Training Courses

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General Overview Information regarding Training Facilities and Courses

Expressions of Interest

  • We welcome expressions of interest from Trainers wishing to run courses, and Participants seeking courses.
  • Please contact the PCUG Training Coordinator via the contact form, or phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922 for either/or; OR
  • Use the Training Course Booking Formto lodge expressions of interest, whether advertised or otherwise.

Placing Bookings and Enquiries

  • All enquires may be emailed to PCUG Training Coordinator via the contact form, or phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922
  • Use the Training Course Booking Formto apply for a course or lodge an expression of interest.
  • Please provide PCUG membership status and details, email address and contact phone number in any enquiry.
  • All applications will be confirmed by the PCUG Office Manager, ASAP on receipt.

Course Fees

  • Course fees advertised are applicable to the current advertised course only, and may vary for future courses.
  • An admin levy of up to $40 is applicable to non-PCUG members attending PCUG courses (variable per individual course).
  • If the non-member course participant wishes to apply for PCUG membership, and does so within 3 months of the course start date, the applicant may apply for a $20 discount off the current PCUG subscription.

Courses for 2014

Introduction to Spreadsheets, using Microsoft Excel 2007

  • Course Title: Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Description & Requirements:
    • A training course introducing participants to Microsoft Excel (2007). Basic familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office screens helpful but not essential. No previous knowledge of Excel required. Prepare to be surprised at the variety of things you can do with a spreadsheet!!
    • Spreadsheets are very powerful, versatile and widely use software, that can make it easy to manage all sorts of problems from pre- school arithmetic to highly sophisticated financial or statistical analysis. This course will start at the simplest level looking at how to manage your spreadsheet to make it work for you like an ordinary piece of paper (but better!), and progress to finding out how to use the spreadsheet to simplify some everyday tasks like planning a holiday itinerary or working out which is the best dog food to buy.
    • There will be six sessions of two and a half hours with an extra half hour at the end available for discussion. Class members are invited to bring forward their own projects for the group to work on together. The course prerequisite is that you should have completed the PCUG Absolute Beginners Course or attained an equivalent level of familiarity with the Windows environment.
  • Trainer: Roger Quarterman
  • When: Held over 6 sessions
    • Session 1: Wed 19 March 2014 1-3pm
    • Session 2: Wed 26 March 2014 1-3pm
    • Session 3: Wed 02 April 2014 1-3pm

NO CLASS Wed 12 March

    • Session 4: Wed 09 April 2014 1-3pm
    • Session 5: Wed 16 April 2014 1-3pm
    • Session 6: Wed 23 April 2014 1-3pm
  • Where: PCUG Training Room, 27 Mulley St Holder.
  • Fee: $80 for PCUG members | $120 for non-PCUG members
  • Places: up to 10
  • Applications & Enquiries: Email PCUG Training Coordinatoror phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922.
  • A second course is planned for August/September.

Introduction to Databases, using Microsoft Access 2007

  • Expressions of Interest being accepted currently
  • Scheduled: Wed 9, 16, 23, & 30 April 2014 10am-1200pm (midday)
  • About: A four week course will introduce participants to the design of a database system. Content to be covered will be the creation of tables to hold the data, queries to filter and sort data, forms to input and edit data and generating reports. Prior experience is not necessary. Pre-requisites are basic keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Trainer: Peter Barker
  • Places: 5 (further places up to 8 may be considered if there is an assistant available to the course).
  • Course fee: $100 (or $60 for PCUG members)
  • Applications and Expression of Interest: by email to or phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922. Full guide to bookings and enquiries is outlined at the top of this page

