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How to join the revolution of tech savvy seniors

Gaining an understanding of digital technology and the online world can feel extremely daunting. But taking the first step to develop your online skills and join the new wave of tech savvy seniors will bring you a myriad of benefits. Seriously, you’ll never look back!  

Keep in touch with family and friends at the touch of button

Learning to use computers and digital tech is an invaluable skill that will help you stay connected with family and friends. You’ll be able to send and receive messages and pictures in an instant – all you need to do is send a text, post to social media or write an email. 

Perfect for when you live away from loved ones, these online skills enable you to still very much be a part of their lives.

Simply chores and streamline your purchases

Getting online is also a convenient and fast way to tick off many of the tasks on your to-do list. These include:

  • Banking
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Reading or listening to a book
  • Ordering takeaway
  • Renewing your licence
  • Paying bills
  • Buying movie tickets

How to become a tech savvy senior

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Program provides local courses across Queensland. The program is an initiative between the Queensland Government (led by the State Library of Queensland) and Telstra. It’s been developed to provide you with the skills and confidence to embrace the digital world. 

Designed to increase the digital inclusion of older Australians and help reduce social isolation, the program assists seniors to access important online services and socialise with friends and family, all while improving their awareness of online fraud.

These courses are easy-to-follow, enable people to learn at their own pace and make it easy for you to connect online safely and confidently.

To learn more about the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Program and course locations, visit