Learn the basics and beyond
Get help with the technology, learn how to search for things online and how to use email, wi-fi and apps.
Navigating the online world can be a little tricky at first, but we can help you learn some basic skills to get you started.
This page focuses on the essentials of getting online and using the internet. It covers:
- getting started, including how to use search engines and email
- wi-fi and mobile networks — how to connect to the internet at home and when you are out and about
- all about apps
The links take you to free courses and activities on the Be Connected website. Be Connected is an Australian government initiative developed by eSafety and the Department of Social Services to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.
If you need information about the basics of using a computer, tablet or smartphone, you can also explore these topics on the Be Connected website.