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Gain computer confidence

“Digital Literacy” is a life skill.  Computers, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) have changed the world more than any other invention over the past one hundred years.

Stay safe online following the guidelines set by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Not everyone has had the opportunity to grow up with computers. This course 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.

Digital literacy has become much more than the ability to handle computers - just like traditional literacy and numeracy, it comprises a set of basic skills which include the use and production of digital media, information processing and retrieval, participation in social networks for creation and sharing of knowledge, and a wide range of professional computing skills.

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. We will cover the basics of how to use office productivity applications, such as Word and Excel.

To help you practise these new skills, a series of exercises will be done in class alongside your instructor. As your confidence grows, you will be able to download files from the internet and save information to a removable storage device or USB.

Course details:

  • Computer basics will include how to identify the main parts of a computer, how to use a keyboard and mouse and common computer terminology. Identify the components of a modern Windows interface, manage files and folders in Windows Explorer, and perform basic file operations.
  • In ‘The Internet, Cloud Services, and the World Wide Web’ section, you will cover topics like using Cloud Services, WWW (World Wide Web), Email and saving files. You will also learn how to stay safe online following the guidelines set by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
  • Introduction to productivity applications includes Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

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LOCATION/S

Gold Coast - Southport

Key dates and info

DURATION

Part time: 6 sessions / 1 day per week, 6 sessions / 1 night per week

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $400

Cost details

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Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

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 12 Feb 2018 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
21 Apr 2018 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 device for saving files throughout the course.
  • Students attending Southport 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 18 hours with learning sessions that provide opportunities for face-to-face mentoring by a qualified Australian trainer.

Classes are offered on:

  • Monday 12 February - Monday 19 March 2018 from 6.00pm-9.00pm (6 sessions) at Southport, Level 4, Room 402
  • Saturday 12 April - Saturday 26 May 2018 from 9.00am-12.00pm (6 sessions) at Southport, Level 2, Room 206
  • Thursday 19 July - Thursday 23 August 2018 from 6.00pm-9.00pm (6 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.

Units

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my financial options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland Gold Coast has a financial 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.

$400

FULL FEE

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CONCESSION

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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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.

Job prospects

  • Office Assistant

Danielle De Vito-Mills

Complement your work experience with relevant marketing principles

Working full-time, I needed a flexible course that could fit into my busy schedule. I enrolled part-time into TAFE Queensland Gold Coast's Diploma of Marketing which proved to be the perfect balance for my restrictive lifestyle. I gained confidence in knowing that the valuable skills I have learnt in class can now be put into practice within my workplace.

Danielle De Vito-Mills
Diploma of Marketing

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • 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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All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafegoldcoast.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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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 11 December 2017

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