Computer Basics.
No experience necessary.



This basic computer skills course will provide you with an understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. You will become computer literate in this hands-on course while you learn to access, create, save and manage documents, spreadsheets and emails and use the Internet effectively. We demystify terminology and impart best practice skills for productive and secure use of hardware and software.


This course is designed for adults with no previous computer experience.




This course aims to familiarise you with computers and Microsoft Windows, while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills.




By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Appropriately start up and shut down your computer
  • Navigate the operating system and start applications
  • Perform basic functions of file management
  • Perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet
  • Manage print settings and print documents
  • Receive and send emails
  • Use a web browser to navigate the Internet.



Hardware and software

  • The main components of a computer, including input and output devices
  • The function of communication devices such as smartphones and tablets
  • The role of Operating Systems, programs and apps


  • Turning on the computer and logging on
  • The Windows screen
  • Running programs from the Start Menu
  • Minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows
  • Logging off and shutting down your computer

Working with programs

  • Running multiple programs
  • Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
  • Managing programs from the taskbar
  • Closing programs

File management

  • Managing Windows Explorer
  • Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
  • Understanding file extensions
  • Viewing storage devices and network connections
  • Managing USB flash drives


  • Print preview
  • Print settings
  • Managing the print queue

Using email

  • The Outlook mail screen elements
  • Composing and sending an email message
  • Managing the Inbox

Accessing the internet

  • Going to a specific website and bookmarking
  • Understanding how to search/Google effectively
  • Copy and paste Internet content into your documents and emails
  • Stopping and refreshing pages
  • Demystifying the Cloud
  • Understanding social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Computer security best practices

Intended audience


Designed for adult users who have little or no understanding of, or experience in using a computer and would like the opportunity to learn more in a supportive and encouraging environment.


Delivery style


Personalized one on one lesson given to you at your Place.




Lesson plan and workbook will be provided.


Basic Skills Package - 10 hours total $350.00


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