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Computers and Information Technology (IT)

Prace runs a number of computer and information technology courses for beginners or more advanced students.  See below our current computer courses on offer.



Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements None
Course Description: Build your confidence using computers and gain new skills you can put into practice right away.

Join our small friendly classes and learn about:
• Computer hardware
• Software types
• Basic Windows 10 commands
• Microsoft 365 programs
• Entering and formatting data
• Saving and filing documents
• Internet and email basics

This program is designed for PC compatible computers. Students will work on PC computers running the Windows 10 operating system.

Pathway: This course builds participants skills for employment, volunteer opportunities or accredited study (e.g. Certificate I or II in Information, Digital Media and
Technology).
Location Merrilands Community Centre – 35 Sturdee St, Reservoir
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Mondays and Wednesdays
Time 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Dates 13 February – 5 April 2023

(No classes on public holidays or school holidays)

Duration 16 sessions
Cost Concession and Full: $50

+ $10 Service and Amenities fee

Enrolment Call Prace on 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre – 35 Sturdee St, Reservoir

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements None
Course Description: Build your confidence using computers and gain new skills you can put into practice right away.

Join our small friendly classes and learn about:
• Computer hardware
• Software types
• Basic Windows 10 commands
• Microsoft 365 programs
• Entering and formatting data
• Saving and filing documents
• Internet and email basics

This program is designed for PC compatible computers. Students will work on PC computers running the Windows 10 operating system.

Pathway: This course builds participants skills for employment, volunteer opportunities or accredited study (e.g. Certificate I or II in Information, Digital Media and
Technology).
Location Wallan Neighbourhood House, 42 Bentinck Street, Wallan
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time 10.00am – 1.00pm
Dates 14 February – 4 April 2023

(No classes on public holidays or school holidays)

Duration 15 sessions
Cost Concession and Full: $50

+ $10 Service and Amenities Fee

Enrolment Call Prace on 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre – 35 Sturdee St, Reservoir or call Wallan Neighbourhood House office on 5783 1450

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Age 55+
Course Description: Learn how to use a computer in our small, friendly classes.

This introductory course will give you the confidence to perform a range of basic tasks on a computer.

You will learn:

• Software types
• Basic commands
• Microsoft Word basics
• Basic internet and email skills
• Search engines
• Security and safety online

This course is designed for PC compatible computers

Pathway: Work or volunteer opportunities requiring basic computer skills. Certificate I/II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Location East Preston Community Centre

 7 Newton St, Reservoir

Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Fridays
Time 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Dates 3 February – 31 March 2023

(No classes on public or school holidays)

Duration 9 sessions
Cost Concession and Full Fee: $21

+ $10 Service and Amenities Fee

Enrolment Call 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre. Enrolments can
also be made by visiting East Preston Community Centre or phoning 8470
8107.
Amenities Tea & coffee provided, BYO snacks

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Completion of an ‘Introduction to Computers’ program or equivalent
Course Description: Build you confidence using Microsoft 365 and gain essential skills you can put into practice right away.

Microsoft 365 is one of the most common home and business computer application suites and this course introduces you to it’s essential programs (Level 1).

You will learn:
• Word process skills
• Introduction to MS PowerPoint
• Introduction to MS Excel

This program is designed for PC compatible computers. Students will work on PC computers running the Windows 10 operating system.

Pathway: Builds skills for employment, volunteer opportunities or accredited study (e.g. Certificate I/II in Information, Digital Media and Technology).
Location Merrilands Community Centre – 35 Sturdee St, Reservoir
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Mondays and Wednesdays
Time 12.15pm – 3.15pm
Dates 24 April – 21 June 2023

(No classes on public or school holidays)

Duration 18 sessions
Cost Concession: $50

Full: $66

+ $10 Service & Amenities Fee

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

Enrolment Call Prace on 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre – 35 Sturdee St, Reservoir
Amenities Tea and coffee provided, BYO lunch/snacks

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Completion of an ‘Introduction to Computers’ program or equivalent
Course Description: Build you confidence using Microsoft 365 and gain essential skills you can put into practice right away.

Microsoft 365 is one of the most common home and business computer application suites and this course introduces you to it’s essential programs (Level 1).

You will learn:
• Word process skills
• Introduction to MS PowerPoint
• Introduction to MS Excel

This program is designed for PC compatible computers. Students will work on PC computers running the Windows 10 operating system.

Pathway: Builds skills for employment, volunteer opportunities or accredited study (e.g. Certificate I/II in Information, Digital Media and Technology).
Location Wallan Neighbourhood House, 42 Bentinck Street, Wallan
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time 10.00am – 1.00pm
Dates 27 April – 27 June 2023

(No classes on public or school holidays)

Duration 18 sessions
Cost Concession: $50

Full: $58

+ $10 Service & Amenities Fee

Additional cost: workbooks x 3 (total price $68)

Enrolment Call 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre. Or, call Wallan
Neighbourhood House on 5783 1450.
Amenities Tea and coffee provided, BYO lunch/snacks

 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


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 Semester program

15 July – 9 December 2022

(no classes on school or public holidays)

Duration 20 sessions
Cost Concession: $50

Full: $108

+ 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.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Age 55+

Citizen or permanent resident of Australia

Course Description: Join our small, friendly, interactive classes and get excited about using  technology! We’ll bring the iPads so you can discover the basics of how
they work!The iPad and Tablet is a powerful tool with infinite possibilities!
Learn how to use the iPad or Tablet for everyday functions such as taking photos and connecting with family. Our flexible and supportive classes are perfect if you are new to the world of technology.In this class you will learn:
• Basic iPad/Tablet functions
• How to download apps
• How to take great photos and videos
• Sending emails and attachments
• Brain games to keep your mind sharp!
• Skills to keep you safe on the Internet
Pathway Volunteer work
Location Greater Beveridge Community Centre, Corner Lithgow St & Mandalay Cc, Beveridge
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Mondays
Time 10.00am – 12.30pm
Dates 30 January – 27 March 2023

(No classes on public or school holidays)

Duration 8 sessions
Cost Free
Enrolment Prace Office ph. 9462 6077 or contact Anne at the Greater Beveridge Community Centre office on 5734 6395 or email anne.coall@mitchellshire.vic.gov.au

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Age 55+
Course Description: Learn how to use a computer in our small, friendly classes.

This introductory course will give you the confidence to perform a range of basic tasks on a computer.

You will learn:

• Software types
• Basic commands
• Microsoft Word basics
• Basic internet and email skills
• Search engines
• Security and safety online

This course is designed for PC compatible computers

Pathway: Work or volunteer opportunities requiring basic computer skills. Certificate I/II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Location East Preston Community Centre

 7 Newton St, Reservoir

Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Fridays
Time 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Dates 28 April – 23 June 2023

(No classes on public or school holidays)

Duration 9 sessions
Cost Concession and Full Fee: $21

+ $10 Service and Amenities Fee

Enrolment Call 9462 6077 or visit us at Merrilands Community Centre. Enrolments can
also be made by visiting East Preston Community Centre or phoning 8470
8107.
Amenities Tea & coffee provided, BYO snacks

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.

This course counts towards Workforce Australia mutual obligation requirements.

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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