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Learn how to use video calling platforms with our free Tech Savvy Seniors courses online & 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.

Learning 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

Who is this Tech Savvy Introduction to Video Calling course for?

The Tech Seniors program is for seniors aged 60 years and above, or Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander elders aged 50 years and above who:

  • have little or no experience in using technologies
  • require additional skills and confidence to use and adapt to new technologies

What you will need

This Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Video Calling course will be delivered live, online, using Zoom. To get the best learning experience, students will need to have access to:

  • A desktop or laptop computer (preferred) otherwise a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet
  • The Zoom Application, which needs to be installed, tested and ready on your device. If you do not know how to install Zoom, please click here for installation instructions
  • A Reliable Internet connection with a sufficient quota of data on your internet plan. Nearly all home internet plans use the NBN and have plenty of data. Mobile device users who only use a 4G or 5G as their connection may not. If you are unsure, please contact your service provider
  • Ensure your camera and microphone are ready by running a test meeting at Zoom

If you need assistance to check and prepare for this class and you don't have anyone in your household who can help you, contact our Customer Service Team and we will do our best to direct you to the appropriate support person.

Telstra modules covered

  • Introduction to Video Calling

This free training is funded by the NSW Government and Telstra.

NSW Government
Telstra

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Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Video Calling

<p>Learn how to use <strong>video calling platforms</strong> with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/tech-savvy-seniors">free Tech Savvy Seniors courses</a> online

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This class will be delivered online live via Zoom!
Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Video Calling

<p>Learn how to use <strong>video calling platforms</strong> with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/tech-savvy-seniors">free Tech Savvy Seniors courses</a> online

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$0 Limited / $0
This class will be delivered online live via Zoom!
Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Video Calling

<p>Learn how to use <strong>video calling platforms</strong> with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/tech-savvy-seniors">free Tech Savvy Seniors courses</a> online

...
$0 Limited / $0
This class will be delivered online live via Zoom!
Tech Savvy Seniors: Introduction to Video Calling

<p>Learn how to use <strong>video calling platforms</strong> with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/business/tech-savvy-seniors">free Tech Savvy Seniors courses</a> online

...
$0 Limited / $0

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If there isn't a class to suit you, 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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  • said: The presentation was excellent, and I was able to understand the basics of the course (Introduction to Video Calling) with ease.

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  • said: I learnt a lot about the in's and out's on zoom. The teacher was fabulous, very patient and informative. Thank you!

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