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Why Choose The Parramatta College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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What will you learn next?

      • Computers for Beginners

        About the course

        This is an entry level course that provides the learner with information technology (IT) literacy skills in setting up a personal computer, accessing files with application programs, sending and retrieving emails, using the internet, using peripheral devices, such as printers, applying basic security procedures and power-management settings, and backing up and shutting down a personal computer. On successful completion a statement of attainment will be awarded for ICTICT101 Operate a personal computer from ICT10115 Certificate I Information, Digital Media and Technology.


        No prior knowledge of personal computer and/or Windows Operating System required

        Learning outcomes

        When you have completed the course successfully, you should be able to:

        Prepare to use the personal computer
        1.1 Identify physical components and associated peripheral devices of the personal computer to become familiar with the available network
        1.2 Check physical connectivity of devices to ensure correct operation and performance
        1.3 Boot up and follow procedures to activate the computer

        Manage computer configurations
        2.1 Alter the computer settings to best suit the user
        2.2 Configure power-management settings to minimise power consumption as an environmentally sustainable measure
        2.3 Identify operating system and the application programs loaded on the computer to determine computer capability
        2.4 Conduct basic software installation and removal to improve computer capability
        2.5 Navigate and manipulate desktop environment to create and customise desktop icons and access application programs

        Access and use basic application programs
        3.1 Open a folder with file documents containing basic office applications, make minor changes and save in a different folder
        3.2 Send and retrieve a simple email message using the desktop icon to communicate with other parties
        3.3 Access the internet using the web browser to view and conduct basic web information search
        3.4 Use firewall and antivirus and malware scans to reduce security risks and threats in the system

        Access and use basic peripheral devices
        4.1 Access external storage devices to retrieve, copy, move and save information in different mediums and locations
        4.2 Use printer settings on an installed printer to print a document
        4.3 Access audiovisual (AV) devices to view and play a multimedia file

        Shut down computer
        5.1 Back up important documents and programs to minimise risk of data loss
        5.2 Save any work to be retained and close open application programs
        5.3 Shut down computer and switch off any unused peripheral devices

        Learning strategies

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment led by a qualified and industry experienced trainer. Learning methods will include face to face lecture, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers. This course will be delivered on Windows 10 platform.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessment for this course will include both summative and formative through written questions and answers, observations and practical demonstration of knowledge and skills

        Recognition of Prior Learning

        If you believe you have already gained the competency through your current or immediate work experience relating to this unit, please discuss this with your trainer for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

        Need further information?

        Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy

        About the course

        This accredited course provides accurate touch-typing, using the correct technique which is still the best way to learn to type effectively, using Typingmaster Pro 7. Before you enrol you must be able to use a personal computer including keyboard and mouse on a basic level. This course will benefit all students plus attain one of the entry requirements into the Police Force or any member of the community needing to type tasks as a skill for their course/workplace.


        Whilst there is no pre-requisite to enrol into the course, you are required to complete the following online mouse skills tests and and send the result by email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au with your preferred course/s clearly stated in the email. Please click on TEST 1 and TEST 2 to access the tests. If you cannot open the tests on your computer, this may be a Flash plug in may need to be installed. You should see on the first screen if you need to install the plug-in. It’s only a mouse click away. Please note your enrolment may be denied if you do not send the mouse skills test result.

        TEST 1


        • click onto "GAME START"
        • choose "LEVEL 1"
        • at each frame, click onto: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
        • in that order, as fast as you can
        • give us time, rate and miss

        Note: you can do this as many times as you wish, then give us your best result.

        TEST 2


        • start stop-watch
        • drag right hand side image to left, matching up the correct colours
        • when finished, stop stop-watch
        • click onto "Check"
        • do this until 'Your score is 100%"

        Note: you can do this as many times as you wish, then give us your best result.

        Learning outcomes

        Learn to use all your fingers with the alphabet and numeracy keys. You will work faster, and make fewer mistakes – a vital skill for today’s technological world.

        Learning strategies

        This course will be delivered in a classroom enviroment led by an industry skilled and appropriately qualified trainer. Delivery strategies include face to face lecture, demonstration, practical activities etc.

        Assessment strategies

        Your competence will be assessed both through formative and summative assessments. Assessment strategies include observation, practical demonstration, short answer questions etc.

        Final outcome

        On successful completion of the course and all required assessments, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for BSBITU307 Develop Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy, a core unit from Certificate III in Business Administration BSB30415.

        What next?

        When you complete this course you might consider our Introduction to Microsoft Word or Excel course.

        Further information

        Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Yoga - Sundays Rest & Renew Yin Yoga

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        A gentle yoga, known as Yin Yoga, which is suitable for everyone (pregnant women are also welcome). At the end of the class will be a short relaxation to help you relax and rejuvenate for the week ahead!

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        Did you know there is a possibility that you can get a rebate from your private health fund if you do one of our fitness or health related courses?

        Some health funds will give you a rebate for exercise programs or health management programs that your doctor has prescribed to address or improve a specific medical condition. The health fund may ask you if the provider of the exercise program is qualified, the answer is that all of our tutors have either qualifications and or experience in the field in which they teach. Your medical practitioner may also be required to fill out a form provided by your health fund. Also it will depend on your level of coverage with your health fund.

        Additionally the rules vary between health funds, therefore you would need to check with your health fund as to your eligibility, and also ask them what documentation they require.

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