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Computer Skills - I need some lessons       started by Diana on 21 Jan 2011   (23346)
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From Diana

21 Jan 2011 6:31 PM
(110088)
Has anyone used the services of a computer tutor ? I know more than the basics but am stuck with only what I know. I am desperate to get a job in an officecomputer skills which I don't have and ask for but the ads all seem to ask for Exel, Powerpoint, Publisher etc which I know nothing about so I don't stand a chance. I need to know much more if I have any hope in getting a job, I know how to e-mail etc but its formatting, graphs, spreadsheets etc I have no clue on....and even less on how things work Thanks everyone.
From mohamm

To Diana

21 Jan 2011 7:04 PM
(110089)
Try MYOB training. They are usally listed in the local papers. Alot of companies use this package.
From tisme

To Diana

21 Jan 2011 8:47 PM
(110090)
Check out your local TAFE. Surely there would be somewhere that hold classes.
From me2you

To Diana

21 Jan 2011 9:39 PM
(110091)
agree with what others have said - you will need to get a certificate of some sort so you will need formal training or TAFE. Its difficult to get any job in oz without a proper/formal qualification - so just getting private lessons will likely not be enough to get employment. Classes at TAFE might be the way to go and from memory, they are not too expensive.
From babs_andy

To Diana

21 Jan 2011 9:41 PM
(110092)
Hi Diana, Have a look at the Adult Education Centres they are pretty affordable, short courses and usually in your local neighbourhood centre. Great way to meet people as well. Some universities and TAFEs also run short courses if you don't want to go the whole certificate/diploma route. Barb
From Diana

To babs_andy

23 Jan 2011 8:14 AM
(110096)
Thank you. What I am really after is comeone coming to my home to teach me and to improve on what I already know which is more then the basics. I wondered if anyone has used the services of a home tutor type person for adults?
From jimboman

To Diana

23 Jan 2011 11:42 AM
(110097)
If you know the basics of excel and word etc., then try a Microsoft Certified one or two day course. I did one for MS Access back in the UK and you can learn a hell of a lot in one or two days. You also get a nice bit of paper as well. Home tutors advertise in the local papers if you want to go down that road.