Course Descriptions

 A brief description of some of the courses we offer   

Please Note : Not all courses are offered every term. Class subjects are dependent on the availability of tutors.

Android for Beginners

This is a three lesson course progressing from a "Beginners" level to an "Intermediate" level. In these classes you will learn the basics of your device, and become confident in it's use. This will lead you into the more advanced lessons to come. 


Cloud Services  

This presentation demystifies the "Cloud" and explains the pros and cons of using a Cloud Service. We explore some of the Cloud Services available to find out which is best for you, and explain how to confidently use a Cloud Service to store your data.

DNA Discussion Group

This Group Session involves both SeniorNet and Genealogy Society Members and explores the ways in which DNA Testing can assist with ancestry research. This Group Session dovetails with the “Genealogy for Beginners” course and the monthly “Genealogy Workshops”. For those who already have DNA test results, and for those considering getting DNA tests done, this group will assist you with the arrangements for the tests and in interpreting the test results in the most comprehensive manner. 



There are three sessions in this series of workshops that begin with showing you how to make your Facebook Account secure and private, progressing through the different ways to use Facebook and ending with an explanation of the interaction between Facebook and Messenger.

Files Folders Flash Drives

There are two lessons in this series conducted over consecutive weeks. We show you how to create Folders, and to save Files to them. We show you how to arrange, or rearrange, files and how to move or copy files from Folder to Folder. We also show you how to Move or Copy Files and Folders to a Flash Drive (Memory Stick).


Come along and we will help you discover your background, your ancestors and your origins. This four lesson course shows you way to research and identify family members, and shows you how to arrange and display information so that it's easy to follow. There is also a monthly workshop held on the first Thursday of every month where you can find out what others have done and pick up hints and tips for your ongoing investigations.

iPad For Beginners

There are three lessons in this series conducted over consecutive weeks. We show you the basics of using an iPad, and how to manage your Wi-Fi. In later lessons we explore how to use your iPad to browse the Internet and how to download and use different Apps.


This App was developed to help generations stay connected despite distance, time zones and busy schedules. It’s easy to share photos and videos no matter where your family lives. kin2kin is designed for grandparents to interact directly with their grandchildren, and is safe enough for children under 13 years old. With all your loved ones in one secure place you will feel closer and more connected than ever before.


Online Banking

A presentation by Westpac Bank designed to give you confidence in conducting your on-line banking (whatever bank you use).  A practical exercise following the presentation gives you the opportunity to move a fictional character’s money around on a dummy Westpac platform. 

Online Photo Albums

There are three lessons in this series where we teach you how to save and arrange your photos in such a way that they can be made into a book. Participants will need a good basic understanding of how to manipulate files and folders.

Scanning Photos

This is a demonstration lesson and is very useful as a precursor to the "Online Photobooks" course. During this demonstration you will be shown how to scan your photos and documents. You will receive an explanation of how to file your scanned items and how to find them. This session includes a demonstration on how to transfer photos from your phone or camera to your computer, and how to "Bulk Name" your photos. You will receive instructions on how to save photos to a Flash Drive so they can be transferred to another computer, and there will also be a demonstration on how to Crop and correct faults using Photo Gallery.


Smart TV's

A presentation on the wonders of  Smart TV technology.  Using a 60” Panasonic Smart TV we will show you some of the benefits you get by using a Smart TV, and we show you how to wirelessly connect smartphones and tablets. We also show you how to access the Internet and entertainment Apps directly from your Smart TV. 



In this workshop we explain the fundamentals of using Skype and show you how to “Video Chat” with your family and friends. We explain how this App interacts with your other Apps and show you how to create – or import – your contacts and how to invite others to join Skype. Practice in class with other students. 

Tables in Word

In this demonstration course we show you how to create neat, tidy and professional looking documents using "Tables in Word". We show you how to calculate and manage data easily and accurately. We show you how to create personalized documents, such as calendars, timetables and address lists, which can be used in a Mail Merge when you need to send the same information to a lot of different people. Participants in this course need to have a solid grounding in using computers and should have some experience using Microsoft Word.

Trade Me

In this workshop we show you how to get to the Trade Me site, how to browse the different categories in Trade Me and how to search for specific items in Trade Me. Using your Trade Me Account we show you how to list an item you might want to sell, and how to bid on an item you might want to buy. We also explain some of the pitfalls of using Trade Me and how to protect yourself as a buyer.

Windows 10

There are three lessons in this series where we start from navigating our way past the Login Screen, then progressing through to learning how to manager the many and varied Settings available in this Operating System. These lessons are very "hands-on" so, bring your own devices and learn to navigate your way around this platform while building confidence to unlock the special features of this new and exciting system.