Ngā akoranga rorohiko mō te hapori Learn computing locally

Study with our community computing courses

We offer a range of computing courses at our Ara Connect community centres across Christchurch and South Canterbury. At Ara Connect you can learn the basics of using computers, digital devices and common programmes, or gain a formal computing qualification for employment and further study in IT.

Courses and class times are flexible, allowing you to fit your study around work, family and other commitments. Most Ara Connect courses are free.

Free courses

Our free computing courses at Ara Connect give you skills and knowledge to broaden your employment opportunities, or advance with confidence to a formal qualification such as the New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3 or Level 4 (see below for details).

Explore our range of free community computing courses here and see below for details of formal computing qualifications you can study at Ara Connect.

Programmes

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New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Advanced User)

Programme code:
NZ2593
Level:
4
Credits:
60
Starts:
Throughout the year

Enhance your employment opportunities with advanced computing skills.

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New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User)

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User)

Programme code:
NZ2592
Level:
3
Credits:
60
Starts:
Throughout the year

Gain computing skills for a wide range of employment opportunities.

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How to apply

Choose the course or programme you'd like to do, then drop in to your chosen location to enrol and book your first class. Alternatively please call 0800 24 24 76 for more information.

Note: please remember to take your passport or birth certificate with you (also marriage certificate, if your name has changed) so we can enrol you straight away.