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Digital Springboard

Digital Springboard is a national digital skills program with a focus on building people’s digital skills they need to thrive in work and life. As a joint initiative of Infoxchange and Google, Digital Springboard’s courses are delivered face-to-face by trusted organisations ranging from smaller community groups to libraries to larger NGOs.

Digital Springboard partners receive train-the-trainer support, course materials including slide decks and trainer notes, and ongoing support. 

Participants attending a Digital Springboard course can become more confident in using digital technologies and open up new employment and career opportunities.

Find a Digital Springboard course near you!

Be Connected

BeConnected is an Australia-wide initiative that provides online learning resources and a Network of community partners who offer in-person support for older Australians to develop digital skills and confidence. The target group are older Australians (50+) particularly those who are digitally disengaged.

It is an initiative of the Department of Social Services (Australian Government), Office of eSafety Commissioner and The Good Things Foundation.

You can find out more about the program here

Microsoft Academy

Learn, build, and grow with Microsoft

Whether you’re new to the developer scene or a seasoned expert, learn how you can use Microsoft's programs and offers to boost up your resume and get a competitive edge.

  • Learn the latest technologies through online training resources

  • Build your technical skills with access to professional level Microsoft developer tools and software

  • Grow your skillset today for the jobs of tomorrow


Find out more at the Microsoft YouthSpark Hub


Cisco Academy

Head to Cisco Academy to step up your digital skills to the next level.

Cisco Networking Academy aims to equip individuals with the knowledge and hands-on experience needed to help meet this demand in a variety of industries ranging from broadband and wireless to healthcare and green technologies.

If you would like to find out more, head to the Cisco Networking Academy homepage



ImproveIT is a handy place for ICT information for small to medium NFPs. 

ImproveIT includes;
UnderstandIT - IT explainers, guides and templates tailored for the not-for-profit sector
DiscussIT - a bulletin board where you can discuss technology with others in the same boat
Events - Conferences, workshops and lectures to help you with IT issues
Blog - where we bring you all the latest news and information to help non-profit and community sector organisations make the most of their technology investments.

Visit ImproveIT's homepage for more information.