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Term 2 2021

Some of this training is provided with Victorian Government funding for eligible participants through Adult, Community & Further Education (ACFE). Those seeking funded places must meet the funding criteria to be eligible.


Computers 1

If you’re new or nervous about computers, this is the course for you! Learn how to use a mouse, get a clear understanding of what is the Internet, what is the Cloud, learn how to create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, do a dash of graphic design with PowerPoint, and learn about and use email. Most importantly, learn how to resolve your computer questionsor hiccups yourself after the course is over! The course is Windows-based, not Mac.

Time & Date Wednesdays 1pm from 5th May
Fees 8x 2.5 hour sessions (funded) - $100.00
Tutor Leanne Mumford


Computer / iPad / Mobile Phone Help

Needing some help with your laptop, mobile phone or tablet / iPad? Come along to the Hub for some advice and problem solving help with an experienced volunteer. (by appointment only)

Time & Date Tuesdays 3pm - Please ring 52554294 for an appointment
Fees $2.50 Per week


Getting to Know Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera

Learn how to use your digital SLR or mirrorless camera to improve your photography. Topics covered will include:basic camera functions – menus and buttons; file formats– JPEG vs RAW; understanding and controlling exposure– aperture, shutter speed and ISO; understanding program/ auto, semi-automatic and manual exposure controls; metering modes, scene modes and picture settings; focusing; lenses and accessories. The course will also include critiques of participant photographs. No background knowledge is required for this course.What you will need:A digital SLR or mirrorless camera.Your camera manual – all camera makes and models are different so it is important that participants have a copy of their camera manual with them during the course.

Time & Date Thursdays 1pm from 22nd April orThursdays 6.30pm from 22nd April
Fees 4x 2hr sessions - $90
Tutor Ian Smissen


Introduction To Excel

Excel allows you to develop computer records that involve calculations or comparisons. Examples include household budgets or spending and other financial data, including tax. It can also be used for record keeping related to health or fitness, e.g. blood pressure or sugar levels, DVD or CD collections, sports performance, weather or tide data, etc. This short course provides an introduction to spreadsheets and data entry and manipulation using MS Excel and Windows.

Time & Date: Tuesdays 4pm from 27th April
Fees 3x2 hour sessions- $65
Tutor Barry White


Going Further With Excel

This course enables those with basic ideas about Excel to expand their skills in linking data within and between workbooks, transferring data to Word or PowerPoint, inserting other items into Excel, using more complex formatting and improving presentation of spreadsheets and graphs.

Time & Date: Tuesdays 4pm from 1st June
Fees 2x2 hour sessions $45.00
Tutor Barry White


Returning to Study Computer Skills

Would you like to return to study but need to brush up on your computer skills? This Returning to Study Computer skills course will provide you with the information and basic skills to assist you to succeed in higher education studies. Using Microsoft Word, you will learn how to format, save and submit your assessments. Further information and training about emailing, internet use, time management skills and goal setting will also be provided in this course which has been created to update learner skills and build confidence to help learners get the best head start for their future.

Time & Date Mondays 9am from 19th April
Fees 3x 6.5hr sessions - Full Fee $215 Funded $100 Concession Funded $50 or if you are currently enrolled inone of our Certificate III or Diploma classes the course is free.
Tutor: Alecia Clayton

 

iPad & iPhone Refresher

If you’re an iPad user here’s your chance to catch up on the latest software improvements, many ofthe basic apps and also have time to ask those curly questions you’ve been trying to find the answers to.This course is set over two weeks. Just bring along your iPad or iPhone.

Time & Date Wed 10am from 5th May
Fees 2x 2hr sessions - $45
Tutor Paul Jones

 

Intermediate iPad

Now that you pretty much know your way around your iPad, you're ready to take the next bite of that Apple. Amongst other things, learn how to: share photos easily, use the different cameras effectively, find the hidden screens, let Siri do all the work for you, manage your storage, create favourite folders in Safari, discover some tips and tricks to navigate through life and discover more.

Time & Date Wed 10am from 19th May
Fees 3x 2hr sessions - $65
Tutor Paul Jones

 

Inroduction to Mac Computers

So, you have your own Apple Mac laptop and would like to learn how to make the most of it! This course will enable you to find your way around the Mac, personalize the settings, organize your files and enhance your use of its calendar, address book, the web and email. It will also show you what other wonderful Mac programs are waiting for you to discover. Bring along your own laptop or even desktop– as long as it’s a Mac.

Time & Date Wed 1pm from 19th May
Fees 4x 2hr sessions - $90
Tutor Paul Jones

 

Photo Processing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop

This is an introductory course for photographers who want to learn how to manage, edit and process their photographs using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. We will focus on the use of the Library and Develop modules in Lightroom to manage and process photographs, including: importing and managing files; processing images using global and local adjustments –exposure, contrast, white balance, colour management, noise removal, sharpening, cropping. We will also look at the basic functions in Photoshop that can enhance what we do in Lightroom, including filters, layers and masking. Pre-requisites and expectations of background knowledge It is recommended that participants have photo files in RAW format. If you are a beginner with a digital SLR or mirrorless camera, please consider doing the course Getting to Know Your Digital SLR or Mirrorless Camera first.

Participants will be expected to have basic computer skills. No prior knowledge of Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop is expected. What you will need Participants will need to bring their own laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop pre-installed – please do this before the first class. These two software packages are available (for Mac or PC) as a combined Photography package from www.adobe.com/au/products/special-offers.html for $AU14.29 per month and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Time & Date Wednesdays 1pm from 26th May or Wednesdays 6.30pm from 26th May
Fees 4x 2hr sessions -$90
Tutor Ian Smissen