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Courses

We offer a range of free training modules to help New Zealanders use computers and the internet. Each covers a single topic. Digital Steps are designed for new computer users, take around 2 hours each and are usually delivered in public libraries.

Digital Steps

Computer Basics

2 hrs

Free

Designed for the new user, this class takes you through the basics of a computer and creates a solid foundation for continued digital literacy learning.

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Word 1

2 hours

Free

An introduction to Microsoft Word. You will learn about basic formatting and how to use Word to create documents.

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Intro to Spreadsheets

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create a simple spreadsheet

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Email 1 (Setting up an email account)

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to set up an Email account. This class is intended for people who don't already have an email account. If you have a cell phone please bring this to the class in order to receive a text verification code to set up your email account

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Email 2 (Using Email)

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use your email account.

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Employment 1 (Preparation)

1 hours

Free

You will learn how to use digital tools to help you prepare for employment.

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Employment 2 (Finding a Job online)

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to search for jobs online

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Google and the Internet

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use Google for finding information on the Internet

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Internet Security and Safety

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to keep yourself and your family safe on the Internet. An essential class for all Internet users.

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Facebook

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to create and use a Facebook account.

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YouTube

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use YouTube and access online video content

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Home Finances

2 hours

Free

You will learn about the concepts of banking online and use Microsoft Excel for creating a household budget

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Intro to Slideshows

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use PowerPoint to create personalised slideshows.

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TradeMe

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to buy and sell goods using TradeMe

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Intro to Publisher

2 hours

Free

This course provides an introduction to digital design using Microsoft Publisher

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Digital Photos

2 hours

Free

This course will help you manage and share your photos from your camera and/or Smartphone

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Intro to Tablets

2 hours

Free

This course provides an introduction to Tablets

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Intro to Chromebooks

2 hours

Free

How to use a Chromebook and its online capabilities

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RealMe & MyMSD

2 hours

Free

Setting up a RealMe identity and MyMSD account. Learn the basics of using these platforms to better engage with government online services.

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Pinterest

2 hours

Free

Pinterest is an online network that allows people to visually share and discover new interests by posting images or videos to their own or others' boards, and browsing what other users have pinned. Find any topic in the world and share with like-minded people.

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