Our free digital training options

Want to get better connected but don’t know where to start?

We can help!

ŌCHT has a free Digital Coaching service will help tenants make the most of the digital world.

We’ve got an experienced Digital Coaching Advisor and all sorts of free training options.

We can help you over the phone, in one-on-one sessions and in group training classes.

We’re offering the service exclusively to ŌCHT tenants and best of all, it’s absolutely free!

Need help? Want to learn more?
Call our Digital Coaching Advisor on 0800 624 456

What’s on offer?

Our Digital Coaching Advisor can help you get to grips with the basics of the digital world.

Training options will help you:

  • use your mobile phone and tablet, and your laptop and desktop computers;
  • search the web;
  • create an email account, and send and receive emails;
  • set up and use internet banking;
  • install and use apps on your phone or tablet;
  • use social media;
  • use free services online, including word processing and cloud storage;
  • do online shopping;
  • keep in touch with family and friends using video calls;
  • be entertained with games, movies;
  • stay safe and secure online;
  • and much, much more!

What are the training options?

Free group training

We’re offering free group session training hosted at ŌCHT complex through the rest of 2021.

We contacted nearly all tenants over lockdown and asked people whether they wanted training.

People who said yes are being contacted to be booked into a free group training session.

We’re contacting people by complex – so don’t worry if you haven’t heard from us yet.

The sessions are delivered by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa skills programme Kanorau Digital.

The two, three-hour sessions will:

  • help you create or sign in to a Google account, view emails, Calendar, and Drive;
  • practice editing and adding photos to a Google doc;
  • begin to access more course materials on Kanorau Digital’s website.

You won’t need to take your own device – Kanorau Digital supplies Chromebooks and an awesome tutor! 

Register for a free group training session
Call our Digital Coaching Advisor on 0800 624 456

Free online training

People who’ve had the free group training get access to more free modules on the Kanorau Digital website.

In your own time you can learn more in these modules:

  • Digital Tools and Productivity: learn more about using Google’s free resources, how to organise and share folders and files, and how to use keyboard shortcuts.
  • Digital Problem Solving:  explore the digital skills, tools, and help features to effectively find information and solve day-to-day problems, while staying safe and secure.
  • Digital life: explore the different elements of ‘life’ that can be done online including shopping, banking, buying, and selling – and what can go wrong and how to recover from it.

Free one-on-one training

People who need more help can get free one-on-one training from our Digital Coaching Advisor.

Our advisor will work with you in whatever way’s best for your needs. Give our advisor a call for help!

Need help? Want to learn more?
Call our Digital Coaching Advisor on 0800 624 456


  • ŌCHT and Enable are waiting for government approval to deliver free, fast broadband to ŌCHT homes  in Christchurch and Lyttelton. The Digital Coaching service will continue to be offered even if the free internet service does not go ahead.

Digital Coaching

The Ōtautahi Community Housing Trust
61 Kilmore St,

Hours: 8.30 am-5.00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Postal: PO Box 53, Christchurch 8041