Courses for Seniors

Introduction to Smartphones

Free* for Seniors 60+

Course Description

Phones used to be all about making calls, but now your mobile can do so much more. The range of new touchscreen smartphones allows you to access the internet, use social media, get live news updates, play music and video, and much more. They almost universally use touchscreens for control, however, which can be a challenge for people new to the technology.


Maybe you’ve never owned a mobile and are curious about why you’d choose a smartphone. Perhaps you want a mobile phone that does more than your current keypad-style handset, or are looking to learn more about the smartphone you already own. This workshop has something to satisfy each of you.


In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to navigate your way around a smartphone with a touchscreen. You will learn how to turn the phone on and off, make and receive calls, add a contact and look up a contact, and change the volume on the phone. You will also learn briefly about apps, what they are, how to download them, and the costs associated with them. Note that this workshop has a good deal in common with the Introduction to Tablets workshop. If you’ve already attended that workshop, let your presenter know – you may already be a whiz with touchscreen gestures!


An internet-connected smartphone; either your own or supplied by the workshop organisers. You may need to share a smartphone with others in the workshop. An existing Apple account (or Apple ID), for downloading apps to an iPhone smartphone. An existing Google account (or Google ID), for downloading apps to an Android smartphone.


Call us to book in for our next session! 

Kiama Campus 02 4232 1050

Shoalhaven Campus 02 4423 0351

*The NSW ‘Tech Savvy Seniors’ program is an initiative of the NSW Ageing Strategy and is funded through a partnership between the NSW Government and Telstra.


FREE* for Seniors over 60


Date Duration Class Times Location
Express Your Interest Wed 9 February 2022 2 sessions 9am-11am Kiama
Express Your Interest Wed 9 February 2022 2 sessions 9am-11am Shoalhaven
Express Your Interest Wed 9 March 2022 2 sessions 9am-11am Shoalhaven
Express Your Interest Wed 23 March 2022 2 sessions 9am-11am Kiama