Do You Need A Hand To Get Started Online

U3A Ringwood is a partner of the Federal Government’s Be Connected program and offers FREE basic computer classes. You do not need to be a U3A Ringwood member to sign up for our Be Connected courses. However you do need to be aged over 49 years old. 

Please click on the blue button below to download the Be Connected application form.

Our free Be Connected courses run on Wednesdays (during school terms excluding holidays) from  Noon to 1:00PM. Please call the class leader on 0400 443 460 to book a place. You cannot book a place using our online system unless you are a member of U3A Ringwood.

You can scan and email us the completed application or just drop it off at (or snail mail it to) our office. You can also collect an application at our office.

Class participants will receive mentoring on topics such as:

  • Getting to know your device

  • Safety first

  • Online skills

  • Connecting to others

  • ISPs, Wi-Fi networks and mobile networks

  • Downloading and using apps on your smartphones and tablets

  • Using online shopping and banking

  • Using social media

  • Looking up information such as news, weather, recipes, price comparisons, etc

  • And much more

You can bring your own device to the new classes or use our Win11 laptops and Android/Apple  tablets.

The classes are not just for novices – they are ideal refresher courses and can be done at home or at U3A Ringwood.