This free* computing course is designed to improve your digital literacy. You might be returning to the workforce or simply wanting to keep up with technology and meet and learn with others.
You'll use a range of software tools and applications that are freely available online to create and share digital content including images, audio and video.
You'll learn how to connect and collaborate with others online, and have the opportunity to use a range of digital devices including PCs, phones and tablets. You'll also learn about basic troubleshooting and personal cyber-safety.
* conditions apply. Please refer to the Fees tab.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2)
|Locations||Rotorua, Taupō, Tauranga, Tokoroa, Whakatāne|
|Next intake||Feb 2019 View more details|
12 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Total study duration is 13 weeks, with one week study break during course.
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees (conditions apply) for domestic students View full fees information|
To see the information for international students change your location using the button at the top right of the screen.
This course may assist you to obtain entry-level positions in a range of industries, such as IT junior, office assistance and service industries.
Topics you'll cover
Digital Citizen Group
Are you a life-long learner looking for new challenge? If you want to improve your basic computing skills then this course is for you.
During this course you'll learn basic troubleshooting for your phones and devices. We'll show you how to use Google Drive and Docs to create, store and share documents. You'll learn how to build a simple website using Google Sites.
This course is an opportunity to meet with others, to learn and share together. You will work with a team of people on a simple digital project that will provide a service to your community. You'll participate in discussions about new digital culture and personal cyber safety.
|Indicative Fees||No tuition fees (conditions apply) for domestic students|
Free tuition fees do not apply for students who have obtained a Level 2 qualification or above within the last 5 years
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQA Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Tauranga||Bongard Centre||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||Monday, 18 February 2019|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Tauranga||Bongard Centre||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||Tuesday, 4 June 2019|
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Taupō||Taupō Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Tauranga||Bongard Centre||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Tokoroa||Tokoroa Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Whakatāne||Whakatāne Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
- 12 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
- Total study duration is 13 weeks, with one week study break during course.