Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills | Parramatta College

Western Sydney | Short Courses for Life Skills |

Over 30 Years in Western Sydney

Why Choose Parramatta Community College?

  • Not for profit
  • Locally based training for those who live or work in Western Sydney
  • Quality trainers and facilities
  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Flexible and custom training programs

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      • Art session for Parents and Children

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        When families are undergoing troubling times, an art jam session provides joy and laughter to lighten the load and create a moment of delight away from the chaos. An art session is a time and place where young children and their parents find delight in their shared experiences through collaboration and creativities. 

        How does it work?
        1. Collide - Parent and child are given a theme and focus of the artwork puzzle
        2. Collaborate - Design their piece of artwork as a whole 
        3. Create - Apply on canvas with materials provided (Paint in action, Guided techniques, Guided inspirations)
        4. Celebrate - A memorable artwork to put up on the wall

        Art that’s FUN for the whole FAMILY!

      • Coffee Making - Barista Skills

        This course will now be delivered at the college!

        Work as a barista. This course covers all basic espresso coffee making techniques. Designed to teach individuals the art of making the perfect espresso, cappuccino or latte. Fantastic for beginners with plenty of one on one teaching. Delivered by experienced trained industry professionals. Practical hands on training. No Concession. Please note: As this is a 1-day workshop, you cannot enrol on the day of the course. No Concession.

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        Whether you're a coffee lover looking to upgrade your skills or a passionate beginner eager to learn the art of barista, this course is designed to ignite your coffee-making journey. Get ready to explore the world of espresso, master the art of milk texturing, and craft a variety of delectable coffees from the typical café menu.

        Who is this course for? Anyone! This non-accredited program is the perfect introduction to the coffee-making craft. Whether you want to become the go-to barista at home using your own coffee machine or kickstart a career in the dynamic hospitality industry, our course is the perfect starting point. 

        By the end of this 1-day workshop, you'll be equipped with a comprehensive set of skills and knowledge to create exceptional coffees with confidence. From efficient workflows to coffee equipment mastery, you'll dive into the intricacies of coffee presentation, cleaning, and maintenance. Discover the secrets of selecting the perfect coffee beans, become a pro at milk stretching, and learn the art of flawless milk pouring. But wait, there's more! We're not just stopping at the classics. 

        Are you ready to unleash your inner barista? Enrol in our Barista Skills course today and embark on a coffee adventure like no other. Get ready to impress your friends, family, and future coffee aficionados with your exceptional coffee-making abilities!

        Hurry, limited spots available! Don't miss out on this caffeinated journey of flavour and creativity.


      • Microsoft Office Basics

        About the course

        Acquire a basic understanding and become productive using Word, Excel and Outlook. After completing this course (or if you have similar experience) you may progress to one of our Intermediate courses. The course will focus on the following learning outcomes:

        Microsoft Word:

        • work with the basic features of Word
        • create a new document
        • find the information you need in Help
        • work with a document
        • select and work with text in a document
        • cut and copy information within and between documents
        • use a range of font formatting techniques
        • format paragraphs
        • work effectively with features that affect the page layout of your document
        • create and modify tables
        • print a document

        Microsoft Excel:

        • create a new workbook
        • open and navigate within workbooks and worksheets
        • understand and work with ranges in a worksheet
        • understand, create and work with formulas and functions used to perform calculations
        • copy and paste data in Excel
        • understand and use formula cell referencing to create more complex formulas
        • use font formatting techniques to greatly enhance the look of a worksheet
        • align the contents of cells in a number of ways
        • format rows and columns in a worksheet
        • understand and use the number formatting features in Excel
        • print your workbook data
        • create effective charts in Microsoft Excel

        Microsoft Outlook:

        • Work with the Ribbon, Tabs, Groups, and Commands.
        • Work with the Backstage View (FILE MENU).
        • Set up accounts and work with messages.
        • Work with calendars and contacts.

        Delivery method and resources required

        This course will be delivered face to face classroom-based facilitation with a qualified and skilled trainer. Please note that this is a basic course and not Nationally Accredited and therefore, you won’t receive a Statement of Attainment. However, on successful completion of the full course, you will receive an attendance certificate. After completing this course, you may wish to enrol into the accredited programs such as Introduction to Word, Excel Introduction or Intermediate, Excel Pivot Table, Excel Formulas and Functions etc.

        Further information

        Should you require further information, please feel free to ring our enrolment office on 02 96872072 or email to admin@parramattacollege.com.au.

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