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 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.
The BeConnected learning website was created for the eSafety Commissioner and contains online courses to top up your skills at your pace:
The Good Things Foundation which 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.
24 Wiseman St, Shorewell Park
(03) 6433 3219
Office facilities: Photocopying / Printing / Phone service / Computer access available during business hours at no cost.
Computers for seniors: Do you 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.
2. 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:
To grow your digital skills here are some things you can try with Libraries.tas.gov.au:
Cradle Coast Campus, 2/8 Bass Hwy, Burnie
(03) 6430 4949
The Unity Public Café has beverages and light food options between 8.30am – 2pm, Monday to Friday. Cradle Coast UniMap
80 Wilson st, Burnie
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.
If you need assistance with finding information, or using council’s digital services, Contact Council or visit us at 80 Wilson Street.
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:
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:
Did you know? Eligible families can access 12 months of free NBN broadband, thanks to the ongoing rollout of theSchool Student Broadband Initiative(SSBI). The new National Referral Centre makes it easier easier for people in your community to apply.
To be eligible, a family must:
Learn more about how to access the School Student Broadband Initiative