Digital Skills for the Workplace

A practical introduction to digital tools that will give you creative, efficient solutions to traditionally time-consuming tasks, and keep you connected in the new world of digitisation. @Home Edition starts on April 14th.

Course Content

Know there are tools out there you should be using, but not sure what they are? Learn about the world of digital efficiency and the apps and programmes that will make your life easier, and save you time.

Is your team scattered around the city or country? Upload, reorganise, store, share and collaborate on brainstorms in the cloud with tools like Post It.

Battling to share ideas efficiently? Get creative with your mind-mapping, infographics and diagrams using programmes like Coggle, Mindomo, Piktochart and/or Canva (see you later Powerpoint!)

Trying to manage an ever-growing to-do list of tasks and projects? Streamline your task management and create efficient, organised lists and plans with Trello, the mother of all project management tools.

Wanting to take presentations to the next level? Connect and interact with your audiences at events through live audience response tools like Answer Garden or Mentimeter.

Needing to master social media and marketing? Create virtual experiences for your website, social media channels and marketing with Tour Creator or Tour Builder. And demonstrate complex information through video with tools like OpenShot or Edpuzzle.

Needing to cut back on lengthy and outdated processes? Sign documents digitally with Doc Hub or Docusign.

Wanting to go paperless? Upload, reorganise, store, share and collaborate in the cloud thanks to Google Drive.

“The great thing about these tools (resources) is that they get on with the boring stuff so that you can get on with the human stuff” – Fee Webby, GM of The Mind Lab


$295 incl GST

Please note: we have full scholarships available for the @Home Edition of the programme in April, to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on people’s work and lives. All Kiwis are eligible. The scholarship will be automatically added to your application.


April Intake – @Home Edition
Tuesday 14th April – Thursday 7th May

May Intake
Saturday intake: Saturday 2nd May – Saturday 13th June
Tuesday intake: Tuesday 5th May – Tuesday 16th June

June Intake  
Begins Saturday 27th June

August Intake
Begins Saturday 29th August

@Home Edition

Due to popular demand we are launching a new intake of Digital Skills for the Workplace – the @Home Edition, kicking off April 14th. This is a 4-week programme designed to help people who are looking to upskill due to the effects of the lockdown.

The online sessions for the @Home Edition run 3-4 days per week for 90 minutes each, and the programme runs for 4 weeks. Please note this is a micro-credential and additional time will be required for self-directed study each day.

We have full scholarships for all Kiwis available for this programme to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on people’s work and lives. The scholarship will be automatically added to your application.

Note: if school returns before the end of this programme, the timing of these online learning sessions will change to reflect this.

Course Structure

For the May intake onwards the programme is 7 weeks long. Online sessions are three hours long delivered via an online facilitator, and additional weekly self-directed learning is supported by live webinar sessions and our online platforms (e.g evaluating tools relevant to your work/project, online content, assessment)

Weekly Schedule

April Intake @Home Edition

Week 1: Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th April (online 10am – 11.30am each day)
Week 2: Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd April (online 10am – 11.30am each day)
Week 3: Monday 27th (online 10am – 1pm) + Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th April (online 10am – 11.30am each day)
Week 4: Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th (online 10am – 11.30am each day) + Thursday 7th (online 10am – 1pm)

Note: if school returns before the end of this programme, the timing of these online learning sessions will change to reflect this.

May Saturday Intake

Week 1: Saturday 2nd May (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 2: Saturday 9th May (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 3: Saturday 16th May (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 4: Saturday 23rd May (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 5: Saturday 30th May (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 6: Saturday 6th June (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)
Week 7: Saturday 13th June (online, 9.30am – 12.30pm)

May Tuesday Intake

Week 1: Tuesday 5th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 2: Tuesday 12th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 3: Tuesday 19th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 4: Tuesday 26th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 5: Tuesday 2nd June (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 6: Tuesday 9th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)
Week 7: Tuesday 16th May (online, 8:30am – 11:30am)

Fact Check

Digital skills are not just technological skills

Digital skills are the foundation of the framework that supports and responds to the changes happening in the workplace. They are the soft skills – all the things that technology cannot do – such as collaborate, empathise, create, identify opportunity. Read more on this here.

The workplace

Anywhere where work is done: in a high-rise, in a cafe, in your study or in the car whilst waiting outside soccer practice.

The future of work

An environment where soft skills and technology meet to amplify impact.