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Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Program is a partnership between the Queensland Government (led by State Library of Queensland) and Telstra. This partnership is enabling older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas of Queensland the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.

The 2017-18 Program encouraged 9,842 seniors to embrace information technology through participating in 2,173 free training sessions that were offered through 30 Local Government library services and Indigenous Knowledge Centres across Queensland. Seniors  participate in many different training sessions, including how to use a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphones and in some libraries STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities.

The 2018-19 program will continue to support older Queenslander’s to get connected and participate in the ever increasing online world, with the real objective of increasing digital inclusion amongst the ageing, and helping reduce social isolation. the 2018-19 Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Grant round will open on the 20 August 2018 and all Queensland Local Governments that operate a public library services or Indigenous Knowledge Centre are eligible to apply for grant funding.

Telstra partnership

Telstra is committed to ensuring that everyone can benefit from being online and connected to the digital world and they partner with Government to deliver Tech Savvy Seniors training in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

Tech Savvy Seniors Trainer Guides

Deliver your own training sessions with the range of Tech Savvy Seniors Trainer Guides.

Other Language Guides

5 training guides are available in English, Hindi, Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Dari, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Greek, Macedonian, Croatian and Italian.

Tips and support

Help library members make the most out of their technology and explore the tip sheets Telstra provides to help people choose the right product or solution for them.

Grant Guidelines

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Grant Guidelines provide background information about the Program and the key requirements that Local Government library services must meet to be eligible to apply for Grant Funding.

Participating Local Governments

A list of the of the Local Government Library Services and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs) who will be delivering Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland training.

Promotional resources

Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland promotional resources have been developed for public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres, to promote the Program and the training sessions that will be delivered for seniors in their local community.

Additional support

Additional training resources and information to support older Queenslanders get online.

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Last updated
16th August 2018