ThinkUKnow

Computer Clubs & Resources

ThinkUKnow

Website: http://www.ThinkUKnow.org.au

Are you concerned about the safety of people online?
Would you like to learn how to stay in control whilst using technology?
ThinkUKnow is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to parents, carers, seniors and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia using a network of accredited trainers.

U3A Online Inc

Website: https://www.u3aonline.org.au

Introducing the first virtual University of the Third Age, U3A Online. Originating in Australia, and run entirely by volunteers and not-for-profit, the aim is to encourage healthy ageing.

U3A Online Inc delivers a wide range of courses via the internet to older Australians and for their carers. Access to a computer, an internet connection and being in your ?Third Age? of retirement is all you require to become a member. No educational qualifications are required.

With an emphasis on improving the quality of life to older members of the community who are isolated either geographically, or through physical or social circumstances, U3A Online provides short courses for those who enjoy learning, but prefer flexibility in their studies.

Membership costs only $25 per year and courses are free to members. You can do as much or as little as you like; there are no exams, deadlines, assignments or other impediments to enjoyable learning. From courses in World Affairs and History through to Life, Writing and Creativity members are bound to find subjects to interest them.

As well as encouraging members to keep their minds active through learning, U3A Online supports other members of U3As throughout the world to exchange ideas, resources and information through the website. The Members Lounge provides a means for online social interaction among members.

U3A Online also keeps you up-to-date with GEMs – a monthly e-newsletter containing useful free resources, interesting research snippets for health and lifestyle conscious readers, fun and interesting links and technical bits and pieces. Subscription to GEMs is free; you don?t need to join U3A Online to receive a monthly newsletter.

Interested in keeping your grey matter challenged? Visit U3A Online to choose the course that?s right for you.

WROCCS Seniors Computer club

Phone: 0411 806 154
Website: http://www.wroccs.org.au

WROCCS has been the leading seniors computer club in the South-east Brisbane area for 14 years and has gained a reputation as a great learning environment for seniors.WROCCS is a not-for-profit organisation and all coaches and helpers are volunteers so that a very low level of fees for tuition is able to be maintained.The annual subscription for Membership is only $10. Although our Coaches are volunteers, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are skilled in the subjects they teach. Also, being seniors themselves they are able to provide a friendly and caring environment in which to learn. WROCCS offer a Basic Computer course for beginners coming to grips with technology for the first time following on to Windows 7, 8 and 10 operating systems and applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.

Member of the Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association. Apple/Mac operating systems including iPads, iPhones and Mac computing are now a major part of our tuition. The many different aspects of the Internet and Email are also well covered. WROCCS also provides tuition in Tablets and Smart Phones in Android, Microsoft and other operating systems. Digital Photography is a continuous course and Family History is a popular interest group using the Legacy 8 programme. With rapid changes to technology and what people want to learn, WROCCS now offers ?One on One? tuition of one coach and one student for a one hour session. This enables the student to nominate a subject from a list of approx. 30 different items and concentrate on the particular segment that is most important to them. This type of learning has proven extremely popular and is now a major part of our tuition.

Wroccs Training Base is located in Wynnum and easy parking is available right outside the premises.

Email wroccs@gmail.com

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association

Phone: 02 9286 3871
Website: http://www.ascca.org.au

ASCCA is the national peak body for seniors and technology. Membership is open to any organisation promoting access to information technology by older people. ASCCA is represented in every state and territory of Australia.

Bribie Island Seniors Computing Club

Website: http://www.biscc.com

The Bribie Island Seniors Computing Club was formed in December 2000 as a non-profit, self help group to provide an avenue for senior citizens on Bribie Island, Queensland Australia, to share and develop their knowledge of computing.

Brisbane Seniors Online

Phone: 07 3393 2225
Website: http://www.bsol.asn.au

Over 50 and need help with how to use your computer? Brisbane Seniors OnLine can help with affordable, one-on-one tuition in your home using your own computer.

