Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Cyber Safety

Course Overview

Boost your confidence in the digital realm with our Introduction to Cyber Safety! This introductory workshop is tailored for seniors with limited or no computer knowledge.

The internet is an integral part of modern life, and this course equips you with essential skills for a secure online experience. Explore the basics of Cyber Safety, gaining insights into potential risks and learning straightforward steps to safeguard your online presence.

With the right tools and common-sense precautions, you will gain the confidence you need to navigate the digital landscape securely and protect yourself online.

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 workshop covers the basics of internet security. Topics include:

  • What can go wrong on the internet?
  • The threats you might face
  • What does security software do?
  • Choosing security software
  • Keeping yourself safe (security software is not enough)
  • Summary

Course outcome

You will know:

  • What malware is
  • What a hacker does
  • What a phishing scam is
  • What security software does
  • The different elements of a security software suite
  • The five common sense things you should do to protect yourself online.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge required.

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
  • An internet-connected computer is supplied by the College. You may need to share a computer with others in the workshop.

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

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.