I found the Excel Intermediate and Advanced Courses of great benefit and fun! As the class sizes are small, Vivianne is able to tailor the tutoring to suit your needs and the skills learnt can be applied in your everyday role. Vivianne has the ability to understand what you are trying to achieve and enables you to achieve your goals quickly and with relative ease. The courses were extremely valuable and informative.

— Julie P.


Vivianne unravelled the mysteries of both PowerPoint and Publisher for me. She is a brilliant teacher who manages to make learning fun, has lots of patience and knows oh so many shortcuts and handy tips! I ended up with enough PowerPoint knowledge to put together a really good presentation, and came away with a great Publisher template for the newsletter – Vivianne listened carefully to what I wanted to achieve and guided me towards my goals. Many thanks, I can sincerely recommend Computer Competence!

— Margit


The small class sizes at Computer Competence are really great; you get lots of personal attention and you don’t feel uncomfortable asking questions. Vivianne’s very patient and knowledgeable, and she makes sure you understand each task before moving on. I’ve had five sessions in Word and Excel and it’s definitely helping me at work.

— Sarah S.


Vivianne’s absolutely fantastic. She’s got great skills as a teacher and she makes it fun, which is really important. I’m competent in both Word and Excel now, having started completely from scratch. It’s a very hands-on style of learning and I’d recommend Computer Competence to anyone, no matter what their skill level.

— Vern Mardon, Surety Plus


Vivianne’s a great teacher and committed to ensuring her training is practical and real. She based my training around my specific needs – which is creating newsletters in Publisher – and was entirely focused on what was relevant and important to me. I’ve learned lots of tips and short cuts, and I now have a newsletter template to use at work.

— Robbie D.


In my daily employment I use computers a lot, normally utilising both Microsoft Word and Excel. Recently, I thought I’d freshen up my computer skills mostly in an effort to be more indispensable to my employer. To achieve this I enroled with Computer Competence. I decided to go back to basics first, to ensure I had them firmly locked in my mind. The courses on offer cover right from beginner through to advanced, which was perfect. I can now truly say that I can’t wait for the next course.


My trainer was top notch. Regardless of each student’s level of understanding, which actually differed a lot, our trainer was able to train all of us at the same time to the same high standard. The classroom itself was very well laid out with hot coffee and biscuits also provided. I would not hesitate to recommend Computer Competence to all persons wanting a better understanding of the many programs on offer.


The training was clear, concise and friendly and of course understandable, which each student required at least once during the course. I began putting my new skills to use the very next day. I plan to enroll in the next course as soon as possible. Thanks Computer Competence. Not only am I happy but my employer is too.

— Glenn T.


Our tutor had such a wealth of knowledge and was so articulate at sharing it, with a knack for doing so with a light touch.


Contacting Computer Competence


Office: (03) 548 1763Mobile: 021 050 6193

20 Konini Street

Nelson 7010


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