Want to improve your digital skills?


Digital Essentials Level 1 is designed to help learners understand the basics of technology, including different digital devices, their functionality and the ways you can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.

The program supports learners to gain digital skills through practical and applied learning activities. Each module provides opportunities for you to participate in individual, small group or whole class activities, helping you to build confidence and develop your digital skills.

Digital Essentials ImageIn Term 3, we will be running a group Digital Essentials course on Wednesdays from 9.30 am - 11.30 am, starting on 20 July and finishing on 7 September.

The 8-week Digial Essentials Course will cost $40 in total for the 8-week course.

Topics will include:

  • Getting Started Online
  • Using Your Smartphone
  • Using SMS
  • Connecting and Working Safely
  • Navigating the Internet
  • Using Email
  • Using Social Media
  • Using Apps and Software
  • Everyday technology
  • Staying Safe Online


Your can register now online or contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House to register for the Digital Essential course. Paper registration forms will be available at the start of your first class.

There is a limit of 10 places available for this course.


In order to secure your place in the course, please pay the $40 course fee at the start of the term.

Getting There

Walking: Head to the cafe near the rear entrance of Barkly Square. The entrance for the wonderful A Pot of Courage cafe is located inside of Barkly Square at 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East. Follow the A Pot of Courage signs. Come in past the cafe and head to the end of the hallway, past the community area to the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Training Room.
Driving: You can park on Barkly Street, or behind the building in the car park or on the street along Princes Street North. You can access Princes Street North from Eureka Street or Barkly Street.
Bus: There is a bus stop close to Barkly Square: Route 20, near the corner of Barkly Street and Main Road.
Bicycle: There is bike parking available at Barkly Square.

Public toilets are available within Barkly Square.

View the Accessibility Map of Barkly Square.

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle. A Pot of Courage cafe at Barkly Square may be open if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Greg.
  • Please store your possessions in the room.
  • A maximum of 10 participants will be able to take part in this course.
  • Tickets are not transferable.


Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.