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

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:

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.