Basic Computer Skills
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
Digitallearn.org provides a range of basic computer skills training online. This site allows you to work through learning at your own pace and keeps things interesting with short videos.
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.
The Space Bar Invaders challenge is a fun game that will test your typing skills.
Space Bar Invaders
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 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.
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.
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: