Adobe Captivate Foundations

Two day instructor-led course with one-on-one support in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.


The Adobe Captivate Foundations program is a hands-on workshop that covers everything you need to know to create visually rich and highly interactive e-learning.  

Cost (Classroom) : $900 ex-GST

Cost (Online) : $600 ex-GST

Dates (online)

  • 2019 dates listed below
  • There are 8 sessions per cohort
  • The session numbering (eg. 1.3) refers to cohort 1, session 3 etc.
  • Each session is a live online 1.5 hour session facilitated by John Stericker
  • Registered learners will receive exclusive access to the live classroom sessions on the dates and times listed below
  • More cohorts will be announced shortly
  • For more information, visit our announcement about our new online offering

Dates (Melbourne)

Dates (Brisbane)

Dates (Sydney)

We can provide custom Captivate and eLearning consultative training which focuses on your specific projects.

Either 1:1 or group consulting for either you or your team.

Think of it as your own personal Captivate coach, guiding you through the workflow to help you get the most out of the software.

Please contact us for rates and more information.

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Watch course facilitator and Adobe-certified Captivate Expert and Instructor John Stericker discuss the Adobe Captivate Foundations program.

Upon completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the terminology used when developing eLearning with Adobe Captivate
  • Develop an eLearning module using Adobe Captivate
  • Know which options to choose in Adobe Captivate when publishing eLearning modules
  • Demonstrate inserting images into an eLearning module using Adobe Captivate
  • Apply techniques to evenly align and space objects on a slide
  • Create a quiz in an eLearning module using Adobe Captivate
  • Develop interactive activities in eLearning modules using Adobe Captivate
  • Understand the related technologies that are interwoven into the design and development process of an eLearning module using Adobe Captivate
  • Upload an eLearning module to a Learning Management System
  • Learn techniques and processes to efficiently preview and test eLearning modules using Adobe Captivate

Course Outline

We take a project-based approach by building an eLearning module from scratch. Within the first hour, we will be underway with our Captivate project. As we go, we teach you what you need to know at the time, without inundating you with advanced features and tools that you won’t need until later in the course.

We view the course as a practical building process. Day 1 includes the basics of creating a Captivate project and adding content. Day 2, we recap the basics before diving deeper into some more advanced features.

Day 1

On Day 1, we learn key concepts, integral features, and discuss all things eLearning;

The complete eLearning Journey

  • What is eLearning
  • Types of eLearning
  • Types of Captivate projects
  • Your role as the developer
  • Resources to support discussion

Planning your project

Getting to know Adobe Captivate

  • Navigating an existing Captivate file
  • Previewing a project

Creating a Captivate Project

  • Working with Slides
  • Working with images
  • Working with Objects
  • Understanding the Library
  • Formatting & Styling

Creating Interactivity

Day 2

On the second day, we review what we learnt on Day 1 and expand on key concepts as well as exploring some powerful advanced features for added interactivity, it covers;

Advanced Actions and Variables

Creating Drag and Drop interactions

Mastering Master Slides

Creating Quizzes & exploring the different question types

Table of Contents

Testing, Previewing and Publishing

Working with PowerPoint and Captivate

Course Inclusions

Training Guide & Resources

Adobe Captivate course guide (150+ pages), Adobe Captivate shortcuts mouse mat and bespoke project template(s) to get started.

One on One Support

The course is facilitated by our Adobe-certified Captivate Expert and includes 12-months of post-course email support.

Completion Certificate

Upon completing the course, you receive a personalised certificate and a digital badge recognising your completion of the course. This badge can be added to your Linkedin profile.

Access to our Adobe Captivate community

Access to all premium content for Adobe Australia community, webinars, blogs, and newsletters.

What others are saying about the course

  • "A great course for anyone with Learning Design knowledge who wants to understand the how to in developing an eLearn. Tips and Tricks aplenty for understanding the ‘why’ in eLearn. Course facilitator, John, and his exceptional knowledge make this course a must if you want to upskill in Captivate".

