SketchUp Pro licensing

How to get SketchUp Pro software for your school, how to get help installing it, how to learn to use it, and who can use it.

What software is available

SketchUp Pro is software which can be used to create 3D models and is used by teachers in a range of year levels and subject areas including computer technology, maths, geography and science. The software is used widely in a range of commercial settings.

SketchUp provide a grant which delivers free licences to New Zealand schools.  

Schools covered by the licence rights

The licence rights cover all New Zealand state and state-integrated schools. Individual or private schools are not covered, however discounted rates are available for SketchUp Pro EDU licences. Visit the SketchUp website for more information.

Products – SketchUp website(external link)

Duration of the SketchUp Pro licence rights

  • SketchUp Pro 2017 expires 20 November 2019.
  • SketchUp Pro 2018 expires 20 November 2020.

Platforms covered

SketchUp Pro is available for the Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

SketchUp for Schools is a web based application available through G-Suite for Education.

Computers eligible to run SketchUp Pro licences

The licence codes are for use with school-owned computers only. Student-owned computers aren't eligible to run the licences.

How to get SketchUp Pro licence keys

Schools can obtain licence keys for SketchUp Pro by emailing the Ministry’s ICT helpdesk.


You'll need to provide your:

  • school name
  • MOE number
  • ICT administrator’s contact name
  • ICT administrator’s email address
  • approximate number of SketchUp Pro licences required
  • number of potential unique users during the school year (for example, installations may be 100 but 30 people may be using it regularly during the school year).

Help with installation from the ICT Helpdesk

The ICT Helpdesk provides free help with installation by phone and email.

Freecall (NZ only): 0800 Call ICT (0800 225 542)


How to learn to use SketchUp Pro software

You'll receive a link to SketchUp Pro tutorials and support with your licence keys.

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