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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 Course

   (4.82 out of 5)
220 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 Course

Course Overview

This is a one-day training course tailored to teach new PowerPoint 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 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 courses.

Who Should Attend This Course

The PowerPoint Beginner 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.

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Course Outline


PowerPoint 365

  • Starting PowerPoint
  • Creating A Presentation Using A Template
  • Opening a PowerPoint Presentation

Using The PowerPoint Ribbon

  • Choosing A Command
  • Using the Dialog Box Launchers
  • Live Preview
  • Backstage View (The File Tab)
  • The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Add Default Additional Commands To The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Add Additional Commands To The Quick Access Toolbar
  • Removing a Command From the Quick Access Toolbar
  • The Mini Toolbar
  • Repairing A Corrupted Presentation Manually
  • Recovering A PowerPoint File

Using Views In PowerPoint

  • Switching To Slide Sorter View
  • Switching To Normal View
  • Switching To Notes Page View
  • Switching To Reading view
  • Switching To Slide Show View

Working With A Presentation

  • Moving From Slide To Slide In Your Presentation

Working with Placeholders

  • Working With Placeholders
  • Resizing a Placeholder
  • Saving A Presentation
  • Saving A Presentation With Different Formats
  • Closing A Presentation
  • Exiting PowerPoint
  • Opening A Recently Used Presentation
  • Opening A Recently Used Presentation


Creating A Presentation

  • Creating A New Blank Presentation Within PowerPoint
  • Entering The Slide Title And Subtitle
  • Inserting A New Slide
  • Changing The Slide Layout To An Existing Slide
  • Entering The Slide Title and Bulleted Text
  • Entering A New Line That Does Not Have A Bullet Point

Using The Outline View

  • Creating A New Slide In The Outline View
  • Entering The Slide Title
  • Adding Bulleted Text In The Outline Pane
  • Demoting A Bulleted List
  • Promoting A Bulleted List
  • Rearranging A Bulleted List

Organising Slides In The Slide Sorter View

  • Rearranging The Slides
  • Duplicating A Slide
  • Deleting A Slide


Formatting Text

  • Changing The Font Type
  • Changing The Font Size
  • Applying Bold Text
  • Applying Italic Text
  • Applying Underlined Text
  • Change The Text Colour
  • Copying A Format Using Format Painter
  • Indenting Text
  • Changing Character Spacing
  • Changing Character Spacing (Kerning)
  • Text Direction
  • Format Object Task Pane
  • Rotating Text Objects

Formatting Paragraphs

  • Removing Bullets or Numbering
  • Changing Line Spacing
  • Text Alignment Orientations (Horizontal)
  • Text Alignment (Vertically)
  • Altering The Style Of The Bullets
  • The Bullets Colour
  • Using Pictures As Bullets
  • Converting Text To SmartArt Graphic
  • Changing Bullets to Numbering
  • Creating Text Columns

Formatting Design Themes

  • View And Apply A Design Theme
  • Applying The Design Theme Only To Selected Slides
  • Format The Background
  • View And Change The Colour Scheme
  • Create A New Theme Colour Scheme

Formatting Background

  • Background Styles
  • A Gradient Background
  • Texture Backgrounds
  • Using A Picture As A Slide Background
  • Deleting A Background

Adding Header And Footer

  • Managing Footers
  • Adding Footers To Only Selected Slide
  • Removing Footers From The Title Slide
  • Headers And Footers On Handouts


Utilising The Drawing Tools

  • Drawing Features Lines
  • Rectangles
  • Squares
  • An Oval
  • A Circle
  • Inserting A Textbox

Formatting Shapes

  • Selecting An Object
  • Formatting A Line
  • Adding Or Changing A Shape Fill
  • Deleting A Shape Fill
  • Adding Or Changing A Shape Effect
  • Deleting A Shape Effect
  • Changing A Shape Border
  • Removing A Shape Border
  • Applying A Quick Style To A Shape

Manipulating Graphical Objects

  • Resizing An Object
  • Moving An Object
  • Deleting An Object
  • Rotating and Flipping An Object
  • Group And Ungroup Objects
  • Arranging Objects Into Layers
  • Align Objects


Inserting WordArt

  • Insert WordArt Text
  • Apply A WordArt Style To The WordArt Text
  • Apply A Fill To The WordArt Text
  • Applying Outline To WordArt Text
  • Effects added WordArt Text

Creating Designer quality SmartArt Graphics

  • SmartArt in A Presentation
  • Deleting A Shape From A SmartArt Graphic
  • Editing Text Using The SmartArt Text Pane
  • Adding A Shape From Within SmartArt Graphic
  • Shapes In A SmartArt Graphic
  • Changing The Layout For A SmartArt Graphic
  • Quick Styles For A SmartArt Graphic
  • Changing A SmartArt Graphic’s Colours
  • Converting Slide Text To A SmartArt Graphic

Inserting Picture And Photo Album

  • Creating A Photo Album
  • Applying A Theme To The Photo Album
  • Using The Picture Style Gallery
  • Picture Effects
  • Recolouring A Picture

Student Comments

  • PowerPoint Training Course - Basic
    presenter was very adaptable and ensured everything was relevant to those taking part
    - Janice
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Instructor was really cheerful & enthusiastic.
    - Kelly
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Fantastic day
    - Kate
  • 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 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
  • 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 Training Course - Basic
    Kate was fantastic, really knew her stuff and was a great teacher.
    - Anna
  • PowerPoint Beginner training course
    Everything was relevant to me and will prove to be extremely useful in the workplace.
    - Sophie
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Excellent course with excellent trainer. Thank you
    - Christine
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    The trainer was excellent and knew his stuff !!!
    - Sandra
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Caroline was fantastic!!!
    - Deanna
  • 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
    Very easy to pick up. Great learning environment. Affordable
    - Glen
  • 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 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 Basic Training Course
    Caroline was a fantastic trainer. I learnt so much today. She was extremely helpful!
    - Laura
  • PowerPoint Basic Training Course
    Fantastic, highly recommend it to others. Thank you!
    - Leanne
  • 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
    Look forward to doing the advanced of both excel and PowerPoint
    - Farrah

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