  • "I really appreciated the small group size as we all got to ask many questions. I appreciated John's industry experience to see how Captivate works in the real world and glean his many tips and tricks. I now feel very comfortable in using Captivate in my next engagements. Price point was good too. I look forward to attending an advanced course".

  • "What a great course led by a great instructor. John was knowledgeable, was able to assess my skill and experience and tailor the direction of the content based on that. I came out of the course with more than I expected! It was also structured in a very practical way -> explanation, example/display, then working through practically to experience and experiment".


Want to further your skills?

Course Leader

John Stericker


John is an Adobe Certified Captivate Expert and Instructor with over 15 years of eLearning and Development experience, specialising in eLearning design, development and delivering training programs.

He is an enthusiastic developer and facilitator of training programs with the following industry certifications;

  • Adobe Certified Instructor in Captivate
  • Microsoft Certified in Microsoft Office Project 2007, Managing Projects.
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

John is a passionate course leader, who will ensure you walk away with the confidence and skills needed to master Adobe Captivate.

Adobe Certified

Course Pricing

The course cost is for two days is $1,200 + GST and all workshop attendees will receive:

  • Course guide, written by John Stericker, Adobe Certified Captivate Expert and Instructor
  • Ongoing post course support and mentoring from John
  • Exclusive full access to our soon to be released online Adobe Captivate course which covers the classroom course content, and more.

If you’d like to find out more details and register your interest please click on the link below.

Course Outline

The Format

We take a unique approach to the 2 days training focussing on building a real-life example that you can take back to your workplace and start using straight away. We dive straight into Captivate at the beginning of Day 1 and by the end of the first day, you will have a working draft file. On Day 2, we expand on what we learnt on Day 1, and explore some more advanced features and concepts to create a truly engaging and interactive learning experience.

On Day 1, we learn key concepts and basic features, it covers;

– Working with Objects

– Using the Timeline

– Adding interactivity

– Using the Properties panel

– Previewing your project

– Importing from PowerPoint

– Inserting Online video

– Using Audio

On the second day, we take what we did on Day 1 and expand on key concepts as well as exploring some powerful advanced features for added interactivity, it covers;

– Recap of Day1

– Review individual projects

– Incorporating Software Demos and Simulations

– Drag and Drop

– Different types of questions and when to use them

– Introduction to Advanced Actions and Variables

– Publishing and uploading to an LMS or web server

– Sending for Review

Course Leader


  • Adobe Authorised Certificate of completion
  • Resit your course for free within 6 Months
  • Course leader is an Adobe Certified Expert with over 21 years experience
  • Small class size (maximum of 10 attendees)
  • Training Guide Participants eBook
  • On-going Email and Telephone Support from Learning Plan
  • Free access to the Learning Plan Adobe Captivate resource center
Who Should Attend?

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for anyone who is currently using or looking to use Adobe Captivate to create eLearning content, typical attendees include:

  • Instructional Designers
  • eLearning Developers
  • Facilitators
  • Multimedia Developers
  • Technical Writers
  • Learning and Development Professionals
  • HR Professionals
  • Subject Matter Experts
Why choose us?

Why Choose Learning Plan’s Adobe Captivate Course?

Our training focuses on more than just how to use the software, with the following benefits:

  • Delivered in a unique blended programme format which will ensure better learning outcomes for participants.
  • Hosted by a course leader who is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Captivate Certified Expert and experienced eLearning professional.
  • The course material has been designed and written specifically for current industry needs and best practice.
  • Access to an exclusive online community, including the Learning Plan Adobe Captivate resource center and on-going professional development webinars
  • Free on-going support
  • Free re-sit of the course
  • Provided by an award winning eLearning company
  • Create and take away your own Master Theme for your organisiation.
  • Learn the time saving tips which will save you hours of work as well as the tricks to ensure your course is sustainable

Register your interest

Public and private courses are now available. To make an individual or team booking or learn more about Learning Plan’s Adobe Captivate Foundations Course simply call us on 1300 415 343 or complete this form.

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