Microsoft PowerPoint Course: Level 1 - Short Courses Sydney

Microsoft PowerPoint Course: Level 1

What you'll learn

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Microsoft PowerPoint is the go-to presentation software. It is part of the Microsoft Office Suite and is the most common slideshow program used globally. If you would like to learn how to create engaging presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint in Sydney, then this course is for you.

This beginner’s PowerPoint course aims to give the new user a comprehensive grounding in the basics of creating PowerPoint slide shows. You will learn how to create presentations, insert various types of content into presentations, print your presentation and run presentations as a slide show. Upon completion of the Level 1 course, students can progress to our Microsoft PowerPoint Course: Level 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Microsoft PowerPoint course, you will have enhanced your career prospects by:

  • Work with the basic features of PowerPoint
  • Create a new presentation
  • Edit and navigate in presentations
  • Insert text into a slide and apply basic formatting
  • Work with various slide layouts
  • Create and work with SmartArt graphics
  • Draw and format shapes
  • Navigate a slide show in PowerPoint.

Course content

What will be covered in this Microsoft Powerpoint course?

Getting Familiar with PowerPoint

  • Understand how PowerPoint works
  • Recognise and work with the PowerPoint environment
  • Use PowerPoint’s Ribbon to access commands
  • Use shortcut menus and the Quick Access toolbar to easily perform actions
  • Add command buttons to the Quick Access toolbar

Creating a New Presentation

  • Create a new presentation in PowerPoint
  • Insert new slides
  • Type text into slides using various techniques
  • Customise your slides by applying themes and slide transitions
  • Navigate a presentation
  • Use the zoom tool to easily view content
  • Preview a slide show
  • Use the save and save as dialogue box
  • Close a presentation

Working With Presentations

  • Open a single presentation
  • Open multiple presentations and switch between open presentations
  • Understand and use presentation views
  • Open a recent presentation

Working With Text

  • Edit text
  • Understand and apply font and paragraph formatting
  • Apply and change bullets and numbering in lists
  • Move and resize placeholders
  • Apply WordArt to text
  • Convert text to a SmartArt diagram
  • Check spelling

Slide Layouts

  • Understand slide layouts
  • Insert various slide layouts
  • Create a table, picture and Excel type chart using slide layouts
  • Change a slides layout

SmartArt Diagrams

  • Understand and insert SmartArt
  • Insert text into a SmartArt diagram
  • Edit, format and apply a style to your SmartArt
  • Create an organisation diagram


  • Draw, resize, edit and format shapes
  • Insert and format text in shapes
  • Rotate, position and arrange shapes
  • Copy, align, group, connect and merge shapes
  • Use the eyedropper tool to colour match

Preparing for Presentations

  • Use slide sorter view to review your presentation
  • Reuse slides from another presentation
  • Add sections, notes and slide numbers to your slides
  • Expand your presentation by creating hyperlinks to another slide, another presentation, an Excel workbook and a website.
  • Present a slide show
  • Learn keyboard shortcuts for navigating and managing slide shows
  • Use resume reading

Printing Your Presentation

  • Preview slides
  • Understand printing, print slides, handouts, notes pages and the outline

Getting Help

  • Understand how help works
  • Use tell me
  • Access and navigate the help window

Brilliant Presentations

  • Planning a presentation
  • Design tips: The four pillars of great design

Intended audience

This course is designed for students looking to upskill and enhance their presentation creation and delivery abilities. It is particularly suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, although a basic understanding of computers is assumed. 

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • A USB to save your work and handouts

Additional information

Please note the following: 

  • This class is taught in a Windows and macOS environment. We have available 8 Windows and 6 Apple Mac computers. We do not reserve computers for students so arrive slightly early if using a certain type of machine is important to you.

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