Beginner Computer Skills


Ideal for new users!

This hands-on course will provide you with the basic knowledge to use a computer. Practical exercises will help you learn basic computer terminology and concepts, how to navigate the Desktop and Start menu, launch and exit programs and save and retrieve files. Learn how to begin browsing the internet and understand anti-virus software. You will gain the skills needed to go on with our more advanced computer courses.

Course details:

  • Each term starts  at the same time as children’s public school terms.
  • Day & time: Thursdays- 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Cost: $50 ($ 35 conc.)
  • Pre-requisites: No prior knowledge of computers or Windows is required. Access to a computer is strongly recommended or you can practice on ours.

Intel® Learn Easy Steps Course Modules:

Gain basic computer skills and understand terminology and concepts.  Learn how to navigate the desktop and Start Menu.  Launch and exit programs, save and retrieve files.  Learn how to begin browsing the internet and understand antivirus software.

Module 1: Introducing Computers and Operating Systems
  • Using and navigating desktop and icons using the mouse
  • Using Windows Explorer
  • Starting and closing a program
Module 2: Introducing Internet and Email
  • Creating an email account
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Sending and attaching files to email
  • Using Google and other search engines to search information
Module 3: Introducing Word Processing
  • Saving and finding a document on computer
  • Access files
  • Cut and paste onto word document
  • Basic formatting i.e. fonts, size, colours