Tech Savvy Seniors – Social Media, Internet & Online Shopping

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About Your Trainer

Hello! I'm Steve.

Throughout my career I have worked in pharmaceutical and medical device sales, marketing, information and training roles until my retirement in 2018. Following this, I have worked with computer systems from PCs running Microsoft DOS, early Apple Macs through to iPads, iPhones, Windows 10 and Android tablets and phones.  I hope I can show yourself and others how to confidently use and enjoy technology.

steve bright

It’s never too late to brush up on your online skills or learn new ways to stay connected with your loved ones. Central Coast Community College, in partnership with the NSW government and Telstra, offer the FREE Tech Savvy Seniors program to older Australians on the NSW Central Coast.

Are you eligible?

Tech Savvy Seniors is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.

Classes are FREE for participants aged 60 years and over across NSW and are delivered by the Central Coast Community College.

Location & Parking

Berkeley Village Community Hall - 15 Lorraine Avenue, Berkeley Vale NSW 2261

There is limited site parking but street parking is available.

Delivery Mode

Face to Face Delivery

Entry Requirements

  • Must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident
  • Students must be over the age of 60 years to enrol.
  • Student's who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander may enrol if they are 50 years and older.

What Do You Need to Know?

You will need to bring your own device to each workshop. The workshops are a COVID safe environment and all required protocols will be followed. You will need to check-in using the Service NSW QR code and provide a vaccination certificate. Masks will also be required, at least during November.

WiFi internet and light refreshments will be provided.

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to the Internet

This workshop is for people who want to learn the basics of how to use the internet to access services, information and entertainment while staying safe online.

Date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Learning Outcomes:

This workshop will include:

  • How to connect to the internet
  • Understanding NBN, Wi-Fi, data and costs
  • Using a browser
  • Searching the web
  • The basics of shopping and banking
  • Staying safe online

What to bring to class?

You should bring your own mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad and its charger. The College will have computers available and will provide wireless internet access.

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Online Shopping

This workshop is for people who want to shop, bank and pay bills online and know how to find things to buy, where to buy from, and how to make payments safely over the internet.

Start date: Wednesday 1 December 2021

Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will include:

  • The basics of online shopping
  • How to find and use online stores
  • How to make secure payments online
  • The basics of online banking
  • How to avoid scams

What to bring to class?

You should bring your own mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad and its charger. We will provide wireless internet access.

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Social Media

This workshop is for people want to understand how social media platforms like Facebook can help them connect with, and share photos and other media, with family and friends.

Start date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

Times: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will include:

  • Create a Facebook profile
  • Invite and manage friends on Facebook
  • Share photos and other posts
  • Communicate using messenger
  • Manage you privacy and security

What to bring to class?

You will need to bring a mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad and its charger. We will provide wireless internet access.

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Video Calling

This workshop is for people who want to use Video calling to connect with friends and family as well as participate in activities, events and appointments from a distance.

Start date: Wednesday 8 December 2021

Times: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learning Outcomes

This workshop will include:

  • Use video calling in different aspects of your life
  • Make video calls to one or more people
  • Join and leave video calls
  • Control audio and video during a video call
  • Set up a video call to look and sound good
  • Practice perfect video calling etiquette
  • Protect your privacy

What to bring to class?

You will need to bring a mobile device such as a laptop, smartphone, tablet or iPad and its charger. We will provide wireless internet access.

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