Discover how being online can add new skills and experiences to your life.
Welcome to Be Connected
Be Connected is an Australian government initiative committed to increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians. Be Connected aims to empower everyone to use the internet and everyday technology to thrive in our digital world.
Vera is a busy mother, grandmother and business co-owner. Vera has hit a wall when it comes to new technology and struggles to keep up. With the help of Be Connected, Vera learnt how to grasp new technology, connect with her local community, and sell some of her unwanted furniture online.
How can Be Connected help you?
Empowering You with Skills and Knowledge in what YOU want to learn
How is ReadyTechGo involved?
As a Be Connected Network Partner, ReadyTechGo will be holding Be Connected "Digital Discovery" sessions at our office, where you can come in for free technology assistance. This assistance is face-to-face in our office where we’ll be able to explain concepts, answer questions and help you along your journey. Act fast as we are limited to 30 places!
For a limited time, we will be offering our popular workshops as part of the BeConnected program. Please check our EVENTS page for all upcoming workshops!
Why is the BeConnected program free for me to attend?
ReadyTechGo received a grant, enabling us to provide technology workshops to eligible participants. This will run for a limited time only (as funding is not ongoing).
Am I eligible?
In order to attend our workshops for free, please register for a BeConnected account here, and choose ReadyTechGo as your Support Centre
Why do I need to register for a BeConnected account?
As the funding is provided by the government, registering for an account allows the government to track that the initiative is gaining momentum, and people are interested in gaining digital skills! If the initiative continues to be a success, we hope that more funding becomes available so we can continue to deliver workshops free of charge to you!
Frequently asked questions about our 'Be Connected' group sessions
Do I have to attend every session?
Not at all! Be Connected is all about self learning at your own pace. However, if you would like somebody around who’ll be able to answer some questions as you work through the learning modules then attending a group session or two may be beneficial!
Do I have to bring my own device?
Yes. As Be Connected is all about self learning you’ll need to bring your laptop or tablet in order to participate.
Should I bring earphones/headphones?
Yes. Some of the Be Connected learning modules may require you to watch a video so it’s a good idea to bring some earphones/headphones so that you can easily listen!
Ready To Be Connected?
Complete the form below to express your interest!