Training

The Kindergarten IT Program offers training that is focused on ICT needs of community kindergartens as well as on-boarding for some of the Early Learning platforms provided by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Training webinars are now available

Through October, November and December we are offering webinars of our courses on basic troubleshooting, website development, poster design and basic Excel spreadsheets.

The courses offered

Who can attend?

Teachers, staff and volunteers from community kindergartens throughout Victoria can attend our training. If you are unsure contact us to confirm your kindergarten is registered with the program.

When and where is it on?

Training will be offered via online webinars from October 12th to December 9th. Refer to our schedule below.

Schedule and enrolment

How to apply

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ link next to the course you would like to attend and complete the online form. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to the webinar.

How to cancel

If you need to cancel your current training booking, please contact 1800 629 835 or email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au

Waiting list

We try to spread the sessions across the working week, but sessions can book out quickly. If a session is showing as Booked Out or none of the times offered are suitable, you can request to be placed on our waiting list.

Email info@kindergarten.vic.gov.au with preferred course, day of week and time.

About the courses

The sessions will be delivered on the Zoom video streaming platform. The link received in the booking confirmation email includes the option to download the Zoom app. Further guidance on attending Zoom webinars can be found here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946
Pre-requisites:

  • Use a keyboard to enter text
  • Interpret user manuals and help functions
  • Read and write basic workplace documents
  • Internet connection
  • PC, Mac or tablet with audio (camera/mic optional)

Practical IT Skills – 602

Overview: The course is a basic introduction to troubleshooting a computer and performing practical IT tasks in a small office when you don’t have a technician nearby. The course is designed to support you in learning a simple problem solving approach to modern computing devices. The session covers a logical approach to fixing hardware, a simple approach to discovering solutions for your computer or device, common tasks relating to email and internet.

Duration: 2 hours.

Who is the course for?

  • Directors
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Committee members

This course is for IT beginners who have basic computer skills and want to extend their ability to fix common issues. You may be seeking to expand your confidence in troubleshooting or are looking for solutions to common small office issues.

For other users, support is available through the use of online tips, user guides and the KITP helpdesk.

Topics:

  • Topic 1: Hardware troubleshooting
  • Topic 2: PC & device system settings
  • Topic 3: File management & backup
  • Topic 4: Email & Internet
  • Topic 5: Security

Website Development – 101

Overview:
WordPress is a dedicated web creation tool that we can install directly into websites we host for kindergartens.
This course is a basic introduction to developing and updating your kindergarten website. All you need on your computer is a browser like Chrome or Firefox and a connection to the internet to maintain a professional website for your kindergarten.
Learn the steps involved in planning and developing a simple website. Work through the topics and follow the practice examples using the WordPress CMS application.

Duration: 2 hours.

Who is the course for?

  • Directors
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Committee members

This course is useful for staff wishing to enhance their website development skills or volunteers tasked with setting up a new WordPress site or adding content and updates to their community kindergarten’s existing WordPress site.

Topics:

  • Structure
  • Dashboard and Toolbar
  • Admin menu and Work Area
  • Pages and Posts
  • Media and links
  • Publishing and revisions
  • Widgets and menus
  • Themes
  • Plugins

Making creative posters – 903

Overview:
This course introduces how to produce beautiful, attention grabbing posters to communicate learning experiences with children, parents and colleagues.
Participants will learn how to use free content creation tool, Adobe Spark. Practical activities cover how to work with Adobe Spark on both desktop and mobile device to effectively combine text and visual message. Consideration for privacy and copyright are covered.

Duration: 2 hours.

Who is the course for?

  • Directors
  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Committee members

Topics:

  • Exploring Spark
  • Inspiration and examples
  • Templates and resizing
  • Adding images and free galleries
  • Icons and text
  • Colours and styles
  • Downloading and reusing projects
  • Spark on mobile

Beginners Excel Spreadsheets – 401

Overview:
The course is a basic introduction to using Excel 2016 and Excel Online.
Learn how to manage Worksheets, use formulas, use functions, and present data in a professional easy to use format.

Duration: 2 hours.

Who is the course for?

  • Teachers
  • Assistants
  • Committee members

This course is for IT beginners who have basic computer skills and want use Excel to perform a range of spreadsheet tasks in either Excel or Excel Online.
Topics:

  • Topic 1: Create spreadsheets
  • Topic 2: Basic customising and formatting
  • Topic 3: Objects and charts
  • Topic 4: Layout and presentation
  • Topic 5: Operate example budget spreadsheet

Tell us what your training needs are

We are seeking expressions of interest from Victorian early learning staff. What kinds of ICT training do you need? What technology training would your colleagues’ benefit from? Please Email your ideas and suggestions.