FREE | Developing Computing Skills Training Schemes

Study Options

Online, Part-time


9 weeks


Level 2 - 3

Kick-start your computing skills

Computer skills will help you get that job, get that promotion, earn you more money.

Develop your computing skills from home by doing one or all of our computer training schemes – they are free and flexible, you won’t regret it.

If you have little knowledge, skills or experience in computing then these short courses are a great place to start. The courses use the Microsoft Office suite of software to provide you with foundation computing skills essential for employment and future study.

What you need to know

  • You must have a computer with internet, the ability to use someone else’s computer with internet or the ability to come to an EIT Campus or Regional Learning Centre to use a computer.
  • You must have an email address that you check regularly.
  • This programme only offers support via email with the tutors and drop in sessions at the Regional Learning Centres.
  • StudyLink loans and allowances and EIT Loan laptops are not available.

Your study time is flexible which means you can study from home or anywhere you like as no classes are taught.  Courses are delivered over nine (9) weeks.  You must have your chosen Training Scheme completed in the nine weeks.


There are two entry points per year:

  • February
  • July


You can study any of these Training Schemes via Distance Learning from home – there are no set classes.

You can only enrol in and complete one at a time. You must choose what Training Scheme you would like to enrol into.

If you would like to enrol into more than two, we strongly suggest you consider enrolment into the NZ Certificate in Computing User Fundamentals [Level 2] programme as this covers a lot of the foundation skills in Microsoft Office.

Note: Due to the part-time structure of the programme, StudyLink loans and allowances are not available. Replacement resources may incur a charge. These courses are not written for use with a MAC computer. We do not recommend using a MAC computer.

Do one or do all, the choice is yours.

  • Basic Word Processing
  • Intermediate Word Processing
  • Basic Spreadsheeting
  • Intermediate Spreadsheeting
  • Advanced Spreadsheeting
  • Spreadsheeting Pivot Tables
  • Outlook Calendar
  • Outlook Email
  • Basic Powerpoint
  • Google Drive


These Training Scheme programmes are open entry programmes which means no formal qualifications are required.

You must be aged 16 or over and you are required to have a reasonable reading level in order to cope with the programme and to carry out written instruction.



Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The aim of the School of Computing Training Schemes are to offer learning opportunities that will enhance skills and knowledge to help you to acquire the tailored skills you need to gain entry to employment opportunities within your chosen industry.

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus
Tairāwhiti Campus