Learn Local - community computer courses

No Matter what level you are at, just starting out or an experienced user, we have a Computer Short Course to suit you.
These classes have successfully helped students to gain confidence to apply for employment or a pathway to further training.
Join a class in our modern computer lab, we use Windows 10 on all our class computers.

Learn Local at Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre.

Classes available each term subject to numbers enrolled.

Computer training class at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre

Computers for Beginners

This class is designed for people with little knowledge or confidence about computers who may find fast paced learning confronting.
In this class you will become familiar with:

  • The desktop-open /close / minimise / maximise / restore windows
  • Introduction to Words formatting aligning text
  • File management save/retrieve files, organise/move files, how to use your USB stick
  • Introduction to the Internet-downloading and installing free software, how to use Google
  • Uploading images from camera to PC

This course is funded by ACFE as part of Learn Local
This class is be 2.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

When: Thursday 9:30am - 12pm (subject to numbers enrolled)
Class fee: $80.00

Introduction to The Internet and Email

The Internet is a vital tool used for communication, research, looking for and applying for work or courses.
In this course you will learn:

  • To save and organise favourites, set your homepage and safe practices on theInternet
  • How to protect your computer
  • How to register an email account
  • Creating and replying to Emails
  • How to add, save and open attachments
  • How to forward emails

This course is funded by ACFE as part of Learn Local.
This class is 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

When: Thursday 12:30pm - 3pm (subject to numbers enrolled)
Class fee: $100.00

Office Applications

Intermediate Class

Prerequisite: Knowledge of Windows environment and basic word processing skills. Includes MS Word, Excel, Publisher an

d Powerpoint.

This class will teach you how to effectively create and format documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher.
Enhance your skills to use advanced features to create impressive documents, spreadsheets and publications.

This course is funded by ACFE as part of Learn Local.
This class  is 2.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

When: Monday 6:30pm - 9pm
Class fee: $80.00 

Our fully-equipped computer training room.


From time to time we need help at the centre with things we don't have the time or skill or capability to do. These tasks may include gardening, general handyman tasks, helping to move boxes or furniture around etc. If you would like to help us out occasionally, please let Ev know at reception.
The best way to see what activities and programs are in the works, is to keep an eye on our Proposed Activities section. Here you can express your interest in joining one of the listed activities and see how close it's coming to reaching minimum numbers - and therefore being held. You can find it under the Programs and Activities menu item at the top of the page.
We are often looking for volunteers to help out with various tasks and roles at the centre - including on our Committee of Management. Volunteering in your community is a great way to meet new people, take an active part in shaping what happens at your community centre, and making use of (and even improving) those skills you have but aren't currently putting to use. We are currently seeking a volunteer with a horticultural background to facilitate our proposed Gardening in Small Spaces free workshops. Please call Lauren on 8786 6651.