Centre for Continuing Education

Apple Mac Course: Level 1

Apple Mac. Do everyday things in extraordinary ways.

One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with state-of-the-art, beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. Learn Apple Mac the smart way with Apple Mac courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.


This Apple Mac course is an information-rich, yet easy-to-follow course for learning how to get the maximum from your new Apple Mac computer. This course is essential for those of you who work in a Mac environment or those who are transitioning from a PC to a Mac in the workplace.


This Apple Mac course covers the following topics:


  • Setting up your computer.
  • Technology overview.
  • RAM upgrades.
  • Storage upgrade options.
  • The keyboard.
  • The screen – understanding resolution.
  • Creating a Filing System.
  • Files, file types, folders and Searching.
  • Understanding the Mac’s special features: USB, Firewire and Thunderbolt.
  • Backup options.
  • Burning DVDs.
  • Printing.

All about the utility programs (what they do and when to use them)

  • Launchpad, Mission Control, PhotoBooth.
  • Anatomy of the pre-loaded Mac software.
  • Safari, iPhoto, iMovie, iCal and iCloud.
  • Changing your Browser.
  • Surfing the Internet.
  • Downloading data.
  • Setting up Time Machine.
  • Setting up and working with Bootcamp.
  • How to safely add/remove software programs.

Working with

  • The Finder.
  • Stacks.
  • The Dock.
  • Adding Apps to the Dock.
  • Spotlight.
  • Cool keyboard shortcuts.
  • Using the mail service.
  • Setting up the wireless feature for your home network.

Troubleshooting advice

Using Disk Utility and much more.

Intended Audience

This Apple Mac course is facilitated on Mac OS. It’s suitable for those who are new to their Apple Mac device both in the workplace and at home and those wanting to learn how to get more from their Mac (iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Pro and Mac Mini).


  • Free repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Free USB flash drive
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • This is an excellent course – exactly what it claimed to be! Really worthwhile and very well run – interactive and informative, and not too much information. Well paced and appropriately pitched.

  • Very relaxed and easy to follow – time just flew, great program. I’ll be back for Level 2.

  • Really informative and easy to understand and follow. The teacher was very open to discussions and answering all questions.

  • A very knowledgeable and engaging tutor.

  • An extremely informative and entertaining course. The day went so quickly because of the professional presentation and the solid knowledge of the topic. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the course and its outcomes.

  • Having recently retired and now needing to become familiar with our Apple equipment I have more confidence.

$329 Limited GST free
Apple Mac Course: Level 1

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