Technology Solutions

Technology Solutions provides you with the most up to date knowledge and skills to use in your personal and professional life.

We offer courses on the complete Microsoft Office package and deliver these in practical short sharp sessions that allow you to utilise your new skills straight away!



29-Aug-2016  

iPad Made Easy starts 29th August 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Do you know how awesome you iPad really is? Are you just getting by with the basics?  Come along to this three session workshop and learn how to take it to a new level and become a master of your iPad.  Tips and tricks on getting Siri to work for you, sharing photo albums and music albums, using photo filters and making camera adjustments…. The ‘cloud’ is the limit!



Dates: starts Monday 29th August
Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $110 ($37 per session)
Member cost: $99 ($33 per session)
 
 




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03-Sep-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 3rd September 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 3rd September
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126 
 
 




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24-Sep-2016  

Create your own computer games starts Saturday 24th September 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




  Do you love computer games? If you have a passion for gaming, enrol to our introductory game development course to experience what it takes to make games. Learn real programming concepts and techniques as you create your own fun games. If you don't have prior programming experience, but you love computer games, this is the course to get you started on making your own great games.


Dates: starts 24th September
Times: 10am – 3pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $150 ($50 per session)
Member cost: $135 ($45 per session)
 
 





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07-Oct-2016  

Tech Savvy Seniors - Intermediate Level Email and Internet starts 7th October 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12



 
In this intermediate level course you will learn:
  • How to use a web browser some of its features (eg bookmarks and tabs)
  • How to navigate websites and search the internet
  • How to download programs and files with your computer.
Our patient trainers will help you learn the ropes step by step at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting. Come along and join in the fun, its easy once you know how!



Dates: starts 7th October
Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street Dubbo
Cost: $30
 
 




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22-Oct-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 22nd and 23rd October 2016 (Wellington)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 22nd and 23rd October
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: WINS, 27 Swift St, Wellington
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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26-Oct-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 26th and 27th October 2016 (Gilgandra)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 26th and 27th October
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: Gilgandra Shire Hall, 15 Warren Road, Gilgandra
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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05-Nov-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 5th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 5th November  
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126 
 
 




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10-Nov-2016  

Tech Savvy Seniors - Online Shopping and Banking starts 10th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12



 
Learn about online banking and shopping in this fun and easy to grasp course. Stay safe and find exactly what you need online without standing in shopping centre queues. Whether it’s groceries, paying bills, making travel arrangements, or buying a gift for a loved one, you can do just about anything online from your lounge room.

Our patient trainers will help you learn the ropes step by step at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting. Come along and join in the fun, its easy once you know how!



Dates: 10th Nov
Times: 9am – 12pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street Dubbo
Cost: $30
 
 




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12-Nov-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 12th and 13th November 2016 (Narromine)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 12th and 13th November
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: United Services Memorial Club, 58 Dandeloo St Narromine
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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14-Nov-2016  

iPad Made Easy starts 14th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Do you know how awesome you iPad really is? Are you just getting by with the basics?  Come along to this three session workshop and learn how to take it to a new level and become a master of your iPad.  Tips and tricks on getting Siri to work for you, sharing photo albums and music albums, using photo filters and making camera adjustments…. The ‘cloud’ is the limit!



Dates: starts Monday 14th November
Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $110 ($37 per session)
Member cost: $99 ($33 per session)
 
 




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03-Dec-2016  

Photography for beginners runs on 3rd and 4th December 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This weekend workshop is conducted by local freelance photographer Col Jones and is suitable for anyone starting out with a digital or point and shoot camera.

Participants will be given an understanding of how their camera works, its automatic and manual settings, as well as tips for taking better photos with the pop-up flash.

A feature of the weekend will be an introduction to the basics of composition.

Comprehensive course notes will be provided for future reference.

DAY 1 - Getting to know your camera
DAY 2 - The basics of composition



Dates: 3rd and 4th December
Times: 10am  – 5.00pm 
Sessions: 2
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $245 
Member cost: $223 
 
 




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10-Dec-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 10th December 2016 (Wellington)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 10th December
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: WINS, 27 Swift St, Wellington
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU302B Create Electronic Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Learn how to create PowerPoint to produce presentations for speakers, for self access and for online access. You will cover how to:
  • Plan your presentation for maximum effectiveness
  • Create your presentation using the range of tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Finalise your presentation to ensure a professional result
Additional information: 
  • Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.
  • You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.
  • You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.
  • You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.
  • You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites - none
Please advise the College when you enrol which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you would like to complete this training in. 

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU304A Produce Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  This course is for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and want to improve their skills in formatting, using formulae and creating charts. You will learn how to:
  • Work safely at a computer
  • Understand the requirements of your spreadsheet
  • Plan the design of your spreadsheet
  • Create your spreadsheet using formatting and formulae
  • Produce simple charts in Microsoft Excel
  • Finalise your spreadsheet to ensure a professional result
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will need to have access to Microsoft Excel to complete the assessments. Please advise the College which version of Excel you would like to train in when you enrol.  

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and be a confident and experienced computer user with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU304A Produce spreadsheets. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBSMB407A Manage A Small Team (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course helps managers and supervisors develop skills and knowledge in industrial relations, staff selection, staff records, induction, training, team development and career planning to enhance business operations through retaining a competent, committed and motivated team in the workplace.

You will learn how to:
  • Develop a staffing plan to meet current and future business needs
  • Recruit, induct, train and retain the team
  • Comply with industrial relations obligations
  • Maintain staff records
  • Manage staff
  • Review team performance
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and have some experience in a supervisory or management position in the workplace.


    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Business for the unit BSBSMB407A Manage a small team. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $305
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

How To Get Started In Game Development (Online Course - starts third Wednesday of each month)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  There's never been a better time to start a career in the game development industry. Games can be found on computers, the Web, gaming consoles, and virtually every mobile tablet and phone. Talented, creative, and enthusiastic people are in great demand in this industry.

Whether you want to start your own indie game project in your basement or work with a small creative team or for a large game development studio, this course will prepare you to start developing your own games. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games.

You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game.

Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!

You will need to have:
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com.)
This is a 6 week instructor led course through one of our global partners in the USA. Starts the third Wednesday of every month.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $215
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

Make Meetings Useful (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Say 'no' to time-wasting meetings!

Make every meeting count.

In this course, you will learn:
  • Reasons for holding meetings
  • Strategies for managing effective, useful meetings
  • Ensuring that meetings achieve specific objectives
  • Roles of different personnel
Start at any time!

Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




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29-Aug-2016  

iPad Made Easy starts 29th August 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Do you know how awesome you iPad really is? Are you just getting by with the basics?  Come along to this three session workshop and learn how to take it to a new level and become a master of your iPad.  Tips and tricks on getting Siri to work for you, sharing photo albums and music albums, using photo filters and making camera adjustments…. The ‘cloud’ is the limit!



Dates: starts Monday 29th August
Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $110 ($37 per session)
Member cost: $99 ($33 per session)
 
 




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03-Sep-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 3rd September 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 3rd September
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126 
 
 




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24-Sep-2016  

Create your own computer games starts Saturday 24th September 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




  Do you love computer games? If you have a passion for gaming, enrol to our introductory game development course to experience what it takes to make games. Learn real programming concepts and techniques as you create your own fun games. If you don't have prior programming experience, but you love computer games, this is the course to get you started on making your own great games.


Dates: starts 24th September
Times: 10am – 3pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $150 ($50 per session)
Member cost: $135 ($45 per session)
 
 





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07-Oct-2016  

Tech Savvy Seniors - Intermediate Level Email and Internet starts 7th October 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12



 
In this intermediate level course you will learn:
  • How to use a web browser some of its features (eg bookmarks and tabs)
  • How to navigate websites and search the internet
  • How to download programs and files with your computer.
Our patient trainers will help you learn the ropes step by step at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting. Come along and join in the fun, its easy once you know how!



Dates: starts 7th October
Times: 9.30am – 12.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street Dubbo
Cost: $30
 
 




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22-Oct-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 22nd and 23rd October 2016 (Wellington)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 22nd and 23rd October
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: WINS, 27 Swift St, Wellington
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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26-Oct-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 26th and 27th October 2016 (Gilgandra)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 26th and 27th October
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: Gilgandra Shire Hall, 15 Warren Road, Gilgandra
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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05-Nov-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 5th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 5th November  
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126 
 
 




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10-Nov-2016  

Tech Savvy Seniors - Online Shopping and Banking starts 10th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12



 
Learn about online banking and shopping in this fun and easy to grasp course. Stay safe and find exactly what you need online without standing in shopping centre queues. Whether it’s groceries, paying bills, making travel arrangements, or buying a gift for a loved one, you can do just about anything online from your lounge room.