We can help you become more familiar and confident with your computer. Learn how to send emails and photos to friends and family. Discover how to use Skype to keep in contact with relatives and friends around the world. Ensure your computer is secure and much more!

BSOL provides affordable computer tuition for the over 50s throughout the greater Brisbane area. We use patient and empathetic volunteer mentors, to provide a unique service to help seniors like you learn how to use computers and access the internet, in your home using your own computer.

A small yearly fee of $40 will cover twelve months support from a BSOL Volunteer mentor. There is also a nominal joining fee of $20. We are also looking for new mentors to pass on their valuable expertise to seniors in their own community

BSOL relies on volunteer mentors to teach seniors in Windows, Apple Mac computers, iPad and Android tablets, as well as smartphones. Volunteer mentors join for free and can participate in advanced training on new technologies. Initial training is provided and membership also entitles you to join our special interest groups such as digital and video photography, Apple technology, and our Mentor Support Group.

To learn more about how we help seniors to get on line, or to become a volunteer mentor, contact BSOL on (07) 3395 2225 or visit our website www.bsol.asn.au/pages

Gold Coast Seniors on the Net

Phone: 07 5591 5766
Website: http://www.seniorsonthenet.org.au

Gold Coast Seniors OntheNet is a computer club for seniors (over 55 years) who are interested in learning about computers and how to use them and their associated equipment, both for communication and entertainment.

Green PC

Phone: 03 9418 7470
Website: http://www.greenpc.com.au

Infoxchange Australia has developed a Digital Divide Strategy aimed at addressing the growing inequality of access to the new information technologies among low-income and disadvantaged groups. Consistent with this we were successful in obtaining short-term funding from the Victorian Governments Community Jobs Program to establish a social enterprise called the GreenPC.

Pine Rivers Computer Club

Phone: 0466 515 530
Website: http://www.prcc.asn.au

The Pine Rivers Computer Club inc. is a non-profit organisation and our role is to help the community and club members with computer related issues. The club is a must if you want to learn more about your computer and its uses.

Redcliffe Seniors Computer Club

Phone: 07 3203 5593
Website: http://www.rscc.com.au

We provide mature minded members of the community (18+) with computer training & problem solving in a friendly social atmosphere. Our not-for-profit organisation is supported by a team of the very talented & caring professionals who offer their assistance on a volunteer basis.

You only pay a $12 annual membership and as little as $5 for one hour lessons. Bring your own laptop or use ours. We understand how you feel about computers and take you carefully through the basics and spend as much time as you need before progressing to the next level.

Retired Online

Website: http://www.retiredonline.com.au

Our current membership of about 540 is spread over the entire Gold Coast, into the Hinterland, and further afield to Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Kingscliff, Tweed Heads, Brisbane, Bribie Island and Cairns, as well as to USA, UK and New Zealand. Membership is available to people aged at least 55 years, with Associate Membership (without voting rights), available to people aged at least 45 years.

SeniorNet Association

Website: http://www.seniornet.com.au

SeniorNet Association Inc. is an incorporated association of seniors in Ipswich Queensland Australia, dedicated to helping seniors use computers and the internet.

Sunshine Coast Computer Club

Phone: 07 5492 1005
Website: http://www.sccc.org.au

If you use a computer for work, private use or the Internet, the Sunshine Coast Computer Club’ is a ‘must-join’ organization. Our organization is dedicated to the advancement and education of our members and the community, in the use of the Internet and computer technology.

Queensland Government UnitingCare Community

Seniors Enquiry Line is funded by the Queensland Government and operated by UnitingCare Community.
The materials and information included on this website are provided as a service to you and do not necessarily reflect endorsement by the Seniors Enquiry Line Program. The Seniors Enquiry Line is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided from outside sources. The information provided is a guide only and should not be substituted for independent legal advice. Groups and workshops promoted on this website are for your information and are not coordinated by or connected to Seniors Enquiry Line Program in any way unless specified.