Computer courses

Be Connected

In this free course for Australians age 50+, you’ll gain confidence via self-paced training modules and class guidance. Learn to access the internet safely, use your device, keep in touch with others online and navigate myGov and other internet sites. 

Tuesdays in Thornbury

  • Start date: 20 July 2020
  • Time: Tuesdays 12.30-2.15pm
  • Location: online
  • Sessions: 5
  • Cost: free
  • TO ENROL: phone 03 9484 5806 during opening hours or email connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

Wednesdays in Preston

  • Start date: 22 July 2020
  • Time: Wednesdays 1-2.45pm
  • Location: online
  • Sessions: 5
  • Cost: free
  • TO ENROL: phone 03 9484 5806 during opening hours or email connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

Computers – Beginners

Develop computer skills and build your confidence using the internet, email and Microsoft Office.

  • Start date: to be advised
  • Time: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9.30am-12pm
  • Location: to be advised
  • Sessions: 18
  • Cost: $28
  • TO ENROL: phone 03 9484 5806 during opening hours or email connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

Computers – Intermediate 

Gain skills in Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and learn how to use cloud technology. Learn how to insert and edit photographs, use mail merge and spell-check in Word, create forms and charts, create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation, and use formulas and develop a budget in Excel.

  • Start date: 21 July 2020
  • Time: Tuesdays 9.30am-12pm, Fridays 1-3.30pm
  • Location: online
  • Sessions: 18
  • Cost: $28
  • TO ENROL: phone 03 9484 5806 during opening hours or email connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

Computers – Advanced 

Develop work-ready Microsoft Office skills with Word, Excel and cloud technology. Learn how to use styles and macros, create a table of contents and merge data. Students must have completed the Computers – Intermediate course. 

  • Start date: 23 July 2020
  • Time: Thursdays & Fridays, 9.30am-12pm
  • Location: online
  • Sessions: 18
  • Cost: $28
  • TO ENROL: phone 03 9484 5806 during opening hours or email connect@bridgedarebin.org.au

Computers – Intermediate

21/07/20 – 18/09/20
Learn how to insert and edit photographs, use mail merge and spell-check in Word, create forms and charts, create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation, and use formulas and develop a budget in Excel

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English & Technology

21/07/20 – 17/09/20
An advanced beginner-to-intermediate level course with a slower pace, specifically for people from a non-English-speaking background. Develop business skills through IT including social media.

Remaining places: Available

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Computers – Advanced

23/07/20 – 18/09/20
Learn how to use styles and macros, create a table of contents and merge data. Students must have completed the Intermediate Computers course, and have a good understanding of Microsoft Excel. (Students who are not experienced with Excel should enrol in the Intermediate course.)

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Computers – Beginners

Preston
21/07/20 – 16/09/20
An introduction to computers, which includes basic email, web searches, and an introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Remaining places: Available

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Terms & conditions

  • COVID-19 policies & procedures

    In line with government recommendations, we have made some changes for Term 3, including social distancing, reduced class numbers and some courses being conducted online. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

  • How to enrol

    Students can download an enrolment form online or complete an enrolment form at our offices. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course.

  • Payment details

    Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply).

    • Direct deposit details:
    • Bank: Bendigo Bank
    • Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
    • BSB: 633-000
    • Account number: 1285 76022
    • Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
  • Course materials

    We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated (materials are included in all Arts Hub courses).

  • Refunds

    There are no refunds for Term 3 courses or missed sessions. In situations of financial hardship or exceptional circumstances, students can apply to Operations Manager Catriona Herz at opsmanager@bridgedarebin.org.au

  • Cancellations

    Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. Our fees policy can be provided on request.

  • Child care

    Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Preston and Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.

  • Public & school holidays

    We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.