Tech Savvy Seniors – Computer Basics

Course Overview

Learn all about computer basics, and how your computer works!

Gain comprehensive insights into the fundamental workings of your computer, unravel the mysteries of the Internet and learn the essentials of online security.

Explore the fundamentals of social media platforms like Facebook, and engage in discussions about the latest devices available in the market.

This course is designed to equip seniors with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the digital landscape with confidence.

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!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

  • Exploring the web
  • Internet explorer
  • Search engines
  • Storing favourite websites
  • E-books
  • Online information e.g. entertainment, leisure activities
  • Online stores e.g eBay
  • Protecting yourself on the web
  • Online security
  • Save navigation of the web
  • Privacy
  • Anti-virus applications
  • Online shopping
  • Connecting to the world: online communication tools e.g. Skype, emails, forums, audio and visual applications
  • New technologies: iPad, smartphones, e-book devices, digital cameras

Course outcome

By the end of the course, you will feel more confident in using the computer and its functions. You will become more familiar with exploring the internet and using it for shopping, browsing, and have more understanding about cyber safety. You will also be introduced to other technologies such as tablets, digital cameras, e-books and smart phones.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

This level is for the complete beginner and assumes no prior knowledge.

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

  • Notepad and Pen
  • USB

On campus students will be provided with a computer during the class.

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


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 - 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.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

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.