About Us


Our History


The Temporary Alternative is a boutique Melbourne based IT training company specializing in online computer training.  Offering a range of online learning services and online IT training designed to help your business and staff reach their full potential. Whether you're looking for a quick basic training session or fully customized large scale sessions we have you covered. Our services are fully customized and tailored to suit each business, so you can get exactly what you need. 

Our team is under the guidance and leadership of Cathy Fanning.  Cathy brings to the company many, many years of business, IT and training experience with a vast background in varied industries.  Cathy's industry qualifications and certifications include: Microsoft Office Specialist and Partner.  MYOB and Xero Partnerships, Quickbooks Certified ProAdvisor and current industry standard Certificate IV in Workplace Training Qualifications.


Online IT training is what we do.  Offering you a broad range of online learning options to equip your staff with the tools to work more efficiently and help your business keep up to date in the fast, ever changing IT space.  We work with our partners and focus on Microsoft 365, Quickbooks, Xero and MYOB.  Enquire about our Microsoft 365 Q&A sessions, demos and workshops.  


Consulting and training often work hand in hand to help make your business more efficient, accountable and profitable.

We work with your business to understand your systems and see value in the information you have.  Let us show you how your business can achieve more and operate more productively.  Find out how our consulting services will work for you.


Post training support is offered to everyone who has been trained by us.  We provide a range of support services designed to assist your company's success.  Whatever your requirements are we can design a support program that works for your staff and business.   Post training support is offered with our online option.  Choose what works for you.  

Contact us today to discuss.

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