Introduction to Microsoft Office

Introduction to Microsoft Office

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technologies to communicate remotely (BSBITU213)
  • Create and use spreadsheets (BSBITU212)
  • Produce digital text documents (BSBITU211)
  • Develop keyboard skills (BSBITU112)

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Introduction to Microsoft Office – Sydney Course

Do you need to gain Microsoft Office skills? Whether it be for personal or work use, our Introduction to Microsoft Office course will enable you to gain an understanding of the Microsoft Office package and enhance your productivity and efficiency.

This Introduction to Microsoft Office course introduces you to word processing with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, electronic presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint as well as developing your keyboarding skills.

If you are new to the workforce or looking to study, you will learn how to create and present documents and data for a variety of purposes. You will also learn how to identify a document’s purpose, audience and requirements.

This Introduction to Microsoft Office course is aligned with units of competency found in the BSB20115 Certificate II in Business qualification.

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

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • basic Microsoft (MS) PowerPoint skills
  • keyboarding skills such as touch typing
  • basic Microsoft (MS) Excel skills
  • basic Microsoft (MS) Word skills
  • basic electronic communication, such as email

Course Outcome

By the end of this course, you will be confident in using the Microsoft (MS) Office package for basic tasks, including word processing with Microsoft Word, spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, powerpoint presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. You will also have developed your keyboarding skills.

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:

  • notebook
  • pen
  • USB

Prerequisite: Essential

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

Prerequisite: Desirable

You will need to have language, literacy and numeracy skills that allow you to read and interpret information in addition to basic computer literacy.

If you do not have these skills, we recommend that you complete the ICT10115 Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Computer Basics) course, before enrolling in this course.

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 both classroom based sessions and 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.

Career Opportunities

This program will improve your digital literacy skills and will help you create and use documents that are very common in the modern workplace. You will be able to work in business or office roles that use Microsoft Office programs.

Units of Competency (4)

  • BSBITU112 Develop keyboard skills
  • BSBITU211 Produce digital text documents
  • BSBITU212 Create and use spreadsheets
  • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely

For more information, visit https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/BSB20115

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:

  • Assessment methods include written and oral tasks, practical tasks and observation by the assessor. You will be informed when assessments are to take place.

What Can I Study Next?

At the completion of this program you can move on to Intermediate courses in Microsoft Office to gain more complex skills.
This course provides a credit towards BSB20115 Certificate II in Business.

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.

This course is available as classroom based only. Experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Logistical Information

Macquarie Community College also operates from a range of venues across North and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Carlingford, Chatswood, Ryde, Mt Druitt, Richmond and many more. Enrol today or enquire now!

Other areas of delivery assessed on request.

Workplace based training delivered in your workplace.