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Visio Essential Training

Duration:  1 day | Book this course
Cost: $350.00 + GST

Course Description

This one day class covers the basics of Microsoft Visio. Participants will learn how to create a block diagram, flow chart, floor plan, and organisational chart.



Familiarity with the Windows operating system is essential. If you are unsure, you may phone our Bookings Administrator on (07) 857.0770 or (09) 630.1220.

Who Should Take This Course

New users of Visio.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, participants will have learned how to:

  1. Create and work with shapes and connectors in Visio
  2. Add background, borders and titles to a diagram
  3. Work with stencils and create a custom stencil
  4. Use Visio templates to create a block diagram, flow chart, cross-functional flowchart, floor plan and organizational chart.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Understanding the Visio screen

  • The Visio screen layout (the ribbon, quick access toolbar, shapes pane)

Drawing Basics

  • Drawing a shape and adding connectors

Building a Diagram

  • The Shapes/Stencils Pane
  • Adding connectors
  • Adding Text to a shape or connector
  • Adding borders, titles and backgrounds

Formatting the Drawing

  • Formatting text, shapes and connectors
  • Adding shape layout
  • Using Themes

Managing Shapes

  • Stacking, aligning and distributing shapes
  • Grouping shapes
  • Snap & Glue
  • Using Guides


  • Create a custom stencil

Working with Layers

  • Assign a shape to a layer
  • Add a new layer

Using Visio Templates

  • Creating a block diagram 
  • Creating a basic and cross-functional flowchart 
  • Creating a Floor plan
  • Creating an Organization chart

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