Short Course

Introduction to Computing

Want a free and easy way to gain computing skills? This course is ideal! Suitable for those with few or no computing skills, it can also be used as a refresher course for slightly more experienced users.


26 February 24 –
29 November 24


Mosgiel Library 7 Hartstonge Avenue
Mosgiel, Otago 9024,
New Zealand

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About the course

The flexibility of the course allows you to start at any time and to work at a pace that suits you with help from a facilitator when required. Topics covered include an introductory course to Word, Excel and Powerpoint basics. The skills you gain in this course are a good pathway into certificates in computing and business administration.

Course dates and delivery

This course is delivered over one year, part-time and you can start anytime. 

It's taught at our Mosgiel Community Learning Centre.

Address: 7 Hartstonge Avenue, Mosgiel

Phone: 0800 762 786 or 027 625 9091

Course fee


Entry requirements

Open entry.


Check out our Mosgiel Community Learning Centre page for the timetable.

Additional documentation

You must supply certified copies of proof of identity e.g. passport or birth certificate.

You will study

  • Windows Basics
  • Introductory Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Internet/email
  • File management
  • Google Drive and documents management

Your workload

This course is flexible so that you can work at a pace that suits you.

Further study options

Build upon your skills and boost your employment potential with our New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3). This programme is offered at our Dunedin campus over one semester full-time.

For further information

Please email or phone 0800 765 786

We are part of Te Pūkenga

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people, and you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.


While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.