Do you, or someone you know, need to learn how to use computers and the Internet successfully? This course is ideal for anyone who wants to confidently develop their knowledge to use handheld devices, computers and the Internet.
Introduction to Computers and the Internet is an online professional development course that will provide you with the essentials required to operate a digital device, personal computer, software and research on the Internet.
In this basic computer skills course, you will learn how to use smartphones and tablets, discover basic computer terminology, organise files, create shortcuts, folders and subfolders, and download software. You will also learn how to increase storage; recover deleted files; boost your computer; use navigation keys, operate Windows, and Outlook, backup your computer files, and so much more!
On completion of this course, you will have gained the knowledge and skills required to confidently operate digital devices and computers and research on the Internet.
Unit 1 - Operate a digital device
Using a personal digital device
Using smart phones and tablets
Using personal computers (PC) and digital devices
Using a personal digital device
Fingerprint scanners, Smartcards and tokens
Basic functions and features of a pc
Basic computer terminology
CPU’s, motherboards and memory (RAM)
Hard drives, routers and modems
The operating system
Mouse buttons, operation and scrolling
Keyboards, output devices
Customising the desktop
Increasing the size of windows text fonts
Changing screen resolution
Task bars and jump lists
Organising files and creating shortcuts
Installing apps on smartphones and tablets
Creating folders and subfolders
Renaming and moving folders
Working with files and folders
Using drag and drop techniques
Removing files or applications
Recovering deleted files
Opening and editing files document and applications
Shutting down devices
Deactivating a personal digital device
Unit 2 - Operate a personal computer
Computers and computer networks
USB and FireWire
Booting the computer
Logging on and passwords
Computer settings (sounds and display)
Stand-by and hibernation
Power schemes and management
Operating systems and application programs
Browsing the internet
Software installation and removal
The desktop environment
Using navigation keys
Files and folders and documents
Outlook and email messages
Carbon copies or blind carbon copies
Accessing the internet
Using search engines
Personal security and personal information
Reducing security risks and threats
External storage devices
Optical drives and USB devices
Printing and printer settings
Shutting down computer
Backing up work in progress
Minimising the risk of data loss
Unit 3 - Operate application software package
Setting up workstation
Exercise and rest periods
Posture and equipment
Word processing software
Other software applications
Layout and style of document
Identifying document requirements
Style guide requirements
Checking spelling and grammar
Naming and saving documents
Preview and print a document
Designing a workbook
Entering formulas, functions and AutoSum
Cell reference and range
Naming and saving files
Selecting software application packages
Determining presentation requirements
Clipboard technical functions
Editing and replacing
Unit 4 - Research using the internet
Research objectives (define objectives and scope)
Selecting an application or search engine
Main web browsers
Internet access and connections
Opening a browser
Entering search items
Collecting information and data
Preparing information and data
Recording and using the information
Basic research methods
Policies and procedures
Estimated duration 60 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 60 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $200.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.
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Professional development for all who wish to learn more about digital devices and computers.