Filter the topics below by the following categories.
Advanced online security
These exciting new courses introduce you to advanced ways of protecting your privacy and personal information online. Discover how to manage your passwords with a Password manager and install antivirus software to protect your devices from viruses and other malicious threats. You’ll also learn some other top tips for keeping you safer online.
Online banking offers you the convenience of accessing your money at any time. This course shows you how online banking works on your computer, smartphone and tablet. We also have our very own pretend bank, Squirrel Bank, where you can practise key online banking tasks like paying bills, transferring money and checking your balance.
State and territory government services online
Interested in finding out how you can access concessions and rebates on your everyday expenses? Learn everything you need to know about accessing state and territory government services online! Explore how these online services can benefit you by saving you time and money all from the comfort of home.
Introduction to myGov
Find out how myGov can make managing your online government services easy and convenient. We show you, step-by-step, how to set up and use your own myGov account safely, link your Medicare and other government services to your myGov, how to claim medical expenses and control who sees your My Health Record information.
Getting started online
Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but this topic will teach you some essential skills to help you get started online.
Connecting to others
Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how your browser can help keep you safer online, how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, learn about the different payment options, such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, for shopping in-store and online, as well as run antivirus software.
Wi-Fi and mobile networks
How do you set up a Wi-Fi network to use the internet at home? Is it safe to connect to public Wi-Fi? What is the nbn and what do you need to know when looking for a new nbn plan? We answer these questions and more in these courses.
Fun things to do with your photos
Learn how to shoot, edit, print and store your photos like a pro! These courses offer expert tips on taking great photos. You’ll learn how to move your photos from your camera or device to your computer for editing. Practice basic editing tasks using our Squirrel Editor practice area and then learn how to make fun gifts with your photos for your family and friends.
Using the cloud
Explore the benefits of the cloud and how it can be used to back up and share photos and other important documents from your computer or mobile device. You'll learn how to use the cloud and Google Maps to locate your devices and share your location with close family and friends.
Desktops and laptops
- Windows Desktop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud
- Windows laptop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud
- Apple desktop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud
- Apple laptop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud
- Apple iPhone: Cloud back up and photo sharing
- Apple iPhone: Cloud location services
- Android phone: Cloud back up and photo sharing
- Android phone: Cloud location services
Social media apps
Explore the world of social media with the big names like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. We take an in-depth look at how you can safely create your own account in each of these platforms before going on to discover how you can find content of interest to you. You’ll also learn about some common social media scams and how you can protect yourself against them.
Introduction to smart homes
Ever wondered how technology can help you with your day-to-day tasks? This course explores the benefits of smart homes. Learn how to safely set up a smart speaker by training it to recognise your voice, how you can use a smart TV to watch catch-up TV or display your photo galleries and how you can use the cloud to save and back up your important photos and documents.
Apps that come with your cloud subscription
Cloud subscriptions offer more than just storage. This exciting topic explores all the benefits that come with your cloud subscription. From free productivity apps, to photo storage and video calling apps, you’ll learn all there is to know about free and paid cloud subscriptions from the main cloud storage providers.
All about Apple iPhones
This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned iPhone, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, set your phone number to private, save files and listen to podcasts.
All about Android phones
This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned Android phone, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, set your phone number to private, save files and listen to podcasts.
All about Apple iPads
This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned iPad, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance messages, as well as save files and listen to podcasts.
All about Android tablets
This topic shows you how to set up and customise your new or pre-owned Android tablet, and do more with it like take and edit photos, block nuisance callers, as well as save files and listen to podcasts.
The absolute basics
New to computers? This is the perfect place to start. Learn the essentials of using a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone, and find out about the internet, web browsers, web addresses and search engines.
Getting to know your device
This topic will teach you the basic functions of a keyboard, mouse and computer, including how to change settings and manage your files.
All about data
Everything you need to know about data: what it is, the difference between home internet and mobile data, how to switch to Wi-Fi on your mobile, plus tips to help you save money when at home or away.
Time for a bit of fun. Learn how you can build your family tree, travel to places far and wide without leaving your chair, and how to create your very own blog to share your experiences and knowledge.
All about apps
This topic takes you into the world of apps, or Applications, the little amazing programs that can help you do almost anything. Find out what apps are and how to find them using the App Store and Google Play Store.
Life would be very dull without some playtime. Test your memory and tease your brain with our games for computers, while our games for smart devices work your tap, swipe and zooming skills.
Perfect for beginners, these activities help you to build your mouse and keyboard skills for computers, as well as the essential skills you need to use a smart device like tapping, swiping, scrolling and zooming.
Introduction to buying and selling online
Learn how to stay safer when you buy and sell online from traditional retailers and online marketplaces, such as eBay. We also show you how to set up a PayPal account to pay for things online securely and how to protect your personal information and details while shopping online.
Windows desktop: Getting started
Set up and personalise your Windows computer (or PC) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.
Windows laptop: Getting started
Set up and personalise your Windows laptop (or PC laptop) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.
Apple desktop: Getting started
Set up and personalise your Apple desktop computer (or iMac) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun, interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.
Apple laptop: Getting started
Set up and personalise your Apple laptop (or MacBook) with helpful, step-by-step videos and a fun, interactive guide that shows you all the features you need to know about.
Researching and booking travel online
This exciting topic shows you everything you need to know about safely researching and booking travel online. You’ll find out some key tips for finding the best deals online, how you can safely access your finances while travelling and what you need to do if you plan on travelling with medications.
You’ll follow along as we take you travelling in Australia and overseas and discover how your mobile device can help to make your trip safe and enjoyable.
Identifying and avoiding scams
The rate of online scams is increasing and scammers are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to potential victims. These courses outline some of the most common online scams and how you can identify them. Learn what you can do to protect yourself from being scammed, and what to do in the unfortunate case that you’re the victim of a scam.
Health, wellbeing, technology and you
Interested to know how apps, devices and technology can help you to improve and maintain your health and general wellbeing? In this topic, we explore how wearable devices and smartphones can monitor and track your health and how you can use online resources to improve your wellbeing. You’ll also learn how to find nutritious recipes, all about Telehealth appointments with your GP and how technology can remind you to exercise, take medication and unwind after a busy day.
From the apps that come with your smartphone, to those available from your device’s app store, there are apps that you can use throughout your day to make life more convenient. This topic shows you the apps that come built-in to your iPhone or Android phone and shows you how apps can transform your device into an entertainment hub! You’ll also learn about apps that help you access important services and apps to help you get around.