Brisbane Seniors OnLine (BSOL) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to provide seniors aged over 50 in the Greater Brisbane area with training and support in the use of computers and related digital technology.
Learners are assigned a tutor/mentor who will provide one-on-one tuition in the subjects you want to learn as well as advice and guidance on issues such as safe internet browsing, computer security and maintenance that you need to be aware of.
Lessons are conducted in either your home on your computer, a public library or our City Training Centre (CTC) on your own computer or the library's/BSOL’s CTC computers . Small group lessons are available at the Zillmere PCYC.
Tuition in advanced subjects and new digital technology may be provided depending on the availability of qualified mentors.
BSOL has a Digital Photography Club, a Video Club, a Mentor Support Club and an Apple Computer Group that meet monthly. Members participate in these clubs for free. Advanced Learner Clinics are held monthly in various Brisbane public libraries.
BSOL does not provide computer training for commercial purposes.
A $20 joining fee and $40 annual membership fee is payable by new learners. This entitles you to up to 12 lessons to meet your learning objectives, plus ongoing support from your mentor via email, telephone or remote access for as long as you retain BSOL membership.
BSOL is a fully self-funded organisation with no paid staff. Membership fees are levied to meet our office administration costs as well as public liability and volunteer workers insurance that we are legally obliged to maintain.
You can join BSOL by either:
- Making application either in person or by phone on 3210 6983 to our City Office during office hours which are 10.00 am to 3.00 pm weekdays. Our friendly office volunteers will answer any questions you may have about BSOL membership.
- Completing our Online Learner Application Form and paying by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal via our secure web page, or
- Downloading the following Learner Application Form and submitting it to our City Office with payment by cheque, credit card or money order.
Volunteer Mentor and Administrative Support Staff Membership
BSOL has no paid staff. We totally rely on volunteers to mentor our learners and be part of our administrative support team. Volunteers join BSOL for free and enjoy complimentary access to our facilities and activities. Visit our membership page for more information and to make an application to join.