Online learning

This free service is open to University of Auckland and UniServices staff and University of Auckland Postgraduate students.

Skillsoft online learning is a tool that you can utilise in your own time and at your own pace, for your individual skill development.  Skillsoft offers online courses, videos, and job aids on a range of software applications and capabilities.

Internet-based courses do not have fixed times and locations like traditional instructor-led courses, so you can set your own schedule and do it wherever you are.

Available Courses

  • Microsoft Office 2013/2016 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, SharePoint)
  • Windows 10
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, Captivate, Illustrator, Flash)
  • Capability Development courses
  • and more


  • Learning is there for you ‘just-in-time’
  • At your own pace, schedule and location (or in the Skillsoft online learning room)
  • Supports your professional development plan
  • For many IT courses pre-tests can be used to help identify current skill level
  • Supplements face-to-face learning

Skillsoft online learning room

Twice weekly we open Room 305 on Level 3, 49 Symonds Street (Building 620) for up to 12 people to come and do their online learning here. This is for anyone who needs a quiet space to do their online learning.

Registration is required. Computers and headsets are provided.

Upcoming session times and registration instructions are listed on the Skillsoft online learning room page.

How to access Skillsoft online learning

For IT Skills content:

For Soft Skills content (capability development):

Resources to support online learning

Technical Support

For technical support regarding the courses please contact Skillsoft directly. Skillsoft support is available 24/7, and can be reached via live chat, phone, or e-mail.  |  0800 738 324

For browser issues please contact the Staff Service Centre on ext 86000

For any other matters please contact IT Skills on

IT Skills programme

View more information about the IT Skills programme including our face-to-face workshops.