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									Options for desktop software training
Desktop software training includes the Microsoft Office suite and a range of other commonly
used applications. A number of options are available to you depending on the level of training
you require:

      Use online help within the software you are using.
      Ask a savvy colleague for a quick tip or a demo.
      Use the free Microsoft Office online training.
      Find a one or two-day training course.

Note: The Computer Training Centre is no longer offering desktop office software training.


Free online training in Microsoft Office applications (2003 and 2007)
How to use Microsoft Office software (including Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint,
Project and Publisher) is well covered in the materials available from the link below.
Resources include easy step-by-step tutorials, multimedia, and written material.

The site is also useful for answering specific questions. You can find the part you need and
work at your own pace.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/default.aspx



One and two-day desktop software training courses
One and two day courses for individuals and for groups are available from private training
providers. Recommended training providers are listed below. There are several things to note
before you organise training.

Before you order training
Government contract discount
Recommended training providers
Common use arrangements
    Classes
    Cancellations
    Support
Government Contract Directory


Before you order training
It is important that you:
      Gain approval from your manager to undertake the training.
      Ensure your request complies with Curtin’s Purchasing Policy and procedures.

Government contract discount
A discount for public sector organisations like Curtin is available for desktop training
including the Microsoft Office suite. To be eligible you must:
     Select courses that are available from training providers from the WA Government
       Common Use Arrangements (CUA). Some provider websites list CUA courses
       separately. (Three quotes are not required when purchasing CUA training courses.)

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       Use the CUA order form. (Use a Curtin Credit Card instead of the Government
        Purchasing Card.)

Courses in Dreamweaver and Filemaker Pro are offered without government discount. Use
the training provider’s online request form for this training. You will need to examine the
training provider websites for schedules and prices.



Recommended training providers
The following training providers offer Common Use Arrangement (CUA) discounts in some
software training.

       Course outlines          -        See the CUA Course Guide.
       Current schedules        -        Visit the training provider websites (See below)
       Prices                   -        See the CUA Price Guide




                                                                                                                                       Filemaker Pro*
                                                                                                                         Deamweaver*
                                                                                     PowerPoint




                                                                                                            Corel Draw
                                                                           Outlook




                                                                                                  Project
                                                                  Access
                                                  Word

                                                          Excel


Training providers

Applied Education                                                                                       
Level 1, 524 Hay Street, Perth
Contact: Brett Thornett,
Telephone: 1800 678 073 Fax: 1800 678 144
Email: info@appliededucation.com.au
ATI-Mirage                                                                                                        *
Level 1, 150 Adelaide Terrace, PERTH
Contact: Clinton Cope
Telephone: (08) 9218 9059 Fax: (08) 9218 9972
Email: cua@ati-mirage.com.au
Australian Institute of Management HRD Inc                                                                        *
76 Birkdale Street, FLOREAT
Contact: Shaun Ridley
Telephone: (08) 9383 8088 Fax: (08) 9387 6171
Email: sridley@aimwa.com
Central TAFE                                                                                            
25 Aberdeen Street, NORTHBRIDGE
Contact: Fiona Kemp
Telephone: (08) 6211 2340 Fax: (08) 6211 2348
Email: cbsoln@central.wa.edu.au
Computer Training and Development Australia                                                             
Pty Ltd
3-5 Bennett Street, EAST PERTH WA
Contact: Lucille Thomas
Telephone: (08) 9221 0688 Fax: (08) 9221 0687
Email: ctda@ctda.com.au
New Horizons Learning Centre                                                                                      *            *
Level 6, 5 Mill Street, PERTH
Contact: Gary Jamieson
Telephone: (08) 9265 9604 Fax: (08) 9324 1147
Email: wagov@nhaustralia.com.au
CSG Applications                                                                                        
3 Sarich Way, Technology Park, BENTLEY


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Contact: Caroline Smith
Telephone: (08) 6250 7900 Fax: (08) 2507 9999
email: caroline.smith@csg.com.au
Sigma Training Solutions Pty Ltd                                                  *   *
Level 7, 105 St George's Terrace, PERTH
Contact: Leanne Illich
Telephone: (08) 9322 4115 Fax: (08) 9322 4005
Email: courses@sigmatraining.com.au
Wizard Computer Training Pty Limited                                         
Level 14 Septimus Roe Square, 256 Adelaide
Terrace, PERTH
Contact: David Chuang
Telephone: (08) 9421 1277 Fax: (08) 9421 1278
Email: trainingwa@wct.com.au
* No discount for public sector organisations.

Find out more about Common Use Arrangements
View the Government Contract Directory if you want further detail.



About Common Use Arrangements (CUA)
The CUA processes and procedures are set down by the Department of Treasury and Finance
and Curtin is not able to alter them.


Classes
   Order both a seat and materials for each person.
   Classes have an upper limit of 12.
   It is possible to arrange a course for a group.
   Classes may be held at the training provider’s venue or at another negotiated venue.


Cancellations
No cancellation fees will be charged for the transfer of participants to a course at a
rescheduled time or for the replacement of participants.

You can expect to pay cancellation fees if cancellation occurs:

   From five (5) to three (3) working days before the advertised commencement date of the
    course – up to 50% of the cost of the course or seat; or

   From two (2) working days before the advertised commencement date of the course – up
    to 100% of the cost of the course or seat.

You can expect to be advised of a cancellation by the training providers five (5) working days
prior to the advertised commencement date and be offered an alternative time or a refund.


Hours of Support
The normal business hours for contacting training providers are from 8am – 5.00pm Monday
to Friday except Public Holidays. Expect a response to all enquires within 48 hours.



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Government Contract Directory
The Government Contract Directory is the source document for discount Common Use
Arrangements for public sector organisations. It is a complicated document, so the ODU has
created short-cut instructions for finding one or two-day training courses.

The original document has more detailed information about processes. If you wish to use it to
order training please follow the instructions below. Remember that it is important to:
    Gain approval from your manager to undertake the training.
    Ensure your request complies with Curtin’s Purchasing Policy and procedures. (Three
        quotes are not required when purchasing CUA training courses.)
    Use the CUA order form. (Use a Curtin Credit Card instead of the Government
        Purchasing Card.)


Find your training
With agreement from your line manager, you can arrange your training using these steps:

   Go to the Government Contract Directory
   Find a course
   Find a schedule
   Find a provider and the price
   Check the details of the provider
   Arrange your training

You may need to move between these steps more than once to find what suits you best.
It may be useful to print this page before you begin.


Government Contract Directory
View the Educational index page of the Government Contract Directory.




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Find a course
In the Government Contract Directory, click ‘Course guide.’
Scroll to find the IT courses.
Use the links to find out in detail what each course covers and decide which course suits you.


Find a schedule
In the Government Contract Directory, click ‘Calendar’.
Find a suitable time.


Find a provider and the price
In the Government Contract Directory, click ‘Price guide by course’.
Scroll to find an appropriate supplier.


Check the details of the provider
In the Government Contract Directory, click ‘Contractor details’.
- Where are they located?
- What services are offered in the price and what is extra?


Arrange your training
Speak to your manager to approve your training and to arrange payment.

Ensure you comply with purchasing policy. (Three quotes are not required when purchasing
CUA training courses.)

Book your training, using the Government Contract Directory order form. (Use a Curtin
Credit Card instead of the Government Purchasing Card.)




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