Our patient trainers will help you learn the ropes step by step at your own pace in a friendly and relaxed classroom setting. Come along and join in the fun, its easy once you know how!



Dates: 10th Nov
Times: 9am – 12pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Wingewarra Street Dubbo
Cost: $30
 
 




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12-Nov-2016  

Photography Intermediate Level runs on 12th and 13th November 2016 (Narromine)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Fundamentals of light and composition

In this course you will learn how to take more creative, dynamic photos and see with new eyes. The course covers the fundamentals of light and composition, and explores the creative opportunities available. We will also be looking at some of the more advanced camera features and the use of external flash units. This is a great course for those wishing to build on their basic digital SLR camera skills. 

While this course is primarily intended for owners of DSLR cameras, those with point and shoot cameras would also benefit from the extensive training in light and composition techniques. 

What you will need:
  • To have basic camera skills 
  • Digital SLR manual camera 
  • The camera’s manual 
  • Tripod would be great, but not a requirement 
  • Paper & pen 
  • Lunch 
What you will receive:
  • A comprehensive set of notes 
  • Course Agenda 
  • Introduction 
  • A brief history of photography 
  • Looking at the masters 
  • Why photography matters 
Principles of Composition
  • Composition-a refresher 
  • Rules for preventing disaster 
  • Rules to make your photos look better 
Composition guidelines
  • Your point of view 
  • Simplifying backgrounds 
  • Framing 
  • The golden ratio 
  • Design elements for creating striking photos 
Composition-thinking outside the square
  • Shooting from the hip 
  • Edge of frame 
  • Deliberate camera shake 
  • Negative space 
  • Silhouettes 
  • Exposure bracketing 
Fundamentals of light
  • Types of natural and artificial light 
  • Direct sunlight 
  • Overcast 
  • Open shade 
  • Window light 
  • Other sources 
  • Light and its characteristics 
  • The golden hours 
Getting to know the histograms
  • An introduction to external flash units 
  • RAW vs JPEG 
Subject to there being sufficient time on Day 2, the course will conclude with a field trip to a nearby location to enable the group to apply the various elements learnt during the course. 

Participants will be expected to arrange their own transport to/from the location.



Dates: 12th and 13th November
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 2
Venue: United Services Memorial Club, 58 Dandeloo St Narromine
Cost: $245
Member cost: $223
 
 




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14-Nov-2016  

iPad Made Easy starts 14th November 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
Do you know how awesome you iPad really is? Are you just getting by with the basics?  Come along to this three session workshop and learn how to take it to a new level and become a master of your iPad.  Tips and tricks on getting Siri to work for you, sharing photo albums and music albums, using photo filters and making camera adjustments…. The ‘cloud’ is the limit!



Dates: starts Monday 14th November
Times: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Sessions: 3
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $110 ($37 per session)
Member cost: $99 ($33 per session)
 
 




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03-Dec-2016  

Photography for beginners runs on 3rd and 4th December 2016 (Dubbo)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This weekend workshop is conducted by local freelance photographer Col Jones and is suitable for anyone starting out with a digital or point and shoot camera.

Participants will be given an understanding of how their camera works, its automatic and manual settings, as well as tips for taking better photos with the pop-up flash.

A feature of the weekend will be an introduction to the basics of composition.

Comprehensive course notes will be provided for future reference.

DAY 1 - Getting to know your camera
DAY 2 - The basics of composition



Dates: 3rd and 4th December
Times: 10am  – 5.00pm 
Sessions: 2
Venue: 37 Cobbora Road Dubbo
Cost $245 
Member cost: $223 
 
 




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10-Dec-2016  

Photography Advanced Level runs Saturday 10th December 2016 (Wellington)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: 12




 
This one day course forms a logical progression from the beginner and intermediate courses while at the same time providing a wealth of material for anyone wanting to add to their Digital SLR camera skills. 

Participants will study advanced camera features and techniques together with ways of achieving sharper images under a range of conditions. 

This course is designed to help you take your photography to the next level.



