Free Internet access & computer courses
We have 19 desktop computers in our community computer suite all connected up to the internet and ready for you to use! If it's your first time at Smart Newtown you'll need to Register online here or at the office. We aim to be a welcoming and safe place for all community members so we will ask you to agree to our house rules.
Smart Newtown provides free computing classes for the community with the three core courses outlined below. We run these courses five times per year and each course is seven weeks long. At the completion of the course we will present you with a certificate and share a "pot luck" lunch together to celebrate your learning! We also offer a help-desk service for one on one support and offer shorter workshops from time to time.
OUR NEXT BLOCK OF COURSES START:
Wednesday, 11th of May
Our usual block of courses will not be running this term. Instead, we will be teaching one-off, 2-hour classes every Wednesday, provided by Stepping Up. To find out more and to sign up, click here.
Click here to read our 'house rules'
Introduction to Computing
The 'Introduction To Computing' course is designed to introduce you to skills that will enable you to benefit from using a computer and the internet, such as setting how to set up an email account.
It is intended for people with little or no computing skills.
Level 1: Beginner
This course is designed to introduce you to the most useful and common features of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
These skills should also provide you with a basis with which to advance your learning in these areas.
Level 2: Intermediate
This is our follow up course to Microsoft Office Fundamentals. This course is designed for people who have some basic experience of using Microsoft Office.
This course will help you to become more confident and improve your level of skill from basic to intermediate or advanced.
During opening hours
Got computer or Internet issues? Perhaps you’re having trouble transferring files from a USB stick? Can’t figure out how to log into Facebook!? Want to make sure your computer has no viruses?
We offer one-to-one free short training sessions through our help desk service. Just pop in during office hours or contact our friendly staff to book in a time.
Other Services we offer
SHORTER COURSES & WORKSHOPS
From time to time we offer shorter courses or one-off workshops. Previous topics have included:
Is there something you'd like to learn? Please get in touch!
BLACK & WHITE PRINTING
20 Cents per page - single sided
30 Cents per page - double sided
$1.00 per page
A4 $1.00 per sheet
A3 $1.50 per sheet