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Excel Advanced for Government

Unleash the Power of Advanced Excel: Elevate your Skills for Government Professionals

14 & 16 May 2024

9:00am – 12:30pm AEST

Next intake: 14 & 16 May 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm AEST


Elevate your Excel skills with our Advanced Excel for Government Training! Tailored for intermediate users, this course advances your proficiency in automation, problem-solving, and data analysis. Master named ranges, advanced data validation, aggregation functions, and advanced lookup functions. Automate tasks using macros and get an introduction to VBA programming. Discover the transformative capabilities of Power Query and Power Pivot. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to excel in a government context!

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for heads, assistant directors, managers, and team leaders in charged with driving transformation change in all three levels of government including:
Project, Program and Operations
Data Scientists

Learning Outcomes

Master Excel's advanced features for precise data management and analysis of large datasets.
Boost efficiency and productivity by automating tasks and calculations with macros and VBA.
Explore advanced data analysis using lookup functions and Power Pivot for informed decision-making.
Develop expertise in creating clear reports and visualising data through interactive dashboards.

Online Training

Excel Advanced for Government

Session details

  • Master advanced Excel features
  • Enhance efficiency and productivity
  • Excel in data analysis and reporting
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Level: Advanced

Familiarity with the topic is required


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This course requires 1 credit.

Key Sessions

  • Using the Name Box
  • Create from Selection
  • Name Manager and using named ranges in calculations

  • Add simple validation
  • Add validation that uses calculations
  • Create automated drop-down lists

  • Summarising data with COUNTIFS, SUMIFS & AVERAGIFS
  • Aggregating with multiple criteria

  • Understand macros and macro security
  • Record and run macros
  • Edit macros and introduction to VBA

  • VLOOKUP (recap)
  • INDIRECT & XLOOKUP (time & version permitting)

  • What is Power Query and how to get data from other spreadsheets
  • Create queries that pull data from a folder
  • Perform simple transformations like adding and splitting columns
  • Perform more complex transformations like unpivoting data

  • Understand Power Pivot and Enable the Power Pivot Add In
  • Work with the Data Model and Define Relationships
  • Create PivotTables from the Data Model
  • Visualise data with Pivot Charts and Cube Functions
  • Create interactive dashboards with Slicers

Meet Your Facilitator

Nicky Bull

Nicky Bull

Corporate Consultant, Blue Chameleon

Nicky Bull, a dynamic corporate trainer and consultant, brings over 15 years of commercial experience as a computer programmer and analyst. She is a lecturer at Macquarie University, and her expertise extends to designing and delivering educational programs. Nicky was the lead content designer for the acclaimed Excel Skills for Business course, receiving the Coursera Outstanding Educator Award in 2018. Holding a BSc Hons in Computer Science and a BA in English Literature, along with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hertfordshire, U.K., Nicky is dedicated to enabling confident and effective technology use in the workplace.

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