Learn Digital Skills
Digital literacy is a life skill we need to talk to friends on social media, share our photos, shop online, apply for jobs, use electronic banking and fill in government forms.
If you haven't used a computer at school or work as an adult, or if you don't have access to a computer or the internet, there are support services available to help you gain access and learn digital skills. These services will help you become more confident and stay safe online, while also providing ways to build your digital skills so that you can help others.
Digital Ready for Daily Life
Digital Ready for Daily Life Tas helps you get online safely and confidently so you can enjoy the opportunities digital tools and devices have to offer. Follow along on facebook @digitalreadyfordailylife for useful tips.
Also check out these online resources that can help you get started with some digital basics.
Be Connected Network and Good Things Foundation Australia
The BeConnected learning website was created for the eSafety Commissioner and contains online courses to top up your skills at your own pace:
The Good Things Foundation who manages the BeConnected website has also compiled a library of learning resources. You may choose a subject you're interested in or search the full list of resources.
Burnie Community House
24 Wiseman St, Shorewell Park
Photocopying / Printing / Fax / Phone Service / Computer Access. Available during business hours at no cost.
Computers for seniors:
Need some help with learning how to use a computer? Book an appointment with Shandel on 6433 3219
30 Alexander St, Burnie
(03) 6477 7400
Libraries Tasmania have a great range of physical resources as well as eResources to help you learn, feel more confident, and have fun in this digital world.
Computers, Wifi and Tech Support at Burnie Library
- Go to the library to use a computer and get online – it’s free. Just ask the library staff or volunteers for help.
- You can also book online to use a library computer using your library membership card.
- Use the internet for free. The library has free Wi-Fi for you to use with your mobile or laptop.
If you need help connecting to the Wi-Fi network, again just ask.
Here are some things you can try:
Get help to do things online
Do you need help using your device? Library staff and volunteers can help you to use a laptop, iPad, or mobile to:
- Fill in an online form
- Open an email account or check your email
- Watch movies and documentaries
- Stream and download music
- Create and format a document
- Search online for a job
- Help with MyGov app
- Using social media, gumtree and google photos
- Researching your family history.
University of Tasmania
Cradle Coast Campus, 2/8 Bass Hwy, Burnie
(03) 6430 4949
Unity Café welcomes students, staff and community visitors with beverages and light food options between 8.30am – 2pm, Monday to Friday. Cradle Coast UniMap
Devonport Online Access Centre
Level 1, paranaple centre
137 Rooke St, Devonport
0444 525 434
Devonport OAC (NWTas)
A community-managed service, supported by Libraries Tasmania.
For a small fee, staff and volunteers at the Online Access Centre can help you to:
- Use your device, such as phones, tablets and digital cameras
- Help with email
- Search the internet
- Use social media
- Buying and selling online
- Scanning and CD burning
The centre charges $5 for technology support up to half an hour, and $12 for training and support up to 2 hours.
Digital help sessions include:
- Computer maintenance, such as updates and virus protection
- Converting old media i.e. records, tapes and DVD to digital
- Google maps and LISTmap
- Online storage
- Microsoft Office and Windows at $60 for 3 lessons
- TasTAFE delivered programs such as Computer Foundations
Burnie Council Digital Support
03 6430 6700
Council provides free Wi-Fi in locations around the Burnie CBD, for tourists, visitors, shoppers and locals to access the internet look for BCC-Guest.
Contact Council if you need assistance with finding information or using council’s digital services or visit us at 80 Wilson Street.