Getting the Most Out of Excel Formulas and Functions

Learn to use Excel more effectively to collate and organise data for easy and insightful interpretation.

  • Understand how to create a formula to solve a problem.
  • Know how and when to use essential functions that help to automate calculations.
  • Add criteria to be able to compare data using LOGICAL functions such as the IF function.
  • Know how and when to use a VLOOKUP function to easily find and display data from other spreadsheets.
  • Solve common problems using a variety of Excel tools.
  • Use tips and tricks to enhance accuracy and save time.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Creating usable formulas.
    • The top 5 functions and why you’d use them.
    • Using logical functions.
    • Working with lookup functions.
    • Using error functions.
    • Tips and tricks for improving your spreadsheet functionality.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is pitched for professionals at any level looking to improve their knowledge and skill of Excel – specifically formulas and functions.

  • How will I benefit?

    This interactive face-to-face workshop provides you with specific skills to build or refine spreadsheets that you use in your job. Go beyond storing important information, like budgets, human resource data or client information in Excel, and move into creating complex formulae and using advanced functions.

  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Better analysis of data using Excel.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
Improving my knowledge and skills of the functions and formulas of Excel.past participant

What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Getting the Most Out of Excel Pivot Tables or Get Organised Using Outlook.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing