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30 Years in Western Sydney

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.

      • Learn to Row - Beginners & Continuing

        If you want to learn rowing in Sydney, then this course is for you. Whether you are a complete novice or have some previous experience, come and learn the skills of rowing. Rowing is the ideal aerobic sport for the entire body as it is low impact and low injury. You’ll enjoy the ultimate team activity as well as the magic moments of early mornings on the water. No Concession.

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        Agenda – Beginners
        Week 1:

        • Orientation to the pontoon area & basic terminology
        • Racing shell setup & equipment
        • Safety precautions
        • Fundamental rowing technique

        Week 2 – 6:

        • Development of rowing technique using variety of ergometers
        • Style correction
        • Crew rowing

        Learning Outcomes
        At the completion of the course participants will possess the following skills and knowledge:

        • Basic knowledge of rowing style and boat rigging
        • Basic navigation rules and river etiquette
        • Ability to row with a crew in a racing shell

        Agenda -Continuing
        The focus will be on developing teamwork within the boat and expand on the basic knowledge from the Beginners Level.

        Learning Outcomes
        At the completion of the course participants will possess the following skills and knowledge:

        • Clear understanding of personal requirements to make rowing a pleasurable activity.
        • Competent knowledge of the rowing stroke including correct terms.
        • Increased understanding of the impact the individual s rowing technique on the crew performance.
        • Development of crew processes.

        Other Information: Meet ready to row at 7.00am for each session (complete crews are needed before boats can go on the water).

      • Yoga

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        A gentle class, in the style of Hatha Yoga. Yoga has been practiced from ancient times in India. Suitable for beginners and continuing students. Yoga is an ancient art based on a harmonising system of development for the mind body and spirit. The continued practise of yoga will lead you to a sense of peace and wellbeing, the practise of yoga makes the body strong and flexible it also improves the function of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal system. Yoga brings about emotional stability and clarity of mind.

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        We recommend that you do not do these classes if you are pregnant. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a yoga mat and blanket, and bottle of water.

        • Breath work
        • Lengthening the spine helping posture
        • Clearer thoughts
        • Helps back pain
        • Massage inner organs
        • Releases toxins from the body
        • Work into Meridians which lines of energy
        • Brings energy into body
        • Flexibility
        • Drains the lymph and boosts immunity
        • Regulates your Adrenal glands
        • Improves your Balance
        • Helps you focus
        • Increases your peace of mind
        • Helps you sleep deeper
        • Maintains your nervous system

        Overall sense of wellbeing, flexibility not only in your body but in your mind and breath. A balance in your life, being able to handle stresses in life in a way that doesn`t end up effecting your health. Massaging the inner organs and building your immune system.

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