Information about Tech Savvy Seniors for NSW public libraries
Tech Savvy Seniors is a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra, providing free or low cost technology training to seniors through NSW public libraries and community colleges.
The program aims to help seniors with little or no digital experience develop skills and confidence in using technology for socialising, accessing services or conducting personal business. Training is fun and hands-on, and includes basic introductory courses on using computers, tablets, smart phones, the internet, email and social media.
Training is offered in NSW public libraries free of charge in English and Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Visit the Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors web page for trainer guides, self-teach videos and tips and support fact sheets. All resources are free to download and use in your library.
2017/18 program funding
Applications for funding for the 2017/18 program (for sessions delivered from January to June 2018) closed on 22 September 2017.
Libraries will be informed of the outcome of their applications by mid October.
The grant guidelines are available here for reference: Tech Savvy Seniors 2017/18 grant guidelines.pdf
New online evaluation form
Telstra has developed a new online survey to be used by all Tech Savvy Seniors training providers.Tech Savvy Seniors evaluation guide.pdf
Tech Savvy Seniors evaluation guide - FAQs for libraries.pdf
Each library has a unique link to a trainer and participant version of the survey. Find your library's survey link: NSW library survey links.pdf
A paper version of the participant survey is available if participants have difficulty completing the online survey: Tech Savvy Seniors evaluation form.pdf