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Digital Steps

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

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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Skype

2 hours

Free

You will learn how to use Skype and its base functions.

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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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