Term One, 2019


How to use your Smart TV

Access vast options for entertainment and information. Project the screen of your phone, tablet or PC onto the TV. Use a keyboard and mouse with the TV.

Duration: 2 weeks.
Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 4 and 11 February
Second group: 18 and 25 February
Cost: $25


There are several different apps being used for writing and receiving emails on Microsoft computers. This term we are offering one-session courses for two of these. Check to see whether one or both of these matches your requirements:
Kinect and Outlook.

Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Duration: One week.  Dates for each variety of email will be determined according to the levels of interest expressed by members.
Cost: $15


Introduction to Android Smartphones

A smartphone can deal with so much more than speech and texting. It’s a pocket size computer too. Learn how to use your phone’s amazing features. Learn to do make phone calls and keep your Contacts List up to date. Discover how to access the weather report and the news. Take photos, edit them and share them online with friends and family — directly from your phone, no other gadgets or cables required. And that’s just a few of the many functions available on your Smartphone.

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 9:00 – 11:00
First group: 5 February to 5 March
Second group: 12 March to 9 April

Introduction to Android Tablets

Learn the basics of using an Android Tablet (includes Samsung, Nexus and other Tablets that have the Android operating system).

Duration: 5 weeks. Time: 11:30 – 1:30
First group:  5 February to 5 March
Second group:  12 March to 19 April
Cost: $60

Introduction to Microsoft Windows computers

Learn the basics of using your computer and writing documents. This foundational course enables you to move on to master other computer skills.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Dates: 5 February to 5 March  Cost: $65


Introduction to the iPad

Learn the basics of using your iPad. Get Apps from the App Store, become familiar with the wide range of inbuilt apps, master the use of the touch screen to navigate around the screens and pages and to use the on-screen keyboard.

Duration: 4 weeks Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 13 February to 6 March.  Cost: $55

Mail and Safari with the iPad

Mail is what it says; it’s the iPad’s email app. Learn to use both “Mail” and its partner, the “Contacts” app.
Safari is the web browser that is used for viewing web pages. It enables you to read the news from any place on the planet, search for information, watch videos and more.

Duration: 4 weeks.  Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Dates: 13 March to 3 April.  Cost: $50

Introduction to the iPhone

Learn how to use what is an amazing pocket computer that makes phone calls, sends texts, surfs the web, keeps your appointments diary (even sends you reminders about upcoming events), and lets you play games.

Duration: 4 weeks.  Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Dates: 13 February to 5 March.  Cost: $50

Computer Skills, Levels One and Two

The “Computer Skills”  courses use Microsoft Word to extend your range of computing skills considerably. You also learn how to write and format a wide range of documents and to insert pictures (photos), drawings (shapes) and decorative styles of text.
Note that Levels One and Two will take place on the same dates.

Duration:  5 weeks.    Cost: $65
Dates:  30 January to 6 March.
Time: 2:00 – 4:00


Windows 10 – New Features

Learn to use and organise the Windows 10 Start menu and screen, download Apps from the Windows Store, switch between Apps, and use other features that are different from earlier versions of ‘Windows’.

Duration: 3 weeks.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 7 to 21 February.   Cost: $35

Internet Banking

Learn to pay bills online, transfer money between your accounts and check your bank balances – all by using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Duration: One lesson.  Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Cost $3
First group: 28 February
Second group: 28 March

File Management for Windows 10

Learn how to organise all the pictures, documents and other stuff on your computer. Finding things is a lot easier when they’re arranged neatly in folders.

Duration: 3 weeks.     Time:  10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 7 March to 21 March
Cost: $35

Picture Editing – Level One

The Level One course uses the free picture editing programme FastStone Image Viewer to organise and edit pictures.
It enables you to adjust the levels of brightness, contrast and colour. You will learn how to crop and resize photos and to remove blemishes. Text such as labels can be added to photos, making greeting cards and similar items. This is just a brief taste of what can be done to improve your photos and alter them for particular requirements.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 7 February to 7 March.  Cost: $60

Picture Editing – Level Two

This Level Two course uses the free multi-layer picture editing programme Paint.NET to create pictures made up with several layers.
It’s the same way that PhotoShop works.

Duration: 5 weeks.  Time: 1:00 – 3:00
Dates: 14 March to 11 April.  Cost: $60


Club Day

Club Days are open to all SeniorNet members. Apps and skills are demonstrated, and speakers bring information about modern technology to us.
Topics are advertised to members by email several days in advance of each session.

Dates: 22 February and 22 March.
Time: 1:00 – 3:00    Cost: $3 per session.
All members welcome. No enrolment required.


  1. For all classes: Students with Laptops, Tablets and Phones (iPad, Android & Windows) must bring them to lessons with batteries fully charged. This is a safety issue – keeping the classroom as free as possible from trailing cables.
  2. For the “Skills” courses, your computer must have “Microsoft Word 2007” or newer.
  3. The “Windows 10 – New Features” course is for students who are already competent in “Windows” basics and who have upgraded to a Windows 10 computer.
  4. For Internet Banking classes, students can use either their own devices or the club’s desktop computers.