View classes (on this page)

Learn to use Microsoft Excel with our Microsoft Office training courses in Sydney.

Microsoft Excel is an industry standard spreadsheet. It is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is the most common programme used across a variety commercial applications. If you would like to learn how to construct and manage data using Microsoft Excel in Sydney or online, then this course is for you.

Skilled users of Microsoft Excel are sought after in the workplace. Improved data management in your small business will give you a leading edge to make more effective data driven decisions. Using Microsoft Excel the user can identify trends by assembling data from various sources. Effective use of Microsoft Excel can streamline tiresome tasks. Effective users of Microsoft Excel develop strong analytical thinking skills. 

This Microsoft Excel course will build upon your knowledge established in our Level 1 Course. This course takes you beyond the beginner and into more advanced operations and functions of the program. Strengthen your knowledge of the basics and continue to build your Excel skillset with our Level 2 Excel course.

Ideal for

Prerequisite knowledge for Excel Level 2 is that the learner has the knowledge required to create basic formulas using functions such as SUM and can comfortably edit, print and chart simple worksheets. A basic understanding of computers is assumed. Students should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system including using a mouse and keyboard, copying and pasting, creating folders, opening files, saving files and know how to navigate a web browser.

This course is for anyone looking to add Microsoft Excel to their toolkit. You may consider enrolling if you want to learn how to use excel for personal financing, your small business, or to add excel to your resume. This beginners Excel course is designed for:

  • Those looking to increase their employability when applying to jobs.
  • Anyone looking to gain valuable insights into their personal or work related data.
  • Those looking to improve efficiency in their workflow.
  • Anyone who has used Excel before and feels they need to step up their knowledge.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Use Excel’s autofill feature to fill a data series
  • Use a range of techniques to work with worksheets
  • Apply a variety of page setup techniques
  • Use common worksheet functions
  • Create more complex formulas and functions
  • Create and use defined names in a workbook
  • Apply a range of number formatting techniques to worksheet cells
  • Apply conditional formatting to ranges in a worksheet
  • Use goal seeking to determine the values required to reach a desired result
  • Understand and use Excel's Quick Analysis tools (Windows only)
  • Enhance list functionality by creating and working with tables
  • Use a range of elements and features to enhance charts
  • Select and change the format of objects in a chart

Course Content

Filling Data

  • Understand filling
  • Use filling techniques to create data
  • Create a re-usable custom fill list to automate a list
  • Understand and use flash fill to extract text, number and date data

Managing Workbooks

  • Insert and delete worksheets
  • Move, copy and rename a worksheet
  • Copy a sheet to another workbook
  • Understand and use hide and unhide worksheets
  • Hide and unhide rows and columns
  • Use freeze rows and columns to manage larger lists
  • Use the split feature to manage larger lists

Setting up for Printing – Using Page Setup

  • Learn techniques to manage large printouts such as scaling and titles
  • Understand page layout
  • Use built-in margins and set custom margins using various techniques
  • Change orientation and set the paper size
  • Understand print areas, set a print area and clear a print area
  • Understand page breaks, insert and delete page breaks and use page break preview to edit page breaks

Essential Functions and More Complex Formulas

  • Use the IF function with numbers and text
  • Use multiple IF functions in a formula (nesting)
  • Use VLOOKUP for nearest and exact match
  • Use ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDOWN function to control decimal places.
  • Use date and time functions such as DATE, TODAY, NOW
  • Create complex formulas using multiple IF functions and VLOOKUP in one formula
  • Understand and use manual calculation
  • Paste values from formulas
  • Document formulas

Create Defined Names to Simplify Formulas

  • Understand defined names
  • Create defined names using a range of techniques
  • Create formulas using defined names
  • Applying defined names to existing formulas
  • Use the Name Manager to manage and create defined names
  • Document defined names

More Complex Number Formatting

  • Applying alternate formats for currencies and dates
  • Format for time and calculated time
  • Create custom formats
  • Create custom formatting for large numbers

Conditional Formatting - Interactively Highlight Data

  • Understand conditional formatting
  • Create conditional formats to highlight values, top or bottom items, and top or bottom percent of data
  • Create data bars, colour scales and icon sets to highlight data that interest you
  • Clear conditional formatting
  • Understand sparklines (mini charts)
  • Create sparklines, edit and copy sparklines

Goal Seek – a What if Tool

  • Understand and use Goal Seek to achieve a formula solution

Quick Analysis Tools (Windows only)

  • Understand quick analysis
  • Use quick analysis to create almost instant formulas, charts, conditional formatting and sparklines

Tables in Worksheets

  • Understand tables
  • Creating a table from data
  • Add new data to a table
  • Manage table data by removing duplicates, sort, filter and create totals in tables
  • Inserting and delete table columns and rows
  • Working with table styles
  • Converting a table to a range
  • Rename a table
  • Split a table
  • Delete a table

Chart Elements

  • Understand chart elements
  • Edit your chart by adding a chart title, axes titles, data labels, data table, a trendline and error bars
  • Reposition the legend and display gridlines
  • Apply styles to your charts
  • Format the chart area

Additional Information

  • Comprehensive notes are provided for the course in PDF format. Hard copies of the notes are available for a $25 fee.
  • This class is taught in a Windows and Macintosh environment. We have available 8 Windows and 6 Macintosh computers. We do not reserve computers for students so arrive slightly early if using a certain type of machine is important to you.


Microsoft Excel Course: Level 2

<p><strong>Learn to use Microsoft Excel with our</strong> <a href=""><strong>Microsoft Office

$285 Limited inc GST / $228 / $256.50

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Microsoft Excel Course: Level 2

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Microsoft Excel Course: Level 2

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

Facilities & equipment

Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

4.7 starsaverage rating on Google

1,400+courses to choose from

99%customer support rating