Centre for Continuing Education

Joomla Course

Web Development. Create and maintain fast, secure and exciting websites.

Learn Web Development the smart way with Web Development training courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

This Joomla course will allow users to create a dynamic interactive website from scratch using the free Joomla CMS. Each participant will have access to a site of their own to customise with different templates, modules, content, links and articles as well as managing users. Gain the essentials of using the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) platform for your website.

Course content

This Joomla course covers the following topics:

Introduction to CMS and HTML

  • What is Joomla
  • Overview of installing Joomla

Creating content

  • Adding pages to the front page
  • Creating a Sitemap
  • Adding external and internal links
  • Deleting or hiding content

Creating Sections and Categories

  • Organising content in to sections and categories
  • Choosing content layout
  • Adding meta data for search engines

Global configurations

  • Configuring articles parameters
  • Ordering articles
  • Setting global configuration

Creating Menus

  • Adding navigation menus
  • Creating sub menus
  • Maintaining menus
  • Linking menus
  • Deleting menus

Working with Modules

  • Creating sidebar modules
  • Configuring modules
  • Creating login modules
  • Creating breadcrumbs modules
  • Working with other modules

Using Components

  • Adding contact us page
  • Adding polls


  • Adding users
  • User permissions

Using Templates

  • Working with templates
  • Choosing different templates
  • Adjusting templates

Extending Joomla

  • Using plug-in
  • Using extensions
  • Go Live

What’s next – go live

  • Search engine optimisation
  • Online marketing

Course delivery

This Joomla course will be delivered using a Web browser and a text editor. No other software or prior knowledge is required. Participants will be using live Joomla sites for the learning process by planning, editing and testing live content with the Joomla CMS application.

Course outcomes

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

  • Log in to joomla administration section of a website
  • Understand how the joomla backend functions
  • Add sections, categories, and pages
  • Add links and create navigation bar
  • Upload media files
  • Change template and themes
  • Add users and permissions

Course suitable for

This Joomla course is suitable for personal interest adult learners, University students, early career professionals, professional development learners, supervisors and team leaders and senior executives.


  • 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.

  • A useful course and very well presented.

  • Really enjoyed the course and gained a lot of useful tips that I will be able to employ into both my work and personal websites.

  • An absolutely great course for people of all business backgrounds who like to learn a bit of web developing in Joomla. And a pleasure to have such a good tutor. Thank you, CCE!

  • This is the best course ive done at Sydney University so far. The tutor was fantastic! He was full of knowledge and it was great hearing all of his great tips for improving our websites.