Seniors Computer Club

Course Overview

The Seniors Computer Club is a free informal program to assist seniors (50+ yrs old) to become more digitally literate and computer savvy.

Computers are now a part of everyday life. Having computer skills allows you to access information on the internet, connect with family and friends from across the world, shop online and more!

The Seniors Computer Club provides an opportunity for seniors to learn in a friendly, non judgemental environment with like-minded people. The club is run by an experienced digital mentor, and will provide tools and insights to allow you to become more comfortable in the digital age. Each meeting, we will focus on a specific topic of interest, provide opportunities to learn and practice skills in a supported environment and to ask more specific questions of the facilitator.

You will learn how to set up and send email, how to communicate with family and friends over Skype, how to shop and do banking on the internet, internet safety and security, social media, how to take photos using your digital device and more!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

This program is aimed at allowing seniors to feel more comfortable using digital technology and providing the skills, knowledge and encouragement to try new things on computers.

We will cover things such as how to:

  • Set up and send email
  • Skype with family and friends
  • Security on the internet
  • Online shopping and banking
  • Using apps for travel
  • Social media
  • Using devices for music and photos
  • What digital device will suit me

Course outcome

Completing this course will enable you to be more digitally literate and computer savvy. You will have more knowledge about technology helping you become more comfortable and confident in the digital age.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

No prior experience is necessary.

Prerequisite: Essential

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.

What you need to provide

Computers will be provided but if you have a laptop or tablet, you can bring it so that you can practice on the device you use regularly.

Class details

Start Date06 June 2024
End Date06 June 2024
Sessions1
DaysThu
Time10:30am - 1:00pm
TutorDavid Vasey
Location Epping Campus

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study

FAQ

How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit: https://www.macquarie.nsw.edu.au/terms-and-conditions/

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.