Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study

Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use business software applications (BSBTEC201)
  • Research using the internet (BSBTEC203)
  • Operate digital devices (BSBTEC101)
Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study

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The Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program is a Smart and Skilled Program that meets the needs of local communities and disadvantaged individuals.

If you're a prospective student, please visit https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the ACE program before you enrol.

Enquire today or CALL US on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

Eligible for Subsidised Training: Fee-Free

Not Eligible for Subsidised Training: Price on Application

Receiving a Centrelink benefit? Take your enrolment confirmation and invoice to Centrelink to find out if you are eligible for financial assistance.

Payment Plans are available through Macquarie Community College for students that do not meet the ACE program eligibility. 10% deposit OR $40 (whichever is greater) required upon enrolment followed by Interest-free payment plan. Payment methods: EFTPOS, Direct Deposit, Direct Debit, Visa or MasterCard.

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Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study - Sydney Course

Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study is a great computer course for beginners. This course will help you develop your basic computer and digital technology skills for personal use, study or at work.

In this hands-on course, you will learn to use computers for routine personal and workplace related tasks including, accessing, creating, saving and managing Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, using the internet for research and using emails to communicate.

By the end of this practical course, you will have the digital skills and knowledge to feel confident in using a computer.

This course is designed specifically for people who are at the beginners level with computers and digital technology.

Don’t be left behind. Let us help you get tech savvy!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn how to:

  • How to use a computer
  • How to use email
  • How to use the internet
  • How to use a variety of Microsoft (MS) Office applications including Excel and Word

Course Outcome

By the end of this course you will have basic computer skills for work and study. You will have computer skills in word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheet creation (Microsoft Excel) and electronic communication (emails).

At the end of the course, you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for the units where competency has been achieved.

What to Bring

All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees.

Please bring:

  • Notepad
  • Pen

Prerequisite: Essential

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills is required to enrol in this course. Macquarie Community College may conduct an LLN assessment as part of the pre enrolment process.

Fees and Government Subsidy Opportunities

The NSW Government’s Adult and Community Education (ACE) Program provides additional support to disadvantaged students who have barriers to studying a full qualification. The ACE Program aims to promote access and increase vocational education and training outcomes for those who experience significant barriers to training and employment.

This may include students who are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • Living with a disability
  • Long-term unemployed
  • Commonwealth welfare recipients and their dependants
  • Migrants/refugees who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Experiencing other barriers to the Smart and Skilled entitlement program
  • Living in regional and remote communities where training under the Smart and Skilled entitlement program cannot easily be accessed

If you're a prospective student, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/adult-community-education where you will find everything you need to know about the Adult Community Education program before you enrol.

For those that are not eligible for this subsidy please enquire for pricing.

Study Load

This course will include face-to-face classroom based sessions or livestream video sessions as well as home study.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer (CT) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Credit transfer is a process that provides students with agreed and consistent credit outcomes for components of a qualification based on identified equivalence in content and learning outcomes between matched qualifications.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is defined in the AQF as follows:

  • Recognition of prior learning is an assessment process that involves assessment of an individual’s relevant prior learning (including formal, informal and non-formal learning) to determine the credit outcomes of an individual application for credit.

This is underpinned by the AQF definition of credit as follows:

  • Credit is the value assigned for the recognition of equivalence in content and learning outcomes between different types of learning and/or qualifications.
  • Credit reduces the amount of learning required to achieve a qualification and may be through credit transfer, articulation, recognition of prior learning or advanced standing.

For further CT information visit: www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/credit-transfer-explanation.pdf.

For further RPL information visit: https://www.aqf.edu.au/sites/aqf/files/rpl-explanation.pdf.

If you would like to apply for CT or RPL, please contact us.

Units of Competency (4)

  • FSKDIG002 Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks
  • BSBTEC101 Operate digital devices
  • BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
  • BSBTEC203 Research using the internet

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant unit of competency, training package or accredited course, and
  • Be conducted in accordance with the principles of assessment and the rules of evidence, and
  • Meet workplace and, where relevant, regulatory requirements.

For this course assessment will entail the following:

  • Written and verbal questioning
  • Practical demonstrations

What Can I Study Next?

After completing this course you can enrol in

  • Intermediate Computer Skills for Work and Study (ICT20120 Certificate II in Applied Digital Technologies)
  • BSB20120 Certificate II in Workplace Skills
  • BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
  • Other Certificate II and above level qualifications in Business

Alternatively, studying other basic or intermediate level courses specifically covering computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel or Outlook will also help you further develop your computer skills.

Delivery Mode

We offer training in formats that suit you and your workplace in accordance with the unit of competency, training package or accredited course.

The Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study course is available in the following learning modes:

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face with an individual assessment for each unit of competency and a variety of delivery modes to ensure individual learning styles are catered for.

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Classroom learning for this course may include:

  • Text book references
  • White board notes and visuals
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • DVD’s
  • Class discussions and group tasks
  • Case studies and scenarios
  • Practical simulation and group role play

Remote learning: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online. Ongoing trainer support is available to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

Remote learning for this course may include:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Livestream video classes online
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions
  • Mixed mode learning - using course books, online resources and practical sessions
  • Ongoing trainer support to each individual student via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups

Please note: You will need access to the internet and a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone in order to participate in the livestream video classes.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace

Other areas of delivery assessed on request

Logistical Information

Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!