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Microsoft Word 2013 Foundation Short Course

Microsoft Word 2013 is a word-processing program designed to help you create professional-quality documents. Word helps you organise and write your documents more efficiently. This course is designed to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental functions, features & practical use of Microsoft Word 2013. 

What does the Microsoft Word 2013 Fundamentals Course include?
  • A comprehensive training manual
  • Exercise files
  • Case studies
  • Skill sharpener exercises
  • Assessments
The course is delivered via self paced flexible distance learning which means we provide you with everything you need to study the course via our online training system and there is no classroom attendance required. Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.
This hands-on beginner’s course aims to give the learner a sound grounding in the use of Microsoft Word 2013 to create everyday documents required either at work or at home. Particular emphasis is placed on developing accurate and well-designed documents. The course begins by showing the learner how to navigate around Microsoft Word 2013. It then quickly gets the learner to create a new document before moving onto features such as text manipulation and enhancement, creating and using tabs and tables, embellishing documents with clip art and pictures, creating multiple documents through merging and printing documents.

At the completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Work with the basic features of Word
  • Create a new document
  • Work with a document
  • Display documents using various views
  • Select and work with text in a document
  • Use a range of font formatting techniques
  • Format paragraphs
  • Work effectively with features that affect the page layout of your document
  • Create and modify tabs and tables
  • Insert and work with clip art and pictures
  • Use the Mail Merge Wizard to perform mail merges
  • Print a document
  • Find the information you need in Help
  • Create high quality document designs and layouts
This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Word 2013. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the operating system environment, especially in regard to working with files and folders.

Course Information

  • Learning Outcomes

    This course covers all the most important elements of using Microsoft’s Word processing application. Highlights of the course include information on signing into a Microsoft account in Office, adding online images and video to a document, customising a document with themes and formatting sets, and customising the Word interface.

    Getting Started - The course begins with a look at how to start Word, create a basic document, and then close Word. Then, participants will learn how to sign into Office with a Microsoft account. The module concludes with information on saving and opening documents.
    Your First Document - This module is all about basic document tasks. First, typing, deleting, and selecting text are covered. Then, editing tools (including cut, copy, paste, undo, and redo) are covered. Finally, find and replace tools are covered.
    Formatting Text, Part One + Part Two - One of Word’s most important features is its wide array of document formatting tools. Participants will learn about the basic tools in this module, including changing font face, size, and colour; applying text effects; and using the Font dialog. Next, participants will learn about advanced text formatting tools, including styles, themes, document formatting sets, and the Format Painter. The Clear Formatting command will also be covered.
    Working with Paragraphs - In this module, participants will learn how to move text, create bulleted and numbered lists, change line spacing, align and justify text, and use the Paragraph dialog.
    Formatting the Page - Participants will learn how to add a cover page to a document, format text as columns, add a watermark, change the page colour, and apply a page border.
    Inserting Art and Objects, Part One + Part Two - This module covers inserting tables, charts, SmartArt, equations, and screenshots into a document. This module covers inserting local and online images, videos, shapes, and text boxes into a document.
    The Finishing Touches - Now that participants understand all the essentials of working with Word, this module will cover techniques for polishing a document. Topics include running a spell check, inserting page numbers, adding headers and footers, creating a table of contents, and creating an index.
    Viewing Your Document - This module explores the different viewing tools offered by Word 2013, including zoom commands and the new Read mode.
    Printing and Sharing Your Document - Next, participants will learn how to print, e-mail, and share documents. They will also learn how to open, edit, and save PDF files with Word 2013.
    Customising the Interface - The final module of this course will show participants how to change ribbon display options, customise the Quick Access toolbar, customise and create ribbon tabs, and reset interface changes.
  • Pricing

    Microsoft Online Short Courses 

    Course Price -  $195 Microsoft Word 2013 Foundation

    Payment Options - Invoice. Direct Deposit, Visa MasterCard and American Express.

    Please note that Visa & MasterCard attract a 1.5% surcharge & American Express attracts a 2.5% surcharge

    Multiple courses can be enrolled into.

  • Assessments

    You work through the Training Manual at your own pace and complete the quizzes when you are ready. This allows you to progress through the course at a pace that suits your needs. You have 12 months in which to submit your assessments for marking.



  • Requirements

    Students engage in and complete their short course training via our TBST Learning Management System - LMS 

    Our online Learning Management System - LMS - provides students with a more streamlined method of working through their courses by allowing students to login and access all current course files in the one universal location. The LMS has been designed so that students can work through course units in chronological order. Students will always have access to the most up-to-date course content and all updates to course content will be distributed to all students immediately via the LMS.
    The LMS includes:
    • TBST Administration Documents
    • A comprehensive training manual
    • Exercise files
    • Case studies
    • Skill sharpener exercises
    • Assessments 
    Students are able to work through the short course at their own pace.
  • Prerequisites

    This course assumes little or no knowledge of Microsoft Word 2013. However, it would be beneficial to have a general understanding of personal computers and the operating system environment, especially in regard to working with files and folders.

