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Software Solutions
100% NZ Owned and Operated, Support NZ

By itself a computer is nothing more than an expensive bookend ...
it's the software that makes your computer useful ...
We Develop Solutions and Support Software Users as well as Educate with Training Solutions
Phone: 075434846           Mobile: 0272852389          Email: cathi@xtra.co.nz         Skype: cathi.barker69

About Us

Software Solutions has been training, developing and supporting clients since 1994 and we are the preferred trainer to over 9,000 clients.  We originated in Rotorua 24 years ago, but our clients are all across New Zealand.  We are a independent, owner operated, New Zealand owned business based in Tauranga.


Our points of difference are...

  • Highly Qualified and Experienced Trainer: You will be taught by Cathi Barker with over 30 years’ experience in IT with particular strengths in software training, support, and development.  Cathi is New Zealand's first Microsoft Master, and holds many qualifications including Microsoft Certificed Educator (MCE), Microsoft Innovator Educator (MIE), Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Office 97, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016 Master and Master Instructor.  Cathi has written and has had six Microsoft books published in Canada, and has been a senior exam writer and reviewer for Microsoft® in the USA.  Cathi is known as an expert in her field, and qualified to teach from beginners to advanced in any Microsoft application
  • Large Variety of Courses: We offer a wide range of courses in all Microsoft Office products, and all versions and from beginners to advanced level. We write and develop all our own material, and we are happy to create a customised course tailored to met your exact requirements 
  • Mobile: We are happy to travel and train at your site or for you to come to our training suite
  • Flexible days and times: We offer a timetable of courses but we are available to teach whenever it suits the learner including weekends and evenings 
  • Fully Equipped Training Suite: We offer an extensive timetable of courses, so you can come to our training suite on Pyes Pa Road, Tauranga.  Our venue is in a quiet park like setting with ample free parking and a fully equipped training suite.  
  • Large groups or Private Tuition: We offer individual private tuition, or small or large group training or presentations
  • Online Learning: for those who can’t make it to class we offer a range of Online Classrooms that can be bought from our web store

What has made our training so successful for 24 years?  We ...


  • Have a fully equipped training facility, attendees only need their slippers 
  • Keep class sizes down; no more than 4 attendees 
  • Class times ensure maximum concentration; 9am to 2pm 
  • Don't cancel a timetabled course, even if there is only one attendee 
  • Our cancellation policy allows a reasonable number of days to cancel 
  • Our prices are very competitive
  • We train in all Microsoft applications not just one or two and all versions 
  • We train from beginners level to advanced 
  • We write all our own material, thorough, clear, comprehensive, well illustrated 
  • We offer unlimited email support direct to your tutor  
  • We are happy to customise training completely .....

Software Solutions welcomes the opportunity to help solve, teach or develop a software solution for you, simply contact Cathi Barker