Training Courses

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General Overview Information regarding Training Facilities and Courses

Expressions of Interest

  • We welcome expressions of interest from Trainers wishing to run courses, and Participants seeking courses.
  • Please contact the PCUG Training Coordinator via the contact form, or phone the PCUG on 1800 728 853 for either/or; OR
  • Use the Training Course Booking Formto lodge expressions of interest, whether advertised or otherwise.

Placing Bookings and Enquiries

  • All enquires may be emailed to PCUG Training Coordinator via the contact form, or phone the PCUG on 1800 728 853
  • Use the Training Course Booking Formto apply for a course or lodge an expression of interest.
  • Please provide PCUG membership status and details (if applicable, non-members are also welcome), email address and contact phone number in any enquiry.
  • All applications will be confirmed by the PCUG Training Coordinator, ASAP on receipt.

Course Fees

  • Course fees advertised are applicable to the current advertised course only, and may vary for future courses.
  • An admin levy of up to $40 is applicable to non-PCUG members attending PCUG courses (variable per individual course).
  • If the non-member course participant wishes to apply for PCUG membership, and does so within 3 months of the course start date, the applicant may apply for a $20 discount off the current PCUG subscription.

Courses for 2019

ABC - Absolute Beginners Computing

  • About:
    • This course is designed for absolute beginners who are just starting out or those who never learned the basics - but who DO have home internet and Windows 7/10.
      Sessions are based on the Windows 10 operating system, and held in the Grant Cameron Community Centre, Room 35 on Level 2A, 27 Mulley Street, Holder, with experienced volunteer trainers.
      Topics include learning your way around the computer, Internet basics, and Email. Each session is paced for beginners, with revision, take-home notes, and practice exercises.
 The need for this type of course is very popular, and reaching those who would
 benefit happens largely by word of mouth. Do you know someone who would benefit?
 As different people have varied needs, other groups are being formulated for
 example, for people who do not yet have a computer, or internet or email, we are
 planning on a modified version of the above training. All enquiries welcome.
  • Bookings and Expressions of Interest:
    • Expressions of Interest are now being taken and may be lodged with the PCUG Training Coordinator or call the PCUG and request an email to be lodged on your behalf.
    • Full details of enrolment information may be viewed at the top of this page.
  • Brochure:
  • Trainer: Mike Cassidy (and a team of experienced PCUG trainer assistants)
  • Session Information:
    • Sessions for ABC Courses will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays (to suit participants' needs) from 9.45am-12.15pm or 12.45-3.15pm, , and include a break for tea/coffee.
    • Sessions are planned for March 2019.
    • A similar Win-7 to Win-10 conversion course may be conducted depending on demand.
    • ABC and/or Win-7 to Win-10 conversion course dates to be announced.
  • Participants: Limit 12 Applications open as detailed in Bookings and Expressions of Interest above
  • Venue: Room 35, Level 2A, Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder (Bus route 83)
  • Fee: $85 for members, $105 for non-members (includes afternoon tea, documentation and completion certificate). The surcharge of $20 for non-members can be put towards the cost of membership if you join within one month of the end of the course.

2019 - Introduction to Spreadsheets (using Microsoft Excel 2007 and Libre Office Calc)

  • Course Title: Introduction to Spreadsheets
    • Description & Requirements:
      • A course introducing participants to spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel (2007) and/or Libre Office Calc. Libre Office is free software that performs basically the same functions as Microsoft Office. Basic familiarity with the Windows environment will be assumed. No previous knowledge of spreadsheets required. Prepare to be surprised at the variety of things you can do with a spreadsheet!!
      • Spreadsheets are very powerful, versatile and widely used software. They make it easy to manage all sorts of problems from preschool arithmetic to highly sophisticated financial or statistical analysis. This course will start at the simplest level looking at how to manage your spreadsheet to make it work for you like an ordinary piece of paper (but better!), and progress to finding out how to use the spreadsheet to simplify some everyday tasks like planning a holiday itinerary or working out which is the best dog food to buy. Using the graphics features and charts will also be introduced.
      • There will be six sessions of two and a half hours with a 30 minute break for tea and discussion. Class members are invited to bring forward their own projects for the group to work on together.
    • The course prerequisite is that you should have completed the PCUG Absolute Beginners Computing course or attained an equivalent level of familiarity with a computer (ie you can open, close save and copy files).
    • Trainer: Roger Quarterman
    • When: Held over 6 sessions usually on Wednesday afternoons 02:00 pm to 04:30 pm.
    • Where: Room 35 Level 2A, Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley Street, Holder.
    • Fee: $85 for PCUG members. There is a surcharge of $20 for non-members which can be put towards the cost of membership if you join within 1 month of the end of the course.
    • Places: up to 10.
    • Applications & Enquiries: Please contact Roger Quarterman, for details of planned courses.

Other Courses (but not limited to ...)

  • dates pending for next sessions, to be advised
  • NB: These and other courses listed here are scheduled pending demand & trainer availability,
  • Expressions of interest may be lodged at any time by emailing, or contacting the PCUG on 1800 728 853
  • Are you wanting a course, or demonstration, or session on a subject not listed? Please let us know.

ACCESS - Introduction to Databases (using Microsoft Access 2007)

  • Expressions of Interest being accepted currently
  • Scheduled: Last held Wed 9, 16, 23, & 30 April 2014 10am-1200pm (midday)
  • About: A four week course will introduce participants to the design of a database system. Content to be covered will be the creation of tables to hold the data, queries to filter and sort data, forms to input and edit data and generating reports. Prior experience is not necessary. Pre-requisites are basic keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Applications and Expression of Interest: by email to or phone the PCUG on 1800 728 853. Full guide to bookings and enquiries is outlined at the top of this page

EXCEL - Using Macros and VBA

  • Course Title: EXCEL - Using Macros and VBA in Excel
  • Description & Requirements: A training course in creating, modifying and using macros and visual Basic in Excel. Participants should be competent in using common features in Excel but no prior experience is required with macros and/or Visual Basic.
  • When: Expressions of Interest being accepted currently
    The course will be conducted over 3 (three) consecutive sessions
  • Expressions of Interest & Applications: Follow the Expression of Interest information outlined at the of this page Email PCUG Training Coordinatoror phone the PCUG on 1800 728 853.

Wiki Editing

  • ABOUT: A lot of PCUG information is now delivered using a wiki interface. Editing Wikis is not as daunting as it seems, and we are seeking to encourage members to share information via this tool where-ever possible. Our secretary, and TIP admin, Lawrie Brown will step participants through the process of placing information on a wiki by editing and creating pages, and formatting their content. He will use the reference guide pages he created. This will be a hands on session, with plenty of time for you to explore the content creation and formatting process. If at all possible, please bring some plain text content that you'd like to contribute to one of our wikis on a USB drive. You can also bring some images to include in your pages, as we'll also be exploring how to upload and reference images.
    If you are new to contributing to wiki's, please see these guides, which we will work through and discuss during this course: Getting Started Editing Wiki Pages, and More_on_Working_with_Wikis.
  • WHEN: TBA (last session held Wed 26 September, 2012 with Lawrie Brown)
  • WHERE: PCUG Centre, Grant Cameron Community Centre, Holder.
  • PARTICIPANTS: 10 places open to any PCUG member or others interested in learning more about editing wikis.
  • FEE: $20 (PCUG members), $40 (non-members), or Free** (**the fee will be waived for any regular PCUG volunteer who agrees to use this training to further build our information resources)
  • BOOKINGS: to [PCUG Training Bookings] or phone the PCUG on 1800 728 853. (Further sessions will follow pending demand).