IT Courses

In this digital world, technology is ever changing and you can’t afford to be left behind. Let Banksia Gardens Community Services keep you up to date with a range of courses to meet your current and ongoing needs.

A suite of Computer Skills programs is offered to beginners, intermediate and advanced users. 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. Find out more here.

Computers for beginners Computer intermediates  Computers for advanced skills Intel Learn Easy Steps Internet Search Skills Online Safety Online Applications Smart IT Devices

Computers for Beginners

Book into a suite of beginner classes, including Mouse and Keyboard Skills, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet and Introduction to Gmail.

Basic Computer Courses are a flexible way to learn what you need. We offer one on one courses over short periods to cover the essentials, group and classroom courses. Our trainers will give you the skills to learn and perform common day to day tasks.

Dates:           15 July-16 September 2019        Monday 11:30am-1:30pm
Location:    Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:               $85 or $50 concession

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Computer for Intermediates

This course is for you if you feel comfortable with a mouse and keyboard but are struggling to navigate common programs and want to learn the basics and a few tips and tricks. You will learn general Windows 10 navigation, work with different programs, word processing and excel spreadsheets, printing, emails & internet.

Dates:         17 July-18 September 2019        Wednesday 9:15am-11:15am OR 11:30am-1:30pm 
Location:    Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:                $85 or $50 concession

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Computers for Advanced Skills

From word processing and spreadsheets, to PowerPoint presentations and mail merges, the course will teach its learners the major skills needed to thrive in the modern workplace. These sorts of skills will make you the perfect candidate for many jobs.

Dates:         16 July-17 September 2019      Tuesday    9:15am-11:15 OR 11:30am-1:30pm
Location:    Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:                $85 or $50 concession

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Intel Learn Easy Steps:

A basic technology literacy education program based on the Intel Learn Easy Steps program for adult learners with little or no experience with computers. Participants learn the ‘basics’ of the computer, enabling them to use the computer in ways that are relevant to their daily lives. Through active, hands-on experience, participants learn to explore and use basic computer applications that are used in everyday life, such as internet searches, email, word processing, spreadsheets and multimedia.

Dates:             19 July-18 September 2019            Friday 9:00am-11:00am
Location:      Banksia Gardens Community Services

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Learn how to navigate through your MYGov account and feel confident in doing so, you will learn how to create an account and how to link member services to enable you access to all online accounts through your MYGov account. Learn how to update your profile, practice lodging a claim, view you payment details and many more.

Dates:              17 July-18 September 2019         Wednesday 9:00am-11:00am
Location:       Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:                $85 or $50 concession

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MS Excel for Work

Learn how to set up a spread sheet in Excel and acquire skills such as budgeting, analysing sales, producing reports, creating simple formulas and managing autofill lists. This course aims to provide participants with the essential skills in Microsoft Office Excel 2013/2016.

Dates:          17 July-18 September 2019      Wednesday 11:00am-1:00pm
                      18 July-19 September 2019     Thursday    1:00pm-3:00pm
Location:    Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:                $85 or $50 concession

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Apply Online

Learn basic information about the Internet. What it is, what is used for, and how you can get connected. You will learn to navigate, search and use the the World Wide Web, recognise secure sites, online scams, Internet safety and shopping online. If you want to learn more contact Banksia Gardens to enrol.

Dates:           19 July-20 September 2019            Friday  11:00am-1:00pm
Location:    Banksia Gardens Community Services

Cost:                $85 or $50 concession

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Smart IT Devices

Discover everything you need to know about how to use your smart device. Our smart IT devices course covers gesturing, typing, adding content, troubleshooting common issues, configuring email or presentations and downloading apps. Learn to use apps for music production, the basics to help you navigate through your device, apps and more. Bring your own device (mobile phone, iPad, tablet …).

Dates:            16 July-17 September 2019            Tuesday 1:00pm-3:00pm
Location:     Banksia Gardens Community Services

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