Absolute Beginners Computing

  • About:
    • This course is designed for absolute beginners who are just starting out or those who never learnt the basics - but who DO have home internet, Windows 7, and access to email.
      Sessions are based on the Windows 7 operating system, and held in the PCUG Training Centre with experienced volunteer trainers.
      Topics include learning your way around the computer, email and Internet basics. Each session is paced for beginners, with revision, take-home notes and practice exercises.
 The need for this type of course is very popular, and reaching those who would
 benefit happens largely by word of mouth. Do you know some-one who would benefit?
 As different people have varied needs, other groups are being formulated for
 example, for people who do not yet have a computer, or internet or email, we are
 planning on a modified version of the above training. All enquiries welcome.
  • Bookings and Expressions of Interest:
    • Expressions of Interest are now being taken and may be lodged with the PCUG Training Coordinator or call the PCUG Office and request an email to lodged on your behalf.
    • Full details of enrolment information may be viewed at the of this page.
  • Brochure:
  • Trainer: Eleanor Whelan (and a team of PCUG trainers)
  • Session Information:
    • All sessions will be held on the relevant Monday (see below) from 09.45am-12.15pm, and include a break for morning tea.
    • Session 1: Mon 17 March, 2014
    • Session 2: Mon 24 March, 2014
    • Session 3: Mon 31 March, 2014
    • Session 4: Mon 07 April, 2014
    • Session 5: Mon 14 April, 2014
    • Break for Easter
    • Session 6: Mon 28 April, 2004
  • Participants: Limit 11 Application open as detailed in FEE information
  • Venue: PCUG, Level 2A, Grant Cameron Community Centre, 27 Mulley St, Holder
  • Fee: $60 for members, $80 for non-members (includes morning tea, documentation and completion certificate).

Excel: Using Macros and VBA in Excel

  • Course Title: Using Macros and VBA in Excel
  • Description & Requirements: A training course in creating, modifying and using macros and visual Basic in Excel. Participants should be competent in using common features in Excel but no prior experience is required with macros and/or Visual Basic.
  • When: Expressions of Interest being accepted currently
    The course will be conducted over 3 (three) consecutive sessions
    • Wed 7 April 2014 1000am and 1230 pm; and
    • Wed 14 April 2014 1000am and 1230 pm; and
    • Wed 21 April 2014 0930am and 1230 pm.
  • Where: PCUG Training Room, 27 Mulley St Holder.
  • Fee: $85 (or $45 for PCUG members)
  • Places: CAPPED AT 6
  • Expressions of Interest & Applications: Follow the Expression of Interest information outlined at the of this page Email PCUG Training Coordinatoror phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922.

Other Courses (but not limited to ...)

  • dates pending for next sessions, to be advised
  • NB: These and other courses listed here are scheduled pending demand & trainer availability,
  • Expressions of interest may be lodged at any time by emailing, or contacting the PCUG office on 6287 2922
  • Are you wanting a course, or demonstration, or session on a subject not listed? Please let us know.

Wiki Editing

  • ABOUT: A lot of PCUG information is now delivered using a wiki interface. Editing Wikis is not as daunting as it seems, and we are seeking to encourage members to share information via this tool where-ever possible. Our secretary, and TIP admin, Lawrie Brown will step participants through the process of placing information on a wiki by editing and creating pages, and formatting their content. He will use the reference guide pages he created. This will be a hands on session, with plenty of time for you to explore the content creation and formatting process. If at all possible, please bring some plain text content that you'd like to contribute to one of our wikis on a USB drive. You can also bring some images to include in your pages, as we'll also be exploring how to upload and reference images.
    If you are new to contributing to wiki's, please see these guides, which we will work through and discuss during this course: Getting Started Editing Wiki Pages, and More_on_Working_with_Wikis.
  • WHEN: TBA (last session held Wed 26 September, 2012 with Lawrie Brown)
  • WHERE: PCUG Centre, Grant Cameron Community Centre, Holder.
  • PARTICIPANTS: 10 places open to any PCUG member or others interested in learning more about editing wikis.
  • FEE: $20 (PCUG members), $40 (non-members), or Free** (**the fee will be waived for any regular PCUG volunteer who agrees to use this training to further build our information resources)
  • BOOKINGS: to [PCUG Training Bookings] or phone the PCUG Office on 6287 2922. (Further sessions will follow pending demand).