Digital Skills for the Workplace

A 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 workplace or small business. 


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, hands-on sessions 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 the future.

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 all learners will:

  • Learn about project management, online security & privacy, data collection, reflective practices & techniques as well as learning the basics of design, screencasting and video editing
  • Have the opportunity to attend optional classes focused on finance tools and online shopping
  • Complete a project, directly related to your industry, passion or your small business
  • Take part in two ‘online classrooms’ 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

In addition, learners on the ‘Small Business’ intake will: 

  • Evaluate and determine what digital channels, tools and training your workplace/business needs, and how to set up and confidently use them (for example: websites, social media and Google Analytics)
  • Learn about ideation, project planning and user experience
  • Learn about what content is and how to create effective online content for your audiences

In addition, learners on the ‘Individuals’ intake will: 

  • Learn about Digital Sustainability and contemporary workplace practices
  • Get insights on pitching and creating effective presentations
  • Learn about ideation and project planning

Download the info pack or view the student roadmap to see what skills are learned and tools are used across the 7 weeks.

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.

How much does it cost?

$256.52 +GST / $295 inc GST
We’re currently offering FULL scholarships to New Zealanders for this programme, to reflect the impact the pandemic has had on all of us.

When are the next intakes?

Check out the calendar to see which would be best for you, then apply.

What is the difference between 'Small Business' and 'For individuals'

There are 2 types of intake to choose from – ‘Small Business‘ and ‘For individuals‘, here’s a breakdown on the key differences.

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
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.