Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Tablets

Course Overview

Discover the wonders of tablets in our Introduction to Tablets! Looking (and working) a lot like super-sized smartphones, tablets are a revolutionary new way of accessing the internet, playing games and communicating. Although they fit in your hands and are light enough to carry around, they can do a lot of the very same things your computer can do.

You can browse the web, play games, send and receive emails – even type letters. It’s all controlled using a touchscreen: to get things done, you simply touch the screen. Owning a tablet means you really can take your computer with you wherever you go; they’re also convenient to use when sitting on a couch. You can even lie in bed and read a book that you’ve loaded onto the tablet.

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

In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate the web using a tablet device. You will learn the differences between a PC and a tablet and how the two can work together. You’ll also learn how to start up programs on your tablet, connect wirelessly to the internet and how to navigate using a virtual keyboard.

Topics include:

  • What’s a tablet, and how is it different to a PC
  • A brief guide to different tablet models: iPad, Android and Windows
  • Using a touchscreen and understanding gesture control
  • Setting up your tablet to connect to the internet
  • Using the tablet’s web browser and onscreen keyboard
  • Adding apps and media from online stores

Course outcome

At the end of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Start up a tablet
  • Connect it to the internet
  • Unlock it
  • Start applications
  • Browse the web
  • Use simple gestures
  • Install new apps

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
  • An internet-connected tablet 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


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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.

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  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
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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.