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Study Excel with The Career Academy and receive an industry-recognised certification.

See what you'll be learning in the Certificate in Microsoft Excel

Certificate in Excel

This course will provide an introduction to the key features of Excel, including but not limited to Excel screen components, how to start Excel and the basic layout of worksheets.
This course will provide an introduction to entering data effectively into a worksheet. It will include but not be limited to the fundamentals of data entry, how to enter and remove data from a worksheet, how to adjust a worksheet to accommodate data, and quick data entry techniques.
This course will provide an introduction to the file operations necessary for saving and accessing Excel files, including but not limited to how to save a workbook, how to open and close an existing workbook and how to move between open workbooks.
This course will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of creating calculations in Excel, including but not limited to understanding how to write formulas and use the built-in Excel functions, and the way Excel performs calculations (BEDMAS).
This course will provide an introduction to modifying the layout of a worksheet and how to copy data. It will include but not be limited to how to move and copy data in a worksheet and between worksheets and workbooks, how to make modifications to data, and how to create formulas with absolute cell references.
This course will provide an introduction to formatting commands necessary for effective presentation, including but not limited to setting the number format for cells and how to change the appearance of data using formatting options.
This course will provide an overview of print settings, including but not limited to how to preview a worksheet before printing to ensure the layout is correct and how to print all or part of a workbook or worksheet.
This course will provide an overview of the Sort and Filter features of Excel and their powerful ability to help manipulate lists of data and keep track of information in an orderly fashion. It will include but not be limited to how to sort a table of data, how to filter a table of data and how to work with filtered data.
Complete a practical case study based assessment using Excel.

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There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites to enrol into this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and follow the prompts. Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors. Give them a call on 080 0342 829 or email them at

This course costs $250 + GST or only $25 per week on a no deposit, interest free payment plan. Click here to get started now.

This course takes approximately 15 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week. But if life gets busy you can take longer and even apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon the completion of this course, you can obtain a job as an Administration Assistant. These jobs in New Zealand earn approximately $45,650 per year but can be as high as $66,625 per year. (Payscale)

Contact a friendly student advisor on 0800 342 829 to find out about potential career outcomes and see where our courses can take you. Employers also constantly approach The Career Academy looking for students and employers also advertise jobs in the Career Centre (available once you enrol). You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

This qualification is Internationally recognised. Our qualifications are highly sought after by employers around the world and accredited by global industry bodies such as ICOES.

Your course will be delivered through our online learning platform. You can access our online learning platform from any web browser 24/7 so you can work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the resources you need at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates, you can start whenever you are ready. Your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 8 day cooling off period (or trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to look through all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money back guarantee less a $50 + GST administration fee.

You should complete the Certificate in Microsoft Excel. This practical course will set you up to use Excel with ease. It’s perfect for beginners, those new to Microsoft Excel or those who want a refresher. You’ll gain practical skills and knowledge of how to use the essentials of Excel. Plus, receive a Certificate in Microsoft Excel, which you can share with prospective employers.
The Certificate in Microsoft Excel costs $250 or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.
Absolutely! The Career Academy offers Excel certification online.
Most people take the Certificate in Microsoft Excel as that is the best course to get an essential understanding of the basics of Microsoft Excel

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