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5 February 2018

New Classroom Courses for 2018

The training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, assistants and committee members of kindergartens that are part of the Kindergarten IT Program. Classes are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face classes.

When and where is it on?

The courses offered:

How to Apply

To enrol click on the corresponding 'Course' links in the schedule table above. You can enrol up to three attendees per booking and each listed email address will be emailed confirmation. The booking ticket attachment is only sent to the first contact.

Or use the paper enrolment form: Click here for Paper Enrolment Form

The Courses:

Create Portfolios in Word - 301

Overview: Become familiar with basic layout techniques using Microsoft Office Word, then practise adding images, WordArt, text and styles to create a Portfolio template that is easy to modify

Who is the course for? This introductory level course is aimed at Kindergarten and early learning staff who want to improve their skills at creating portfolio documents using Microsoft Word.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word

WordPress Web Building - 101

Overview: 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.

Who is the course for? This course is useful for individuals wishing to enhance their website development skills and to create and manage a website for their kindergarten.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet.

Cyber Security Fundamentals and Privacy - 1101

Overview:The course is designed to help you to protect your organisation's digital privacy and secure your data online.

You will learn about the current Australian information security obligations and relevant privacy legislation. This session will enable you to be one step ahead of cyber criminals by learning about phishing, email scams, browser highjacking, social engineering threats like tailgating, dumpster diving, and that's just the beginning!

Who is the course for? This course is for all internet users who want foundation skills in how to be privacy aware and safer online.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet

Get up to speed with iPads - 502

Overview: This course covers the most useful iPad related topics kindergartens have asked for such as configure parental controls & child friendly settings, making use of an iPad for observations in the class, understanding Apple Licensing and ID accounts. In the second half of the session we explore iPad Apps for Early Learning that cross reference to the EYLF Learning Outcomes.

Who is the course for? Staff who want to use iPads effectively at the kindergarten and need to maintain and back up an iPad or manage purchasing Apps.

Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with using an iPad.

Kindergarten Information Management System (KIM) Introduction - 801

Overview: This training session will provide a basic introduction to the Kindergarten Information Management (KIM) system for new users, with an opportunity to utilise and explore KIM via realistic, process based scenarios. Sessions are hands on and process driven and will use realistic scenarios and activities. A representative of the Department will be available to assist with KIMs questions.

Who is the course for? The training is open to kindergarten Directors, teachers, assistants and committee members.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, use a keyboard to enter text.