NZ Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) [Level 2] Fee FREE

Go Anywhere with a Computing Career

Computer skills will help you get a job, promotions and earn more money. So why not turn a NO into NOW today by enrolling at EIT for the New Zealand Certificate in Computing? It’s free, flexible and you can start asap. You won’t regret it!

If you have little knowledge, skills or experience in computing then this is a great programme to start with. It is based on self-paced workbooks with tutor assistance if required. This programme uses the Microsoft Office suite of software to provide you with foundation computing skills essential for employment and future study.

This certificate’s part-time programme provides foundation computing skills designed to give you a base level of computing skills for any industry or work place.


Graduates of the NZ Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) Level 2 will be capable of using digital technologies to produce and process information and operate effectively and will be able to perform a range of basic tasks. This qualification is an essential base level of computing skills for any industry.

There are 4 courses within the programme that cover:

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Publisher
    Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Google Docs and Google Slides
  • Internet and Email
  • File and Folder Management
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Paint
  • Social Media

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

When you’ve completed the New Zealand Certificate in Computing you can take your fresh new skills straight into the workplace or seek out further study options at EIT.

Please note that the New Zealand Certificate in Computing is currently fee free.  Due to the part-time nature of the programme StudyLink loans and allowances are not available.

Study Pathways

There are many computing, accounting and business programmes you can continue on with after you’ve completed the New Zealand Certificate in Computing  Level 2, such as the NZ Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) [Level 3]. Just ask one of EIT’s friendly staff to find out more.


February, May, July and October 


Entry into the programme is open which means no formal academic qualifications are required

Computer literacy is highly recommended in order to be able to cope with the digital components of the courses.

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
Tairawhiti Campus


EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.