Digital Basics

Study with our community computing courses

If you’re new to computers, this 25-hour course is the perfect way to learn the basics and become a confident computer user. It covers file management, internet skills and safety, email, word processing and Google tools such as Google Drive.

Course code

ACDB110

Level

1

Credits

0.0

Estimated hours

25.0

Cost

$0.00

Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, available here, then either drop it in to your nearest campus or mail it to us at Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Use a computer and mobile device for basic purposes.
  • Personalise a computer desktop.
  • Understand basic software components.
  • Perform basic file management tasks.
  • Set up and use Email.
  • Use the Internet to find information.
  • Apply the principles of ergonomics for safe use of a computer.
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