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Experience New Zealand while learning English. We can develop special English language programmes for your school, team or organisation.
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New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Applied) (Level 3)

For intermediate English speakers who want to do further English Language or subject study in an academic context.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Further tertiary study

English

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 5)

Suitable for you if you are an upper-intermediate English speaker. This course will help you progress into advanced academic studies. You will also further grow your confidence in your English speaking ability.

Career potential

Further tertiary study

English

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)

This Certificate is for speakers who can use basic English in everyday settings but want to improve their English for study or work. It is a nationally-recognised qualification. It can lead to academic study at Otago Polytechnic, or you can use it to transfer to other study institutes in New Zealand.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Further tertiary study

English

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (General) (Level 3)

For speakers who can already use intermediate-level English in everyday settings but want to improve their English for study or work.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Further tertiary study

English

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Academic) (Level 4)

Perfect if you are an upper-intermediate English speaker. You will further enhance your English skills for professional or academic purposes. You can go from here into most of our advanced tertiary programmes.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Further tertiary study

English Language

An English Language qualification can lead you to further study in which you can read, write, speak and present confidently. Our qualifications are suitable for all experience levels. We will assess your current level and place you at the right qualification when you arrive. You will see an improvement in your English language skills as you study w ...
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English Language Requirements

All students (international and domestic) for whom English is not a first language must either:

demonstrate the specific IELTS requirement for the programme you wish to enter, or 
provide acceptable evidence of English language proficiency. 

If you do not know what IELTS score you need to meet to enter your chosen programme, either ...
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News / English Language

Wang Xin

Wang Xin

3 min read

Wang Xin is from Beijing, China and used to work in advertising. Three years ago she came to Otago Polytechnic to study English.“When I first came here my English was all book learning. It didn’t really prepare me for life in New Zealand as people speak really fast here and use different words. However coming to Otago Polytechnic’s English Language ...
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International

Kia ora and welcomeWe are a leader in high-quality education with some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in New Zealand. Our qualifications are recognised around the world and will prepare you for global career success.Every year, Otago Polytechnic welcomes more than 8,000 students from all around the world to our campuses in ...
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News / Information Technology

Linru Li (Victor)

Linru Li (Victor)

2 min read

Linru Li (Victor) from China has an ambitious goal: he would like to be an app developer or computer programmer.Victor came to Dunedin to study the New Zealand Certificate in English Language on the advice of his mum’s friend and is glad he did.“It is a very sophisticated teaching experience at Otago Polytechnic. It has helped me a lot. I made a lo ...
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News / English Language

Emilia Schmidt Staneloni

Emilia Schmidt Staneloni

2 min read

Imbibing global blends. Emilia Schmidt Staneloni has relished the cultural mix of Otago Polytechnic.
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Social Services and Education research

Read stories of recent research by our Social Services and Education staff.
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News / Applied Management

Rabia Talal

Rabia Talal

3 min read

Rabia Talal uses his language skills to make the world a better place.
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News / Information Technology

Jay Watphisit

Jay Watphisit

2 min read

Jay Watphisit has enjoyed finding his own style of learning.
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Mechanical

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

This hands-on qualification is designed for people already working in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing and fabrication industries, or for people who would like to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering these industries.

Duration

1 Year

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

CNC Machine Operator, Ducting Fabricator, Machine Operator, Metal Polisher, Metal Worker, Pattern Maker, Pipe Fitter/Welder, Specialist Production Welder, Trade Assistant

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Simco Ypma

Simco Ypma

2 min read

At the age of 22, Simco Ypma has already crossed a major item off his bucket list—travelling to New Zealand. Simco is from the city of Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands and is currently at Otago Polytechnic on exchange from his home institution, the Fontys University of Applied Sciences.
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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

Bachelor of Engineering Technology - Infrastructure Asset Management Apprenticeship

This is an apprenticeship pathway where you'll gain experience in industry projects within your chosen specialty - Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. This degree is accredited by Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) which ensures it meets national and international standards. You will also be eligible to become a graduate member of ENZ. Internat ...

Duration

2 Years

Delivery

Work-based

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Civil Engineer , Draughtsperson, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Engineer , Infrastructure Asset Manager , Mechanical Engineer , Natural Resources Engineer , Structural Engineer, Water and Waste Engineer 

Avalanche Safety

New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 6)

This certificate will provide you with the highest level of training available in New Zealand for this industry. You will enjoy being taught by the professionals and will graduate with the ability to assume supervisory roles in all sectors of the industry.

Delivery

Online with block course(s)

Location

Online, Wanaka

Career potential

Alpine Search and Rescue, Avalanche Controller, Heli/Alpine Guide, Ski Patroller

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.

Artists in Residence and Artist Adjunct

Find out more information about our roll call of past artists.
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Nursing learner community projects

Find out how our Nursing learners can help you.
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Avian Wildlife

Certificate in Avian Wildlife Healthcare (Veterinarian) (Level 7)

If you are a qualified Veterinarian who is being presented with sick or injured avian wildlife, this programme will give you the skills to administer medicine and/or surgery. You will graduate with the ability to provide optimal standards of welfare and outcomes for avian wildlife patients, plan and manage anesthesia, manage medical diseases, and p ...

Delivery

Online with a work placement at the Wildlife Hospital in Dunedin

Career potential

Avian Wildlife Surgeon, Lead Avian Vet

Orchard

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 4) - work based

This programme is for those already working in the fruit production or viticulture industry. A 50/50 mix of theory and practical, you’ll learn online whilst using your workplace as a setting to practice your developing skills. Courses include Soils and Water, Plant Science, Seasonal Tasks, Communication, and Pests, Weeds and Agrichemicals.

Delivery

Work-based

Location

Otago

Career potential

Fruit Grower, Fruit Production, Harvester, Orchard Farmer, Orchard Manager, Vineyard Farmer

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