Tech Savvy Seniors – QR Codes Explained

Course Overview

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, QR codes have become part of life.

Some restaurants now use QR codes to take your order. Some doctors write scripts that are QR coded, so you can go to the pharmacist to get you prescription.

In QR Codes Explained you will learn what QR codes are, where they came from and how to use them.

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

  • What are QR codes?
    • How to recognise them
    • Where they came from
  • How to use QR codes?
  • What to do if your phone can’t read a QR code?
  • Are QR codes Safe?
  • Useful uses of QR codes
    • Sign in a venue using your driving license on the Services NSW app
    • Get medical prescriptions as a QR code
    • Go to a restaurant that uses QR codes to order your meal
  • Make your own QR code for any website of your choice
    • Why would you want to do this?
    • How to do it?
    • How to use the QR code once you have created it?

Course outcome

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Know what a QR code is
  • Know how to read a QR code
  • Know what to do if your phone cannot read a QR code
  • Know how to make your own QR codes

What you need to know

Entry requirements

  • A basic knowledge of smart phones – ability to access the camera app
  • If you have an older smartphone
    • Ability to access the Apple Appstore or Google Play Store
    • Ability to install apps

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
  • Bring your own smart device – Apple iPhone, Apple iPad or Android phone or tablet.

On campus students will be provided with a computer during the class.

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.