Touch Typing for Adults - Northern Beaches Community College

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Touch Typing for Adults

Are your keyboard skills slowing you down? In this accredited course you will learn how to touch type and become more efficient. Speed tests are included in this course. With a final speed test to determine your words per minute.

Course Outline

During this course the following topics will be covered:

  • Become familiar with the keyboard
  • Tips on breaking existing habits
  • Type without looking at the keyboard
  • Increase your speed
  • Understand the importance of safety issues regarding the use of computers

To maximise the benefits from this course it is recommended that students practice the skills being taught a minimum of 4-6 hours per week between classes. If you do not have a keyboard at home, access to a computer at the Narrabeen Campus is available. Please check with the admin office as to available hours. Includes 1 year subscription to Type-quick.

Are there Assessments?

As this course delivers skills from a nationally recognised unit of competency, assessments are included. The assessment comprises a a practical assessment completed in class and a short answer theory question sheet. A Statement of Attainment will be issued on satisfactory completion of the assessments.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015 it is a requirement of the Federal Government that all students undertaking nationally recognised training will need to obtain a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This involves an easy online application. See USI Fact Sheet for information on how to apply for a USI go to the "Unique Student Identifier (USI) Website": for additional information.

Please ensure when completing your enrolment information, that the details relating to your name are identical to those on the identification evidence used (eg passport or driver’s licence) when creating your USI eg no abbreviations or nicknames should be used. Once created, it is important that you keep a record of your USI and access to your accredited training records in a safe place. You will need this information for any future enrolments into accredited training in Australia.


This course is fully funded for many Australian Citizens; Permanent Residents; NZ citizens and Humanitarian Visa Holders under the NSW Government's Adult & Community Education funding. "See ACE Community Service Obligation Funding page":/ace_funding for details or contact Susan Wilkinson on 9970 1000 or email to check eligibility or for further information.

Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10219.
  • Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG001)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Contact us

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William Street,
Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113