LENGTH:                       1 Day
COST:                             $845 + GST
TIME:                              9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
LOCATION:                   Burswood training room & online
PRESENTER:                Nick Chai or Dion Fleming

Or contact NGIS to request a corporate course.
PHONE:                         (08) 9355 6000
TIME:                              Wait for detail
EMAIL:                           training@ngis.com.au






course information


QGIS is a powerful, cross-platform, free and open-source desktop GIS package. This one-day hands-on express training course provides participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of GIS in a local government context. Participants will learn how to import and visualise spatial data from a number of different formats and compose printable maps.

The training course will leverage Australian data and use cases in conjunction with the latest census data to provide rich visualisations that will assist in asset management, planning and community engagement through the use of maps. Come and see why many organisations are making the move to QGIS as a replacement for other more expensive desktop GIS packages.

No previous experience with GIS software is required, although experience with using Microsoft Windows is essential.

  • Understanding GIS basics
  • Introducing GIS
  • QGIS user interface and basic tools
  • Symbolising data
  • Symbolising vector and raster data
  • Classifying vector data
  • Creating Maps
  • Using Map Composer
  • Applying map templates
  • Visualising Census data
  • Performing basic analysis

Exercise 1 – Adding Data

  • Vector data in QGIS
  • Raster data in QGIS
  • Saving
  • Opening QGIS projects

Exercise 2 – Navigating in QGIS

  • Navigating the map
  • Using Table of Contents

Exercise 3 – Changing the Display of Layers

  • Simple symbology
  • Transparency
  • Symbolising by attributes
  • Saving styles
  • Labelling features

Exercise 4 – Attribute Tables

  • Identify Features on The Map
  • Open attribute table
  • Selecting features
  • Querying features
  • Query filter
  • Field statistics

Exercise 5 – Data Management

  • Importing XY data
  • Adding different data formats

Exercise 6 – Creating Maps

  • Prepare your map
  • Map Composer
  • Add Map
  • Add Label
  • Add Legend
  • Add Scalebar
  • Add Image
  • Add North Arrow
  • Draw graphics
  • Using map templates

Exercise 7 – Basic Analysis

  • Adding and visualising census data in your map
  • Calculate point in polygon counts

Exercise 8 – QGIS Plugins and Web Services

  • Plugin library
  • Install plugins
  • Consuming Slip Services



Date Time Status
21/06/2022 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open
11/10/2022 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open


Please note other than the dates above NGIS are able to offer group training sessions for a team of four or more on an agreed date in our professional training room in our Perth office. Please send an email to training@ngis.com.au and we will do our best to accommodate you.

*NGIS reserves the right to cancel, postpone or re-schedule courses due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances. Where a fee refund is due, such a refund will be provided within 30 days. NGIS will have no further liability.

Please ensure the below details are of the individual attending the course.

Submit this form to start the booking process:

Perth office
1a/53 Burswood Road,
Burswood WA 6100,
Sydney office
Level 24, Three International Towers,
300 Barangaroo Ave,
Sydney NSW 2000,