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  • Nationally Recognised Training
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      • 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.

      • MYOB (Payable and Receivable)

        About the course

        This accredited course completes two competencies in one by combining the basics of bookkeeping with practical training in MYOB. You will learn to prepare financial records using manual bookkeeping and then learn how these records are kept using a computerised accounting system. On successful completion of competencies you will receive a statement of attainment, Process accounts payable and receivable BSBFIA303, from Certificate III Business Administration BSB30415 as well as Operate accounting applications ICTICT208 from Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology ICT20115. Comprehensive MYOB Manual and bookkeeping workbook provided. Before you enrol you must be able to: create files and folders,open an application program, copy, rename, delete files, save, open and print a file. You will need to bring pen, notebook and calculator.


        Knowledge of basic accounting terminologies and processes preferred.

        Learning outcomes

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

        Maintain financial journal systems
        1.1.Check source documents for accuracy and appropriate authorisation
        1.2. Refer errors and discrepancies in source documents for resolution, in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
        1.3. Enter transactions into cash and credit journal system in accordance with organisational policy and procedures, and relevant legislation and compliance requirements
        1.4. Total credit journals in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

        Prepare bank reconciliations
        2.1 Check cash journals against bank statements to identify differences
        2.2 Update cash journals with relevant data from bank statements
        2.3 Identify discrepancies and refer to appropriate staff member, organisation or agency
        2.4 Total cash journals in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
        2.5 Prepare regular reconciliation reports within designated time lines

        Maintain accounts payable and accounts receivable systems
        3.1 Enter transactions into individual accounts payable and accounts receivable, in accordance with organisational policy and
        procedures, and accounting requirements
        3.2 Prepare schedules accounts payable and accounts receivable for reconciliation purposes, in accordance with organisational
        3.3 Reconcile schedules accounts payable and accounts receivable with journal data or general ledger, in accordance with
        organisational requirements

        Process payments for accounts payable
        4.1 Reconcile accounts payable statements with accounting records, in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
        4.2 Check payment documentation for accuracy of information and discrepancies and rectify errors, in accordance with
        organisational requirements

        Prepare statement for accounts receivable
        5.1 Produce and check accounts receivable statements for accuracy of content in accordance with organisational policy and
        5.2 Rectify discrepancies and statements despatched within designated time lines

        Follow up outstanding accounts
        6.1 Maintain accounts receivable ledger system, in accordance with organisational requirements, to reflect current credit situation
        6.2 Conduct aged analysis of accounts receivable to identify outstanding accounts and to determine collection procedures, in
        accordance with organisational requirements
        6.3 Report or follow-up outstanding accounts in accordance with organisational policy and procedures
        6.4 Monitor and review credit terms in accordance with credit policy and procedures.

        This course also encompasses the essential functions of MYOB software, which will help you consolidate your bookkeeping basics and learn how to use one of the best, full-featured accounting software packages for home or small business.

        As well as the above learning outcomes, you should be able to -

        Customise software
        1.1 Select accounting software to meet business requirements
        1.2 Load, register and configure accounting software according to operating instructions

        Create enterprise data
        2.1 Establish chart of accounts according to business requirements
        2.2 Create and add data on customers and sales
        2.3 Create and add data on suppliers and purchases
        2.4 Create and add inventory details
        2.5 Add required/suitable tax codes

        Record and track transactions
        3.1 Generate invoices and track their progress
        3.2 Record customer payments and update customer details
        3.3 Record and track purchases
        3.4 Record payment of wages, allowances, taxation and superannuation
        3.5 Update business data as required

        Save and back up data
        4.1 Save accounting data to disk
        4.2 Make a regular back-up of all accounting data and store in a safe location

        Generated reports
        5.1 Reconcile accounts
        5.2 Generate and print financial reports based on accounting data
        5.3 Check financial reports for errors and discrepancies
        5.4 Discuss errors with appropriate person and rectify as required

        Learning and assessment strategy

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment. Learning strategies include face to face delivery, case studies, practical exercises etc. Assessment strategies include case studies, observation and written questions.

        LLN Skills required

        This course requires strong language, literacy and numeracy skills. At a very simple level, this means you need to understand the trainer and can communicate with the trainer in English. You also need to understand accounting terminologies.

        Need further information?

        Please feel free to contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • 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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