Otago Polytechnic

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1. Personal Details

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2. Citizenship

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3. Study Options
  • Certificate in Health (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Health (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)
  • Master of Design Enterprise
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)
  • Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness)
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Certificate in Health (Level 4)
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts through Assessment of Prior Learning
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Social Services
  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialty)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (Companion Animals)
  • Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering
  • Kickstart - to employment!
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)
  • Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)
  • Graduate Diploma in Sport Management
  • National Certificate in Computing (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Certificate in Creative Studies
  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
  • National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia) (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Avalanche Studies (incorporating the NZMSC Avalanche Safety Stage 2 Certificate)
  • Master of Midwifery
  • Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Certificate in Fashion Studies (Level 4)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2)
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation (Level 5)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)
  • Bridging programme to engineering degree
  • New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)
  • Recertification and Registration Competence Programme for New Zealand Midwives and Overseas Midwives
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)
  • Bridging programme to engineering degree
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health (Specialty)
  • Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)
  • Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)
  • Adding Sustainable Value (Certificate in Sustainable Practice (Level 5))
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) (Business)
  • Bridging programme to engineering diploma
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)
  • Certificate in Health (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Creative Studies
  • Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Avalanche Safety Stage 1
  • Creating Living Buildings
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma In Applied Management - Dunedin
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)
  • Certificate in Professional Hairdressing (Level 3)
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Cookery)
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)
  • Bachelor of Design (Communication)
  • Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Auckland
  • Better Business Buying
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) - Plasterboard Fixing and Stopping
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3)
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
  • Better Business Reporting
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online
  • Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3) - Akoraka Mahi Tini
  • Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)
  • Food Safety: Unit 167
  • Bachelor of Design (Product)
  • Graduate Diploma in Adventure Tourism Management
  • National Certificate in Sports Turf Management (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) - Trades taster
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) (Business)
  • Certificate in Engineering (Level 3)
  • English for groups
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change
  • Food Safety: Unit 168
  • New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Farming Systems) (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure) (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Health (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)
  • Graduate Diploma in Event Management
  • Food Safety: Unit 167
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Landscape Construction or Sustainable Horticulture
  • Certificate in Fashion Studies (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Viticulture, Landscaping, General Horticulture or Fruit Production
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Central Otago)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Design
  • Barista skills short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Level 4) Amenity Horticulture, Landscape or Nursery Production
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) - Plasterboard Fixing and Stopping
  • Master of Design Enterprise
  • Coffee-making short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Sport Management
  • Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • Certificate in Creative Studies
  • Master of Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)
  • Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)
  • Communication Design Winter Camp
  • Certificate in Engineering (Level 3)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • Introductory Growsafe short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • Study preparation for international students
  • Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3)
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)
  • STAR Fashion Skills
  • Pattern Making (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3) - Akoraka Mahi Tini
  • Drawing techniques for Landscape Design short course
  • Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Introduction to TIG welding
  • Dry stone walling short course
  • Design and Graphics short course
  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
  • Landscape Design short course
  • Introduction to cherry growing short course
  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 7)
  • Laser Cutting for Design short course
  • Introduction to MIG welding
  • Master of Applied Management
  • Stone paving for the garden short course
  • Textile Printing short course
  • Quad bike safety short course
  • Master of Professional Practice
  • Engineering Maths - Summer School short course
  • Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
  • Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Industrial Garment Construction Techniques (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Plant science short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • Glaze Theory and Practice course
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)
  • Master of Visual Arts
  • Grafting short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Grapevine pruning short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Organic certification short course
  • Drawing with confidence night class (held in Wanaka)
  • Pests and diseases short course
  • Plant naming and plant ID short course
  • Introduction to Photoshop night class
  • Introduction to Photography night class
  • Pruning fruit short course
  • Photography night class
  • Soils short course
  • Introduction to Darkroom Photography
  • Tractor skills short course
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Introduction to Printmaking night class
  • Weather and frost short course
  • Printmaking class
  • Weeds short course
  • Introduction to Ceramics night class
  • Ceramics night class
  • Introduction to Jewellery night class
  • Jewellery night class
  • Life Drawing night class
  • Introduction to Painting night class
  • Painting night class
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)
  • Sculpture night class
  • Textiles night class
4. Supporting Material

The entry requirements for the programme you are applying for can be found on the individual programme information pages on our website. You are encouraged to supply any supporting information below, alternatively once we have received your application we will be in contact with you to request any further information required to allow us to assess your application. We recommend using DOC, JPG or PDF formats with a max file size of 2MB.

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5. Ministry of Education Questions

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6. Learning and Disability Support

Our Student Success team will be in touch with you before you start your studies at Otago Polytechnic to offer you any assistance or support required.

Compulsory health and travel insurance
The Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students requires all international students to have comprehensive health and travel insurance. Appropriate travel and medical insurance is a condition of your student visa. Our recommended and preferred supplier is Uni-Care, and we can arrange this for you.
7. Marketing Information
8. Declaration
  Student Declaration (click to expand)

I declare that the information provided by me on this form is complete and correct; no information which could have a material bearing on any enrolment has been withheld. The Otago Polytechnic Council has the power to make statutes and policies under the Education Act 1989. I agree to comply with and be bound by those policies and statutes and The Robertson Library regulations. These are described in the Student Rights and Responsibilities information, which can be found on the Otago Polytechnic website at www.op.ac.nz, or from any Otago Polytechnic staff member. I authorise the Polytechnic to seek personal information relevant to Student Loans and Student Allowances from other agencies and to disclose such information to other agencies. I consent to Otago Polytechnic and the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association utilising the information supplied herein, including my Student Identification Card photograph for official purposes only, and to the storage of this information on their data systems. I understand that the making of a false declaration is an offence under the Crimes Act 1961.

For international students: I authorise the sharing of information between Otago Polytechnic and Immigration New Zealand. I understand that Immigration New Zealand will be notified if my enrolment is cancelled due to my poor attendance and/or academic progress.

Privacy

Otago Polytechnic collects and stores information about students to comply with various statutes or regulations. We also collect and store information to enable us to make decisions regarding your academic progress, and to provide you with evidence of your academic achievements. Where it is relevant, personal information may be disclosed to other agencies such as, but not limited to: the Ministry of Education, Audit New Zealand, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Skill New Zealand, Industry Training Organisation, Industry Licensing and Registration Bodies, other tertiary institutions and providers of work experience for students in courses/programmes with a practical component. In addition, when required by law, we will release information as directed. An information-matching agreement exists between the Ministry of Social Development and this institution in order to allow the payment of loans and allowances. We will also provide information to the Otago Polytechnic Students' Association for its membership records. You have the right to see and correct information which has been collected by us. Please contact the Chief Operating Officer if you wish to enquire about personal information held by Otago Polytechnic.

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