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Computer Training for Businesses at ARA

Wednesday, February 27, 2019   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: Training, business, Courses, workshop, computing

Gain new skills and improve your productivity with ARA's business computing short courses. You can book as an individual or a group (up to 10 people). These courses are great for administrators wanting to upskill in Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher or PowerPoint.

These 3-hour courses are run at ARA or could be run on-site at your premises. Contact ARA if there are specific learning requirements outside of these courses or you would like to include something not listed in your training session.

Contact ARA for more information on these business computing courses (engagement[at]

Apply online or get further details on the ARA website.

Creating Presentations in PowerPoint

Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019.
Time: 9am to noon.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint to present any information creatively and professionally.

The course covers presentations, formatting and organising PowerPoint slides, inserting graphics, tables and charts, the use of SmartArt in presentations and adding hyperlinks to external sources of information.

Excel Advanced Formulas

Date: Tuesday 9th April 2019.
Time: 1 to 4pm.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Take Excel to the next level with more advanced formulas. You’ll learn about absolute references and look at many of the more commonly used financial, logical, math, text and look-up functions available in Excel.

Introduction to Excel

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
Time: 1 to 4pm.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Become confident using Excel spreadsheets for everyday tasks.

By the end of this course you’ll have the basic knowledge of how to enter and format data into a spreadsheet, add formulas for basic calculations, edit charts and use AutoSum and the fill handle.

Introduction to Microsoft Word

Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
Time: 9am to noon.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Become confident using Microsoft Word for everyday tasks.

This course will equip you with lots of useful new skills if you have a basic knowledge of Word. Topics include formatting, keyboard shortcuts, basic tables, inserting text and pictures, quick tips and an introduction to SmartArt.

Managing Data with Excel

Date: Monday 8th April 2019.
Time: 6 to 9pm.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Learn how to get the most out of your spreadsheets and data.

This is a great course if you’re already using Excel regularly but want to gain more knowledge on how to navigate around large spreadsheets easily. It covers freezing rows, splitting data, adding conditional formatting, creating pivot tables and sorting and filtering data.

Microsoft Word Long Documents

Date: Thursday 11th April 2019.
Time: 1 to 4pm.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Learn how to create, format and edit larger Word documents.

This course will give you the skills and confidence to work with and manage long documents. You’ll learn how to insert a table of contents or index, work with heading styles and multi-level numbering, insert clipart, charts and figures, headers and footers, and learn quick tips and keyboard shortcuts.

Microsoft Outlook

Date: Thursday 4th April 2019.
Time: 1 to 4pm.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Learn tips and tricks that will take your knowledge of Outlook to the next level.

This course will give you the skills that will help you manage your emails efficiently and get the most out of using Outlook Calendar to plan and organise meetings and appointments. You’ll learn how to create quick steps and rules for email, create calendar groups, share calendars and apply categories, flags and many other settings.

Microsoft Publisher

Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019.
Time: 9am to noon.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Learn how to produce flyers, newsletters, posters and advertisements with Microsoft Publisher. The course covers layout and design, clipart, fonts, borders, WordArt and editing techniques.

Microsoft Visio

Date: Thursday 14th March 2019.
Time: 9am to noon.
Cost: $106.88 per person including GST.

Harness the power of Visio to create your own charts and diagrams.

Learn how to create simple and complex diagrams using Microsoft Visio and its wide variety of built-in shapes, objects and stencils. This course is designed for anyone who’s new to Visio and wants to use it to create basic workflows and perform end-to-end flowcharting.

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