For information about computer-related events held by the Library please see our Technology Classes page
Online courses and resources.
Living in the Real World App
Where to learn computer skills in Monash
Learning to drive
Part of an 2017 Adult Literacy Innovation Grant program.
Download the free App from either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
The App has Information from the series of workshops held in 2017 in partnership with Eastern Regional Libraries on the following topics.
- Australian Citizenship
- Centrelink Made Easy
- Financial Service
- Job Ready
- Internet Safety
- Avoiding Scams
- Ask Izzy
Lynda.com is a premium service to help anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills. Access the lynda.com programs free from the Library or wherever you have Internet access. There are over 3,000 courses to choose from with over 150,000 award winning video tutorials taught by industry experts. You will need to login with your library card number and passcode.
Note: if you experience a problem using Lynda.com, first clear your cache. Here's how to do this: https://help.linkedin.com/app/answers/global/id/1285 Please contact us at the library if you continue to experience a problem.
Go to lynda.com
Join the 18 million people from all walks of life who have come to this site to learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. All you need is an Internet connection. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, maths, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactive lessons, completely free.
Go to GCFLearnFree.
Where else to learn computer skills in Monash
- Our libraries: We offer free computer programs and workshops throughout the year. Check our site regularly for upcoming programs, or subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter, follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
- Seniors Broadband Kiosks These community-based organisations provide Australians aged 50 years and over with a friendly and secure environment to receive free computer and Internet training. Find your nearest kiosk.
- Neighbourhood Houses: Reasonably priced weekly courses at convenient locations around Monash. The courses are publicised in local newspapers and online through the City of Monash.
- Monash Short Courses Centre Not-for-profit service provided by the Monash Student Association at Clayton. Courses are open to all, not just to Monash students and staff. Go to the Monash Short Courses Centre.
- U3A Waverley: Located within Batesford Community Hub in Chadstone, U3A Waverley aims to provide accessible and affordable learning opportunities to people in partial or full retirement. Go to U3A Waverley.
- U3A Highvale: Located in the Highvale Retirement Village, this U3A offers a variety of courses. Go to U3A Highvale
Learning to drive
DriveSmart helps you to become a better, safer driver as you prepare to get your Australian licence.
Register on the site and follow the interactive course to improve hazard perception, scanning and concentration skills.
Aussie-Driver.com Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? These great resources will help you get ready, pass your learner's or driver's licence test and become a fully qualified driver: free practice tests, this year's official Victoria Driver's manual and an FAQ section! Our practice tests are 100% free and were designed to mimic the real exam as much as possible. Good luck!