Computer Pals For Seniors Epping

Computer Club for Seniors

Training for Seniors by Volunteers in how to use the latest computer, laptop, tablets and smart phones in a relaxed, supportive and social environment located in Epping, Sydney.

TRAINING

A wide variety of courses to suit all skill levels.

INTEREST GROUPS

Explore new technologies or find a new hobby.

TUTORS

Experienced tutors provide individual assistance.

SOCIALISE

Meet new people, make wonderful new friends.

Courses in Computers & Technology

Learn & Socialise

Club provides a pleasant teaching environment for members to learn to the extent that they require, or are able to achieve, with a committed team of tutors.

Structured style of tuition ensures members meet and communicate and socialise with new people each term.

Our Courses

Classes are conducted on various week days between 9.00am to 4.00pm.

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iPads & iPhones – Stage 1

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iPads & iPhones – Stage 2

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iPads & iPhones – Stage 3

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Genealogy

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Using Windows 10

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Organising / Maintaining Your Computer

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Microsoft Store

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Introduction to Spreadsheets

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Greeting Cards

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Microsoft Word: Back to Basics

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Exploring Word: 1

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Albums & Calendars

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Computer Basics

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Writing

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Photo Correction – Digital Imaging

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1 Day Courses

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Term Timetables

Note: Not all Courses are available each term. Click on the timetable below for next term to find out which courses are running.

TERM 1 (2020)

Monday 3rd February
to
Friday 3rd April

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TERM 2 (2019)

Monday 28th April
to
Friday 28th June

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TERM 3 (2019)

Monday 22nd July
to
Friday 20th September

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TERM 4 (2019)

Monday 14th October
to
Friday 13th December

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How To Enrol?

Note: You must first be a registered member to enrol in any of our courses. If you haven’t yet applied to become a member click here to start your application.

When should I enrol for a class?

The first enrolment day for Term 4 will be about 1st September 2019. The enrolment booklet will be left outside the computer training room during class times for further enrolments each day until the end of term 3.

After that date you may enrol or enquire about availability of classes by sending an email to cps.epping@gmail.com.

How do I enrol in a course?

You PRINT your name on the Enrolment Sheet allotted to the class you wish to take. Once ten people have taken the ten positions for any class, that class is full. After this, applicants may place their names in the Waiting List section (in case one of the first ten applicants pulls out before the start of the new term).  If there are insufficient people wanting a class it may need to be cancelled. Therefore it is wise to indicate your second choice.

How do I know a course is right for me?

Please read the Course Description flyer and check that you have the prerequisites before applying for a class.

How are available spots in each class allocated?

Classes will be filled in the order requests are received, however priority may still be given where a member has genuinely applied before, but been unsuccessful in gaining a place in class.

What happens if there's too many people applying for a course?

If there are overflows sufficient to create a second class for a course, we may do so if a day and trainer is available.  There will be a decided benefit if members endeavour to enrol early, as a need would be quickly noted.

Is there a minimum number of enrolments for each course?

Classes with less than 5 enrolments may be cancelled.

How much does a course cost?

The cost of courses vary and range from between $5-$25 per course.

To find out the specific course of the course youre interested in check the Term Timetables where the prices for running courses are listed.

If you have any further question or your circumstances change and you are unable to go ahead with your chosen class, please notify us A.S.A.P. by sending an email to cps.epping@gmail.com 

Also please use this email address for any late enrolments. These will be accepted through this email address up to the first week of the Term.

Newsletter

Our monthly newsletters keep members up to date with coming and recent events along with general club news.

Computer Pals for Seniors Epping Inc. is a community based Computer Club and is a member of ASCCA

The Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association is the National Peak Body for Seniors and Technology.

More info visit:  www.ascca.org.au

Newsletter:  ASCCA Newsletter

Coming Events

Monthly General Meeting

Wednesday 18th December 2019

General Meeting at 11 a.m.

Followed by Christmas Celebration at 12 p.m.

You are welcome to bring a plate, please nothing that needs heating.

Drinks will be provided.

Monday 3rd February 2020 at 10.00 a.m. 

The subject is “Nobody Cares!”.

Controller: Joan Craymer

Monday 3rd February 2020 at 1.30 p.m.   

The topic: “Manmade”

Controller: Patricia Beal

This group deals with iPads, iPhones and even Apple Mac computers. There is no need to own an iPad as the club has a couple for use at our meeting.  If you are considering buying an iPad and are confused about which one to buy, come along and see the different styles and sizes.  All questions and problems welcome and our tutors will endeavour to help you out.  Interested iPad spectators welcome.

Controller: Maureen McDonald

This group will be looking at the iPad alternative, namely the Android Tablets. If you own an Android Tablet bring it along with you. Interested spectators also welcome.

Please Note:  This Group is in recess until further notice. (The Group usually meets on the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 9.30am.)

Controller: Arnold Burling

Next General Meeting

Wednesday 19th February 2020 at 10 a.m.

Guest Speaker: Charles Barton

Topic: “The establishment of 2MBSFM, 45 years ago”

Stereo FM Radio came to Australia in December 1974, not by the action of government or industry but by a group of voluntary visionaries, engineers, technicians and others who launched 2MBS-FM (a full year before ABC-FM went to air). Charles was one of those volunteers.. He is one of those who has worked continuously with the station for just over 45 years.

He will discuss how the station came into being, the adventures of the early days and how the station has prospered since then to become a major force in the musical life of Sydney and surrounding districts.

Becoming a Member

All seniors are invited to join us.

How much does it cost to be a member of the club?

Joining Fee $15 per person – Annual Subscription $30 per person

Class Costs vary depending on the length of the course (between $5 & $25)

Membership – Application

Please complete and submit the below online form or or send information to our PO Box 1558, Macquarie Centre, NSW 2113 to begin the membership application.

In accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 I accept that the information in this Application Form may be used by Computer Pals for Seniors, Epping Inc. for Computer Pals use only.

COMPUTER PALS FOR SENIORS – EPPING INC.

The Club meets at the:

Epping Creative Centre,
Dence Park,
26 Stanley Road,
Epping, NSW. 2121

Postal address:

PO Box 1558,
Macquarie Centre, NSW. 2113

For membership or general inquires email: cps.epping@gmail.com