Basic Computer Skills for Work and Study

Core unit components

  • (FSKLRG008) Use simple strategies for work-related learning

Elective unit components

  • (BSBTEC101) Operate digital devices
  • (VU22383) Identify common digital media
  • (FSKDIG001) Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks
  • (BSBTEC201) Use business software applications
  • (FSKDIG002) Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks
  • (FSKWTG005) Write simple workplace formatted texts Microsoft office app
  • (FSKWTG006) Write simple workplace information Microsoft office app
  • (FSKOCM005) Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations PPT
  • (FSKNUM013) Construct simple tables and graphs for work¬† Excel
  • (BSBTEC203) Research using the internet

Course Overview

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, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

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
  • How to produce various work documents and complete a variety of workplace tasks using technology and digital devices

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 FSK10219 Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways where competency has been achieved.

What is involved


Assessment (including recognition of prior learning) must:

  • Meet the requirements of the relevant 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

Assessments will be written and practical and may take place in the classroom environment.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Fees and government subsidies

Smart and Skilled provides government-subsidised training and higher-level courses to help you get skills to find a job and advance your career.
If you're a prospective student, please visit: where you will find everything you need to know about the Smart and Skilled program before you enrol.
*Eligibility criteria apply. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government, and as a result your fee is determined through Training Services NSW formal eligibility criteria.
Students will need to supply the required evidence in accord with the requirements of Smart and Skilled eligibility.
Not eligible for Subsidised Training: $2,940
Contact us today or call on 1300 845 888 to check your eligibility.

What you can do next

Study pathway

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.

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date14 June 2024
End Date25 October 2024
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorNaveen Krishnasamy

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date01 July 2024
End Date11 November 2024
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorSusie Steele

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date22 July 2024
End Date24 September 2024
DaysMon, Tue
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorNaveen Krishnasamy

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date28 August 2024
End Date14 November 2024
DaysWed, Thu
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorHaih Aly
Location Epping Campus

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date02 September 2024
End Date19 November 2024
DaysMon, Tue
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorJeremy Boctor
Location Blacktown Campus

Class details

RTO 90033
Start Date09 September 2024
End Date30 October 2024
DaysMon, Tue, Wed
Time9.30am - 2.30pm
TutorDong Wang
Location Chatswood Campus

Fees & Government Subsidies

At Macquarie Community College, we create and provide affordable and inclusive learning opportunities that meet the needs of individuals, organisations and communities.

Given the broad range of accredited and non-accredited programs offered by the College the fees and subsidies will vary depending on the course.

Fee for Service Courses 

Courses available on a fee-for-service basis will have the price clearly indicated within the class details. Additional fee information may also be found in the ‘’what you need to provide’’ section of the course details.

Funded Courses

Macquarie Community College delivers NSW government subsidised training, including training under the Smart and Skilled and Adult and Community Education (ACE) programs.

To access government subsidised training, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 15 years or older
  • no longer be at school
  • living or working in NSW
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder

When you enrol in a NSW government subsidised course you will be required to pay the Smart and Skilled student fee unless you qualify for a fee exemption.

For further information on NSW government subsidies visit the below funding pages.

Adult and Community Education 

Smart and Skilled 


NSW Fee Free Training 

Credit Transfer

Am I Eligible for Credit Transfers?

Credit Transfer (CT) is granted as a result of identifying learning outcomes already achieved through formal training. Credit outcomes may allow for entry into a qualification and/or provide credit towards the qualification. Credit Transfer given may reduce the time required for you to achieve the qualification.

To apply for Credit Transfer you will need to provide original or certified copies of certificates previously attained through formal training prior to completing the enrolment process.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is granted as a result of identifying and assessing previous and current informal education and training, work experience and/or life experience and knowledge. Previous learning and the evidence supplied is measured against pre-determined performance standards contained within the Units of Competency.

To apply for recognition of prior learning you should indicate your decision to apply for recognition as soon as possible after enrolment and the induction program.

We will be happy to provide you with an RPL kit after speaking directly with you to ensure you understand the requirements of this process.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Apply

Step 1 - Apply

  • Select your preferred course and class
  • Review course and fee subsidy requirements to check your eligibility
  • If you need help contact us via livechat or via contact us form
  • Click Apply now

Step 2 - Assessment / Enrolment

  • We will assess your application and make contact within 2 business days
  • You will be asked to complete a language, literacy & numeracy assessment
  • Complete enrolment form
  • Provide all required evidence and/or documents

Step 3 - Start Learning

Following submitting your enrolment form and documents you will receive:

  • An enrolment confirmation
  • Tax invoice / payment plan details (if relevant)
  • A course reminder prior to your classes starting
  • A Zoom link (Online Zoom classes only)
  • A student login to your learning portal if relevant