Digital Skills for the Workplace

A highly supportive and practical course to improve digital skills and build online confidence. You’ll get hands-on experience with useful digital tools that you can take straight back to your work, as well as the chance to collaborate with a friendly and encouraging community of learners. 


Programme overview

A fun, supportive and highly collaborative online micro-credential designed to equip you with 21st century skills in a digital environment.

Weekly classes are run online, facilitated via Zoom and are practical and hands-on with activities, discussions and breakout rooms. You’ll be part of our learner community and across the 7 weeks you’ll complete a real-life project that relates to your small business or workplace.

No matter what level you’re at now, this course will help you take your digital knowledge and skills to a whole new level, and be confident in the industries and workplaces of today, and tomorrow.

What you'll walk away with

Awareness of what digital channels, tools and training your workplace needs, and how to set up and run them
The ability to increase productivity and free up time using digital tools designed to create efficiency
Increased adaptiveness and the ability to prepare for change, including being able to bring your work and workplace online
Confidence working with others online in a truly collaborative way

What to expect

This is a part-time NZQA micro-credential, delivered via interactive online classes & self-directed learning. Regardless of where you’re located in Aotearoa, New Zealand – as long as you have a laptop, internet connection & access to Zoom – you can learn with us.

Throughout the 7 weeks learners will:

  • Learn about project management, online security & privacy, ideation, data collection, reflective practices & techniques
  • Have the opportunity to attend optional classes with extra topics
  • Complete a project directly related to your industry, passion or small business
  • Take part in two ‘online classes’ each week (via Zoom), including breakout sessions with practical application, not just theory
  • Immediately implement your skills and knowledge in your workplace or business
  • Become confident in trying new digital tools
  • Get support from friendly facilitators, and build a community of like-minded learners

Download the info pack to learn more and view our FAQ’s.

Are you a member of Te Kāhui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects? Completion of this course results in 60 NZRAB CPD points, split across two of the CPD competencies: 30 Practice Management, 30 Core Professional Development.

Meet the team

Becks West
Lead Facilitator
Emma Grobart
Programme Coordinator

Fees & discounts

Domestic (NZ student fees): $295 inc GST
International students: $1,500 inc GST

Get a 10% earlybird discount if you apply 4 weeks before the programme start date, making the domestic fees just $265.50 inc GST. To get the discount for our June intake, apply by the 31st May 2022.

We are proud to be a Digital Boost Alliance member. As part of our commitment, we’re offering 250 FULL scholarships in 2022 for this course to Digital Boost Platform Users, so you can continue to grow your business and your skills. Find out more or if you are already a Digital Boost User, use the code DIGIBOOST when you reach the payment screen and then your Digital Boost membership will be checked and confirmed by our enrolments team.


Tangata Whenua Scholarship
We have a number of full fees scholarships for educators who identify as Māori
Pacific Ako Scholarship
We have a number of full fees scholarships for those who identify as Pacific learners
Taipakeke Scholarship
We have a number of full fees scholarships for learners who are aged 60 years and over
Impact Scholarship
This scholarship covers 50% off fees for those positively impacting people, society or our planet.

You can apply for your scholarship as part of your programme enrolment.

Click here to learn more about our scholarships, and how to apply.

When are the next intakes?

Check out the 2022 calendar to see which intake is best for you, then apply.

International students

This programme is available to study as an international student either via online distance learning or if you currently reside in New Zealand and your visa conditions allow study. To find out more about studying with The Mind Lab as an international student, and for programme fees, visit our International Students page.

What students love about this course

It's a safe space with no ‘silly questions’ and support from experts
Real challenges to work through from my world and my business
Adding a Level 7 NZQA microcredential to my CV

Learners share their experience

Digitising your business or workplace doesn't have to be expensive, time-consuming or overwhelming; all it takes is a series of small steps to create processes and utilise the many tools out there to make working easier. Invest in learning now to save time and money in the long run.

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.