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(inc GST)
$ 385
Duration:1 day
Level 3
321 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
Participants:Max 10
Length:9:00 to 16:30
Break Times:
10:30 (15mins)
12:30 (1hr)
14:45 (15mins)
Course Dates: View
Course Outline: View

PowerPoint Beginner 2016 Course

   (4.82 out of 5)
219 Powerpoint beginner student evaluations
Location: Level 2
80 Mount St
North Sydney
NSW 2060
Break Times:
10:30 (15mins)
12:30 (1hr)
14:45 (15mins)
Duration: 1 day Participants: Max 10
Course Length: 9:00 to 16:30 Price:
(inc GST)
$ 385
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(inc GST)

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PowerPoint Beginner 2016 Course

Course Overview

This is a one-day training course tailored to teach new PowerPoint 2016 users the basics of PowerPoint’s presentation software. Participants will learn how to create, edit, format, print and publish simple presentations. You’ll get to know the PowerPoint package, learn how to work with text, add shapes, understand the help function, create a presentation, use slide layouts, prepare your presentation for viewing, apply SmartArt graphics and print your presentation. We’ll also give you some tricks of the trade to create effective presentations that are easy to read using clear layouts and beautiful designs.

At Raising the Bar, all of our training courses are delivered by certified PowerPoint professionals using clear, easy to follow instructions that are suitable for beginners. We use face-to-face teaching methods with small class sizes so that all students enjoy the benefits of a supportive learning environment. Our instructors will guide you using hands-on activities and clear demonstrations, so you will leave with exciting new skills and the confidence to create your own PowerPoint presentations. We supply all the necessary equipment, so all you need to bring is an eagerness to learn.

Upon completion of the PowerPoint Beginners 2016 course, you’ll earn a certificate of completion, a course guide containing all the information you learned, access to 12 months of phone and email support and the skills required to proceed to one of our more advanced PowerPoint 2016 courses.

Who Should Attend This Course

The PowerPoint Beginner 2016 Training Course is designed especially for beginners who want to familiarise themselves with the basic layout and functions of the PowerPoint program. This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn new computer skills that can be used to create and edit simple, functional presentations for work, study or personal use.

Students who attend this course are not expected to have any experience with PowerPoint. It’s perfect for university students, individuals and anyone who requires PowerPoint skills as part of their job. Our course is right for you if you want to grasp the basic functions of PowerPoint and learn how to create simple presentations using text and images using the Drawing Tools and SmartArt features and prepare your PowerPoint show for presentation.

Our public training courses are held at various dates throughout the year in our Sydney training facility. Closed group training sessions are also available by appointment for organisations within Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra.

Course Prerequisites

Our PowerPoint course is designed for absolute beginners, so students are not required to have any prior knowledge to participate. A basic understanding of computer systems, keyboard usage and the Windows operating system is required.

Course Inclusions

FREE Course Re-sit

8 months

When you book a public course at Raisng the Bar we offer you a FREE course re-sit for up to 8 months from the scheduled course date.

FREE Email Support

12 months

Free email support for up to 12 months from the scheduled course date.

Small Class Sizes

10 students

All of our courses are capped at a maximum of 10 students to maximise your learning experience.

Classroom Training

All of our courses are face to face, hands on, classroom based training delievered by .

Course Manual

With each course we provide you with a comprehensive course manual for you to practice post course.

Computer Lab

No need to bring your own laptop. Our training courses are conducted in fully equipped computer labs with free Wi-Fi.

Course Certificate

Every student receives a certificate of completion at the end of course to recognise your new skills.

Public Course Dates

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31-Aug-22 (Wed)$385.00 0

Virtual Course Dates (via Zoom)

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31-Aug-22 (Wed)$385.00 0

Course Outline

Microsoft PowerPoint Overview

  • Open PowerPoint via the Desktop
  • The PowerPoint Start Screen
  • Create a New Blank Presentation
  • The PowerPoint Environment Overview
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Explained
  • Introducing the Ribbon
  • Ribbon KeyTips
  • Show and Collapse the Ribbon
  • Display the Backstage View
  • Access Backstage View
  • Shortcut Menus
  • Dialogue Boxes Explained
  • Launching a Dialogue Boxes
  • The Quick Access Toolbar (QAT)
  • Adding Buttons to the QAT
  • The Application Status Bar
  • Customise the Status Bar
  • Exit PowerPoint

Creating Your First Presentation

  • Create Presentations Using PowerPoint
  • Create a New Presentation
  • Apply Theme Variants
  • The Save As Location
  • The Save As Dialogue Box
  • Add Text to a Slide
  • Insert New Slides
  • Introducing the Outline Pane
  • Add Text Using the Outline Pane
  • Apply a Transition to a Slide
  • Save a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Preview a Slide Show
  • Close a Presentation

Working With Presentations

  • The Open File Location
  • The Open Dialogue Box
  • Open an Existing Presentation
  • Open Multiple PowerPoint Presentations
  • Switch Between Open Presentations
  • Presentation Views Explained
  • Changing Presentation Views
  • Navigate Within a Presentation
  • Use the Zoom Tool
  • Open a Recent Presentation

Working With Slide Text

  • Edit Slide Text
  • Check Spelling
  • Understand Font Formatting
  • Apply Font Formatting
  • Apply Paragraph Formatting
  • Set Bullets and Numbering
  • Move and Resize Slide Placeholders
  • Apply WordArt to Existing Text
  • Convert Existing Text to SmartArt

Slide Layouts

  • Slide Layout Overview
  • Insert a Title Slide
  • Insert a Title and Content Slide
  • Insert a Section Header Slide
  • Insert a Table into a Slide
  • Insert a Picture With Caption Slide
  • Insert a Chart into a Slide
  • Change the Current Slide Layout


  • Introduction to SmartArt Graphics
  • Insert a SmartArt Graphic
  • Insert Text into a SmartArt Graphic
  • Add a Shape Below
  • Add a Shape Above
  • Add a Shape Before and After
  • Add an Assistant
  • Promote and Demote Shapes
  • Switch SmartArt Right to Left
  • Resize a SmartArt Graphic
  • Change the SmartArt Layout
  • Apply a Colour Scheme
  • Change a SmartArt Style
  • Delete a SmartArt Shape


  • Draw a Shape
  • Resize a Shape
  • Edit a Shape
  • Reposition a Shape
  • Arrange a Shape
  • Merge a Shape
  • Format a Shape
  • Use the Eyedropper
  • Copy a Shape
  • Align a Shape Using the Ribbon
  • Align Objects Using Smart Guides
  • Insert and Format Text
  • Connect Shapes
  • Group Shapes
  • Rotate a Shape

Preparing for Presentations

  • The Slide Sorter View
  • Reuse Existing Slides
  • Add Sections to a Presentation
  • Add Notes to Your Slides
  • Insert Slide Numbers
  • About Hyperlinks in Presentations
  • Create an Internal Hyperlink
  • Create a Hyperlink to Another Presentation
  • Create a Hyperlink to Another Application
  • Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Use Resume Reading
  • Present a Slide Show

Printing Your Presentation

  • Printing Overview
  • Print Preview Slides
  • Print Slides
  • Print Handouts
  • Print Notes Pages
  • Print the Presentation Outline

Getting Help

  • Understanding How Help Works
  • Tell me what you want to do
  • Access the PowerPoint Help Window
  • Navigate the Help Files
  • Get Help Using Google
  • Print a Help Topic

Professional Presentations

  • Planning Your Presentation
  • Make It Readable
  • Great Design - The Four Pillars
  • Professional Presentation Layouts
  • Presenting Polished Presentations
  • Presentation Hardware and Methods

Student Comments

  • PowerPoint Training Course - Basic
    presenter was very adaptable and ensured everything was relevant to those taking part
    - Janice
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    The trainer was excellent and knew his stuff !!!
    - Sandra
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Fantastic, highly recommend it to others. Thank you!
    - Leanne
  • PowerPoint Training Course - Basic
    Kate was fantastic, really knew her stuff and was a great teacher.
    - Anna
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Look forward to doing the advanced of both excel and PowerPoint
    - Farrah
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Excellent course with excellent trainer. Thank you
    - Christine
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Caroline was a fantastic trainer. I learnt so much today. She was extremely helpful!
    - Laura
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    I've done a few courses now with RTB and I will continue to come back because the staff are great and the course content is well structured. Always a pleasure to attend a class! Thankyou :)
    - Sue-Ellen
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Instructor was really cheerful & enthusiastic.
    - Kelly
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    I was very fortunate to have one on one tuition! Craig presented the course with true insight and professionalism.
    - Geoffrey
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Kate is a wonderful teacher. She really took the time to answer questions and allowed me to work at a pace suitable to my skill level.
    - Tyne
  • PowerPoint Course - Basic
    All Parts. Kate was extremely helpful and fully answered all of my questions. Her explanations were clear and concise. Her training felt tailored to meet my needs.
    - Judith
  • PowerPoint Training Course - Basic
    this has been the best presented course I have attended. I look forward to attending further courses with you
    - Tim
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Fantastic day
    - Kate
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Thanks Libby! Very professional, friendly, clear and articulate presenter/teacher.
    - Natalie
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Completely happy. Can't wait to get home and do my homework!
    - Judith
  • PowerPoint Beginner training course
    Everything was relevant to me and will prove to be extremely useful in the workplace.
    - Sophie
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Caroline is a brilliant trainer and new her subject matter extremely well and presented the course content in a relevant and professional manner. Thank you
    - Tracy
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Caroline was fantastic!!!
    - Deanna
  • PowerPoint Basic training course
    Very easy to pick up. Great learning environment. Affordable
    - Glen
  • PowerPoint Course Sydney - Basic
    I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Kate was charming and extremely helpful. Fab was also a delight. I paid for this course out of my own pocket and I feel that it was money well spent. I am considering returning to do other courses.
    - Judith

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