Prepare for Work in the Office

Prepare for Work in the Office

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201)
  • Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy (BSBITU307)
  • Use business technology (BSBWOR204)
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices (BSBSUS201)
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers (BSBCUS301)
  • Write simple documents (BSBWRT301)

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Prepare for Work in the Office – Sydney Course

Online learning option now available
Join our online classes with livestream video classes over Zoom plus receive ongoing trainer support via video, email, phone and/or online chat groups.

This ‘Prepare for Work in the Office’ course will give you a taste of office life and help you work out if it is for you.

Employees who have the skills to type quickly and accurately, communicate effectively, use a range of computer applications, and engage with and provide services for customers, are highly sought after. This course will help you develop these office skills to help you stand out from the competition!

A decision making component is also included, which helps you weigh up your options for future employment and determine your own career pathway based on your interests. Our qualified staff will assist you in your choice of future study or work options.

Be prepared to become more confident and knowledgeable about your future in office work! This course provides a credit towards Certificate III in Business Administration as well as a number of Certificate qualifications across a range of industries.

Online learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions;
  • Livestream video classes online;
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students during livestream video sessions;
  • Some classes may include practical assessments that may be required to be undertaken in a classroom environment;
  • Mixed mode learning – using coursebooks (sent to you), online resources and practical sessions; and
  • 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.

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!

Course Outline

In this course you will learn:

  • Work Health and Safety Requirements
  • How to type without looking at the keyboard (touch type)
  • How to identify which technology to use
  • How to communicate effectively with clients
  • How to determine your future career path

Course Outcome

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • type without looking at the keyboard (touch type)
  • engage in a professional capacity with your colleagues and clients
  • be comfortable using technology
  • make informed choices about your career path

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
  • 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.

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 online sessions and home study.

The completion time for the Prepare for Work in the Office varies according to the educational background and any relevant experience of the student. The student will be expected to complete approximately 15 hours of study in class and 15 hours at home per week full time or the equivalent part time.

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

By the end of this course you will have introductory knowledge about the requirements of job roles such as:

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administration Clerk
  • Administration Officer
  • Clerical Officer
  • Enrolment Assistant
  • Freight Documentation Clerk
  • Human Resources Clerk
  • Junior Personal Assistant
  • Logistics Clerk
  • Office Administrator
  • Office Administration Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Rural Business Worker
  • Secretary
  • Support Services Officer
  • Word Processing Operator

Units of Competency (6)

  • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology
  • BSBSUS201 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

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?

This course provides a credit towards Certificate II in Business and Certificate I in Skills For Vocational Pathways as well as a number of Certificate qualifications across a range of industries.

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

This course is available in the following learning mode:

  • Online – classes held via livestream video classes over Zoom. Experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material via interactive livestream video classes online or face to face classes. Ongoing trainer support is available 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.

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.