Microsoft Office Basics Parramatta College

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

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.