Introduction to Computers

New Horizons Learning Centre Perth

Event outline

Participants will be able to understand the basic computer concepts, skills and applications to use computers confidently.


  • The basics – computer, hardware, software, processing and devices
    • Identifying uses of personal computers
    • Identifying types of personal computers
    • Identifying how personal computers work
    • Identifying the standard components of a personal computer
  • Introduction to Windows: features and benefits
    • Using the desktop: my computer, recycle bin
    • Setting up your computer
    • Starting your computer
    • Logging into your computer
    • Identifying storage devices
  • Working with the taskbar, folders and shortcuts
  • Managing Windows and using Explorer
  • Browsing the Internet
  • Moving to Specific Internet sites
  • Using favourites to return to internet sites
  • Shutting down Windows
  • Using Windows in a networking environment
    • Identifying types of networks
    • Identifying uses of a network
    • Accessing a local area network
    • Accessing the Internet
  • Plug and Play, Control Panel and Printers
    • Changing mouse properties
    • Changing volume properties
    • Changing the display properties
    • Switching Users
    • Working with accessibility programs
  • Using Windows applications and accessories
    • Using help and support
    • Creating your favourites
    • Playing a video
    • Applying a skin
    • Checking system capacity
    • Analysing your hard drive
    • Deleting your files and folders
    • Emptying the Recycle bin

Dates & registration

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Provider information

New Horizons Perth is a training provider based in the Perth CBD. All trainers must have a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, at least two years group training experience and industry experience.