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Computers and Information Technology (IT)

PRACE runs a number of computer and information technology courses for beginners and more advanced students.  Please see our current course information below.



Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Sound computer skills. Basic understanding of bookkeeping an advantage.

Access to a laptop or PC from home.

Course Description: A short course for those who want to learn how to use a computer-based accounting system (MYOB) to perform basic bookkeeping procedures.

Content will cover:

    • customising a company file
    • processing sales / purchases
    • processing cash transactions
    • generating reports
    • preparing bank reconciliations
    • generating a BAS (Business Activity Statement)

Note: program focuses on PC compatible machines

Pathway: Work / volunteering or home-based businesses requiring basic bookkeeping / MYOB skills. Further study: qualifications within the Financial and Business Services Training Packages.
Location Remote learning from home
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a remote classroom using Zoom, webinars and Google classroom/sites
Days Wednesday
Time 9.30am–12.00pm
Dates 26 August – 9 December 2020
(no classes on school or public holidays)
Duration 14 sessions
Cost Concession & Full:FREE

Fee For Service: $364

+ Service & Amenities Fee

Additional cost: workbook  $29

Enrolment At PRACE Office
Contact  9462 6077

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements ‘Introduction to Computers’ program or equivalent. Access to a laptop/PC and internet connection at home.
Course Description: This program will build skill and confidence in the use of essential Microsoft Office 2019 programs (Level 1) for personal, work and study purposes running on Windows 10 operating system. The course will cover:

  • An extension to basic word processing
  • Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2019
  • Introduction to MS Excel 2019

Note: program designed for PC compatible computers

Pathway: Potential to use skills for work / volunteer opportunities or pathway into accredited study (e.g. Certificate I / II in Information, Digital Media and Technology).
Location Remote learning from home
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a remote classroom using Zoom and Google sites
Days Monday and Wednesday
Time 12.15 pm—3.15 pm
Dates 31 August —11 November, 2020 (no classes on school or public holidays)
Duration 18 sessions
Cost Concession, Full: FREE

Fee For Service: $564

+ Service & Amenities Fee

Additional cost: workbooks x 3 (total price $66)

Enrolment At PRACE Office ph. 9462 6077
Amenities N/A

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Interest in writing, photography or design Sufficient literacy skills to be able to participate Basic computer skills Access to a laptop/PC and internet connection at home.
Course Description: A hands-on course in which participants work as a team to produce a newsletter for the PRACE community. Students learn the basics of editing, design and layout while developing their skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Paint/PaintNet and time management. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn are essential. You don’t need high level writing skills to start this program. You just need an interest in the world around you, a bit of creativity and a desire to communicate. An interest in art, design or photography would be a bonus.
Pathway:
  • Accredited literacy programs (e.g. CGEA)
  • Pre-accredited/accredited vocational training
  • Work or volunteering
Location Remote learning from home
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a remote classroom using Zoom and Google sites
Days Friday
Time 9.30am—2.30pm
Dates 17 July—11 December, 2020 (no classes on school or public holidays)
Duration 20 sessions
Cost FREE

+ Service & Amenities Fee

Enrolment At PRACE Office ph. 9462 6077
Amenities N/A

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements None
Course Description: This beginners’ course will give you the confidence to perform a range of basic tasks on a computer.
The course will cover:
• Using computer hardware
• Understanding software types
• Using basic Windows 10 commands
• Using Microsoft Word 2016 (entering data, formatting, saving & filing)
• Introduction to internet and email
Note: Program designed for PC compatible machines
Pathway: Certificate I / II in Information, Digital Media and Technology. Work or volunteer opportunities requiring basic computer skills.
Location Wallan Neighbourhood House
42 Bentinck St, Wallan
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Wednesday and Thursday
Time 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Dates 28 October— 10 December 2020
No classes on public holidays or school holidays
Duration 14 sessions
Cost Concession and Full Fee – FREE
Fee for Service – $427 plus Service and Amenities fee $25
Enrolment Contact PRACE office on 9462 6077 or Wallan Neighbourhood House on 5783 1450

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Age 55+ Access to a Laptop/PC and internet connection at home.
Course Description: This introductory course will give you the confidence to perform a range of basic tasks on a computer.
The course will cover:
• Understanding software types
• Using basic Windows and Microsoft suite commands
• Using Microsoft Word 2019 (entering data, formatting, saving & filing)
• Understanding search engines
• Security and safety online
• Introduction to internet and email
• Designed for PC compatible computers
Note: program designed for PC compatible machines
Pathway: Work or volunteer opportunities requiring basic computer skills. Certificate I / II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Location Remote Learning from home
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a remote classroom using Zoom and Google
Days Thursday
Time 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Dates TBC
Duration 10 sessions
Cost Concession and Full Fee: $21
Service and Amenities fees $15
Enrolment Contact PRACE office on 9462 6077 or East Preston Community Centre on 8470 8107
Amenities N/A

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

Testimonials:

“I gained what I expected. Would like to write my life story for my children.  Try to help my group of Greek senior citizens with their clerical needs.  Skilfully organised, very professional.”

Computer for Seniors


” I have been a ‘stay-at-home’ mum for ten years but my last child is ready to start school next year so I thought it was time for me to update my skills and experience so that I could apply for work. At first I was nervous about going back into a learning environment – I felt uneducated and without skills. But after meeting the other learners I found out that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way and the teachers were very friendly and supportive. I am now completing my second computer course and have advanced on to learning PowerPoint and Excel. I also did a short course in AUSLAN (Australian Sign Language). All of this training will help when I start my Certificate III in Education Support later this year.”

Sonia – Powerpoint & Excel


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