New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2)

This course of study 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.

This is a free 12 week course. There are two groups within the course, Business Administration and Technology, and Digital Citizen.

Content Details

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. You might even like to have a go at programming with simple and fun tools.

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.

Class Times and Info. Sessions:

Please call us on 0800 86 46 46 to register your interest in an information session. You will need to bring your N.Z Birth Certificate or passport to your session.

Bongard Group: Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3.00pm–5.00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2.00pm–5.00pm.

Information sessions are held every Wednesday at 10.30am in Room DT207 at the Bongard Centre.

Windermere Group: Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10.00am–1.00pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am–12.00noon.

Information sessions are held every Wednesday at 10.30am in Room DT207 at the Bongard Centre.

Papamoa Group (evening class): Classes will be held in the Tohora Room in the Papamoa Community Centre, 15 Gravatt Road, Papamoa. Class times are 6.00pm-8:30pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Information sessions are in the Tahora Room on Wednesday evenings at 6.00pm from 2 August. 

Taupō Group: Classes will be held at Toi Ohomai’s Taupō campus at 118 Heuheu Street on Monday and Thursday from 9.30am–11.30am and 12.30pm–2.30pm (one hour for lunch), and Friday from 9.30am–11.30am.

Information sessions are held every Thursday from midday-1.00pm in room TP035 (off the reception area) starting 3rd August and finishing on 24th August 2017.

Tokoroa Group: Classes will be held at Toi Ohomai’s Tokoroa campus at 71 Ashworth Street on Monday and Tuesday from 9.30am–11.30am and 12.30pm–2.30pm (one hour for lunch), and Friday from 9.30am–11.30am.

Information sessions are held every Thursday from 9.30am-10.30am in room TK129, starting 3rd August and finishing on 24th August 2017.

Rotorua (Mokoia) Group: Classes will be held Tuesdays 1.00pm-3.00pm, Wednesdays 9.00am-3.00pm (one hour for lunch), and Thursdays 9.00am-noon.

Information sessions are held every Wednesday. Please enquire for details.

Whakatane Group: Classes will be held at Toi Ohomai’s Whakatane campus at 33 Cutler Crescent on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9.30am-2.30pm (one hour for lunch) and Wednesdays from 9.30am–11.30am.

Information sessions are held every Wednesday from 12.30pm-1.30pm in room WHK 17 starting 2nd August and finishing on 23rd August 2017.

Whangamata Group: Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 9.30am-12.00pm.

Information sessions run for an hour every Tuesday for four weeks from 31 July and start at 1.30pm.

Katikati Group: Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 9.30am-12.00pm.

Information sessions run for an hour every Tuesday for four weeks from 31 July and start at 10.00am.

Omokoroa Group: Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 11.30am-2.30pm with half an hour for lunch.

Information sessions run for an hour every Monday for four weeks from 31 July and start at 1.30pm.

Mt. Maunganui Group: Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 9.30am-12.00pm.

Information sessions run for an hour every Monday for four weeks from 31 July and start at 9.30am.

Brookfield Group: Classes are held Tuesdays 12.45pm-2.45pm, and Wednesday-Thursday 10.00am-2.30pm with half an hour for lunch.

Information sessions run for an hour every Monday for four weeks from 31 July and start at 11.30am.

Business Administration and Technology Group

If you're looking to return to the workforce or improve your digital skills this is a great place to start.

You'll be given an introduction to essential business administration software tools like word processors, spreadsheets, communication and collaboration tools and get the chance to use them in a simulated office project.

Working with our experienced tutors you'll learn to produce, store and distribute digital information, and get an introduction to basic business administration processes.

This is the perfect way to build your confidence and digital skills if you are looking to progress to further training.

Class Times

The Business Administration and Technology (BAT) group classes will be held at the Bongard Centre on Cameron Road in Tauranga. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.00am–12noon and 1.00pm–3.00pm and on Thursday from 10.00am–12noon.

Dates/Times/Locations

Study break: 2 - 6 October 2017.

StartEndModeLocationDuration
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeKatikati (St. Paul's Presbyterian Church)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeWhangamata (Baptist Church)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeOmokoroa (Community Church)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeBrookfield (Abundant Life Church)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeMt. Maunganui (St. Andrews Presbyterian Church)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeTaupo12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeRotorua (Mokoia Campus)12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timePapamoa12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeTokoroa12 weeks
28 Aug 201724 Nov 2017Full-timeWhakatane12 weeks
AugustFull-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)12 weeks
AugustFull-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)12 weeks

Indicative Fees

FREE tuition fees for domestic students

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) (Level 2)

Career Opportunities

This qualification may assist graduates to obtain entry-level positions in a range of industries.

Study Pathways

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Pathways

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Entry Criteria

  • Open entry

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L3 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 NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.