Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Email: Part 1

Course Overview

Email is one of the fundamental internet technologies, a tool used by nearly every person with an internet connection. It allows you to, at almost no cost, to send a letter of unlimited length to one person – or many people at once. It arrives almost instantly, and they can reply straight away. Through email, you can connect and communicate with people all over the world for social, personal or business reasons.

Our introduction to email will walk you through the fundamentals of email, what it is, how to set it up, how to use it, how to manage your inbox and more! Setting up your own email account will allow you to communicate with people you know in ways you never thought possible. We will also talk to you about the advantages of setting up multiple email accounts and how to manage multiple accounts.

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 basic steps you need to help keep in touch with your family and friends using email. In this course, you will learn:

  • The fundamentals of email
  • How to set up your own email account
  • How to use email – reading and replying
  • How to manage your inbox
  • How to set up and manage multiple email accounts and the scenarios when that would be beneficial

Course outcome

By the end of this course, you will know how to set up an email account, how to send an email, and how to read and reply to emails that have been sent to you, how to manage your inbox, and the benefits of having multiple email accounts.

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 laptop or desktop computer; either your own or supplied by the workshop organisers. You may need to share a computer with others in the workshop.

Class details

Start Date15 May 2024
End Date15 May 2024
Time10:30am - 1:00pm
TutorDavid Vasey
Location Epping Campus


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.

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.

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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.