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Learn how to use Video Calling Platforms with our Free Tech Savvy Seniors courses in Sydney.

Video calls have quickly become a normal way of having face-to-face meetings with others, whether for personal conversations, online education, or commercial meetings. Video conferencing platforms like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Facebook Messenger all let you converse face to face with people in real-time – and for free!

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 ”Introduction to Video Calling” course is designed for complete beginners as well as current users of social media who want to know about the many facilities and features on offer. 

This workshop introduces you to some of the popular video call programs and apps, what they offer, using them, and customising the settings for privacy and security. 

Can I video chat with more than one person at a time? How do I know that the other person can hear or see me? How do I make sure I present well and can be heard clearly? Is it secure? How do I find and connect to old friends?

Don’t worry. The experienced tutor will gladly answer your questions using simple relatable language and you will do simple exercises to build your confidence.

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 Introduction to Video Calling course, participants should be able to:

  • know the different video apps and what each offers
  • make a video call to another person
  • add new contacts to your contact list
  • set up a group chat in advance or invite others to join in real time
  • understand basic video call etiquette

Ideal for

Ideal for those aged 60+ wanting to learn how to use video calling in their everyday life.

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 if you have one, and any 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 Video Calling

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 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 Video Calling

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 Video Calling

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