Access Introduction

This workshop is designed to introduce you to key elements of Access databases. 

It will allow you to become familiar with the concepts required to design an initial database to collect and record data, query your information and produce a simple report.

Key content

  • Database concepts and design principles
  • Creating a database
  • Creating a table, setting field properties and primary keys
  • Entering and editing data within the table
  • Creating a form for data entry
  • Modifying the design of a form, and entering data using a form
  • Searching for records using filters - by selection, advanced filters
  • Creating select queries using set criteria
  • Creating simple reports that sort and group data using the Report Wizard
  • Simple formatting of reports within design view


  • Learn the skills required to design, setup and use your first database
  • Work from the initial brief and design stages, through to inputting and outputting your data

Suitable for

New users


PC only. Access 2016 is used. Also suitable for 2013 users.

Dates, times and venues for scheduled workshops 2019

Please be aware that this workshop is not currently offered as a scheduled workshop.

For University of Auckland and UniServices staff, you can access equivalent online learning courses. Please refer to our Online learning page for more information.