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Gain computer confidence!

Specifically aimed at teaching you how to get the most from your computer, you will learn how to look after your investment, the ‘tuning’ you need to perform periodically to keep it in top condition, easy-to-use applications that will allow you to enjoy your computer, as well as how to safely use the Internet for a variety of activities that will open new avenues for communication and contact. You will also be provided with an introduction to the Microsoft Office programs.

Exercises, demonstrations and discussion activities are included with each lesson and are designed to teach basic computer skills showing you how to get the most from your computer.

Through instruction as well as guided exercises you will learn:

  • how to look after your computer and keep it in top condition
  • starting and shutting down your computer; working with windows
  • keyboard and mouse skills
  • various free applications for word processing, drawing, imaging and others that you can use every day
  • how to format and save simple documents
  • how to create, store and manage files that you create
  • logging on to the internet; how to surf the web safely and the most popular internet applications people use
  • the differences between email and web mail and how to choose which is best for you
  • how to use Skype for free video phone calls, and other messaging software
  • safety on the internet, simple steps you can take to protect yourself against malware
  • how computing has gone mobile and what’s in store over the next five years

Topics in brief:
Computer basics - the parts of a computer; connecting it all together; stand-by, sleep and hibernation modes; using your keyboard and mouse; the importance of posture; typing tutorials
Understanding your operating system - working with windows, what your operating system does for you; setting system preferences; desktop, folders and applications; saving documents to your documents folder; file management
Using basic applications - using Word Pad; drawing programs; inserting pictures or graphics; formatting, saving and printing files; email; computer games
Extending your reach with the Internet - how to use the Internet; all about browsers and browser controls; surfing the Internet; protecting yourself on the Internet
Using email and other communication programs - email and webmail, Skype and instant messaging; an introduction to social media
Useful applications you can get or use for free from the Internet - popular Internet applications; Google maps; using the web for research; digital photography online; document storage using the Cloud

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.
More about this course.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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A qualification with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast will bring you practical & essential skills in your choosen field. Our hands-on training approved by industry, leads to great job outcomes for our students.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Gold Coast - Southport 13 Feb 2017 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
27 May 2017 Part time / 1 day per week Classroom
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 carpark 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 presentation

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:

  • Monday 13 February - Monday 13 March 2017 from 6.00pm-9.00pm (5 sessions) at Southport, Level 4, Room 402
  • Saturday 27 May - Saturday 24 June 2017 from 9.00am-12.00pm (5 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 206
  • Thursday 3 August - Thursday 31 August 2017 from 6.00pm-9.00pm (5 sessions) at Southport, Level 4, Room 402
  • 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, or just want someone to talk it over with, call us on 07 5581 8300. We're here to help.

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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.
More about this course.

Richard Smith
Diploma of Information Technology Networking

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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 25 November 2016

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