Dates: Saturday 10th December
Times: 10am – 5pm
Sessions: 1
Venue: WINS, 27 Swift St, Wellington
Cost: $140
Member cost: $126
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU302B Create Electronic Presentations Microsoft PowerPoint (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Learn how to create PowerPoint to produce presentations for speakers, for self access and for online access. You will cover how to:
  • Plan your presentation for maximum effectiveness
  • Create your presentation using the range of tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Finalise your presentation to ensure a professional result
Additional information: 
  • Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.
  • You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days.
  • You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.
  • You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.
  • You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.
  • Prerequisites - none
Please advise the College when you enrol which version of Microsoft PowerPoint you would like to complete this training in. 

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU302B Create electronic presentations. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBITU304A Produce Spreadsheets Microsoft Excel (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  This course is for people who have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel and want to improve their skills in formatting, using formulae and creating charts. You will learn how to:
  • Work safely at a computer
  • Understand the requirements of your spreadsheet
  • Plan the design of your spreadsheet
  • Create your spreadsheet using formatting and formulae
  • Produce simple charts in Microsoft Excel
  • Finalise your spreadsheet to ensure a professional result
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will need to have access to Microsoft Excel to complete the assessments. Please advise the College which version of Excel you would like to train in when you enrol.  

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and be a confident and experienced computer user with a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate III in Business for the unit BSBITU304A Produce spreadsheets. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $245
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

BSBSMB407A Manage A Small Team (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





 
This course helps managers and supervisors develop skills and knowledge in industrial relations, staff selection, staff records, induction, training, team development and career planning to enhance business operations through retaining a competent, committed and motivated team in the workplace.

You will learn how to:
  • Develop a staffing plan to meet current and future business needs
  • Recruit, induct, train and retain the team
  • Comply with industrial relations obligations
  • Maintain staff records
  • Manage staff
  • Review team performance
Accessible through most PCs, smartphones and tablets with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. There may be additional resources recommended. You may be asked for a workplace supervisors report as part of the assessment process.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills and have some experience in a supervisory or management position in the workplace.


    Successful completion of this unit will lead to Statement of Attainment in Certificate IV in Business for the unit BSBSMB407A Manage a small team. You will need to complete the provided assessments.

Delivery: Self directed
Dates: Start anytime
Duration: 12 weeks 
Cost: $305
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

How To Get Started In Game Development (Online Course - starts third Wednesday of each month)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  There's never been a better time to start a career in the game development industry. Games can be found on computers, the Web, gaming consoles, and virtually every mobile tablet and phone. Talented, creative, and enthusiastic people are in great demand in this industry.

Whether you want to start your own indie game project in your basement or work with a small creative team or for a large game development studio, this course will prepare you to start developing your own games. You'll start by learning the fundamentals of game development and get an overview of game genres, platforms, and audiences. Next, you'll learn tools and techniques to help you make better design decisions and achieve greater efficiencies as you develop your own games.

You'll learn why many games fail and how to ensure your games are positioned for success. During the course, you'll gain hands-on experience in many of the game development processes. By the end of the course, you'll have the experience and confidence to start developing your own game.

Finally, we'll go behind the scenes of the game design industry to see how it started and where it's headed. You'll learn about the various roles in game development and how to pursue a career in the industry. When you complete the course, you'll be ready to start developing games right away!

You will need to have:
  • Internet access
  • Email
  • One of the following browsers:
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above)
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Adobe PDF plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com.)
This is a 6 week instructor led course through one of our global partners in the USA. Starts the third Wednesday of every month.

Prerequisites - None. You will need to have well developed reading and writing skills.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $215
 
 




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31-Dec-2018  

Make Meetings Useful (Online Course)

Current Capacity:  Available

Available Places: N/A





  Say 'no' to time-wasting meetings!

Make every meeting count.

In this course, you will learn:
  • Reasons for holding meetings
  • Strategies for managing effective, useful meetings
  • Ensuring that meetings achieve specific objectives
  • Roles of different personnel
Start at any time!

Accessible through most PCs and other Flash compatible devices with an up-to-date browser installed.

You will receive you online login information and assigned facilitator within 5 business days. You will need to complete at least 75% of the activities to receive a certificate of completion.

You can contact your distance facilitator by e-mail any time with questions you may have or use the online messaging system.

You will have up to 12 weeks to complete the training. Extensions can be granted by negotiation with your trainer.

Delivery: Instructor led
Dates: Starts 3rd Wednesday of every month
Duration: 6 weeks 
Cost: $125
 
 




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