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  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Computers for Beginners

        About the course

        This is an entry level course that provides the learner with information technology (IT) literacy skills in setting up a personal computer, accessing files with application programs, sending and retrieving emails, using the internet, using peripheral devices, such as printers, applying basic security procedures and power-management settings, and backing up and shutting down a personal computer. On successful completion a statement of attainment will be awarded for ICTICT101 Operate a personal computer from ICT10115 Certificate I Information, Digital Media and Technology.


        No prior knowledge of personal computer and/or Windows Operating System required

        Learning outcomes

        When you have completed the course successfully, you should be able to:

        Prepare to use the personal computer
        1.1 Identify physical components and associated peripheral devices of the personal computer to become familiar with the available network
        1.2 Check physical connectivity of devices to ensure correct operation and performance
        1.3 Boot up and follow procedures to activate the computer

        Manage computer configurations
        2.1 Alter the computer settings to best suit the user
        2.2 Configure power-management settings to minimise power consumption as an environmentally sustainable measure
        2.3 Identify operating system and the application programs loaded on the computer to determine computer capability
        2.4 Conduct basic software installation and removal to improve computer capability
        2.5 Navigate and manipulate desktop environment to create and customise desktop icons and access application programs

        Access and use basic application programs
        3.1 Open a folder with file documents containing basic office applications, make minor changes and save in a different folder
        3.2 Send and retrieve a simple email message using the desktop icon to communicate with other parties
        3.3 Access the internet using the web browser to view and conduct basic web information search
        3.4 Use firewall and antivirus and malware scans to reduce security risks and threats in the system

        Access and use basic peripheral devices
        4.1 Access external storage devices to retrieve, copy, move and save information in different mediums and locations
        4.2 Use printer settings on an installed printer to print a document
        4.3 Access audiovisual (AV) devices to view and play a multimedia file

        Shut down computer
        5.1 Back up important documents and programs to minimise risk of data loss
        5.2 Save any work to be retained and close open application programs
        5.3 Shut down computer and switch off any unused peripheral devices

        Learning strategies

        This course will be delivered in a classroom environment led by a qualified and industry experienced trainer. Learning methods will include face to face lecture, case studies, demonstrations, questions and answers. This course will be delivered on Windows 10 platform.

        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

        Recognition of Prior Learning

        If you believe you have already gained the competency through your current or immediate work experience relating to this unit, please discuss this with your trainer for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

        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.

      • Design and Develop Assessment Tools

        Important note for TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment holders - Please note that after 1st of April 2019, you must have this unit TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools or its successor, and TAELLN411 Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills or its successor if you wish to continue to use your TAE40110 qualification for delivering training and assessment services. Please note that if you have a diploma or higher level qualification in adult education, you may not need to complete this course; however it is imperative that you consult with your employer to understand their requirement. Please copy and paste the following ASQA link on to your browser for further information:


        Before you enrol into this course, please see if you already have TAEASS502A or TAEASS502B as part of your TAE40110 qualification. The current TAEASS502 is equivalent to the previous version and you may be able to get a credit. If you identify that after enrolment, you may not receive a refund.

        Designed for experienced practitioners responsible for the development and/or delivery of training and assessment products and services, the TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and to develop assessment tools used to guide the collection of quality evidence, including their application in formative, summative and recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.

        Learning outcomes

        Students should achieve the following learning outcomes on successful completion of the course

        • Determining the focus of the assessment tool
        • Design the assessment tool
        • Develop the assessment tool
        • Review and trial the assessment tool

        Learning strategies

        Learing will take place in a classroom face to face environment led by an industry qualified TAE trainer. PowerPoint presentation, case studies, classroom exercises and group discussion will form the learning strategies.

        Assessment strategies

        Assessments will be conducted in both summative and formative manner, consisting of short answer questions, research, and workplace-based projects. In case, learners are unable to find a real life workplace for their project, a simulation may be arranged in the classroom. The candidate must show evidence of the ability to complete tasks outlined in the elements and performance criteria of this unit including developing at least three assessment tools that support different assessment methods, and address at least one unit of competency each.

        What do the assessments involve?

        Assessments for this unit largely include developing at least three assessment tools supporting different assessment methods and addressing at least one unit of competency each. Please note that the units must be from a Nationally Recognised Training Package. You must include in each of these assessments the instruments for collecting the evidence, reflecting the rules of evidence and principles of assessments with related instructions to the candidates and assessor/s and show how you will address the contextual needs of different environments. One of these assessments have to be on recognition of prior learning (RPL). You will start working on your first assessment on the first day (i.e. the first week). The trainer/assessor will give you a questionnaire to complete at home. You will need to conduct a research at home to answer these questions and bring them on the second day when you will complete the second assessment tool. You will complete the third assessment tool after the class and send it back to the trainer within 4 weeks from the last session. You will also complete some in class activities to demonstrate your knowledge about designing, developing and reviewing the assessment tools inlcuding workplace health and safety (WHS) responsibilities.

        Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

        We understand some learners may have already delivered training as part of their job or as a trainer. If you believe you can demonstrate current experience and/or relevant qualifications that match the competency requirements of some of the units in this course, please consult with your trainer to apply for recognition.

        Pre-requisite for this course

        Whilst this unit doesn’t require any license or certificates or completion of any other units as pre-requisites, it is assumed that you already have some training delivery and assessment experience in the context of RTOs. Having such experience means you are already familiar with Australian vocational education and training system, the training packages used as industry standards and the legislative requirements for the delivery of accredited or competency based training in Australia. This course is delivered as part of the upgrade program for those who wish to continue to use their TAE40110 qualification. For those who don’t have any TAE qualification, we strongly suggest you to enrol into the full TAE40116 qualification.

        Is this course for me?

        You may be thinkging why you should do this course as you may not be even teaching training package qualifications or skill sets. As a general rule, you don’t have to have a TAE qualification if you are delivering only non-accredited components and you are not involved in assessing competency. However, some employers such as TAFE still wants their trainers to have the TAE qualification including TAEASS502 Design and develop assessment tools. If so, please consult with your employer to understand their requiremens before you enrol.

        Need more information

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

        For more information re the relevant standards, please visit https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards.

      • Yoga - Sundays Rest & Renew Yin Yoga

        EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses!

        A gentle yoga, known as Yin Yoga, which is suitable for everyone (pregnant women are also welcome). At the end of the class will be a short relaxation to help you relax and rejuvenate for the week ahead!

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        Did you know there is a possibility that you can get a rebate from your private health fund if you do one of our fitness or health related courses?

        Some health funds will give you a rebate for exercise programs or health management programs that your doctor has prescribed to address or improve a specific medical condition. The health fund may ask you if the provider of the exercise program is qualified, the answer is that all of our tutors have either qualifications and or experience in the field in which they teach. Your medical practitioner may also be required to fill out a form provided by your health fund. Also it will depend on your level of coverage with your health fund.

        Additionally the rules vary between health funds, therefore you would need to check with your health fund as to your eligibility, and also ask them what documentation they require.

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