GEALC offers a range of daytime/evening computer classes from beginners to advanced.
Get To Know Windows 10
This 8 weeks course aims at providing you with the basic understanding of Windows 10 so that you can find joy in using your computer again. It covers a brief introduction to Office programs and the basics in:
⇒ How to get started
⇒ Installing other programs, apps, the latest virus updates & free software
⇒ Using Microsoft Edge to surf the Web
⇒ Using Web browsers: Firefox/Chrome
⇒ Using Email (attach pictures & text documents)
⇒ Understanding the tablet mode
⇒ Using Groove to listen to music
⇒ Importing music or songs from CD
⇒ Managing your icons & screen settings
⇒ Creating, copying, moving renaming files & folders & backing up to USB & CD/DVD
⇒ Launching, closing & managing apps
⇒ Using Cortana: voice personal assistant.
Developing Skills – Microsoft Office Programs
Office Computer Skills 1
Designed for those who would like to learn a wider range of computer skills, either at work or home including Windows, Internet, Email, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & basics of Outlook & Access.
Office Computer Skills 2 and 3
These courses follow on from Office Computer Skills 1 or 2 in more detail.
Let’s Get Digital – Digital Technology
Digital Photos 1
This course introduces you to Digital photographs. You will learn the basics of digital photographs, downloading them from your digital camera to your computer, editing and processing them. For example, changing sizes, cropping and removing red-eyes. You will also learn how to attach the photographs in your email and how to save them onto CD, DVD or your USB Flash drive.
Digital Photos 2
This course is a continuation form Digital Technology 1. You will learn more tricks and techniques in editing and processing your photographs. You can learn tricks such as making objects or people disappear from the photographs, adding people from one photograph to a different photograph. You will also learn how to scan photographs using a scanner and how to convert music from CD to MP3 format which can then be used in slideshows.
Using Your iPAD
Suitable for those who have recently acquired an iPad and want to get the most out of using it. Course includes:
⇒ Searching & downloading useful applications
⇒ Using iTunes / eBooks
⇒ Taking/editing photos
⇒ WiFi (how to connect).
We’re living in a digital age but many Australians are being left behind and don’t have the skills to make the most of being connected. These short courses are designed to help you feel more confident in using modern technology and navigating the Internet. Courses include:
Shopping on the Internet and eBay
Ideal for those who wish to learn how to shop more effectively online (groceries, holidays, Amazon) and how to use eBay, Trading Post and Gum Tree including how to set up an account, advertise items for sale & buy items online (using PayPal).
Accessing Government Services
Learn how to set up, access, link and manage your Government services online (Centrelink, Medicare, Australian Tax Office, etc).
Everyone talks about Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about the pros and cons of using social media especially for building networks for business.
Making the Most of Your Photos
This short course will help you to understand how to post photos on the Internet (like on eBay), email photos as attachments, edit your photos (changing sizes, cropping and removing red-eyes, etc) and upload to a web photo album.