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Microsoft Office – PowerPoint 2016


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Microsoft Office – PowerPoint 2016 is an online professional development course designed to teach you the everyday tasks and features within Microsoft PowerPoint. In this online course you will learn how to use PowerPoint to create intuitive presentations for paper, screen or web output.

Businesses need to operate at the cutting edge of technology to remain competitive. It’s just as important for employees to be knowledgeable in the software that enhances business success.

If you want a career in business, you’ll want to be proficient in the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016. This software is used by almost every company world-wide. The skills you acquire are transferrable, enhance your ability to communicate and collaborate effectively, increase your productivity and simplify business tasks.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Create electronic presentations using PowerPoint 2016

  • Ergonomic requirements
  • Presentation modes
  • Organisational presentations
  • Presentation requirements
  • Selecting an application to produce a presentation
  • Slides, notes and handout masters
  • Design slides notes and handouts
  • Adding slides and content
  • Outline view
  • Speaker notes
  • Style guide
  • Saving presentations
  • Design and layout
  • Slide design
  • Notes design
  • Designing pages
  • Templates
  • Presentation features
  • Advanced software features
  • Transition
  • Builds
  • Hidden slides
  • Custom presentation
  • Designated timelines
  • Using help
  • Spelling and consistency
  • Presentation materials
  • Hand-outs / speaker notes
  • Electronic documents
  • Storing presentation
  • File formats
  • Optical disks
  • Magnetic media
  • USB devices

Unit 2 - Make a presentation Using PowerPoint 2016

  • Prepare a presentation
  • Effective presentation
  • Persuasive approach
  • Informative approach
  • Entertaining approach
  • Image building approach
  • Instructional approach
  • Presentation strategies
  • Verbal presentation
  • Written presentation
  • The Ribbon
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Presentation views
  • Adding new slides
  • Editing slides
  • Outline view
  • Speaker notes
  • Formatting text
  • Formatting functions
  • Format painter
  • Applying themes
  • Backgrounds
  • Delivering presentations
  • Paralanguage
  • Persuasive communication
  • Reviewing presentations


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only