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Kia ora koutou, 

One of the great things about joining a learning community like TANZ eCampus is that it can open doors to educational opportunities you may not have heard about otherwise. 

Recently, a number of learners have expressed a desire to improve their IT skills in preparation for their next career move. 

In this increasingly online world, developing your IT skills while you study is a fantastic way to increase your chances of landing your dream job or fast-tracking your career. 

We’ve asked around on your behalf, and you’ll be happy to hear that there are many free or low-cost courses and webinars available to you through LinkedIn Learning and our partner Institute of Technology and Polytechnics.  

LinkedIn Learning is a great place to start if you’re looking for high-quality, online video courses. You can sign in with your TANZ eCampus email to access learning resources on a huge range of topics including Microsoft Office, HTML, Google Analytics, social media and digital marketing. There are multiple videos on each topic, so you’ll find resource to suit you, whether you’re an absolute beginner or an almost-expert.  

Visit the LinkedIn Learning page in the portal for information on how to log in.  

EIT School of Computing offer a number of free IT training schemes, which are open to all and can be studied via distance learning. If you’d like to upskill in any of these areas, consider enrolling in one of their 9-week courses: 

  • Basic Word Processing
  • Intermediate Word Processing
  • Basic Spreadsheeting
  • Intermediate Spreadsheeting
  • Advanced Spreadsheeting
  • Spreadsheeting Pivot Tables
  • Outlook Email
  • Basic PowerPoint
  • Google Drive
  • MYOB

You can visit their website for more information and to apply online. 

NMIT also offer free online courses as part of their Intermediate Community Computing Programme.  

The programmes are self-paced and there is limited support, but all of the courses come with step-by-step instruction manuals. The applications offered are: 

  • MS Word (Intermediate)
  • MS Excel (Intermediate)
  • MS Publisher (Intermediate)
  • MS Access Database (Intermediate).

Visit NMIT’s website for more information and to apply online. 

Ara also offer a number of free short courses in computing. These are available to learners in Christchurch, Timaru or Oamaru. The courses currently on offer are: 

  • Microsoft Access 2019/Office 365 (Beginner or Enhanced)
  • Becoming a Digital Citizen
  • Digital Basics
  • Excel (Beginner or Enhanced)
  • Word (Beginner or Enhanced)
  • Keyboarding
  • Photoshop
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Web Design

Visit their website to find out more.  If you’re interested in applying, give them a call on 0800 24 24 76 for information on delivery dates, times and methods.  

In addition, Ara is running a series of low-cost webinars, including Digital Skills for Job Seekers. This course will help you get to grips with modern job application processes. The course costs $115 and is delivered over Zoom. Visit their website for more information. While you’re there, check out some of the other courses and webinars they are running. 

As the weather gets colder and the days get shorter, it’s a great time of year to put on your ugg boots, open your laptop, and add another tool to your toolkit. 

Ka whāia te wāhie mo takurua ka mahia te kai mō te tau.
If you look for firewood in the winter, you will have plenty of food all year round. 

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