Otago Polytechnic

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Foundation Skills) (Level 1)

  • Dunedin
  • Tuesdays, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts to be confirmed
  • Apply anytime

Gain the foundation skills and knowledge required for further training in the motor industry.

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)

  • Central
  • One year, full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February 2016
  • Apply until start date

This Youth Guarantee programme is available to 16-19 year olds who have been thinking about leaving school or who have left school and are not sure how to enter higher education or employment. Get the practical skills you need to advance into Level 3 and 4 apprenticeship-based qualifications. You will complete 160 hours of work experience and undertake a lot of hands-on learning in our on-site automotive workshop.

Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May, 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

Are you a 16-19 year old and feel that school wasn't right for you? Study this hands-on Youth Guarantee programme and you will gain crucial skills for your future and pay no fees (conditions apply)!

Bridging programme to engineering diploma

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply January and June

Now you can become an engineer no matter what your academic background! Successful completion of this programme will give you a Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) and direct entry into our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.

Certificate in Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

This hands-on pre-apprenticeship programme will give you ample opportunity to work within our workshops and to gain valuable off-site work experience. It is the perfect qualification for entering the engineering trades.

Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May, 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

Develop fundamental knowledge and techniques in automotive engineering. Learn a range of servicing procedures, engineering and welding skills; and about braking, ignition and wiring systems. This programme is delivered on campus with practical training in our workshop and 100 hours of work experience.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May, 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

Want to enter the electrical industry but not sure where to start? This project-based qualification will provide you with the skills to enter employment in non-registration areas of this industry such as electrical security, appliance servicing and automation. Alternatively, if you want to become an electrician, this is the ideal pre-apprentice preparation.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now for 2015

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of civil engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now for 2016

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of electrical engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now for 2015

Want to become a skilled and competent mechanical engineering technician? This programme will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering processes and theory.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now for 2016

Learn engineering theory and the applied and practical skills required to work in a wide range of industries, and gain a deep understanding of your area of specialisation through an industry-based project. Mechanical, Civil and Electrical specialties available.

Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)

  • Central
  • One semester
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

This Level 3 programme is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and has been specifically designed by Cornerstone Education Limited and the Bicycle Industry Association of NZ (BIANZ) to provide industry-relevant, up-to-date theoretical and practical training. Programme content will be delivered at Central Campus and work experience placements.

Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)

  • Central
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply anytime

Prepare for employment in the bicycle service industry with this hands-on qualification. This programme has been developed in consultation with industry to provide relevant, up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge. Central Campus delivery will be flexible, making it a great qualification to study alongside your current employment or work experience.