Basic Computer Skills

basic computer skills course online

Being able to use a computer gives you the skills and confidence to complete your study along with many other tasks that work and life in general ask of you. You’ve already made it to this page—great start! We’ve compiled this list of a few great basic computer skills training courses you can use online to build your computer skills. 

Basic tips on how to use a computer and computer courses online

Free online computer courses and training

Learn My Way also offers free computer skills training courses in the use of office programs, browsing the web and sending emails, and managing your money online.
Learn My Way

Improve your typing skills

Typing Club is a great free resource to help you improve your typing skills and learn how to touch type.
Typing Club

The Space Bar Invaders challenge is a fun game that will test your typing skills.
Space Bar Invaders

Creating documents

Google Docs is an online word processor that lets you create and format documents. You can save documents into your Google Drive and share documents with others. You will need to have or create a Gmail account to use this service.
Google Docs

Google Drive is a place that you can store your files (documents, pictures etc) and access them from anywhere with your smartphone, tablet or computer. Learn more about Google Drive and set up an account. 
Google Drive

Staying safe online

The internet is an incredible tool, but it is important to keep yourself and your personal information safe when you’re online. Stay Smart Online is information from the Australian Government, providing simple advice on how to do this. 
Stay Smart

Related courses (to improve your basic computer skills)

MAX also provides training to improve your digital literacy. If you want to find out more about our basic computer skills course, click below: