Tech Savvy Seniors – Video Calling

Course Overview

Do you want to see, hear and talk to your friends and family from anywhere in the world? Or participate in activities, events and appointments from a distance? In Video Calling we will teach you how to connect with your friends and family like never before!

In this video calling course you will learn to use common video calling applications in safe and appropriate ways.

Whether you’ve never used video calling or new to the game, we’ll help you get started and overcome any obstacles along the way.

We will cover:

  • How do we get started in video calling
  • What are the obstacles in video calling?
  • What software do you need?
  • Which software is most appropriate?
  • We will make a call using zoom as a demonstration
  • Understand the 5‘S’s of video calling.
  • We will discuss basic privacy considerations

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!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

This course will look at the main ways you can make a video call using the most popular video calling software products.

We will cover:

  • Zoom
  • Skype
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WhatsApp

And we will consider which software is best for you!

Course outcome

After this workshop, you will know:

  • The most popular video calling software
  • Which software is most appropriate to your needs
  • How to use video calling in different aspects, host or participant
  • How to make video calls to one or more people
  • How to join and leave video calls
  • How to control audio and video during a call
  • How to set up a video call to look & sound good
  • And understand video calling etiquette
  • How to protect your privacy

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Previous experience in making phone calls on a smartphone or using a video calling software would be beneficial.

If you already have a video calling app on your device and have created an account – bring along your device and login details or use a provided laptop.

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
  • An empty USB disk drive
  • Optional: bring your own Windows laptop so you can learn on your own device.

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.