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Basic Computing (SPACE)

Self Paced Applied Computer Education

  • Duration: Varies
  • Where: Various campuses (see below)
  • Applications Close: On-going
  • Fee Guideline: Free

Hamilton City

(venue: GG.31, classroom off the Gallagher Hub)

Monday and Tuesday 12-2pm
Thursday and Friday 10am-12pm


Monday 1:30pm–4:30pm
Wednesday 4:00pm–7:00pm

Te Kuiti

Tuesday 8:30am–2:30pm
Thursday 9:00am–2:30pm


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am–2pm


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm

Learn the basics of computing at your own pace. These courses are a fantastic way to gain an introduction to computer programmes or improve your existing skills. You will have the assistance of a facilitator at tutored sessions.


Programme Content


Allows students to become familiar with keyboard use. While increasing typing speed, students will also learn to avoid overuse injuries.


This allows you to create, edit, format and print documents e.g. letters, memos and CV’s. 


Replaces pen, paper and calculator allowing you to work easily with numbers, on a spreadsheet. 


Desktop publishing programs allow publications to be designed for both printing and the web. Text and graphics are combined to produce professional documents used in the world of advertising and publishing. 


A PowerPoint presentation is made up of a series of slides. The slides that you create using PowerPoint can also be presented as overhead transparencies or 35mm slides. In addition to slides, you can print audience hand-outs, outlines, and speaker’s notes.

Internet and Email

The Internet is a worldwide computer network that provides information on a lot of subjects and enables users to exchange messages, one way is Email - operating across the Internet or other computer networks, it is the cheapest form of communication when compared to telephone calls, and you don’t need to worry about time zones. It costs no more to send an email across the world than to your neighbour. Letters, music, pictures and reports etc can be sent as attachments.

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