Community Learning Opportunities


Savvy Finance - Online Learning - Financial safety for women

Learn how to identify the signs of financial abuse. Savvy Finance is a free e-learning program consisting of 7 self-paced modules where you will learn to:

  • Recognise the early signs of financial abuse and coercive control
  • Reduce the risk and material impacts of financial abuse
  • Identify avenues of assistance for you and the women in your life

ComputerPals - Newcastle - Where Seniors Master Technology

ComputerPals for Seniors – Newcastle Inc is a Be Connected Network Partner where Seniors can learn to use Smartphones, Computers & Tablets at whatever level you require. ComputerPals Newcastle is a voluntary group run by Seniors who share an interest in technology. The tech training is offered in small groups to allow personalised learning and one-on-one coaching.

ComputerPals are running one on one and small group tech help sessions at the Newcastle Libraries throughout 2024.

Sessions at Newcastle Libraries (during school term only):

  • Tuesdays at Wallsend Library from 10:00 – 11:30am.
  • Wednesdays at Adamstown Library from 1:00 – 2:30pm.

For bookings contact ComputerPals directly.

Phone: 0478 219 220 (during business hours only Monday-Friday)

Tech Savvy Seniors: Live a Life of Continuous Learning

The Tech Savvy Seniors digital literacy training program offers free online video modules designed to help seniors develop the skills and confidence to get connected and participate in the online world. The program aims to increase digital inclusion, reduce social isolation, and increase access to online information and services among older people. Some videos are available in Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. All videos offer closed captions.

TAFE NSW: Courses

Looking for free, reputable online training opportunities while stuck at home? Need to gain practical skills or improve your financial literacy to better cope with our current circumstances? We are excited to offer access to these local courses developed by TAFE NSW and Salvation Army Moneycare to support our community through this challenging time. TAFE NSW courses: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Salvation Army: Financial literacy training

At Moneycare we can help take away the stress and anxiety that money can cause all of us, no matter how much we have. We also know that you can take control of your money - and we’re going to show you how! All the training has been developed and filmed in Newcastle.

Be Connected: Online safety presentations

The eSafety Commissioner is hosting free webinar presentations to help older Australians stay safer online. It’s their way of helping the 4 million older Australians keen to improve their computer skills, but want help addressing online safety concerns. Join them online to learn about the eSafety essentials.