Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to the Internet - Part 1

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Learn computer and digital skills with our Free Tech Savvy Seniors courses in Sydney.

For people who didn’t grow up with computers, the internet can seem like a scary place. There is a world of unfamiliar jargon and new ways of communicating to contend with, and sometimes it can seem overwhelming. The truth is, however, that the internet has become quite user-friendly in recent years, and anybody is capable of accessing millions of websites, sending emails, shopping and banking online, and much more.

We offer a free, short, and friendly structured series of 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.


This Tech-Savvy - Introduction to the Internet course will walk you through the very basics of the internet: how it works, how to get online, how to use ”search” functions like Google in different ways to find specific things, how to use the facilities available in a web browser. 

At the end of this course, you should be able to easily and comfortably use the internet from any computer or mobile device to access all that it offers for enjoying, creating, communicating, learning and socially interacting.

What is a web browser? Is the internet using up my mobile data? Are all web browsers the same? What are the little symbols on my web browser? How do I download documents from a website? How can I access my favorite websites quickly? Can I use free public WiFi safely? No question is too basic. That’s what we are here for. 

Don’t worry. The experienced tutor uses simple relatable language and you will do simple exercises that will build your confidence.

This and other Tech-Savvy 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 how the internet works
  • Be able to use search engines like Google efficiently
  • Use the main functions in any internet web browser

Ideal for

Anyone aged 60+ who is unfamiliar with the internet, or wanting to learn how the basics of the internet.

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 another log in passwords etc
  • A list of any specific questions you may have
  • You are welcome to bring your own laptop, tablet and smart phone 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 the Internet Part 1;
  • Introduction to the Internet Part 2.

Related Course Information

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Computers and Smart Devices Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to cyber safety, online shopping & online banking Tech Savvy Seniors - Managing your Digital Assets Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Video Calling 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 the Internet - Part 1

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 the Internet - Part 1

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  • said: The tutor presented the information well and answered questions. Thank you.

  • said: Excellent workshop presented by a patient tutor. I have learned about things that I did not even know existed!

  • said: A good teacher, showed us respect and patience. Answered questions that were easy for him but tricky for us,with patience.

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  • said: Terry was a great instructor ..he put us at ease with a topic that can be a bit daunting for we seniors

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