basic computing

Basic Computing (Self Paced Applied Computer Education)

Course Details

  • Ongoing enrolments
  • Variable duration
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Fee Free
  • Hamilton City Campus, Otorohanga, Te Kuiti, Thames or Waihi

Summary

Learn the basics of computing at your own pace. These courses are a fantastic way to gain an introduction to computer programmes or improve your existing skills. You will have the assistance of a facilitator at tutored sessions.

What You'll Learn

Keyboarding
Allows students to become familiar with keyboard use. While increasing typing speed, students will also learn to avoid overuse injuries.

Word
This allows you to create, edit, format and print documents e.g. letters, memos and CV’s. 

Excel
Replaces pen, paper and calculator allowing you to work easily with numbers, on a spreadsheet. 

Publisher
Desktop publishing programs allow publications to be designed for both printing and the web. Text and graphics are combined to produce professional documents used in the world of advertising and publishing. 

PowerPoint
A PowerPoint presentation is made up of a series of slides. The slides that you create using PowerPoint can also be presented as overhead transparencies or 35mm slides. In addition to slides, you can print audience hand-outs, outlines, and speaker’s notes.

Internet and Email
The Internet is a worldwide computer network that provides information on a lot of subjects and enables users to exchange messages, one way is Email - operating across the Internet or other computer networks, it is the cheapest form of communication when compared to telephone calls, and you don’t need to worry about time zones. It costs no more to send an email across the world than to your neighbour. Letters, music, pictures and reports etc can be sent as attachments.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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