Computing for beginners

NZ Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals)

  • Level 2
  • 15 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview:

Technology is one of the world's fastest growing industries and this programme gives you the skills you'll need to get a head start on a rewarding career. This programme is for people who are preparing for a range of entry-level positions across industries that require digital technology skills. You'll be well placed to improve digital literacy and capability in a range of community and voluntary areas.

Graduates of this programme will be able to use digital technology at an introductory level to produce and process information and to operate with internationally relevant skills.

You'll learn about:

  • recognising basic security risks when using digital devices
  • how to manage and protect data on personal computers
  • accepted conventions and practices for digital communications technologies
  • producing desktop published documents
  • creating websites.

You'll know how to:

  • use features, functions and settings of digital devices and software to create, access, organise, present and store information and data
  • use the internet, digital devices and software to connect with other users and devices
  • demonstrate knowledge of the types of common computing hardware and software
  • trouble-shoot and fix simple computing and connectivity problems.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You'll be ready to enrol in a next level computing or business programme. Or, you'll have the skills to begin studies in any subject.

I want to use my qualification

With skills at this level you could use computers for office work or at workplaces that use computer-operated systems.

How you'll study:

This is a full-time programme. You need to be committed to (on average):

That'll be made up of:

  • online activities
  • tutorials and workshops
  • extra study and activities that you decide will help your learning. (These may differ from class-to-class.)

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