Computer training

Computer training

IT courses

Update your computer skills by attending one of our excellent IT training courses. Held at the Custom House and Surry Hills branches, the courses cover:

  • computer, email and internet basics
  • Microsoft Office software
  • social media

Members can also try our free online course and start their training right now. We also hold topical presentations on IT matters and run workshops in an open computer lab where you can receive personal help with specific tasks.

More details on our courses, presentations and workshops are available below.

The basics

These courses will get you up and running.

Introduction to computers (PCs)

This course is great for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment.

Introduction to computers (Macs)

This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and the Mac operating system (OS) while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment. We use MacBook Pros, Apple's powerful laptop computer.

Internet basics (PCs)

Learn to navigate and search the internet. This course uses Internet Explorer to navigate websites and Google to perform online searches. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required.

Internet basics (Macs)

Become familiar with Apple Safari to navigate websites and Google to perform online searches. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required. We use MacBook Pros, Apple's powerful laptop computer.

Email basics (PCs)

Learn how to keep in touch using email. During this course you will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required.

Email basics (Macs)

Learn how to keep in touch using email. During this course you will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required. We use MacBook Pros, Apple's powerful laptop computer.

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Social media

Do you want to be a part of the social networking revolution but are not sure where to start? We have some great courses that will help to get you Facebooking and Tweeting in no time.

Facebook for beginners (PCs)

Learn how to join and use Facebook, a popular social network used to communicate online. You will learn the basics of creating posts, uploading photos and maintaining your privacy settings. To attend this course you will need good general computer skills (including mouse and keyboard), experience navigating the internet and an email address.

Facebook for beginners (Macs)

Learn how to join and use Facebook, a popular social network used to communicate online. You will learn the basics of creating posts, uploading photos, and maintaining your privacy settings. To attend this course you will need good general computer skills (including mouse and keyboard), experience navigating the internet and an email address. We use MacBook Pros, Apple's powerful laptop computer.

Twitter for beginners

Learn how to join and use Twitter, a popular social media app to communicate online. To attend this course you will need good general computer skills (including mouse and keyboard), experience navigating the internet and an email address.

Intermediate Facebook and Twitter

If you are already using Facebook and Twitter, this course will take your skills to the next level. You will learn how to get the most from both social networks plus more about security, privacy and safety. Previous experience and accounts with Facebook and Twitter are required.

Social media marketing 101

Do you want to learn more about using social media to market yourself or the organisation you work for? If so this course is for you. You will learn how to develop a successful social media plan to:

  • Promote awareness of your profile or organisation
  • Attract followers to your online profiles
  • Engage with clients
  • Understand best practice
  • Use resources that build and integrate your social network presence.

This course is suited to adults with excellent computer skills and experience using social media.

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Microsoft Office 2007

Learn how to use popular Microsoft applications, Word and Excel.

Word basics

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create and edit documents like letters, memos and stories. You will learn how to use the ribbon (the new way to use menus and tool bars), move (cut, paste and copy) and format text. Good mouse, keyboard and general computer skills required.

Excel basics

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets for budgeting, managing lists and tracking data. You will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet, use the ribbon (the new way to use menus and tool bars), enter and edit text and numbers, and manipulate columns, rows and cells. Good mouse, keyboard and general computer skills required.

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Workshops

Open computer lab

If you already have basic computer skills and software knowledge but need some help with an unfamiliar task, come to an open computer lab. Typical tasks that people need assistance with include using the library's online catalogue or databases, formatting a CV or résumé, creating an online account or doing something specific using Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Publisher. Sessions are time-limited (30 minutes help and 1 hour learning on the computer).

eReaders and Tablets: A Hands-on Workshop

If you are thinking about buying an eReader or Tablet or have bought one and feel a bit lost, this hands-on workshop is for you. We’ll introduce some of the most popular brands and let you try them out. Feel free to bring your own along if you've got one.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2012