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.

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.

Information Sessions and Class Timetables

Find out about class times, information sessions, and more on the computer courses flyer (pdf, 137kb).


Download our computer courses flyer (pdf, 137kb) for class times and information session details.

25 Sep 201722 Dec 2017Full-timeTaupo12 weeks
25 Sep 201722 Dec 2017Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)12 weeks
25 Sep 201722 Dec 2017Full-timeTauranga (Bongard Centre)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) - New Zealand Qualifications Authority

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


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.