Centre for Continuing Education

Office 365 for Business Course

Microsoft Office. All the office productivity tools you need.

Learn Microsoft Office the smart way with Microsoft Office courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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From 3 September – 31 December inclusive, receive 25% off selected Information Technology courses including Adobe, Microsoft (excluding Excel), Web Development, Computer Basics, MYOB and Xero. The discount will apply automatically on checkout.

*Enrolments made as part of this offer are non-refundable. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

As we all now use multiple devices at multiple locations, it has become increasingly necessary to save and access files via internet/cloud services. A Microsoft Office 365 subscription provides hosting and browser access for your Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and emails, from any device, at any time.

The Business edition of Office 365 also provides collaboration utilities so that all staff can share files and communicate ideas with their colleagues. Indeed, workflows, dashboards and task driven projects can be designed, shared and accessed easily; to boost productivity, teamwork and efficiency.

This course will demonstrate the features and benefits of Office 365 helping you improve the efficiency of your individual job, as well as collaboration with your colleagues.


This course aims to:

  • define ‘the cloud’ and related concepts
  • relay the security risks, and measures necessary to minimise the risk when storing and sharing files in the cloud
  • equip participants with the skills necessary to save, open and edit their files in the cloud on any device at any time
  • provide participants with hands-on experience to design, configure and operate collaboration tools such as SharePoint, Delve and Yammer
  • help participants to improve efficiency and productivity when working with files created in Microsoft applications.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • discuss what Office 365 is and how it can be used
  • start working with Office 365
  • create, send and receive emails using Mail
  • use Calendar to manage meetings, events and appointments
  • start working with People
  • create and join groups, post and interact with messages, and work with files using Yammer
  • use the Newsfeed
  • access and navigate OneDrive
  • start working with Office Online
  • perform more complex email operations using Mail
  • configure and personalise Mail settings to suit their needs
  • start working with SharePoint
  • start working with Planner
  • create and work with Tasks
  • discuss the merits of Delve
  • create and work with Sway
  • discuss what Microsoft Teams is
  • start Office for iPad, or access and work with files in Office mobile apps.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to Office 365
  • Starting With Office 365
  • Starting With Mail
  • The Calendar
  • People
  • Yammer
  • What Is Yammer
  • The Newsfeed
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Starting With Office Online
  • Working With Mail
  • Mail Settings
  • SharePoint Sites
  • Working With SharePoint
  • The Planner App
  • Tasks
  • Delve
  • The Sway App
  • Teams
  • Office for iPad
  • Office Mobile Apps

Delivery Style

This one-day course is delivered as presenter-taught computer-based training in a computer lab.

The majority of the course will be hands-on, whereby the instructor demonstrates procedures via a projector, and participants copy all steps on a PC. There will also be opportunities for participants to be individually creative. One course module also includes the use of a portable device such as an iPad and/or iPhone.

Intended Audience

This course is suitable to anyone who uses Microsoft Office applications such MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook in their day-to-day job. Furthermore, any person who requires knowledge and skills to save and retrieve their files via cloud services, and to collaborate with colleagues via cloud services, would benefit from this course.

Specifically, this course would be beneficial to clerical and administration staff, support staff and their managers, business owners and entrepreneurs alike.

Before the course

Microsoft Office 365 for Business assumes little or no knowledge of the software. However, you should have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system environment. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending Basic Computer Skills Course and Effective Internet Use before attempting this course.

Additional Information

Please bring a USB flash drive to class if you would like to make a copy of your work or any relevant class materials. Alternatively, you can save these to a cloud storage space or email them to your personal email address.


  • $50 repeat class - Conditions apply
  • Expert trainer
  • Dedicated computer for every student
  • Small class size
  • Student notes – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion
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What others say.

  • Our trainer was very knowledgeable, helpful and patient. They covered a breadth of material in an interesting and accessible way. The course was both enjoyable and informative. It provided a great overview of Office 365 for Business and I look forward to putting into practice many of the elements we covered in the session.
  • The tutor was highly knowledgeable, gave us lots of great little tips for each of the programs covered, and was very patient and helpful with students who encountered difficulties in the class.
  • I felt this course was a valuable use of my time. The tutor clearly explained each step as we navigated our way through the Office 365 environment and ensured all participants were fully engaged on the journey. I would highly recommend this course to others.