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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 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 focuses on PC compatible  machines

Pathway: Certificate I / II in Information, Digital Media and Technology.

Work or volunteer opportunities requiring basic computer skills.

Location Merrilands Community Centre
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Monday and Wednesday
Time 12:30pm-3:00pm
Dates 6 February —   3 April, 2019
Duration 16 sessions
Cost Concession & Full: $50

+ Service & Amenities  Fee

Enrolment At PRACE Office ph. 9462 6077
Contact Tea & coffee provided.  BYO snacks.

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements Sound computer skills. Basic understanding of bookkeeping an advantage.
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 Merrilands Community Centre
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom / computer lab.
Days Thursdays
Time 12.30– 3.00 pm
Dates 21 February—27 June , 2019

(no classes public and school holidays)

Duration 16 sessions
Cost Concession & Full: $43

+ Service & Amenities Fee

Additional cost: workbook (price $29)

Enrolment At PRACE Office
Contact Tea & coffee provided. BYO snacks.


Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.


Course Code N/A
Entry Requirements ‘Introduction to Computers’  program or equivalent.
Course
Description:
This program will build skill and confidence in the use of essential Microsoft Office 2016 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 2016
  • Introduction to MS Excel 2016

Note: program designed for PC compatible machines

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 Merrilands Community Centre
Mode of Study Teacher supported learning in a classroom/computer lab
Days Monday and Wednesday
Time 12.15 pm—3.15 pm
Dates 24 April —26 June, 2019
Duration 18 sessions
Cost Concession: $50

Full: $66

+ Service & Amenities Fee

Enrolment At PRACE Office ph. 9462 6077
Amenities Tea & coffee provided. BYO snacks.

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.

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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