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Certificate in Microsoft Word

Detailed Course Curriculum
The Word Basics module is intended for individuals who are new to Microsoft Word. This module covers the fundamentals of creating and managing Word documents, such as how to navigate the Word interface, work with OneDrive, create and open documents, and save and share documents. This module is perfect for beginners who are looking to develop their Word processing skills.
The Working with Text module in the Certificate in Microsoft Word course is designed to help participants develop essential skills and techniques for working with text in Word documents. This module covers a range of topics, including adding, deleting, moving, cutting, copying, and pasting text, changing font size, color, and alignment, using the Find and Replace features, setting tabs and indents, modifying line and paragraph spacing, and adding and modifying bulleted and numbered lists and hyperlinks. By the end of this module, participants will have gained a solid understanding of how to effectively create, format, and edit text in Word documents, which will help them to produce high-quality documents efficiently and effectively.
The Page Layout module in the Certificate in Microsoft Word course is designed to teach participants how to create professional-looking documents by adjusting the layout of the page. This includes learning how to add and remove page breaks, work with columns, adjust margins, and add headers and footers. Participants will also learn how to use the page setup options to change the size and orientation of the page, and how to use section breaks to create different layouts within a single document. Additionally, the module covers how to insert page numbers, format them, and customize their appearance. By the end of this module, participants will have a strong foundation in page layout and be able to create documents that are well-organized and easy to read.
The Adding Objects module in the Certificate in Microsoft Word course covers the essential skills and techniques required to add and format various objects in your Word documents. You will learn how to insert and modify pictures, such as resizing, cropping, and compressing images, and how to add alt text for accessibility. Additionally, you will learn how to insert and format shapes, text boxes, and tables, and how to customize their appearance, such as changing borders, colors, and fill effects. You will also learn how to create and modify charts, such as selecting chart types, adding data, and modifying chart elements like legends, axes, and titles.
The Collaboration and Reviewing module in the Certificate in Microsoft Word course covers essential skills and techniques for collaborating with others and reviewing documents in Word. Participants will learn how to check the spelling and grammar of a document, track changes made to a document, add and manage comments, compare and merge multiple versions of a document, and inspect and protect a document. These tools are important for working effectively with others on a shared Word document, allowing multiple users to edit and review a document simultaneously, and ensuring that the document is free of errors and protected from unauthorized changes.
The Advanced Features module in the Certificate in Microsoft Word course covers more advanced techniques and features to enhance your documents and improve your workflow. In this module, you will learn how to use SmartArt graphics to create diagrams, flowcharts, and organizational charts that effectively communicate your ideas. You will also learn how to apply and modify styles to ensure consistent formatting throughout your document and give it a professional look. Additionally, you will learn how to use the Mail Merge feature to automate the creation of personalized letters, labels, and envelopes, saving time and effort.
In this module, you will learn about some advanced techniques to make you more proficient in using Microsoft Word. You will learn how to customize the Quick Access Toolbar and the Ribbon to better suit your workflow, use the Navigation Pane to quickly move around in long documents, and insert and work with footnotes and endnotes. Additionally, you will learn how to use the powerful search and replace tools in Word, as well as advanced formatting options such as columns, section breaks, and page borders. By the end of the module, you will have a better understanding of the many features and functionalities available in Microsoft Word and how to use them to be more productive in your work.
The Microsoft Word Assessment module is a quiz that allows learners to test their proficiency in Microsoft Word. The quiz covers a wide range of topics related to Word, including formatting text, working with objects, collaborating and reviewing, using templates, customizing Word, and more. The assessment is designed to help students identify areas where they may need additional training or practice, and to demonstrate their proficiency in Microsoft Word to potential employers or clients. The quiz includes multiple-choice questions and may also include practical exercises where learners will be asked to perform specific tasks in Word. By the end of the module, students will have a better understanding of their level of proficiency in Word and can use this information to guide their ongoing learning and development.

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Ronnie is an experienced and knowledgeable tutor specializing in Business courses. With a degree in accounting from De La Salle University, Ronnie brings practical examples and real-world insights to his teaching. Currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Queensland, he remains committed to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends. Ronnie's exceptional communication skills and emphasis on practical application empower students to grasp complex business concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios.

Denise B.

Denise, a dedicated part-time tutor at the Online Business Academy, specializes in teaching Microsoft Office and Google Docs. As a stay-at-home mom, she brings practical experience and a nurturing approach to her role. Denise's expertise in these productivity tools allows her to effectively guide students in mastering their features and functionalities. Beyond teaching, she finds joy in cooking and spending quality time with her family. Her passion for cooking fuels her creativity in the kitchen, while engaging in family activities reinforces her nurturing nature and brings balance to her life.

Imogen H.

Imogen is a former Payroll Specialist with three years of experience, specializing in Xero and QuickBooks. With a deep understanding of payroll processes, regulations, and industry best practices, Imogen is dedicated to sharing her expertise as a payroll tutor. Her extensive knowledge of Xero and QuickBooks allows her to provide comprehensive training and support to students, equipping them with the skills needed to effectively manage payroll using these popular accounting software platforms.

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This course takes approximately 15 – 17 hours, and you’ll have lifetime access to this course. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Online Business Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as a Administrator, Office Clerk or Receptionist. These jobs in Australia earn approximately $55,000 per year but can be as high as $64,236 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on (02) 8006 0556 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Online Business Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment.

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