Why join the Network

You can sign up to our network in three simple steps:

  1. Register for an account on Be Connected
  2. Fill in the Join the Network form
  3. Submit your form and start applying for funding

Join the network

Partners within the network will have access to:

Support for your delivery

Promotion via our online map

A learner management system

Fantastic learning content

Help to find digital mentors

Help to market yourself

Funding opportunities

Training and resources

Information sharing

We will listen to your feedback and evolve the network offer based on your needs and the needs of the network partners across Australia.

Network criteria

To be eligible to join the Network you'll need to:

  • Provide free and friendly support to help people use the internet
  • Commit to helping at least three new people (seniors) per month.
  • Keep yourself legal and protected - with accessible premises, public liability insurance, and police checks for Digital Mentors and volunteers.

And you must sign up to our Quality Promise

The quality promise is simple. It asks that every partner of the Network follows six simple promises to help every person who comes through the door to get online. These promises are:

  1. Everyone is given a friendly welcome.
  2. Everyone is offered a safe place to learn.
  3. Everyone is treated fairly with respect
  4. Everyone is given free help and support to use computers and the internet to gain basic digital skills.
  5. Everyone is provided with a clear journey so they know what skills they are going to be taught.
  6. Everyone is given advice on what to do next, including being signposted to progression opportunities outside of your organisations