Technology

As our courses are all online, it is essential that you have access to a computer and internet for your studies with AOT. The following are our suggested minimum requirements to complete an AOT course.

You must have access to word processing software like Microsoft Word to open the assessment notepad and other documents. Some units will also require Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Publisher or similar software.

Technology requirements


Software

  • Up-to-date web browser e.g. Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Safari
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) or similar software
  • An email address that is unique to you and that you will maintain throughout your enrolment

*Please note, links above give you access to a free download of the required software.

Hardware

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or higher (recommended); MAC OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher (recommended)
  • CPU: Min. of 2 GB of RAM, Min. of 2 GB of spare disk space is recommended
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz processor or higher (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • A desktop or laptop as we do not actively support other devices.
  • Monitor with at least 1024×768 screen resolution
  • A headset (or microphone and speakers) and webcam
  • Broadband: Minimum ADSL1 with a speed of at least 3 Mbps

Basic computer skills required:

  • Knowledge of common computing terms
  • Knowledge of word processing including copying and pasting, spell-checking, saving files in different formats
  • Managing files and folders: save, name, copy, move, rename, delete
  • Ability to download software if required
  • Proficiency with sending/receiving email, including email with attached files
  • Proficiency with web browser software
  • Familiarity with navigating the Internet
  • Knowing how to conduct searches on the internet
  • Perform online research using various search engines
  • Discern credible sources

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Communication requirements

To participate in a 'Virtual Classroom', you will be required to have a headset or speaker/microphone. You may need a webcam to verify your identity during a virtual classroom session.

Your virtual classroom meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. This program is safe and free to use. It will require you to download a plugin so it is important to follow the prompts.

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