Computer training

Computer training

IT courses

Update your computer skills by attending one of our excellent IT training courses.

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.

Upcoming courses
4 August 2015
3.00pm

Email Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Keep in touch with email! We will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required.  

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11 August 2015
2.00pm

Internet Basics @ Ultimo Library

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to make effective online searches Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required.      

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11 August 2015
3.00pm

Drop-in Tech Support @ Haymarket Library

Have a techy enquiry or want a hand with a specific task? Our friendly Library staff will help you find the anwer to your problem.  

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12 August 2015
2.00pm

Word Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

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13 August 2015
2.00pm

What's New in Open Source? @ Customs House Library

Open source: software that is free to use, share and modify; a real alternative to the expensive commercial software packages. In 2015 what are the most useful and easy-to-use open source offerings for individuals? Roger Foulds from the Sydney PC User Group sheds light on this important topic. Please note: Public transport is your best option for getting to this seminar  

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18 August 2015
10.00am

Word Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

Register
18 August 2015
10.00am

Mandarin Email Basics on Mac @ Haymarket Library

  基 础电子邮件班 用电邮保持联络!你将学习如何开一个电子邮件       户口,以及一些日常实用的基本电邮常识。参加此课程,你必需       会使用滑鼠器及键盘,并有操作电脑的经验。本课程是使用苹果       手提式电脑教学    

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18 August 2015
4.00pm

Drop-in Tech Support @ Newtown Library

Have a techy enquiry or want a hand with a specific tast? Our friendly Library staff will help you find the answer to your problem.

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19 August 2015
12.00pm

Open Computer Lab @ Customs House Library

Need help with your computer, software, mobile phone or device? Have your questions answered by the Library staff. Time is limited to a 15-minute help session per person within the 1-hour session. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or device. Relevant computer skills and software knowledge are necessary.

Register
19 August 2015
3.00pm

Get to Know Your Library Computers (Russian language) @ Waterloo Library

An introduction to the Library catalogue and eLibrary facilities: Databases, EBooks, online newspapers and magazines. Get the most out of your Library membership! Library card and basic skills are required for using computer and keyboard.

Register
20 August 2015
10.00am

Internet Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required.  

Register
20 August 2015
2.00pm

Email Basics @ Customs House Library

Keep in touch with email! We will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required.  

Register
28 August 2015
2.00pm

Make me popular online! @ Customs House Library

Are you in business online? Find out about online marketing concepts and take a more in-depth look at social media Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to drive traffic or generate business. Presented by Sebastien Tremblay from EmpireOne. No computers are used.    

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1 September 2015
3.00pm

Internet Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Internet Basics Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required. Tuesday 1 September 3-5pm Surry Hills Library Bookings essentail  

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7 September 2015
2.00pm

Word Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

Register
8 September 2015
10.00am

eReaders & Tablets @ Surry Hills Library

Thinking about buying an eReader or Tablet? Recently bought one and feeling stuck? In this beginners presentation, we'll explore some of the most popular eReaders and Tablets. This course is open to everyone who wants to know more about eReaders and Tablets, with an emphasis on downloading eBooks from the Library. We'll have several models to play with but feel free to bring your own!   

Register
8 September 2015
3.00pm

Drop-in Tech Support @ Haymarket Library

Have a techy enquiry or want a hand with a specific task? Our friendly Library staff will help you find the anwer to your problem.  

Register
10 September 2015
10.00am

Computer Basics @ Customs House Library

Computer Basics This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while mastering basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment. Thursday 10 September 10am-12pm Customs House Library Bookings essential  

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10 September 2015
1.00pm

Internet Basics @ Customs House Library

Internet Basics Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required. Thursday 10 September 1-3pm Customs House Library Bookings essential  

Register
11 September 2015
2.30pm

Online Shopping - My Own Store @ Ultimo Library

Find out about online shopping including eBay, online stores, etc., in a session aimed at shoppers and shop owners with topics going across both sides. Presented by EmpireOne.    

