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Introduction to Computers and the Internet

Non-accredited Short Course

Gain computer confidence

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 11 Feb 2023 Duration: 3 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

“Digital Literacy” is a life skill.  Computers, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) have changed the world more than any other invention over the past one hundred years.

Stay safe online following the guidelines set by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

Not everyone has had the opportunity to grow up with computers. This course is for those who have very little or no knowledge on how to use a computer or the internet and want to understand and enjoy the benefits they offer.

We will take you step-by-step through the very basics like using a mouse and a keyboard, working with files and folders, searching the internet and sending emails.

To help you practise these new skills, a series of exercises will be done in class alongside your instructor. As your confidence grows, you will be able to download files from the Internet and save information to a removable storage device or USB.

Course details:

  • Computer basics will include how to identify the main parts of a computer, how to use a keyboard and mouse and common computer terminology.
  • Identify the components of a modern Windows interface, manage files and folders in Windows Explorer, and perform basic file operations.
  • In ‘The Internet” section, you will cover topics like using WWW (World Wide Web), Email and saving files. You will also learn how to stay safe online following the guidelines set by the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
  • Students will be shown some basics of Microsoft Office in parts of this course.
  • Students will be using Windows 10 computers and Microsoft 2016.

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

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
11 Feb 2023
3 weeks
9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Full fee: $265
12 May 2023
3 weeks
9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Full fee: $265

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Introduction to Computers and the Internet (NONAC08048)

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Introduction to Computers and the Internet

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

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course assumes you have a computer or are about to purchase one.

Resources required
  • Those who have a laptop computer should bring it to class.
  • Students will be using Windows 10 computers and Microsoft 2016.
  • Students will be required to bring a USB device for saving files throughout the course.
  • Students attending Southport need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Course materials consist of:

  • detailed course reference manual with guided activities and discussion for each session
  • on-screen presentations
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.