Building the capacity of librarians and
community organisations to deliver digital literacy training.

About Digital Wellbeing for All Professional Development Programme

A programme designed to build the capability and confidence of library staff and community organisations to provide digital skills training in their communities, with a special focus on digital banking, online safety and security, digital apps, internet connectivity, and senior learners. Beginning in July 2021, our first cohort of 20 librarians engaged in the free 12-week online professional development programme and in turn, helped at least 30 people in their local community participate in selected Digital Step modules. Three more cohorts have been through the programme since then, reaching up to 90 librarians. Series 5 began in August 2022.

Participants at a Zoom webinar session
Trainers and participants in a Zoom webinar session

Programme Topics

  • Introduction, Course Outline & Webinar Tools
  • Overview of digital inclusion programmes
  • Skinny Jump
  • Online Safety
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Stepping UP Programme implementation
  • Working with adult learners
  • Digital Skills for Work
  • Smartphones and Apps
  • Digital NZ – creating stories
  • Emerging Digital Trends
  • Digital strategy for Aotearoa
  • Awards & Next Steps


Participants are expected to commit up to 30 hours for this programme, including:

12 x 1-hour webinars, held every Wednesday from 9.30 am – 10.30 am, commencing on 24 August 2022.

5 x 2-hour tutoring sessions delivering small group digital literacy classes

8 hours of self-study as either preparation for each webinar or as follow-up activities

There are no costs for participants.