Tech Savvy Seniors - Booking a Holiday

Tech Savvy Seniors - Booking a Holiday

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Tech Savvy Seniors - Booking a Holiday

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Participants must be over 60 years old. Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded in partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra

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Tech Savvy Seniors - Booking a Holiday - Sydney Course

Nowadays, planning a holiday is much easier. You no longer need to head to the travel agent's office, but can do most of the planning yourself at home using the internet. 

This course will look into how you can use technology to plan a holiday either within Australia or overseas. 

We will consider what would be required to plan a holiday and break the course into two parts:

  • The planning before you leave home (mainly PC & web-based) - including researching about your destination, booking accommodation, flights and tours, getting your travel documents and insurance ready.
  • The planning and organising whilst you are on holiday (mainly using your phone) - including navigating, how to stay in touch with people back at home, money exchange, transport and accommodation.

By the end of the course, you will feel confident in planning and booking a domestic or overseas holiday.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

Course Outline

This course will look at some of the most useful features available online to assist you in having a fun and safe trip:

 Let’s consider the planning part, (which could be mostly PC & web browser based). Let’s consider:

  • Booking flights 
  • Tours or self-guided holiday
  • Where to go and what to see
  • Passports and visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Why tell your bank where you are going?

 Let’s also look at the holiday while you are away, (this is likely to involve using your web browser and apps on your smart phone). Let’s consider:

  • Hotels
  • Car hire or travel by train or bus
  • Navigation – Maps
  • Money – cash / travel cards / credit cards
  • Keeping in contact – phone apps / global roaming
  • Public toilets
  • Safety and privacy considerations

Course Outcome

By the end of the course the student will be able to:

  • Plan a trip in Australia or overseas
  • Book flights online
  • Navigate your way around Australia or in a new country
  • Consider the best ways on managing your money while overseas

What to Bring

If you wish, bring your own Windows laptop

 Note: A Windows PC with Microsoft Word will be provided

  • Notepad
  • Pen

Prerequisite: Essential

A basic knowledge of PC functionality:

  • How to start and close a Widows PC
  • How to control a mouse
  • How to find and open a program
  • How to navigate on any web browser of your choice: Google Chrome, Apple’s Safari or Microsoft Edge

A basic knowledge of your smart phone:

  • The phone plan you are on
  • Apps on your phone – i.e. Maps etc

Prerequisite: Desirable

Some knowledge of web navigation would be advantageous, but not essential.

Delivery Mode

Classroom based: experienced and engaging trainers will take you through the course material face to face.

Classroom based learning for this course includes:

  • Scheduled class times and sessions
  • Interaction with your trainer and other students
  • Workshop is delivered in a computer room

Please note: Government COVID-19 regulations and recommendations, including appropriate social distancing measures, hand washing and other hygiene protocols will be in place at all times and may result in course delivery changes.

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!