Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to cyber safety, online shopping & online banking

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Learn Cyber Safety, Online Shopping, and Online Banking with our Free Tech Savvy Seniors courses in Sydney.

It’s one thing to go online to read the latest news or watch a video. It is quite another to do your banking and shopping. Just as traditional ways of transacting have benefits and risks, so too transacting online has many benefits and potential risks. These are easy to avoid when you know how. Pay bills, transfer money locally or internationally, purchase groceries, books, restaurant meals and have them delivered to your door. Plan and book your travel arrangements online.

This Tech Savvy Seniors - Cyber Safety, Online Shopping, and online banking course is short and friendly structured. It is one of series of free courses designed for people 60 years and older that will open the door to the world of digital technology.

Tech Savvy Seniors Course is a government-funded program designed to assist seniors to acquire the basic technical skills required in everyday life in the digital age.

In this Cybersafety, online shopping & online banking course you will learn how to do these things confidently and safely. Learn how popular shopping sites work, how to quickly compare products and find bargains, how to make payments over the internet safely, how to use the many convenient features that online banking offers.

What safety features do the online banking and shopping sites offer? How do I set up regular bill payments through my bank? What’s the difference between B-Pay, EFT, PayPal, and credit card payments? How do I tell if a dealer is genuine or a scammer? 

Don’t worry. The experienced tutor uses simple relatable language and you will do simple exercises that will build your confidence. No question is too basic. That’s what we are here for. 
 This and other courses in the series are designed to assist you with 'everyday' tasks such as communication, social media, online safety awareness, entertainment and simply keeping your documents and correspondence organised.

These workshops are supported by the Department of Family and Community Services, State Training Services, and the Department of Education and Communities.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand common processes used for internet transactions
  • Learn how to distinguish genuine & secure websites from risky ones
  • Learn how to shop or bank quickly & efficiently
  • Be able to transact safely with online merchants and popular platforms such as eBay
  • Learn how to keep your credit card and banking details safe

Ideal for

Anyone 60+ who wants to learn how to transition to online banking.

What to bring

Our computer room has both Apple Mac and Windows computers. We suggest you bring:

  • Notepad and pen
  • Details of passwords for your devices, email address and other login passwords, etc
  • A list of any specific questions you may have
  • You are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet, and smartphone to use. You can connect to the internet through the College Wi-Fi. If you don’t know how, we will show you!

Telstra Modules Covered:

  • Introduction to Cyber Safety: How to stay safe online;
  • Introduction to online banking;
  • Introduction to online shopping part 1.

Related Course Information

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Computers and Smart Devices
Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Video Calling
Tech Savvy Seniors - Managing your Digital Assets
Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to the Internet
Tech Savvy Seniors - Social Media - Social Video
Tech Savvy Seniors - email

This free training is funded by the NSW Government and Telstra

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to cyber safety, online shopping & online banking

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to cyber safety, online shopping & online banking

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The tutor was absolutely engaging. But I would have love to see it close up on the computer provided and also to do some sort of practical exercise.

  • said: Terry our teacher showed lots of patience with our class. He explained many examples of on line banking, including his own accounts.

  • said: The tutor was excellent. This course really lived up to my hopes. I learned what I wanted to know without anxiety or stress.

  • said: Approachable, knowledgeable and provided examples on how to do things as well as hands on work.

  • said: The presenter was professional and knowledgeable. The session covered the information I was seeking.. The content was delivered at a good pace and there was an opportunity for questions. The venue was accessible and comfortable. I would attend other courses in this program. Thanks for making it available.