Mackay TAFE student Ryan Buckton, tutor Niveditha Dopathi, student George Kuncir and IT teacher Lawrie Comben mastering the basics of web design.
Mackay TAFE student Ryan Buckton, tutor Niveditha Dopathi, student George Kuncir and IT teacher Lawrie Comben mastering the basics of web design. Lee Constable

Java your cup of tea?

WEB pages are a form of communication and communication is crucial.

This is why QR National employee Gary Gasoyne chose to enrol in the Central Queensland Institute of TAFE (CQIT) Web Page Design including Java and JavaScript course.

Mr Gasoyne is one of 19 students enrolled in the course which is now available for the first time in Mackay.

Next semester the TAFE plans to open the course up to the whole of Queensland and offer the course externally online.

"JavaScript is a very important part of web page design," (CQIT) tutor Niveditha Dopathi said.

"One example ... when you click cancel to exit a web page, a box will come up and ask if you really want to leave the site."

Ms Dopathi said this added extra security, and websites used this technology for credit card payments.

CQIT Information Technology teacher Lawrie Comben said the first class was booked out, which proved there was great demand for the course in the region.

"It's vitally important - what is the first thing you want to do when you look something up? You Google it," Mr Comben said.

He said business owners and people who were looking to better themselves - in the eyes of potential employers - were taking advantage of the course.

"You can know absolutely nothing about web page design and after six months you will be able to design profession web pages," Mr Comben said.

"We had a past student enrol in a webpage course... and she has now put an ad in the Pocket Trader as a webpage designer.

"There are so many opportunities." For more information about the course, or if you would like to attend, contact Lawrie Comben on 0458 970 224.

 

New Course

  •  Web Design Including Java and JavaScript
  •  Part of a Certificate Three in Information Technology
  •  Cost: Full fee $316.50 and at concession price of $149.10

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