Be Connected is an Australian government initiative and a national movement working across Australia with communities to help everyone with their digital skills.
Be Connected is committed to increasing the knowledge, skills, and online safety of all older Australians and it aims
to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in the digital world.
Through the Be Connected program, older Australians will be able to learn the basics of how to use all
different types of digital devices and how to engage with the internet in a safe way, including:
The absolute basics
Getting to know your device
Getting started online
More skills online
Connecting to others
What is data?
Wifi and Mobile Networks
Computer Classes Times:
Be Connected - Monday-Thursdays Drop In Centre - Fridays
(By Appointment - 6 people per class) 10:00am to 3:00pm
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Please register your name as per interest to NSW SLASA Be Connected: 0403 781 161 - Classes are free.
The Be Connected program is managed by Good Things Foundation and is part of a wider community engaging with Network Partners in the delivery of digital literacy.
NSW SLASA is a proud Network Partner of Good Things Foundation in the delivery of the Be Connected program.
Our aim is to reach as much older Australian of a CALD background and help them get started and thrive in the digital world.
In the coming months, we will begin to deliver small size classes and one-one training for all older CALD Australian. Part of our service with our committed Digital Mentors is to travel around the Sydney Metropolitan area with our “Mobile Techno club” to help as much older CALD Australian.
If you would like to be part of this great program as either a Digital Mentor or Network Partner, please email your queries to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Friday Drop-Ins (Intermediate):
Learn how to use:
A computer or laptop
Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
The internet such as the basics or movie streaming websites etc
Social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube)
Financial-related apps such as Afterpay and Zippay
Facetime, Zoom, or Skype