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      • Excel Intermediate

        About the course

        Are you using excel to its full potential? You will be amazed at the potential of Excel. Learn to manage your finances, business data, use as a calculator, display, interpret information, use relative and absolute references and more. On completion of successful assessment a statement of attainment will be issued for BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets from Certificate III Business Administration BSB30415. If you wish to gain a Statement of Attainment, you will need to complete all the assessments covering the following elements and performance criteria:

        Learning outcomes

        Upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to -

        Select and prepare resources
        1.1. Adhere to ergonomic, work organisation and occupational health and safety requirements
        1.2. Use energy and resource conservation techniques to minimise wastage
        1.3. Identify spreadsheet task requirements in relation to data entry, storage, output and presentation

        Plan spreadsheet design
        2.1. Ensure spreadsheet design suits the purpose, audience and information requirements of the task
        2.2. Ensure spreadsheet design enhances readability and appearance, and meets organisational and task requirements for style and layout
        2.3. Use style sheets and automatic functions to ensure consistency of design and layout

        Create spreadsheet
        3.1. Ensure data is entered, checked and amended to maintain consistency of design and layout, in accordance with organisational and task requirements
        3.2. Format spreadsheet using software functions to adjust page and cell layout to meet information requirements, in accordance with organisational style and presentation requirements
        3.3. Ensure formulae are tested and used to confirm output meets task requirements, in consultation with appropriate personnel as required
        3.4. Use manuals, user documentation and online help to overcome problems with spreadsheet design and production

        Produce simple charts
        4.1. Select chart type and design that enables valid representation of numerical data, and meets organisational and task requirements
        4.2. Create charts using appropriate data range in the spreadsheet
        4.3. Modify chart type and layout using formatting features

        Finalise spreadsheets
        5.1. Preview, adjust and print spreadsheet and any accompanying charts, in accordance with task requirements
        5.2. Ensure data input meets designated time lines and organisational requirements for speed and accuracy
        5.3. Name and store spreadsheet in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss/damage

        Learning strategies

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment led by a qualified and industry experienced training. Learning methods will include face to face lecture, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers

        Assessment strategies

        Assessment for this course will include both summative and formative through written questions and answers, observations and practical demonstration of knowledge and skills

        Need further information?

        Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

      • Mosaics

        Learn how to create a small mosaic piece, using the direct method of mosaic construction. You will learn how to cut tiles, colour selection, lay tiles, glue and grout. No Concession.

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        Once you have completed your piece you will be able to then create larger pieces such as house numbers, birdbaths, home decor, and gifts for family and friends.

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        The images shown on this page are some of the students' amazing work. So come along, relax, join in, meet new people and explore your creative side.

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      • TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Cluster 1)

        About TAE40116

        TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment is designed for people who want to work within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and the Australian Qualification Framework as trainers and assessors in their respective industry. The Parramatta College delivers TAE40116 in three clusters, covering the following 10 units. You will need to satisfactorily complete all the units listed below including all required assessments related to the units. Where a learner does not satisfactorily complete the full qualification, a statement of attainment will be issued for those units that have been fully completed to a satisfactory level.

        Cluster 1

        TAEDES401 Design and develop learning programs
        TAEDES402 Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

        Cluster 2

        • TAEDEL401 Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
        • TAEDEL402 Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
        • TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills
        • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

        Cluster 3

        • TAEASS401 Plan assessment activities and processes
        • TAEASS402 Assess competence
        • TAEASS403 Participate in assessment validation
        • TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools

        For more information about the above units, please visit www.training.gov.au.

        Eligibility for enrolment

        To start this course you must have:

        • Subject expertise in the field in which you want to train and assess. This means you must have broad industry knowledge and experience including but not limited to holding a relevant unit of competency or qualification.
        • Computer literacy and access to a computer and the internet for research, accessing documents and templates from portable media and using email for communication. If you believe there is a gap in your computer literacy especially in Microsoft applications, the Parramatta College has courses available at different levels to help you.*

        To show evidence of your industry engagement, you will need to submit your current CV, a letter from your employer or a letter from one of your clients if you are self-employed. You can send these documents to admin@parramattacollege.com.au clearly stating the course you intend to enrol.

        Delivery strategies

        This course is focused on developing skills in vocational education and training and will allow students to gain real experience in the classroom, practice in small groups of up to 16 students, and undertake holistic assessments based on current work practices. It is expected that a full time study load will involve up to 20 hours a week of study. Delivery strategies include:

        • Delivery in a classroom environment or via video conferencing by experienced and industry skilled trainer
        • Simulated experience on a weekly basis
        • self-paced trainer led activities to reinforce, extend and reflect on what has been learnt in class

        Please see below in the class timetable area for the mode of delivery. If you see “Virtual classroom”, this means the class will be delivered via video conferencing system, usually Zoom.

        Assessment strategies

        A range of assessment methods are used to collect evidence from learners. These methods include:

        • Portfolio of evidence assessed by a Trainer/ Assessor of this course. This portfolio would include indirect evidence such as log books (witnessed by work practice supervisor); workbooks completed at the students' own time, ; and other evidence such as learner-produced
        • Self-observation
        • Third-party reports from supervisors or other professional workers at an RTO as required;
        • Critical Reflections of work undertaken in demonstrating skills;
        • Presentation of information in the workplace or in a simulated work environment;
        • Written reports; and
        • Knowledge based exercises which demonstrate key knowledge across subjects in the form of quizzes or short answer exercises.

        Please note assessments for this cluster 1 involve significant work both during and after the sessions. You will have maximum of two attempts to submit your assessments. If you are considered Not Yet Competent after the second submission with significant gaps prevailing in your submissions, you may be asked to re-enroll into the course.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        Parramatta College recognises that some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can provide sufficient evidence (according to the rules of evidence – see Standard 1.8 – 1.12 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015) of your current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of any of the units in this course, please consult with the Education Manager prior to enrolling to apply for recognition. The RPL application will be reviewed by a qualified trainer/assessor. Please note that applying for RPL may nor automatically result in issuing of the qualification or statement of attainment. No refund will be made In case of a partial qualification or if no certificate can be issued as a result of the RPL assessment.

        People who have completed the full qualification may be able to work as a trainer and assessor in a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), or at a workplace. People wishing to train the TAE40116, will need to get a training and assessment qualification higher than the TAE40116 (See Item 5, schedule 1 of the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015). In accordance with the requirements of Standard 1.13 under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations 2015, you will also need to have:

        • vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed
        • current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided
        • current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment
        • a clear, evidenced and up to date Professional Development strategy

        Need more information?

        Should you require further information, please contact our enrolment officer on 02 96872072 or send an email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

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