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Fundamentals 12d Model 15

This course is designed for those who haven’t used 12d Model 15 before or have only been using it for a short time. The Fundamentals course teaches you to navigate 12d Model 15, some of the key terminology, and how to view and create data.



The Civil and Surveying Institute will provide a 12d Model licence and course data for your use during the training period (two months). The licence will be valid for the duration of the course.

2 monitors

Alternatively use a second computer

An Internet Connection

is required


None. This course is designed for those who haven’t used 12d Model 15 before or have only been using it for a short time.

Egress to Port 22350

To access the 12d Model 15 Cloud licence

12d Model 15 Installation document

Skill Level : Beginner

Program overview

This course is designed for those who haven’t used 12d Model before. It’s aimed at teaching you how to navigate 12d Model 15, some of the key terminology, and how to view and create data. It will also familiarise you with how our training courses are structured so that you can progress to more advanced courses.

Course Content

In this course: 

  • We will cover creating a new project and how to navigate the workspace using the menus, toolbars, and views.  
  • We will demonstrate how to create and import data, then create surfaces from that data, and use each of the Plan, Section, and Perspective views to assess that data. 
Important Notes

Upon registration for this course, you will receive access to the SPOT (Self-Paced Online Training) platform and a 12d Model Student Licence.

It’s crucial to note that this licence is intended solely for educational purposes and is not authorised for commercial use. The licence will remain active for a duration of two months, after which it will expire.

We strongly recommend completing your training within this two-month period. This ensures continued access to the software throughout your training and enhances the likelihood of retaining the comprehensive knowledge provided in the course. Failure to complete the training within the specified timeframe may require you to re-enrol, depending on your student membership level, or necessitate the purchase of a 12d Model licence for completion.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact us at

Certificate of Completion

The Certificate of Completion from the Civil and Surveying Institute is a professional certification granted to individuals who have successfully completed the Self-Paced Online Training course via our SPOT platform.

To earn this certification, you must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher by completing all course requirements, including quizzes or tests. This indicates your familiarity with the course material and understanding of the field.

This certificate highlights your commitment to professionalism and ongoing learning, making it a valuable addition to your professional qualifications.

The Certificate of Completion

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The trainer was very knowledgeable.

The trainer was very knowledgeable and directed us and answered every question with patience. The course materials were very useful and comprehensive to start 12d.

Sara Abdi

Graduate Civil Engineer

That was very helpful.

Much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you again in future courses.

Amy Clark

Civil Design Drafter

Cameron was excellent!

Very good instructor. Explained everything clearly and also shared some different info on 12d commands as per students’ insights.

Dylan Pererra

Calibre Group

The software training session helped me to practically apply the theoretical knowledge learned at university.

To plan, and design real-world civil engineering projects. Currently, the most widely used civil engineering software in Australia is 12d.

Ravindu Chandrasekara

Civil Engineering student at Monash University

I’m really glad I took the course.

I found that training to be really useful. I learnt lots of little tips and tricks, even though I’ve been using 12d for about 7 years. The design stuff was great. Easy to follow and very clear.

Josh Brinkman

Southern Land Development Consultants

Frequently Asked Questions

I've registered for the SPOT (Self-paced Online Training). What's next?

Here are the next steps to guide you:

  • Please allow an estimated 1 business day for us to review your enrolment application.
  • You will receive an email from the SPOT platform containing your login details. Be sure to check your Spam folder, just in case.
  • If you haven’t received your login details within 1 business day, please don’t hesitate to contact us at
  • Depending on your course settings, you will either access your 12d Model software via the SPOT platform provided within the course description or receive it via email within 1-2 business days.

Feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or need assistance.

I've lost or forgotten my SPOT password. How can I reset it?

Resetting your password is a straightforward process. Just follow these steps:

By following these steps, you’ll be able to reset your SPOT password without any hassle.


How do I access the SPOT platform and my course?

To access and start your SPOT course, please visit the following URL: This is where you’ll find all your lessons and materials for effective learning and practice.

I haven't received my welcome email, which should contain my password and access details for the SPOT platform. What should I do?

If you haven’t received the welcome email after your enrolment, please follow these steps:

  • Check your Spam email folder carefully. Sometimes, emails can be misclassified as spam, and you might find it there.

  • Please note that we do not process enrolments during public holidays and weekends. If you enrolled during such a period, expect to receive your login details during regular trading hours.

  • In the event that you still cannot locate your welcome email, do not hesitate to contact us at

Rest assured, we’re here to assist you in gaining access to the SPOT platform, and we’ll make sure you receive the necessary information to get started.

Why should I choose Self-Paced Online Training (SPOT)?

For anyone wishing to acquire new competencies or maintain a certain proficiency, attending a one-off training course every now and then isn’t enough. Through a curated series of self-paced and continuous online training programs, we’ll help you stay up-to-date with current best practices and give you the resources to be at the forefront of your chosen field.

SPOT, our Self-Paced Online Training platform, offers several compelling benefits:

  • Flexibility: SPOT provides trainees with a flexible way to enhance their software skills using 12d Model. Trainees can set their own pace and tailor their learning to meet their individual objectives.

  • Accessibility: Our platform caters to a wide audience by offering both paid and free courses, ensuring that everyone can access valuable training resources.

  • Scalability: SPOT is designed to accommodate a large number of trainees simultaneously, making it suitable for both individuals and teams.

  • Convenience: Trainees can access the training anytime, from anywhere in the world, eliminating the need for appointments or waiting times.

  • Comprehensive Resources: The platform provides a rich learning experience, including access to 12d Model Software*, online video lessons, downloadable workbooks with assignments, engaging quizzes, and a certificate upon completion.

  • 24/7 Availability: With round-the-clock accessibility, trainees can revisit the platform as needed, offering flexibility in their learning journey.

  • Team Upskilling: SPOT is an effective tool for organisations looking to upskill their teams and improve proficiency in software usage.

In summary, Self-Paced Online Training on our SPOT platform offers an efficient, flexible, and convenient way to enhance software skills for individuals and teams alike, with a wealth of resources and 24/7 accessibility.