Training & Education
Learn new skills to work towards further education or employment through our flexible training environment. We provide accredited training courses in partnership with the Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (CAVI), as well as Braille courses and resources packages.
Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired
The Cisco Academy for the Vision Impaired (CAVI) is a joint project between VisAbility and Curtin University’s Centre for Accessible Technology. CAVI is part of the Cisco Networking Academy, which empowers people to learn anytime, anywhere, at their own pace, and with more targeted assessments and accountability than traditional classroom settings.
Cisco qualifications are recognised throughout the world and can lead to employment in the information technology industry. CAVI trainers are vision impaired and are former students, giving them a unique insight into students’ individual needs.
As a CAVI student you can choose to study externally or onsite at the Perron Centre, supported by a qualified Cisco instructor. If you choose an external study option you will need appropriate technology to access course materials.
Details on courses, enrolment and fees for 2015 are available on the CAVI website.
Braille is a written language that uses a combination of six dots. We offer Braille classes each week on Mondays and Tuesdays, where you can learn Braille, improve your Braille skills or join a reading group.
Our Braille for the Sighted course is for people who have family members or friends with a vision impairment; employees who provide services to people with a vision impairment; education assistants and people who want to become volunteer Braille transcribers.
For further information call the Assistive Technology Team on 1800 847 466.
Training package resources for Microsoft Office 2010 are available for individual purchase. Each training package consists of a comprehensive manual and associated documents. These resources are also available for Microsoft Office 2007.
Sample Packages – Beginner’s Level
- Email using Outlook 2010 [doc, 130kb]
- Word 2010 Basics [doc, 155kb]
- Operate a personal computer with Windows 7 [doc, 122kb]
Sample Packages – Advanced Level
- Write, design and produce business documents using Word 2010 [doc, 201kb]
- Create electronic presentations using PowerPoint 2010 [doc, 120kb]
- Organise schedules using Outlook 2010 [doc, 105kb]
- Design and produce spreadsheets using Excel 2010 [doc, 140kb]
- Create and use databases using Access 2010 [doc, 142kb]
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