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We offer a range of computer and IT courses for beginner, intermediate and advanced users. Let Banksia Gardens Community Services keep you up to date with the ever-changing digital world.

Each course is designed to improve confidence in using technology and software applications. Our experienced IT teachers provide a supportive classroom environment to guide you through computer and mobile technologies.

At Banksia Gardens Community Services we also have a Computer Access Program that provides local residents with low-cost, high quality, second hand computers refurbished by our IT consultant.

Computers for beginners

Computers now play a large part in our lives and this program is an introduction for beginners to develop confidence in using a computer. Learn to use a computer in a friendly and supportive environment.

Learners will develop skills for Windows PC’s, using the internet, sending and receiving emails and Microsoft Word. Topics will include: physical components of the computer, Microsoft windows navigation, Microsoft Word basics to create a simple document and print the document, an introduction to the internet and develop keyboarding skills and explore various digital devices such as iPads and tablets.

Day & time: Mondays 9:30AM–11:30AM

Dates: 30 January–27 March, 2023

 
 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

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Computers: intermediate

This course aims to provide the essentials of Microsoft Office. The course will familiarise learners with different types of software and utilities available on Microsoft Office Software Package.

 

This course is part of a computer literacy skills program and is targeted at unemployed people looking for, or returning to work, people want to upskill or refresh their knowledge, parents supporting schoolies for learning.

Day & time: Mondays 1:00PM–3:00PM

 

Dates: 30 January–27 March, 2023

 
 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

Computers: advanced

This program covers the practical use and language used in a range of digital technologies relevant to life and work in Australia. Using the latest software, Windows 10 and 11 and Microsoft Office 2016 and 2019. Learn keyboard shortcuts, toolbar, customized bullets, format painter, find and replace, inserting meaningful headers and footers, mail merge and save as a PDF.

Day & time: Tuesdays 1:00PM–3:00PM

Dates: 31 January–28 March, 2023

 

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

MyGov

Introduction to Express Plus Centrelink Mobile App is a 15-hour course conducted over 5 days which will enable learners to understand how to interact with the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to digitally manage their benefits, income reports, medicare records, view digital concession cards and gain skills in accessing and navigating the myGov website.

Day & time: Fridays 9:30AM–11:30am

Dates: 5 February–31 March 2023

 
 

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

Online applications

This course is for adult learners in need of developing their digital literacy skills to increase employment opportunities. Topics include using MS word App from Office 365 to format a resume, MS Outlook Online to manage emails for job applications, convert a document file as a pdf file, understand the file types, keywords in job applications, understand the job application process, installing job search Apps to a smart device, uploading/ sharing files, understand the login and logout process/account management for each App and Video resume making using online Apps.

Dates: This course will run subject to numbers.

Day & time: To be confirmed

 

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

This course will run subject to numbers. If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help to schedule this class.

Digital literacy and safety online

This program is designed to help learners understand the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, their functionality and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet. Topics include using your smartphone, using SMS, connecting and working safely, navigating the Internet, using email, using social media. Using apps and software, everyday technology, staying safe online and much more.

Day & time: Tuesdays 9:30AM–11:30am

 

Dates: 1 February–28 March 2023

 

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

Online communication platforms

The course targets adult learners in need of developing their digital literacy skills to increase chances of employment.

The topics aim to develop the learners’ active awareness of self as a digital user, and increase their knowledge, use, and application of digital literacy skills.

The modules are also informed by the Core Skills for Work document, particularly the Working in a Digital World performance features. The content of this program includes Office 365, OneDrive, Teams, Microsoft cloud-based programs and Zoom.

Day & time: Wednesdays 9:30AM–11:30am

 

Dates: 2 February–29 March 2023

 

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

Job search

The course is for adult learners in need of developing their digital literacy skills to increase their chances of employment. Learners will have the opportunity to use digitally based technologies and systems to improve their job search skills. Topics include:

  • introduction to the internet and basic search skills,
  • how to search for information on the internet,
  • online security,
  • setting up a professional email account,
  • using online job search engines,
  • registering for job alerts and managing notification,
  • and building a job seeker profile with job sites.

Dates: This course will run subject to numbers.

Day & time: To be confirmed

 

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession

 

 

If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

Phone and video interview skills

The course is for adult learners in need of developing their digital literacy skills to increase chances of employment.

Topics include:

  • overview of interviews in general (online, phone and face to face),
  • annunciation and pronunciation,
  • clarifying information over the phone and note taking,
  • troubleshooting,
  • Video interview visuals (including – background, lighting, height of camera, etc) , audio (including blue tooth devices, plug in headphones, computer audio, etc)
  • mock interviews.

Dates: Term 1, 2023 dates to be confirmed

Day & time: To be confirmed

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession



If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

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DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE: intro to Microsoft Word & Excel

Introduction to Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

The course is for adult learners who need to upskill or reskill their digital abilities. This course will help learners developing or improving MS word or excel skills for personal use, within their current work, or for the purposes of finding new employment. 

Topics Include: Creating Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel documents for the workplace, producing a cover letter, producing a resume, engaging with workplace focused Microsoft Word documents, engaging with workplace-focused Microsoft Excel documents.

Dates: Term 1, 2023 dates to be confirmed

Day & time: To be confirmed

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession



If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE: intro to Google Docs and Google Sheets

Introduction to Google Docs and Google Sheets

The course targets adult learners who need to upskill or reskill their digital abilities. This may be either within their current work situation, or for the purposes of finding new employment. 

Topics Include: creating Google Docs and Google Sheets for the workplace, producing a cover letter, producing a resume, engaging with workplace focused documents in Google Docs, engaging with and creating workplace-focused documents in Google Sheets, expense Spreadsheets and shared work logs.

Dates: Term 1, 2023 dates to be confirmed

Day & time: To be confirmed

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession



If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE: intro to Microsoft Outlook and email

Introduction to Microsoft Outlook and email

The course targets adult learners who need to upskill or reskill their digital abilities. This may be either within their current work situation, or for the purposes of finding new employment.

Topics Include: basics of internet search, what is email and how does it work? Standard email layout, sending emails with attachments and group emails, introduction to email for work, types of work email accounts, adding email signatures and setting up an auto response, understanding the differences between use of work and personal emails, online safety and password protection, introduction to MS Outlook and its features, using the Microsoft Outlook Calendar and email setup on phone and other smart devices.

Dates: Term 1, 2023 dates to be confirmed

Day & time: To be confirmed

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession



If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR THE WORKPLACE: intro to online skills for microbusinesses

The course targets adult learners who need to upskill or reskill their digital abilities. This will skill them within their current work situation, changing to new employment or run own business. 

Topics Include: what is a micro business and who can operate one?  Next steps – how to build your business digital presence, marketing and advertising your business in a digital world, digital tools to keep your business running smoothly, digital security, legislation and policies – your rights and responsibilities and those of your customers.

Dates: Term 1, 2023 dates to be confirmed

Day & time: To be confirmed

Location: Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost: $85.00 or $50.00 concession



If you are interested in this course, please contact the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au so we can help schedule classes.

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