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14 September 2015
2.00pm

Intermediate Word @ Customs House Library

Go beyond the basics with Microsoft Word 2007. We will learn how to Insert objects (such as tables, images, headers & footers, text and symbols) and use Page Layout to change our document's theme, setup, background and paragraph. Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills and experience using Word 2007 required. Please note: Public transport is your best option for getting to this class    

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15 September 2015
10.00am

Facebook 101 @ Surry Hills Library

Learn how to join and use Facebook, a popular social network used to communicate online. We’ll learn the basics of creating posts, uploading photos, and maintaining privacy settings. This is an intermediate course: good mouse, keyboard & computer skills required, in addition to an email address and experience navigating the Internet.  

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15 September 2015
2.00pm

Excel Basics @ Ultimo Library

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to create budgets, manage lists, or track data. We will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet; use the Ribbon (Excel 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); enter and edit text & numbers; and manipulate columns, rows and cells. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

Register
15 September 2015
2.00pm

Computer Basics @ Kings Cross Library

Computer Basics This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while mastering basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment. Tuesday 15 September 2-4pm Kings Cross Library Bookings essential  

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15 September 2015
3.00pm

Word Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

Register
15 September 2015
4.00pm

Drop-in Tech Support @ Newtown Library

Have a techy enquiry or want a hand with a specific tast? Our friendly Library staff will help you find the answer to your problem.

Register
16 September 2015
12.00pm

Open Computer Lab @ Customs House Library

Need help with your computer, software, mobile phone or device? Have your questions answered by the Library staff. Time is limited to a 15-minute help session per person within the 1-hour session. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or device. Relevant computer skills and software knowledge are necessary.

Register
16 September 2015
3.00pm

Get to Know Your Library Computers (Russian language) @ Waterloo Library

An introduction to the Library catalogue and eLibrary facilities: Databases, EBooks, online newspapers and magazines. Get the most out of your Library membership! Library card and basic skills are required for using computer and keyboard.

Register
17 September 2015
2.00pm

Intermediate Facebook @ Customs House Library

Do you already use Facebook? Learn how to get the most out of Facebook with an emphasis on security, privacy and safety. This in an intermediate course: Excellent computer skills, previous experience using Facebook and a Facebook account required.  

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21 September 2015
2.00pm

Computer Basics (Turkish language) @ Customs House Library

Bilgisayarın Temel İlkeleri Bu kurs daha önce hiç bilgisayar deneyimi olmayan yetişkinler için düzenlenmiştir. Destekleyici bir ortamda temel bilgisayar, fare ve klavye kullanma becerileri  kazanırken, bilgisayarlarla ve Microsoft Windows ile tanışmış olursunuz.      

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21 September 2015
2.00pm

Excel Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to create budgets, complex lists, or track data. We will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet; use the Ribbon (Excel 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); enter and edit text & numbers; and manipulate columns, rows and cells. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required. Public Transport is your best option for getting to this event.  

Register
22 September 2015
10.00am

Email Basics @ Haymarket Library

Email Basics Keep in touch with email! We will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required. Tuesday 22 September 10am-12pm Haymarket Library Bookings Essential  

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22 September 2015
2.00pm

Mac Basics (in English) @ Haymarket Library

    Never used a Macintosh Laptop before? No problems! In this course we cover all the basics from using the track pad and opening an application to finding files. You’ll gain an understanding of the latest  Macintosh operating system. This course will be run on supplied Macintosh laptops.

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24 September 2015
2.00pm

Create a website @ Customs House Library

Learn to create your own website. In this Intermediate IT course, we use the free online Weebly site to build a well designed and easy to use personal webpage. Excellent computer/internet skills and an email address are required. Please note: Public transport is your best option for getting to this class  

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29 September 2015
3.00pm

Email Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Email Basics Keep in touch with email! We will create an email account and learn the basic skills for everyday emailing. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer required. Tuesday 29 September 3-5pm Surry Hills Library Bookings Essential  

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12 October 2015
2.00pm

PowerPoint Basics @ Customs House Library

This class is for people with no previous PowerPoint experience. You will learn how to create a multislide presentation with text, images, charts and objects. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

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13 October 2015
10.00am

Facebook 101 (Turkish Language) @ Customs House Library

Bu kursta bilgisayar üzerinden iletişim kurmak için, tanınmış bir sosyal site olan Facebook’un nasıl kullanıldığını ve üye olunduğunu, Gönderi yapmanın,  fotoğraf yüklemenin ve  kişisel gizlilik ayarlarının temel ilkelerini  öğreneceksiniz.  İyi derecede fareyi, klavyeyi ve bilgisayarı kullanma becerisi, internet kullanma deneyimi ve bir  e-posta adresinin olmasi gerekmektedir.  

