Tech Savvy Seniors – Booking a Holiday

Course Overview

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, planning and organising.

Planning before you leave home is mainly PC & web-based, including researching your destination, booking accommodation, flights and tours, getting your travel documents and insurance ready.

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, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

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What you will learn

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 smartphone). 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 you need to know

Entry requirements

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.

A basic knowledge of PC functionality including:

  • How to start and close a Windows 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 smartphone:

  • 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.

What you need to provide

If you wish, bring your own Windows laptop

Note: A Windows PC with Microsoft Word will be provided

  • Notepad and Pen

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

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


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How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

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  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
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Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.