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Gain computer confidence!

Computing has changed the world more than any other invention over the past one hundred years. Computers and the internet have become a part of everyday life.

Not everyone has had the opportunity to grow up with computers. Introduction to Computers is for those who have very little or no knowledge on how to use a computer or the internet and want to understand and enjoy the benefits they offer.

We will take you step-by-step through the very basics like using a mouse and a keyboard, working with files and folders, searching the internet and sending emails. To help you practise these new skills, a number of exercises will be done in class alongside the instructor. As your confidence grows, you will be able to download from the internet and save information to a removable storage device or USB.

You will also learn how to use office productivity applications:

  • Microsoft Word - Word processing is the most common applications software. The great advantage of word processing over using a typewriter is that you can make changes without retyping the entire document. Word processors make it easy to manipulate and format documents.
  • Microsoft Excel - A program that allows you to electronically create and manipulate spreadsheets used for mathematical calculations such as accounts, budgets, etc.

Participants are provided with a comprehensive manual to keep and refer to after they have completed the course.

Course detail:

Operate a personal computer

  • Prepare to use the personal computer
  • Manage computer configurations
  • Access and use basic applications
  • Shut down the computer

Use digital devices

  • Prepare to use the digital device
  • Set up and use the digital device
  • Access and use basic connectivity devices
  • Shut down a digital device

Use, communicate and search securely on the internet

  • Connect to and access the internet
  • Use email for communications
  • Search the internet
  • Access and use consumer specific sites on the internet

Operate word-processing applications

  • Apply workplace health and safety (WHS) practices
  • Create documents
  • Customise basic settings to meet page layout conventions
  • Format documents
  • Create tables
  • Add images
  • Print documents

Operate spreadsheet applications

  • Create spreadsheets
  • Customise basic settings

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 5 sessions / 1 day per week, 5 sessions / 1 night per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $290

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Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

Thank you

A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 3 Aug 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
23 Oct 2017 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom

Entry requirements

This course assumes you have a computer or are about to purchase one.

Location/s

Gold Coast - Southport
91-99 Scarborough Street
Southport QLD 4215

Resources required

  • Those who have a laptop computer should bring it to class.
  • Students will be required to bring a USB for saving files throughout the course.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Course materials consist of:

  • detailed course reference manual with guided activities and discussion for each session
  • on-screen presentations

Timetable

This course is presented over 15 hours with learning sessions that provide opportunities for face-to-face mentoring by a qualified Australian trainer.

Classes are offered on:

  • Thursday 3 August - Thursday 31 August 2017 from 2.30pm-5.30pm (5 sessions) at Southport, Level 3, Room 308
  • Monday 23 October - Monday 20 November 2017 from 9.00am-12.00pm (5 sessions) at Southport, Level 4, Room 402

Please note - This course is offered once a week on a specific day each week. Throughout the year we vary the day that each delivery package may be offered to suit students’ needs and availability. Students are enrolling in a specific day for the duration of the course. Refer to the dates on your Confirmation of Enrolment.

Important Information

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.

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Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

$290

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

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Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

This is a practical course offered by a qualified trainer using PC's. Participants will be given step-by-step guidance on how to set up and maintain their system; and be mentored in the use of the various popular applications that are available. On completion of this course, participants will have the knowledge and confidence to explore further on their own.


Richard Smith

Real world experience that encourages innovation

I have long been passionate about all things computers. As I have gotten older, my passion within the industry has shifted towards providing security consulting, largely due to the direction and confidence instilled within me when completing my Diploma of IT course. Now that I am at university I continue to stay in contact with my teachers who remain interested and by my side should I need to call upon them for their practical, real world experience.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
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  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 29 May 2017

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