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March 2017

New Classroom Courses for 2017

The Kindergarten IT Program is delivering a new round of IT training and professional development sessions in Melbourne, Shepparton, Swan Hill, Colac and Warragul.

The training is available to kindergarten directors, teachers, assistants and committee members of kindergartens that are part of the Kindergarten IT Program. Classes are provided free of charge and delivered in small groups of 10 people in face to face classes.

When is it on?

March and May. Classes are open for booking.

The courses Offered:

Application forms have been sent out to all Kindergartens on the program. But you can also register right here on our website.

How to Apply

To enrol click on the corresponding 'Enrol now' link in the schedule below. You can enrol up to three attendees per booking and each listed email address will be emailed confirmation. The booking ticket attachment is only sent to the first contact.

Or use the paper enrolment form: Click here for Paper Enrolment Form

The Courses:

Create a Children's Portfolio - 301

Overview: Become familiar with basic photo editing techniques using Microsoft Office Picture Manager, then practise adding images, WordArt, text and styles using Microsoft Word 2007 to create a Portfolio template

Who is the course for? This introductory level course is aimed at Kindergarten and early learning staff who seek to practice image editing and improve their skills at creating portfolio documents using Microsoft Word 2007.

Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft Word

Kindergarten Information Management System (KIM) Introduction - 801

Overview: This training session will provide a basic introduction to the Kindergarten Information Management (KIM) system for new users, with an opportunity to utilise and explore KIM via realistic, process based scenarios. Sessions are hands on and process driven and will use realistic scenarios and activities. A representative of the Department will be available to assist with KIMs questions.

Who is the course for? The training is open to kindergarten Directors, teachers, assistants and committee members.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, use a keyboard to enter text.

Kindergarten Information Management System (KIM) Advanced - 802 NEW!

Overview: This training session is intended for advanced KIM users with information on eduPass and KIM user access, upload bulk enrolments with multiple services, running reports and exporting to excel, applying for increased hours for an ESK Child, how to interpret the Adjustments tab and make adjustments post Annual Confirmation. A representative of the Department will be available to assist with KIMs questions.

Who is the course for? The training is appropriate for kindergarten Directors, KIM Organisation Admins and KIM Super Users.

Pre-requisites: Participants have used KIM extensively prior to attending training and have a sound knowledge of the KIM system and its processes.

Website Development - 101

Overview: Learn the steps involved in planning and developing a simple website. Work through the topics and follow the practice examples using the WordPress CMS application.

Who is the course for? This course is useful for individuals wishing to enhance their website development skills and to create and manage a website for their kindergarten.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet.

Cyber Security Fundamentals and Privacy - 1101 NEW!

Overview:The course is designed to help you to protect your organisation's digital privacy and secure your data online.

You will learn about the current Australian information security obligations and relevant privacy legislation. This session will enable you to be one step ahead of cyber criminals by learning about phishing, email scams, browser highjacking, social engineering threats like tailgating, dumpster diving, and that's just the beginning!

Who is the course for? This course is for all internet users who want foundation skills in how to be privacy aware and safer online.

Pre-requisites: Operate a personal computer (PC), Interpret user manuals and help functions, read and write basic workplace documents, Basic knowledge of the Internet

Get up to speed with iPads - 502

Overview: This course combines the most useful topics from our previous courses iPads in the Kindergarten - 501 & iPads in the Kindergarten (Part 2) - 701 such as configure parental controls & child friendly settings, making use of an iPad for observations in the class, understanding Apple Licensing and ID accounts. In the second half of the session we explore iPad Apps for Early Learning that cross reference to the EYLF Learning Outcomes.

Who is the course for? Staff who want to use iPads effectively at the kindergarten and need to maintain and back up an iPad or manage purchasing Apps.

Pre-requisites: Basic familiarity with using an iPad.


e-Learning Courses

When is it on?

Training is provided free of charge and is available online as self-paced modules.

Who is the course for?

The training is open to Kindergarten Directors, teachers, assistants and committee members.
All training is provided free of charge and is delivered online as self-paced modules.

How to Apply

To enrol online visit:https://elearning.kindergarten.vic.gov.au/


Introduction to KIM- 801- (e-Learning)

What you will learn

This online course provides an introduction to the Kindergarten Information Management system (KIM).

Participants will learn how to;

- Navigate KIM, to become familiar with the web-based Menu items and forms
- Add and update information about the service provider, service, workforce, children and funded kindergarten program
- Submit data about the funded kindergarten program through the confirmation process
- Complete the process to apply for Early Start Kindergarten funding - Practice and perform troubleshooting on common tasks.

Read the Course Outline: Introduction to KIM- 801- (e-Learning)


Using Microsoft Word 2007 - 201

What you will learn

Work through the topics and follow the practice examples using the Microsoft Word 2007 program.

1. Get to know Word 2007; Ribbon Overview, Office Button, Quick Access toolbar, Dialogue boxes
2. Work with documents; Change document views, Page layout, Preview and Print, Saving and Closing Word
3. Work with multiple documents; Switch between documents, View and scroll side by side, Thumbnail view
4. Working with Text; Cut copy and paste, Undo and redo, Find and replace, Spelling and Grammar
5. Formatting features; Font formatting and Styles, Paragraph formatting, Bullets and numbering
6. Insert Options; Insert a Picture, Design a Shape Diagram, Create a SmartArt Diagram, Headers & Footers, Symbols and special characters
7. Reviewing a document; Watermark, Insert a comment, Track Changes and Review
8. Creating Letters; Letter Templates, Mail Merge, Creating labels

Read the Course Outline: Using Microsoft Word 2007 - 201


Create a Children-s Portfolio - 301

What you will learn

Become familiar with basic photo editing techniques using Microsoft Office Picture Manager, then practise adding images, WordArt, text and styles using Microsoft Word 2007 to create a Portfolio template

1. Photo editing using Microsoft Picture Manager; navigate the Microsoft Picture Manager interface, import images to your computer from devices, edit images within the program, send images to Microsoft Word
2. Creating a Portfolio with Microsoft Word; Set up your document layout, use images to create backgrounds, Insert and edit Pictures in Word, Format and customise pictures, change the portfolio layout with tables and floating objects, use WordArt, save the document as a template

Read the Course Outline: Create a Children-s Portfolio - 301