The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open process to apply to deliver services under the Strengthening Communities /Community Development Participation / Digital Literacy for Older Australians (DLOA): National Network Manager from 1 June 2017 to 30 June 2020. Funding will be offered to one organisation as a result of this process.
DLOA builds on the existing Australian Government Broadband for Seniors program, which ceases on 30 June 2017, by adopting a wider family and community centred approach to supporting, coaching and teaching older Australians who have minimal engagement with technology. It will continue to draw on existing community infrastructure and expertise, but will also focus on the people trusted most by older Australians – their families, friends and carers. It will support a learning environment that is informal and personal, complementing the wide range of existing online and classroom training available to people who are already digitally engaged and skilled.