IT Training and Development offers courses for a wide range of computer programs to suit different skill levels and group sizes. These can be booked online and are available to staff, students, and the general public.

Booking IT training

To enrol in an IT Training course:

  1. Find the type of course you want to attend on the IT Training page
  2. Click on the Make Booking link beside the date and time of your chosen course.
  3. If there is no date listed please email IT Training at
  4. An email acknowledgement will be sent to you once your booking is received.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email with the course details closer to the course date or advised of any changes to your booking.

Book your IT Training course as early as possible because many courses fill up fast. Contact AskOtago if you have not heard from IT Training by two days prior to the course:

Freephone 0800 80 80 98 (within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000

Most courses are free to University staff, apart from courses with external trainer costs.

Currently, most courses taught by IT Training and Development staff are free to students (subsidised by the University):

IT training and development courses at the University of Otago

If you are a postgraduate student, type "postgrad" into the Search box on the IT Training page to find courses that are recommended for you.

If you are unable to get to any scheduled IT Training sessions, individual tuition can be arranged to take place at a time and place to suit you. If you want to get up to speed quickly in a particular software application or system, the training can be tailored to your needs. IT Training can run a special course on a topic if several people in your department (staff or students) need it. The training is usually held in the IT Training rooms unless you wish to host it in your own space.

IT Training rooms

Email IT Training at if you would like to discuss your specific training requirements.

Unable to attend training

Please contact AskOtago as soon as possible if you can’t attend your IT Training course:

Freephone 0800 80 80 98 (within New Zealand)
Tel +64 3 479 7000

The IT Training cancellation policy is as follows:


Substitutes can be accepted on any course at any time. Email IT Training at with the name of the person who will be taking your place.

Short Courses

For paid courses lasting half a day or less we need at least two full working days' notice of your cancellation, otherwise you will be charged. If there are low registration numbers for a short IT Training class, you will be offered alternative training.

Long Courses

For paid courses lasting one day or more we require at least ten working days' notice of your cancellation. The full course fee will be charged if we cannot find someone to take your place on the course.