Pick IT Up Online

Pick IT Up Online is a training resource for learning new skills online, and that can help you prepare for interviews, future employment and further professional learning. Click here for more details on the University's employability skills.

To log into Pickitup:
1. Go to http://pickitup.unimelb.edu.au
2. Login with your University username and password.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact: student-it@unimelb.edu.au.

Microsoft Office 2016: Beginning Word

  • Customizing Options and Using Document Views
  • Headers, Footers, Page Numbering, and Layout
  • Creating and Formatting Tables
  • Using the Navigation Pane and Creating Lists

Microsoft Office 2016: Intermediate Word

  • Designing and Formatting Illustrations
  • Using Illustrations, Styles and Themes
  • References, Proofing, Mail Merges, and Forms
  • Maintaining, Protecting, and Reviewing Documents
  • Advanced Table Customization
  • Sharing and Collaborating on Documents

Microsoft Office 2013: Advanced Word

  • Advanced Formatting
  • Customizing Document Layout
  • Advanced Table Customization
  • Inserting and Formatting Graphics

Microsoft Office 2016: Beginning PowerPoint

  • Formatting Text Boxes and Working with Graphic Content
  • Working with Graphic, Audio, and Video Content
  • Constructing and Modifying Tables and Charts
  • Modifying and Formatting Slides

Microsoft Office 2016: Intermediate PowerPoint

  • Exporting Presentations and Compressing Media
  • Creating Photo Albums, Sections, Transitions, and Animations
  • Using Slide Show Presentation Tools
  • Customizing Proofing and Default Options
  • Sharing and Protecting Presentations

Microsoft Office 2016: Beginning Excel

  • Formulas and Functions
  • Charts, Tables, and Images

Microsoft Office 2016: Intermediate Excel

  • Customizing Views, Styles, and Templates
  • Working with Data
  • Creating Custom Visual Effects
  • Macros and Advanced Queries
  • PivotTables and Advanced Charts
  • Share, Review, and Collaborate

Microsoft Office 2013: Advanced Excel

  • Creating and Customizing Visual Elements
  • Customizing Options and Views
  • Manipulating Data
  • Data Search, Data Validation, and Macros

Microsoft Office 2013: Power User Excel

  • Sharing and Linking Data, and Adding Office Apps
  • Using PivotTables, PivotCharts, and Advanced Charts
  • Advanced Formats and Layouts
  • Advanced Formulas and Functions
  • Using Financial Functions and What-If Analysis
  • Reviewing and Protecting Content in Excel

Adobe Photoshop CC 2015

  • File Types and Color Editing
  • Basics
  • Enhancement Tools and Techniques
  • Cloning and Editing
  • Paths and Techniques
  • Selection Tools and Techniques
  • Layers and Type

Microsoft Office Online and Office365

  • Microsoft Office Online for Personal Use
  • Microsoft Office 365 Applications

Google Apps Fundamentals

  • Gmail and Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Docs and Sheets
  • Slides, Sites, and Google+

Basic Presentation Skills

  • Planning a Presentation
  • Creating a Presentation
  • Delivering a Presentation

Public Speaking Strategies

  • Preparing Effective Speeches
  • Confident Public Speaking

Working with Difficult People

  • How to Work with Aggressive People
  • How to Work with Negative People
  • How to Work with Procrastinators
  • How to Work with Self-serving People

Writing Under Pressure

  • Preparing for Success
  • The Writing Process

Fundamentals of Cross Cultural Communication

  • Culture and Its Effect on Communication
  • Communicating Across Cultures
  • Improving Communication in Cross-cultural Relationships

Time Management and Productivity

  • Coping with Information Overload
  • Setting and Managing Priorities
  • Coping with Conflicting Priorities
  • Too Much to Do and Too Little Time
  • Quit Making Excuses and Make Time Instead
  • Ready, Set.FOCUS!

Personal Productivity Improvement

  • Managing Your Workspace
  • Self-organization and Overcoming Procrastination
  • Managing Tasks and Maximizing Productivity

Performance under Pressure

  • Developing the Right Attitude for Performing under Pressure
  • Taking Action for Performing under Pressure
  • Performing with Others under Pressure

Perseverance and Resilience

  • Developing Character for Perseverance and Resilience
  • Achieving Goals through Perseverance and Resilience
  • Bouncing Back with Perseverance and Resilience


  • Developing Character for Decisiveness
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Decisiveness

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Generating and Evaluating Alternatives
  • Making and Carrying Out Tough Decisions
  • Framing the Problem

Thinking Critically

  • Coming to Terms with Assumptions
  • Getting Your Arms around Arguments
  • Drawing Conclusions with Confidence

Optimizing Your Performance On a Team

  • Being an Effective Team Member
  • Establishing Team Goals and Responsibilities
  • Elements of a Cohesive Team
  • Effective Team Communication
  • Using Feedback to Improve Team Performance

Campus to Corporate

  • Meeting New Expectations
  • Developing a Professional Image

Interviewing Strategies for the Interviewee

  • Preparing for an Internal Interview
  • Making a Positive Impression in an Internal Interview