    • Basic Microsoft Office skills
    • Access to the Microsoft Office 2013 suite of programs (either PC or Macintosh).
    • A basic calculator and stationery
    • PC or Mac – minimum system requirements & loaded with current versions of: Quicktime, Adobe Reader & access to the internet & email programs.
    • Please read and understand the TBST Student Handbook
    • Please read and understand the Policies and Procedures contained in the TBST Student Handbook 
  • Recommended follow up / prior courses

    Microsoft Excel 2013 Short Courses
    Excel 2013 Foundation
    Excel 2013 Intermediate
    Microsoft Word 2013 Short Courses
    Word 2013 Foundation
    Word 2013 Intermediate
    Word 2013 Advanced
    Microsoft Excel 2016 Short Courses
    Excel 2016 Foundation
    Excel 2016 Intermediate
    Microsoft Word 2016 Short Courses
    Word 2016 Foundation
    Word 2016 Intermediate
    Word 2016 Advanced
    MYOB Training Courses
    MYOB Fundamentals
    MYOB Payroll
    MYOB Advanced

  • Units of Study
    Module 1: Getting Started
    Getting Started
    Signing In
    Saving a Document
    Opening a Document
    Creating a New Document
    Review Questions

    Module 2: Your First Document
    Typing and Deleting Text
    Selecting Text
    Using Cut, Copy, and Paste
    Using Undo and Redo
    Searching a Document
    Using Find and Replace
    Review Questions

    Module 3: Formatting Text, Part One
    Changing the Font Face
    Changing the Font Size
    Changing the Font Colour
    Applying Basic Text Effects
    Applying Advanced Text Effects
    Working with the Font Dialog
    Review Questions

    Module 4: Formatting Text, Part Two
    Applying Styles
    Changing the Theme
    Changing Document Formatting
    Choosing a New Colour, Font, or Effects Scheme
    Using the Format Painter
    Clearing Formatting
    Review Questions

    Module 5: Working with Paragraphs
    Moving Text
    Applying Bullets and Numbers
    Changing Line Spacing
    Aligning and Justifying Text
    Working with the Paragraph Dialog
    Review Questions

    Module 6: Formatting the Page
    Inserting a Cover Page
    Formatting Text as Columns
    Adding Watermarks
    Changing the Page Colour
    Adding a Page Border
    Review Questions

    Module 7: Inserting Art and Objects, Part One
    Inserting Tables
    Inserting Charts
    Inserting SmartArt
    Inserting Equations
    Inserting Screenshots
    Review Questions

    Module 8: Inserting Art and Objects, Part Two
    Inserting Local Pictures
    Inserting Online Pictures
    Inserting Videos
    Drawing Shapes
    Inserting Text Boxes
    Review Questions

    Module 9: The Finishing Touches
    Checking Spelling
    Inserting Page Numbers
    Adding Headers and Footers
    Creating a Table of Contents
    Creating an Index
    Review Questions

    Module 10: Viewing Your Document
    Using Views
    Using Zoom
    Using the Navigation Pane
    Viewing Documents Side-by-Side
    Review Question

    Module 11: Printing and Sharing Your Document
    Saving a Document as PDF or XPS
    Editing PDF Documents
    Printing a Document
    E-Mailing a Document
    Sharing Your Document on SkyDrive
    Review Questions

    Module 12: Customising the Interface
    Changing Ribbon Display Option
    Customising the Quick Access Toolbar
    Hiding and Showing Ribbon Tabs
    Creating Custom Ribbon Tabs
    Resetting Interface Changes
    Review Questions
  • Course Commencement

    Course enrolments can commence at any time after the enrolment process is completed.

    This course is a self paced distance learning training course. Students have 12 months to complete the training. Students work through the workbook, practice the material learnt and then complete the assessments.
    Due to the flexibility there is a lower drop out rate thus saving students time and money invested in their desired outcomes. In addition, flexible adult learning encourages students to continue the course at their own pace without restrictions as to when and how they complete the course. Therefore, students are able to continue their life roles and incorporate their study into time slots that suit their lifestyles. This also allows those that are working either as an employee, subcontractor or owner/operator to continue to earn money or charge for billable hours, which further serve to reduce the ʻrealʼ course costs. Students have 12 months in which to complete all of their assessments.

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TBST offers powerful short course training opportunities in both Microsoft Office 2013 & 2016.

Whether your creating professional-looking presentations, working on spreadsheets, or word processing, Microsoft Office allows you to open, save, modify, or collaborate on documents in the cloud, so you can maximise efficiencies & do great work anywhere, anytime.

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