ILLUMINANCE TRAINING

Free Digital Literacy Training for Indigenous Australians in Broome

Digital Literacy For Indigenous Australian Community in Broome

illuminance Solutions and The University of Notre Dame Australia have teamed up to tackle digital literacy in Broome’s Indigenous Australian community. The tailored training programs teach people the basics of Microsoft Office tools including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel, in addition to use of online services, general search engine, research basics and cyber security. The first training session rolled out at the University’s Broome Campus in February 2020 and was taught by illuminance Solutions’ staff on site. This training session and future training sessions are open to students as well as all age groups in the Indigenous Australian community in Broome.

“The program that will be offered on our campus in Broome, to the Kimberley Aboriginal Community, is in keeping with the University’s reconciliation mission. We are looking forward to contributing to the education of people who are very important to our University.”

Prof. Selma Alliex, Pro Vice Chancellor & Head of Fremantle Campus, University of Notre Dame Australia.

“More and more higher education is happening in the online space. Just having the basics in digital literacy is going to open up a whole lot of opportunities that a lot of people haven’t had access to before. A lot of Aboriginal people live in remote places and find it difficult to leave their communities for education.”

Gillian Kennedy, Coordinator of Aboriginal Studies Programs – The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus.

The Course

This Microsoft Office 365 training initiative aims to equip Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and the wider community with essential skills in current technology. It is designed to assist in organising information, collaborating and communicating, thus creating better personal and professional opportunities.

Participants receive a certificate of completion, which can be used to develop the skills section of their resumé.

Universities participating in the initiative may offer value-added opportunities to Indigenous students.

Day 1 Session 1

Computer and Internet Basics

• How to login to a system
• Using apps
• Using the Internet
• Search engines and advanced search techniques
• Credible sources
• Staying safe online and selecting passwords
• Website logins online services, including MyGov services

Day 1 Session 2

Microsoft Office 365 Basics

• Introduction to Microsoft Word and how to use it
• Introduction to Microsoft Outlook and how to write emails
• Managing Outlook Calendar
• Outlook on mobile

Day 2 Session 1

Microsoft Office 365 Advanced

• Introduction to OneNote
• Introduction to Excel
• Introduction to PowerPoint

Day 2 Session 2

Working Together and Remotely

• Introduction to OneDrive
• Introduction to SharePoint
• Introduction to Teams
• Using tablets and mobile devices

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Free Digital Literacy Training for Indigenous Australians in Broome initiative, candidates need to:

  • be over 17 years of age;
  • live or work in Broome, and;
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus.

Blogs & Articles

Broome training part 1 – Success!

The first Free Digital Literacy training for the Indigenous Australian community in Broome kicked off in the first quarter of 2020. The collaboration between illuminance Solutions and The University of Notre Dame Australia and their Broome Campus teach essential technology skills to contribute to the reduction of the digital literacy divide in the Indigenous Australian community.

illuminance Training is going to Broome!

Digital literacy is essential for all Australians, and illuminance Solutions answered to National Reconciliation Week in 2018 with the launch of illuminance Training’s program to teach essential technology skills and an introduction to Microsoft Office 365 software. In February 2020 the first of four training sessions open to all ages in Broome’s Indigenous community will run on-site in collaboration with The University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus.

Turn it up – Interview with Bumma Bippera Media 98.7FM

Bumma Bippera Media 98.7FM spoke with Nilesh on the West Tech Assemblage 2019 that put focus on the digital literacy divide in our Indigenous Australian community and how illuminance Solutions have been working with universities in Western Australia to support the Indigenous Australian people with the right knowledge and even out the levels of digital literacy in our society.

The training and its content have been developed in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Australia and their Broome Campus.

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The training was supported by ITdynamics.

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