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TV, movie and music streaming services

This course looks at the different ways you can watch or listen to a world of entertainment using the internet on your devices and TVs. It looks at the most popular catch-up TV and on demand services available in Australia, how you can listen to radio programs and podcasts from around the world, and how to use YouTube to find and watch videos on almost every subject under the sun.

Service Tasmania

What is the cloud?

This course explains what the cloud is and how it is used to store and back-up your important documents. Chances are you’re already using the cloud without even knowing it! You’ll discover how the cloud is used in everyday life and how it can benefit you.

The cloud and you

Now that you know what the cloud is, this course teaches you how you can safely and securely create a cloud account of your own. You’ll learn how cloud providers keep your personal information and files safe and how you can manage the notifications your cloud account sends you.

Western Australia government websites

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.

Northern Territory government websites

Understanding image properties

Discover everything you need to know about image files and properties. You’ll learn about different file types and each is best suited to a different purpose.

All about photo editors

Learn about the free and powerful in-built photo editing software on your computer and how you can use it to edit your photos. You’ll learn how to increase the brightness, adjust shadows and remove blemishes.

Using a photo editor

Put your learning into practice as you use our interactive practice editing suite: Squirrel Editor. You’ll be guided through the steps required to undertake a number of basic editing tasks in a safe and forgiving environment.

Creating a gift from a personal photo

Follow along with Steve as he makes an exciting and fun photo gift for his sister. You’ll see how Steve finds a reputable online business and follows the steps to create an interesting jigsaw for his sister using a treasured family photo.

Managing and storing your photos

Learn everything you need to know about storing and organising your photos on your device, computer and the cloud. You’ll learn how to make the most of your computer’s in-built photo storage and how you can use the cloud to synchronise your photos across all your devices.

Using antivirus software

Learn how you can use antivirus software to protect your privacy and your computer and other devices from viruses and other malicious threats. Discover what protection comes with your devices and the benefits of adding extra protection in the form of an antivirus software subscription.
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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

Connecting to others

Need a helping hand with video calls? Find out how to get set up from your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Protecting your privacy online

In this course, you’ll learn all about Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and how they can add an extra layer of security for protecting your privacy online. You’ll also discover other top tips for protecting your privacy and personal information online.

Researching your trip online

They key to the success of any trip is in the planning! This course will show you some top tips and techniques for researching your holiday online. You’ll learn how to use comparison websites to find the best deals and how to check reviews for hotels, day trips and tours to ensure they are right for your holiday.

Getting ready to travel safely

With any trip or holiday comes great excitement and often some minor details can be forgotten. This course outlines some of the key things you need to consider to travel safely. You’ll learn about the importance of carrying photo identification, what you need to do if you’re travelling with medications and how travel insurance can set your mind at ease when travelling.

Introduction to social media

We take a look at the biggest social media players around right now; what they do, and what they are most commonly used for. If you don’t know your Instagram from your Twitter, this course might help take away some of the mystery!

Booking travel and accessing your finances online

This course will outline the benefits of booking and paying for travel online or how you can use your online research to get the best price with a travel agent, if that’s your preferred method of booking travel. You’ll discover how you can save all of your bookings, tickets and boarding passes to your mobile device so you can easily access them while on the road. Importantly, this course will also show you how you can access your own finances when travelling at home and abroad.

Travelling in Australia

We are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful countries on earth! So, why not make the most of living in Australia and plan to get out and visit some of our world-renowned domestic destinations. In this course, you’ll follow Jan and Tom as they use the internet and their smartphone to plan and book an exciting trip from their home in Melbourne to Western Australia.

Travelling overseas

In this course, you’ll follow Ruby as she sets off on an exciting holiday to New Zealand and learn how she uses her mobile device to ensure her overseas trip is safe, convenient and enjoyable. You’ll also learn about some of the common tricks and scams that people fall victim to overseas and how you avoid them.

Using the cloud

The cloud can be used to share information, including your location, photos and even how to locate a lost device. It’s good to know how to do this and how to switch off sharing if you change your mind.

The courses in this topic look at the different types of free and paid cloud services available, depending on what brand and type of device you use. Each course is made up of an animated video and printable guide, showing step-by-step instructions on how to use these services.

To get started, if you need a quick refresher on what the cloud is, you can watch this short animation:

When you’re ready, choose your device type and brand from the list below to start learning about how to get the most from the cloud.

Safety first

Safety first

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.

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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.

Windows Desktop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud

Learn how to back up important documents and photos to the cloud from your Windows desktop computer. This course will also show you how you can locate your other devices from your Windows desktop computer using the cloud.

Windows laptop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud

Learn how to back up important documents and photos to the cloud from your Windows laptop computer. This course will also show you how you can locate your other devices from your Windows laptop computer using the cloud.

Introduction to Facebook

The world’s largest social media platform, by far, Facebook has 2.7 billion users and counting! This course takes you through the basics, like what Facebook is, how to set up a Facebook account and how to adjust your privacy settings.

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.

Apple desktop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud

Learn how to back up important documents and photos to the cloud from your Apple desktop computer. This course will also show you how you can locate your other devices from your Apple desktop computer using the Find My app and the cloud.

Apple laptop: Sharing photos and location with the cloud

Learn how to back up important documents and photos to the cloud from your Apple laptop computer. This course will also show you how you can locate your other devices from your Apple laptop computer using the Find My app and the cloud.

Apple iPhone: Cloud location services

Learn how to share your location with close friends and family using Google Maps and the cloud. You’ll also learn how you can locate your other Apple devices using the Find My app on your Apple iPhone.

Apple iPhone: Cloud back up and photo sharing

Find out what your iCloud account offers you and how you can back up photos and important documents to the cloud from your iPhone. You’ll also learn how you can share photos from your iCloud account via a link from your iPhone.

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