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Applied Management

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)

This programme is for international students only and is only offered at our Auckland International Campus. It's very practical and, with courses such as Business Environment, Leadership and Organisational Planning, will give you the skills you need to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation.

Accounting

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5) (Accounting) or (Leadership and Management)

Develop work-ready knowledge and skills that can be applied in a range of operational business contexts before choosing to focus on either Accounting or Leadership & Management.

Duration

32 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accounting Technician, Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer, Finance Administrator, Supervisor, Team Leader

OSTC Manaaki Tauira (Level 2)

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Administration

An administration qualification from Otago Polytechnic will provide you with real-life skills to implement and manage a range of procedures to meet the current and emerging needs of any busy organisation.  The practical learning experience you will gain by studying administration with Otago Polytechnic will arm you with the skills to seam ...
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Accounting

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Accounting Support Services) (Level 4)

Gain understanding of the fundamentals of accounting and enhance your career opportunities with this flexible course that’s tailored to you.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

Blended learning

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Accounts Assistant, Accounts Officer, Accounts Receivable/Payable Officer, Administrator, Bookkeeper, Payroll Officer

Online

Time is precious.We have a range of fully online programmes and courses where you can undertake self-paced study, anytime, from anywhere. This way you can fit your study around your current lifestyle, without a lot of disruption to your worklife or family.How it worksYou will engage with self-paced study which will involve working through online mo ...
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OSTC Business and Tourism (Level 3)

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Administration

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

Designed to give you an overview and understanding of administration procedures, this programme will help you run an office smoothly and efficiently. If you're new to administration, this programme will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management. If you're someone who has already mastered the basics, this qualification will ...

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Executive Personal Assistant, Office Administrator, Project Assistant, Senior Receptionist

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) with a focus on Business

It is a great way to get started for tertiary study in business, tourism or applied management. This is suitable for you if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our tertiary programmes.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Further tertiary study

Accounting

Our accounting qualifications will prepare you to be a confident business professional who can make decisions, solve problems, communicate clearly, collaborate, be flexible and multi-task.  The biggest point of difference is the invaluable work experience you’ll gain as you study with industry visits, placements and internships. Our practical ...
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Applied Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Management)

This programme will improve your management ability through an array of course options. The flexibility within this qualification will also enable you to match your coursework to specific employment opportunities.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Assistant Manager, Manager, Operations Manager, Self-employed

Applied Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

Useful for you if you have work experience in a management or information systems role or a relevant undergraduate degree. This programme is for international students only and will deepen your understanding of current information systems management capabilities. There is the opportunity to work with industry during a professional project and the p ...

Career potential

Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst , Front End Designer , Information Systems Analyst , Information Systems Researcher , Information Systems Security Analyst , Project Manager, Technical/Solution Architect

Postgraduate

We have a range of options available to you to enhance your expertise. Most of our are structured in a way to allow you flexibility to focus on the topics that matter to you in your career growth.Our postgraduate programmes have a strong inclination towards research and critical thinking. Meaning, you’ll test and grow your own leadership skills by ...
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Applied Management

Gain a business qualification designed for the real world. Our Applied Management programmes give you the foundational skills needed in business through core papers. Then, focus your learning through an specialisation that you choose.Tailor your learning by selecting one of the applied management electives. Choose what you want to learn and special ...
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Event Management

Gain real-world business skills with a focus on Event Management. Our Applied Management programmes give you the foundational skills needed in business through core papers. Then, focus on specialising in event management with theory and practical internship experience.The point of difference at Otago Polytechnic is the real work experience you’ll g ...
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Professional Development

The biggest benefit of studying with us is the real experience you’ll gain with our hands-on approach to learning.Our courses are industry-focused that help you learn employable skills, suited to your workplace or industry. Many of our qualifications are delivered in a way that allows you flexibility in your work-life while you take up study.Ways y ...
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Human Resources

Our Human Resources (HR) qualifications will prepare you to confidently deal with both current and future-focussed HR issues communicating effectively within a recognised, ethical industry framework.  The invaluable real-life experience you’ll gain as you study at Otago Polytechnic is what will set you up for a career ...
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Applied Management

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

Are you organised and good at planning fun parties and informative events? Do you enjoy tackling a new challenge and having a job where every day is different? You could be suited for a career in event management. Undertake this programme and get all the skills you need to plan, organise, promote and run events, conferences and functions for a vari ...

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Event Manager

Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)

If you are looking to achieve an applied qualification in a specialist area to complement your existing design degree or experience, you can opt for this programme and specialise in either Communications, Fashion or Product Design. This diploma will help you gain an understanding of the professional and strategic requirements of your industry, and ...

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Brand Designer, Fashion Designer, Product Designer

Beauty Therapy

New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Level 5)

Extend your existing treatment capabilities and knowledge from beginner level to advanced. You’ll use state-of-the-art facilities, the latest LED technology and focus on results-driven treatments, learning the science behind beauty treatments. Courses include Advanced Beauty Therapy Science, Electrical Facial Therapy, and Spa and Massage Therapy.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Beauty Therapist, Electrologist, Resort Therapist, Self-Employed Beauty Therapist, Skin Therapist, Spa Therapist

Digital Media

New Zealand Diploma in Digital Media and Design (Level 5)

Through workshops, real-world projects and engagement with industry professionals, you’ll develop technical industry skills across a variety of areas such as camera expertise, lighting, videography, post-production and editing. You’ll also start to build your professional skills so can feel confident when responding to briefs and working to deadlin ...

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Broadcasting, Camera Operator, Content Creator, Editor, Filmmaker, Post-Production

Tourism

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. Please note: This programme will next be offered in July 2023 as an in-work qualification.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

Work-based

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Event and Conference Manager, Hotel Supervisor, Information Centre Supervisor, Senior Tour Guide, Tour Guide, Travel Agency General Manager, Travel Agent

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

The course is designed to take your current work environment as the basis of this qualification. It is a self-directed study where you investigate a challenge or an area at your workplace that you want to solve or develop. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desi ...

Duration

12 Months

Delivery

Distance

Career potential

Manager, Specialist roles, Team Leader

Photography

New Zealand Diploma in Photography (Level 6)

With a focus on self-initiated projects, entrepreneurship and live briefs from real clients, this programme is a mentored beginning to work. As well as technical photographic skills, you will learn the essential business skills you’ll need to get your professional practice up-and-running, and graduate with an industry-ready portfolio.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Content Creator, Digital Designer, Photographer, Videographer

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