Digital Skills for the Workplace

A practical course to improve your digital skills, build your confidence and grow your knowledge. Plus you’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to the workplace, or your small business.

Key Benefits

Learn digital skills including online collaboration, communication and ways to improve productivity
A safe space with no ‘silly questions’ and support from our experts
Real challenges to work through from your world and your business
Finish with a Level 7 NZQA approved microcredential

What to expect

This is a live, facilitated, online micro-credential designed to support digital proficiency. Regardless of where you’re located in New Zealand – as long as you have a laptop – you’re good to join.

Throughout the 7 weeks you will:

  • Increase your confidence and develop digital skills such as online collaboration, communication, evaluation, empathy, giving and receiving feedback – the list goes on
  • Get hands-on experience with a wealth of digital tools and guidance as to how to evaluate them for your specific requirements
  • Complete a project, directly related to your industry, passion or your small business
  • Take part in live facilitated classes each week, including breakout sessions with practical application, not just theory
  • Immediately implement your skills and knowledge in the workplace and beyond
  • Get support from facilitators, and access to an online platform to keep in touch / ask questions outside of class
  • Build a community of like-minded learners

Why are digital skills important? Because online tools are constantly changing. And we need to adapt and learn to evaluate the plethora of tools to determine which ones will serve us best, and keep pace with this change.

What is the difference between digital tools and digital skills? Well, anyone can watch a quick YouTube tutorial and figure out how to use a digital tool, but the soft skills required to maximise these tools – that is what we focus on. How to effectively collaborate online, give and receive feedback, improve productivity, be empathetic and analytical, and so much more. Learn more about the difference, here.

Okay, but what are some of the tools will we be using? Sessions will be delivered via Zoom, so you’ll get to know that one pretty well. There are also communication platforms (e.g Slack), project management tools (e.g. Trello), mind-mapping (e.g. Mindomo), online design sites (e.g. Canva) as well as video editing tools (e.g. WeVideo and OpenShot) and loads more!

What is the ‘project’ that we’ll work on as part of the course? We think it’s important that you get to apply these skills in a real-life setting which is why throughout the 7 weeks, you’ll complete 2 assignments that revolve around a problem you want to solve. This could be in your workplace, business, in an organisation you’re part of, or something that really grinds your gears! Previous students have completed projects around helping their companies go paperless, setting up a remote-working model during Alert Level 3. We’ll work with you in the first few sessions to identify what your project could be.

What do students have to say?

“This course has reinforced my belief that businesses must prioritise digital skills for the new normal” – Danendran 

“The course is relevant to situations far beyond the workplace.” – Nancy

“I have learned so much about the digital platforms available, and what uses and benefits they have. It’s been great to put some into practice and see the outcome.” – Rohan

Cost 

$295 incl GST

Dates   

AUGUST 2020

Digital Skills for the Workplace – Small Business edition
Tuesday 11th August to Monday 28th September
2 x 90 minute classes each Tuesday and Thursday (10:00am-11:30am)
See below for weekly schedule

Digital Skills for the Workplace – For individuals
Saturday 15th August – Friday 2nd October
1 x 3 hour class each Saturday (9:30am-12:30pm)
See below for weekly schedule

OCTOBER 2020

Digital Skills for the Workplace – Small Business edition
Tuesday 13th October to Monday 30th November
2 x 90 minute classes each Tuesday and Thursday (10:00am-11:30am)
See below for weekly schedule

Digital Skills for the Workplace – For individuals
Saturday 10th October – Friday 27th November
1 x 3 hour class each Saturday (9:30am-12:30pm)
See below for weekly schedule

Don’t see an intake that suits you? Email us and we’ll see what we can do for you. 

Weekly Schedule

Want to know more?

We’re hosting a free 1 hour online session for small business owners or managers interested in this course. Join us online on Wednesday 22nd July from 6pm-7pm.

View more information and register for the session

Enquire Now

Enquire below to hear more about our Digital Skills for the Workplace programme, and one of our team will be in touch to answer any of your questions.