Tech Savvy Seniors – Staying Connected for Seniors

Course Overview

Technology has come a long way! With just a touch of a button, you can be informed about the latest news around the world. You can even stay connected with family and friends while remotely separated using video, phone call, text message or email. In Staying Connected for Seniors we will walk you through the internet’s most popular applications that help you to keep connected to your friends and loved ones.

Most of these applications are ‘apps’ that you can download from the app store onto your phone or tablet.

Some of the apps we will look at are:

  • Messages (SMS messaging)
  • FaceTime (video call)
  • WhatsApp (text messaging, sending photos and videos, and video calls)

There are many other apps we will comment on:

  • Twitter
  • Facebook Messenger
  • WeChat
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • TikTok
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

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

We will look into:

  • Text Messaging
  • Sharing photos
  • Phone communications and
  • Visual communications (talking and seeing)

Using the following Apps:

  • Messages
  • FaceTime
  • WhatsApp
  • And others depending on the interests of the class

Remember, some apps allow many different ways of communicating, so one app may solve all your needs – text, photo sharing, voice and visual communications.

Course outcome

By the end of this class you should be able to better communicate with your family and friends using the internet and Apps on your phone/tablet.

What you need to know

Entry requirements


  • A basic understanding of how to use your personal computer or smart device (Apple iPhone, iPad or Android phone or tablet)
  • An understanding of how to download apps onto your phone or tablet
  • Have the apps of your choice installed on your phone or tablet.
  • Basic experience with using the internet
  • An understanding of what applications your family and friends use (before class, ask your family and friends what Apps they use to communicate. This will help you to best communicate back with them!)
  • No prior knowledge of social media is assumed

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:

  • Notepad and Pen
  • The device you want to use to communicate with others. (i.e. Apple iPhone / iPad or Android phone / tablet)

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.