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Microsoft Office Excel: Beginners

Non-accredited Short Course

Start from the basics with this Microsoft Excel course.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: South Bank Start date: 20 Feb 2023 Duration: 1 day
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast
Full Fee

Course overview

If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Excel 2016 for your job or daily personal use, at TAFE Queensland we have the course for you!  Microsoft Office Excel: Beginners is designed to assist you in getting familiar with Microsoft Excel.

This course is for those who have never had formal training on how to use Microsoft Office products and need to understand the core functions of Excel.

For the face-to-face, classroom sessions, we will take you step-by-step through the essentials of the program. The instructor will demonstrate the exercises and then you will practise these new skills. The instructor will be available the whole time for support and assistance. Furthermore, you will be provided with a comprehensive manual to take home for future reference.

At the end of this course you will have mastered the essentials of:

  • Microsoft Excel 2016
  • navigating around your computer
  • loading and saving your work
  • copying your files to a USB.

Gold Coast
Microsoft Excel -  6 hours face to face on campus. 

In this session, using the Windows 10 platform, you will learn how to:

  • navigate your way around Microsoft Excel 2016
  • create a new workbook
  • open and navigate within workbooks and worksheets
  • understand cells and ranges in a worksheet
  • use filling techniques
  • create a simple formula
  • print your workbook data.

Greater Brisbane
Microsoft Excel - 4 hours. In this session you will:

  • Learn how to use Excel for modelling and analysis including efficient data entry using Flash Fill, spreadsheet management and design, basic functions (SUM) and simple formulas, basic charting, using Wrap Text, Format Painter, Absolute Reference and Conditional Formatting.
  • Learn how to use Excel as a data base including using Text to Column, locating and deleting duplicate records, extracting data from cells, adding filters, sorting data and extracting specific records from the data base.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register.

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
South Bank
20 Feb 2023
1 day
Part time up to 4 hours
  • Full fee: $175
South Bank
12 Jun 2023
1 day
Part time up to 4 hours
  • Full fee: $175
South Bank
04 Sep 2023
1 day
Part time up to 4 hours
  • Full fee: $175
09 May 2023
2 sessions in 1 week
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Tuesday, Thursday
  • Full fee: $175

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Microsoft Office Excel: Beginners (NONAC08035)

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Microsoft Office Excel: Beginners

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have sound computer literacy skills at the time of enrolment into this course, including a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system, especially working with files and folders.

You must be able to confidently use a mouse and keyboard.

Resources required

Classroom delivery

  • Please bring a pen and paper for note taking, and a USB.
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.
Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.