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


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.