Helping people over 60 learn basic computer and internet skills.
Personal training available in Toowoomba, Queensland.


We are now in the information age whereby an infinite amount of facts are widely available to anyone who can use a computer. But many senior citizens have a fear of computer technology. Like anything, fear is caused by a lack of knowledge and understanding.

That is where David can help. With his 30 years of experience with personal computers and genuine caring and friendly nature, senior citizens can obtain sufficient skill in the use of computers to help them achieve anything they want to do.

Whether it be learning Windows or Linux, using a word processor, compiling a spreadsheet, finding your way around an Apple iPad or Android smartphone, searching for information on the web, keeping in touch with loved ones by email, or how to use Skype to watch their grandchildren take their first steps, no matter where in the world they are, or advice on setting up a personal or business website, David will inform and inspire.

Perhaps you are an artistic sort who loves to draw and paint, David will show you how to do this with a computer. The applications (apps) of computers are truly only limited by your imagination.

He also shows you how to always remain vigilant when it comes to online security and never open an email that looks suspicious.




Dave Fredericks

Born - David John Fredericks
Date of Birth - 2 August 1968 (age 45)
Birthplace - Toowoomba, Queensland
Citizenship - Australian
Residence - Newtown, Queensland
Known for - meeting Neil Armstrong
Alma mater
- University of Southern Queensland
Occupation - computing entrepreneur
Religion - atheist but raised as an Anglican

David John Fredericks is an Australian computer programmer, internet entrepreneur, and lifelong learner.

He is the past owner of David Fredericks Web & Graphic Design, a Toowoomba-based website design business, which was nominated for the 2012 Toowoomba Business Excellence Awards. Some of his previous clients are listed here.

With an enduring fascination of technology and the space age, Mr Fredericks has personally met three NASA astronauts, including the first man to walk on the moon Neil Armstrong in Sydney in 2011 and Australian-born Dr Andy Thomas in Brisbane in 2010 and shaken their hands.

Dave is a Toowoomba resident and contributes regularly to the letters page of The Chronicle. He is also the Vice President Public Relations of Business Focus Toastmasters Club, a co-founder of the new Sunday Assembly Toowoomba and is on the management committee of the Toowoomba Clubhouse Association. He has travelled widely in Australia and overseas.

Dave first became involved with computers in high school in 1985 when he became 'Top of the State' at the new curriculum subject of Computer Art, using a Commodore 64 and Apple IIe computers. He went on to university with Electrical Engineering, then 20 years later Mathematics, Physics and Computing. Some of his research interests include the practical use of artificial intelligence, laser technology, digital holography and astrophysics. He is a devoted Star Wars and Star Trek fan.

Dave personally uses the following technology:

Hewlett Packard desktop PC running Windows Vista and Debian Linux
Toshiba laptop PC running Windows 7 and Debian Linux
Apple iPad 2 tablet running iOS 4
Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone running Android 4.0.4
Smartphone wrist watch running Android



Contact me today

Phone 07 4634 9350
Mobile 0481 517 306

Home Office: 1/18 Lendrum Street, Newtown, Toowoomba, Qld 4350


For help with Apple Mac issues, please contact the Toowoomba Apple and MacIntosh Users Group
at or phone Graham MacAlpine on 0409 726 580


Acknowledgement of First Peoples

David Fredericks acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, walk, work and live. We acknowledge the elders past and present and the care they have given this country.


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