcase your learnings and newfound skills
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Digital literacy and proficient computer skills with the ability to navigate software programs
The physical ability and fine motor skills to operate 3D printing equipment
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: working in a design office or any workplace that involves running 3D printers, creative designer and small business owner.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The TAFE Statement in 3D Printing for Beginners does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
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