Online learning

Skillsoft online learning courses are freely available to University of Auckland and UniServices staff.

Skillsoft is the University's free online learning service open to University of Auckland and UniServices staff. Online learning is available free of charge 24/7, to help you upskill, meet your career objectives and fulfil your development plans from wherever you are.

How to access online learning

University of Auckland staff can access online learning courses through Career Tools

UniServices and all other staff who do not have access to Career Tools can continue to access online learning courses through Skillport

Available courses

Skillsoft online learning provides upskilling in a wide range of topics including Capability Development e.g. Project Management, Time Management and Cross-Cultural Communication and Desktop, Productivity and Collaboration tools e.g. Office 365, Web, Adobe and Microsoft Office and much more.


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

Online Learning Place

Online Learning Place sessions are held regularly in Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street and provide the opportunity for you to undertake your online learning away from your desk. This can be invaluable if your office is busy or customer-facing. In this way you can have focused time to support your online learning.

The room is set up with 9 PCs and 3 Macs and computers and headsets are provided.

Places are limited so you will need to register for an available session. To register, please search for Online Learning Place in Career Tools and request your preferred session. If you do not have access to Career Tools, please email for assistance.

Additional support

For any issues please contact the Staff Service Centre on ext 86000, or alternatively contact IT Skills by sending an email to

IT Skills programme

View more information about the IT Skills Programme including our facilatator led workshops.