Tech Savvy Seniors – Introduction to Transport Apps

Course Overview

Unlock the convenience of modern travel with our Introduction to Transport Apps!

Do you drive a car? Do you take public transport? Do you know the quickest way from one place to another by car? Are there delays? Tolls? An alternative? For decades we’ve used public transport the same way. You’ve had to know which bus numbers to catch, which train line to use, which ferry to ride on. You needed to refer to a booklet, or ask around. You’d never know if your bus or train was running late, or if you’d missed a connection.

Travel apps help change all this by making getting around by car and on public transport much easier, faster and potentially cheaper. You can think of an app as your personal travel agent.

Join us and learn how to use popular apps and websites to plan a trip so that you never get lost again!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across northern and western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Mt Druitt, Richmond and Ryde. Enrol today or enquire now!

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What you will learn

Course outline

In this workshop we will look at how to plan a trip using a PC or Mac and get around using your phone.

We will look at different transport apps for trains, buses and other forms of public transport to get around using your smart device. Some activities within this course are optional.

Planning a trip on your PC or MAC using a web browser and using common websites including:

Getting around using popular Apps (depending on attendees’ knowledge or requirements):

  • Google Maps
  • TripView
  • Toilet map

Course outcome

After this workshop you will be able to plan a trip by car or public transport and get around using apps on your smart device.

What you need to know

Entry requirements


  • You will know some smartphone functions, including how to use the touchscreen.
  • How to perform a web search using the smartphone’s inbuilt web browser.
  • How to perform a web search using a windows PC or laptop.
  • How to download and install an app from the phone’s app store.

It would be highly desirable to download any of these apps you might be interested in before the class if your smart device doesn’t already have them installed:

  • Google Maps
  • TripView
  • Toilet Map

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

Please bring:

  • Your own smartphone or tablet
  • An active Opal card to register on the website

What to know:

  • Your email address

If you want to install the apps on your smart device in the class:

  • Your Apple account (and password) if you have an iPhone or iPad
  • Your Google account (or Google ID) if you have an Android smartphone or tablet

An internet-connected laptop or desktop computer is provided by the College so you can access the internet using a bigger screen. 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.

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.