Digital Essentials

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Learn the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, their functionality and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.

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Description

Digital Essentials Level 1 is a 30 hour pre-accredited program that is designed to help learners understand the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, their functionality and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.

This program covers broad areas of different aspects of technology in an introductory sense.

Topics covered include:

  •  Getting started
  • Using your smartphone
  • Using SMS
  • Connecting and working safely
  • Navigating the Internet
  • Using email
  • Using social media
  • Using apps and software
  • Everyday technology
  • Staying safe online

The program supports learners to gain digital skills through practical and applied learning activities. Each module provides opportunities for learners to participate in individual, small group or whole class activities, helping them to build confidence and develop their skills.

This program is designed to build a general aptitude to learning different aspects of technology and build the confidence to transfer what they know to different digital contexts.

These materials are aimed at learners at Level 1 of the Digital Literacy Skills Framework.

Course dates, hours and location

The next Digital Essentials course will beheld on:

Dates: Tuesdays 12 July - 13 September (10 sessions)

Time: 9:30 am -12 :30pm

Location: Diamond Creek Neighbourhood House, 119 Cowin St, Diamond Creek

 

Fees

Fully funded - $50 enrolment fee
Concession card holders - $20 enrolment fee
Fee-paying  - $320 

Government-subsidised fee

If you are a permanent Resident and/or Australian Citizen/New Zealand Citizen and not enrolled in mainstream secondary school you are eligible for a government subsidised fee. 

Concession fee
This fee is available to:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Pensioner Concession Card holders, and their dependant children and dependant spouses
  • Veteran's Gold Card holders (but not their dependants).
  • Please note: if under 17 years of age and disengaged from school, participants will need to obtain an official Transition from School Form for us to sight.
    There are no pre-requisites for this course.
    People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".  You will also need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for a concession fee.  

For non-eligible individuals, the full fee will apply.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  

Withdrawals and refunds

Refer to our Fees, charges and refunds policy for information about withdrawals and refunds in our government-subsidised and Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses.  

 

What to bring

  • your own smart phone
  • your own tablet or laptop
  • some experience using these devices

 

Learning pathways

The program is designed for learners to pathway into Digital Essentials Level 2 which we will be offering in Term 2. 

How to enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

Enrol now

If the course you are interested in is not listed, it may be booked out or not yet open for enrolment. Please contact us using the 'Enquire now' button at the top of the page to find out about upcoming courses.

If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.  

About the tutor

Siobhan is a skilled and adaptable digital trainer who has worked with the Be Connected program teaching +50 year olds digital skills for the last 5 years. She is well versed in helping people navigate their smart phones, tablets and laptops, using plain English and engaging exercises tailored to participants of all skill levels. Siobhan loves helping participants learn the skills required to become confident with their devices and sharing knowledge in a relaxed and enjoyable way. 

Siobhan has worked in the digital industry for over 15 years, developing websites, mobile apps and delivering training courses to front-line teams in Melbourne and London. Her professional work means that she understands technology at a level which makes her a natural trouble-shooter and understands the intricacies of misbehaving devices!  

Siobhan appreciates that participants are most invested when learning topics that assist them day to day and takes the time to understand participants learning objectives and adapting course material to that effect.