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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.
Discover some of the essentials of cyber safety like how to create and remember strong passwords, spot common scams like phishing scams, safely download documents including PDF files, as well as run antivirus software.
All about data
Wi-Fi and mobile networks
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
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.
All about Apple iPhones
All about Android phones
All about Android tablets
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.