GIS training FAQs
Answers to frequently asked training questions
Below you'll find our GIS training FAQs – including course recommendations for new starters and details about the types of training we offer. Alternatively, if you would like to contact an Esri Australia training services specialist, call 1300 635 196 or submit an online enquiry.
If you're just getting started with the technology, register to attend ArcGIS I: Introduction to GIS. This course teaches what a GIS is and what you can do with it. You will also learn about the basic ArcGIS tools used to create maps and analyse data.
Esri Australia offers many training products and learning options, including scheduled courses, client-exclusive training, knowledge transfers and eLearning. We have also introduced Learning and Services Units, which provide you with a flexible way to manage your organisation’s GIS professional development requirements.
There are many course pathways you are able to pursue. The main topics are geodatabases, web application development, server and visualisation, and editing and analysis. Learn more about the range of courses available.
The next step in your GIS training pathway is the ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows course.
Start with Building Geodatabases to get a basic understanding of the geodatabase format and its functionality. We then recommend following this course with Implementing Versioned Workflows in a Multiuser Geodatabase and Distributing Data Using Geodatabase Replication.
One of the most challenging elements when transitioning to a new software product is gaining a solid understanding of the terminology. ArcGIS II: Essential Workflows provides a good introduction to the working terms used in ArcGIS. Alternatively, contact us about our specialised courses and let us help you with your transition to the ArcGIS platform.
Please submit an online enquiry to let us know you are interested in a course, and a member of the Esri Australia Training team will respond to your message.
Our scheduled courses are run at each capital city’s local Cliftons Training Facility.
All necessary training materials are provided at the training centre – including computers and relevant software, manuals and lunch vouchers. You will also be given sample data, so after the course concludes you can repeat the exercises at your leisure.
For scheduled training, the most current software release will be used for the course. Client-exclusive training can be conducted using any software version.
Yes. Please contact us for information about holding a training course on your premises. We highly recommend this option for groups as it's an easy and cost effective way to run training events.
Yes. We understand the additional benefits of courses tailored to your data, workflows and processes. Please contact us for more information regarding our client-exclusive training options.