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Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland

The Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland (TSSQ) Program is an ongoing partnership between the Queensland Government (led by State Library of Queensland) and Telstra. This partnership is giving older Queenslanders the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence to use technology for socialising, accessing important services or conducting personal business.

Since the program began in 2016, 28,033 seniors have embraced digital technology by participating in 5,767 free training sessions delivered across the state through participating public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs). Seniors have participate in many different training sessions, including how to use a computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone and in some libraries STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities.

The program will continue  to be delivered through Queensland public library services and IKCs in 2019-20,  providing seniors across the state with the opportunity to participate in free digital literacy training sessions and activities that will develop their skills and confidence to use technology and be part of the online world.

The 2019-20 TSSQ Grant opens 4 November 2019 and will close 13 December 2019. All Queensland councils who operate a public library service or IKC are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 to deliver the program to seniors in their council region. The 2019-20 TSSQ Grant Package provides grant guidelines and the online grant application form.

The 2019-20 TSSQ grant is jointly funded by State Library and the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, with support from Telstra.

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.

Promotional resources

Resources that have been developed to promote the Tech Savvy Seniors Queensland Program to seniors and relevant community groups and organisations in your local community.

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Last updated
31st October 2019