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13 October 2015
2.00pm

eReaders and Tablets @ Ultimo Library

 Thinking about buying an eReader or Tablet? Recently bought one and feeling stuck? In this beginners presentation, we'll explore some of the most popular eReaders and Tablets. This course is open to everyone who wants to know more about eReaders and Tablets, with an emphasis on downloadint eBooks from the Library. We'll have several models to play with but feel free to bring your own!    

Register
13 October 2015
3.00pm

Internet Basics @ Surry Hills Library

Internet Basics Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required. Tuesday 13 October 10am-12pm Surry Hills Library Bookings essential  

Register
13 October 2015
3.00pm

Drop-in Tech Support @ Haymarket Library

Have a techy enquiry or want a hand with a specific task? Our friendly Library staff will help you find the anwer to your problem.  

Register
14 October 2015
2.00pm

Word Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to use Microsoft Word 2007 to create documents, such as letters, memos, or stories. We will learn how to create and edit a document; use the Ribbon (Word 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); move text (with cut, copy & paste); and format text, a page and a document. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required.  

Register
15 October 2015
10.00am

Computer Basics @ Customs House Library

Computer Basics This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience. Become familiar with computers and Microsoft Windows while mastering basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills in a supportive environment. Thursday 15 October 10am-12pm Customs House Library Bookings essential  

Register
15 October 2015
1.00pm

Internet Basics @ Customs House Library

Internet Basics Learn to navigate and search the Internet! We will use Internet Explorer to navigate websites and use Google to become good online searchers. Basic mouse/keyboard skills and some experience using a computer are required. Thursday 15 October 1-3pm Customs House Library Bookings essential  

Register
20 October 2015
3.00pm

Intermediate Excel @ Customs House Library

Go beyond the basics with Microsoft Excel 2007. We will learn how to create and modify charts, change our Page Layout, utlise new Formulas, and use Data Tools.  Good mouse, keyboard & computer skills and experience using Word 2007 required.  

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21 October 2015
2.00pm

Instagram and Pinterest @ Customs House Library

If you have wanted to explore further avenues of social media you’ll find this session of great interest. Learn how to share your photos quickly and curate beautiful boards of the things you love. You are welcome bring your own mobile device or tablet. There will be a limited number of devices to borrow.

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23 October 2015
2.00pm

Intermediate Facebook @ Customs House Library

Do you already use Facebook? Learn how to get the most out of Facebook with an emphasis on security, privacy and safety. This in an intermediate course: Excellent computer skills, previous experience using Facebook and a Facebook account required.  

Register
26 October 2015
10.00am

Blogging 101 @ Surry Hills Library

A blog is an online journal - an interactive public tool for documenting or discussing any topic on the web. Learn how to set up a free blog, customise your blog, and get started sharing your insight with the world! This is an intermediate course: excellent mouse, keyboard & computer skills required, in addition to an email address and experience navigating the Internet.  

Register
10 November 2015
10.00am

PowerPoint Basics @ Surry Hills Library

This class is for people with no previous PowerPoint experience. You will learn how to create a multislide presentation with text, images, charts and objects. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required. The Training Room is on Level 1 above the Library.  

Register
23 November 2015
2.00pm

Excel Basics @ Customs House Library

Learn to use Microsoft Excel 2007 to create spreadsheets—an easy way to create budgets, complex lists, or track data. We will learn how to create and edit a spreadsheet; use the Ribbon (Excel 2007’s new way to use menus and toolbars); enter and edit text & numbers; and manipulate columns, rows and cells. Good mouse, keyboard and computer skills required. Public Transport is your best option for getting to this event.  

Register
24 November 2015
10.00am

Create a website @ Surry Hills Library

Learn to create your own website. In this Intermediate IT course, we will learn basic HTML (the language used to build websites) to create a simple webpage and use the free online Weebly site to build a well designed and easy to use personal webpage. Excellent computer/internet skills and an email address are required.

Register

Last updated: Wednesday, 7 November 2012