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Certificate I in Information Technology (Women's Access)

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  • Objectives
    The Women’s Access Program is unique. The courses delivered by the Women’s Access team provide a range of education opportunities for women wishing to prepare for further study, improve their employment prospects or simply enhance their community participation. Teachers are specifically chosen for the Women’s Access Program. A priority for the teaching staff is to create an encouraging environment for those of you who are uncertain about returning to study. The Certificate I in Information Technology will equip you with the relevant skills and knowledge to successfully enter industries that require basic levels of computer competency. Certificate I in Information Technology covers how to operate a personal computer, how to use the internet and send email, and how to use Microsoft Office 2007 including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The course is delivered at the Gordon’s City Campus, Fenwick Street, Geelong and East Geelong Campus, Boundary Road, East Geelong. The course is also being delivered at the Colac Campus, 142 Hearn Street, Colac. The course is delivered by the Creative Business Enterprise. You will be eligible to receive the Certificate I in Information Technology on successful completion of all relevant competencies.
  • Entry requirements
    To apply to study in the Women’s Access Program you must be female, be at least 16 years of age and not currently enrolled in secondary education. You must also have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to undertake Women’s Access courses. NOTE: If you do not have relevant language, literacy, numeracy and communication skills to the level required you may be accepted to the course, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate I in Information Technology (Women's Access)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate I in Information Technology (Women's Access) . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
     
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Operate a personal computer     30
    Send and retrieve information using web browsers and email     25
    Operate a word processing application     30
    Operate a spreadsheet application     30
    Operate a presentation package     25
    Operate a database application     40
     
    Duration
    The Certificate I in Information Technology is delivered both part-time (flexi) and full-time. Students who enrol part-time can expect approximately 2 hours of class attendance each week. Students who enrol full-time can expect 16 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes for the part-time course are generally in February and July but students can enrol throughout the year. The student intake for the full-time course is in March.

    Selection Criteria
    You will be selected to study a Women’s Access course in date order of receipt of application.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.
     
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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