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      • Excel Intermediate

        About the course

        Are you using excel to its full potential? You will be amazed at the potential of Excel. Learn to manage your finances, business data, use as a calculator, display, interpret information, use relative and absolute references and more. On completion of successful assessment a statement of attainment will be issued for BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets from Certificate III Business Administration BSB30415. If you wish to gain a Statement of Attainment, you will need to complete all the assessments covering the following elements and performance criteria:

        Learning outcomes

        Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to -

        Select and prepare resources
        1.1. Adhere to ergonomic, work organisation and occupational health and safety requirements
        1.2. Use energy and resource conservation techniques to minimise wastage
        1.3. Identify spreadsheet task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output and presentation

        Plan spreadsheet design
        2.1. Ensure spreadsheet design suits the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
        2.2. Ensure spreadsheet design enhances readability and appearance, and meets organisational and task requirements for style and layout
        2.3. Use style sheets and automatic functions to ensure consistency of design and layout

        Create spreadsheet
        3.1. Ensure data is entered, checked and amended to maintain consistency of design and layout, in accordance with organisational and task requirements
        3.2. Format spreadsheet using software functions to adjust page and cell layout to meet information requirements, in accordance with organisational style and presentation requirements
        3.3. Ensure formulae are tested and used to confirm output meets task requirements, in consultation with appropriate personnel as required
        3.4. Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production

        Produce simple charts
        4.1. Select chart type and design that enables valid representation of numerical data, and meets organisational and task requirements
        4.2. Create charts using appropriate data range in the spreadsheet
        4.3. Modify chart type and layout using formatting features

        Finalise spreadsheets
        5.1. Preview, adjust and print spreadsheet and any accompanying charts, in accordance with task requirements
        5.2. Ensure data input meets designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy
        5.3. Name and store spreadsheet in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss/damage

        Learning strategies

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

        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

        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.

      • Languages - Arabic Stage 1

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        COURSE DESCRIPTION

        This is an introductory Arabic course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It is not in dialectal Arabic. The course will begin by providing students with an understanding of the importance of and key areas where Arabic is spoken, and the differences between MSA and dialectal Arabic. Each lesson is basically split into two halves: the first half is focused on acquiring a comprehensive grounding in the Arabic alphabet and numbering system (and by the end of the course students will have learned the entire Arabic alphabet) and learning to identify, reproduce and join the letters; the second half is focused on conversational Arabic for leisure, social, work and family purposes. The tutor will train students to use transliterations (and translations) which aid the learning of conversational Arabic before students have fully acquired the Arabic alphabet. The course will also cover foundational grammatical concepts from which to form basic sentences, enabling students to be well-equipped and confident to progress to higher levels of Arabic. Students will be encouraged to actively participate in oral and written exercises with both the tutor and their classmates. The learning environment is sociable and relaxed, but focused. The course is for absolute beginners. No prior knowledge is required.

        Great course for business travelers or for those working in the hospitality and tourism industries, or for leisure travelers.

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        COURSE CONTENT
        • Arabic alphabet – alif, baa, taa, thaa etc. (initial, medial, final and independent forms of all letters)
        • Short vowels and diacritical markings: fatHa, kasra, Damma, shadda, sukuun, hamza, laam alif, dagger alif etc.
        • Connecting and non-connecting letters
        • Long vowels – alif, waw, yaa
        • Numbering system (cardinal numbers)
        • Tanween (e.g. double Damma)
        • Greetings and basic conversation e.g. feelings, travel, social
        • Nationalities
        • Addressing people
        • Genders
        • Basic verbs e.g. to study, to write, to understand
        • Discussion of the Middle East and North Africa region e.g. history, dialectal Arabic etc.
        • Difference between al-fusHa and al-aamiyya
        • Nouns and possessive adjectives e.g. ‘my sister’ and 'his house'
        • Noun-adjective construction e.g. ‘the man is tall’ versus ‘the tall man’ versus 'a tall man'
        • IDaafa
        • Sun and moon letters
        • Regular letter-joining training
        • Training in the use of transliterations

        COURSE OUTCOMES
        By the end of the 8-week course students should:
        • Be able to read, recognise and reproduce all letters of the Arabic alphabet
        • Have basic skills in writing in Arabic (joining letters)
        • Be able to converse at a basic level in Arabic with friends, family and colleagues
        • Be able to recognise and reproduce basic grammatical structures in Arabic

      • Mosaics

        Learn how to create a small mosaic piece, using the direct method of mosaic construction. You will learn how to cut tiles, colour selection, lay tiles, glue and grout. No Concession.

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        Once you have completed your piece you will be able to then create larger pieces such as house numbers, birdbaths, home decor, and gifts for family and friends.

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        The images shown on this page are some of the students' amazing work. So come along, relax, join in, meet new people and explore your creative side.

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