Basic Computer Skills – To Get That Job!

Learn the skills of operating programs that will assist you in your search for employment or further education.

This course is designed for learners who have limited knowledge of computer use and aims to build confidence and self-esteem. While developing computer skills there will also be a focus around basic literacy and numeracy skill development.

Pathways from this course include further CCH courses and enrolment into a Cert II in technology, business and management at other RTO’s. This course will also equip students with basic skills for employment seeking (CVs & letters), as well as administration tasks.

COVID-19 measures are in place

Please Bring: Laptop, tablet or iPad (CCH has a limited number of available for use)

Date: Mondays, 13th July – 14th September (10 weeks)
Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
Cost: $130 (full) / $105 (concession)

Tutor: Libby Torney

Libby is a local Central Victorian girl, who’s lifelong learning began as a single mum/school dropout. After studding Applied Science at Tafe in the late 80’s, she spent time as a Lab Technician at Coliban water, while raising her girls.

In 2003, Libby applied to LaTrobe University, completing a double in Business and Computing by 2008, and a Diploma in Education in 2009.

Libby has been teaching since late 2009, beginning her career in Adult Education at Continuing Education in Bendigo (now Access Employment and Training). She taught First Aid and Certificates of General Education (CGEA).

After a 6-month overseas stint as an Au Pair (nanny)/teacher in the Far North of Cameroon in Africa, she returned to Bendigo and commenced working at Victory Christian College as a secondary/VCE teacher. Her subjects were Business management and Legal Studies, with some odd semesters teaching Psychology and Sociology, Digital technology and Crafts/Art.

After five years, Libby took a break from secondary teaching and recommenced Adult Education, again with Access Training Skills, teaching different courses related to literacy and numeracy, Disability classes, Job Ready classes and First Aid.

Libby is a mother to 3 daughters and notes one of her greatest achievements as “being a Nanny to my one and only grandson who is nearly two. He just rocks my world.”