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Certificate I in Information Technology

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  • Objectives
    This course has been designed to provide students with the basic skills to operate a personal computer. Students will use the Internet and email and will use Microsoft Office to study a range of application software including Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint. The course is comprised of 180 hours of study and is designed to provide the foundation skills for using a computer efficiently at home or in the workplace. No prior knowledge of computers is assumed.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in Information Technology
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course has been designed to provide students with the basic skills to operate a personal computer. Students will learn how to access the range of information available on the Internet and how to communicate via email. Students will also learn the software applications within Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. The course is comprised of 180 hours of study and is designed to provide the foundation skills for using a computer efficiently at home or in the workplace. No prior knowledge of computers is assumed.

    Campus
    Cranbourne, Dandenong, Frankston,

    Duration
    Full-time: 6 months
    (Approximately 10.5 hours per week)
    Part-time: 1 year
    (Approximately 4 hours per week)

    Course Commencement
    February and July

    Entrance Requirements
    This is an entry level course to further education and training.

    Application Procedure
    Direct to Institute

    Study Areas
    Operating and caring for a personal computer; Managing your files and folders, Word Processing; Spreadsheets Database, Presentation Packages, Internet and email.

    Employment Opportunities
    Office Assistant, PC Operator, Data Entry, Clerical Assistant, Office Administrator

    Further Education Opportunities
    A student who successfully completes a Certificate I in Information Technology may continue into a Certificate II in Information Technology or Certificate III Multimedia or move straight to the Certificate IV in Information Technology.

    Training Opportunities
    If you are interested in understanding the world of Information Technology, for personal pursuits, the office environment or to pursue further study then this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you require. Training is focused on the use of desktop applications in the workplace. During training, you will complete a series of hands-on exercises and projects that have a business focus, so the skills developed can be directly applied to the business environment. Many of the projects take an integrated approach ensuring that students combine the skills and knowledge developed in all applications.

    Course Structure
    The Certificate I in Information Technology is a national qualification consisting of six competencies. To qualify for the award, students must successfully complete all of the units of competence.

    Competency Overview
    ICAU1128A Operate a personal computer 30 hours
    Students will learn how to correctly start up and shut down the computer, access basic features and print system information. In the Windows environment they will navigate and manipulate the desktop and learn how to access and organise basic directories, folders and files.

    ICAU1129A Operate a word processing application 30 hours
    Using MS Word students will learn how to create, print and save basic word processing documents. A range of documents will be created allowing student to learn about formatting, creating longer documents, inserting tables and including graphics or images into a word processing document.

    ICAU1130A Operate a spreadsheet application 30 hours
    Students will learn to efficiently create spreadsheets using Excel. Topics include creating, printing and saving spreadsheets; editing data and adding formatting; performing calculations and using basic functions; and creating simple charts and graphs.

    ICAU1131A Operate a database application 40 hours
    Students will create simple databases using Microsoft Access. They will learn how to create reports and data entry forms and how to select, sort and retrieve information from the database by using queries and filters.

    ICAU1132A Operate a presentation package 25 hours
    Using Microsoft Powerpoint, students will learn how to create professional on-screen presentations that include incorporating charts, bulleted lists, graphics and drawings, sound and animation.

    ICAU1133A Send and retrieve information over the internet using 25 hours
    browsers and email Students will learn how to efficiently access and search the internet and learn how to create, send and reply to emails

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