Otago Polytechnic

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1. Personal Details

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2. Citizenship

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3. Study Options
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts through Assessment of Prior Learning
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)*
  • Bachelor of Construction*
  • Bachelor of Applied Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (Companion Animals)
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)*
  • Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)
  • 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)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)
  • 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
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Rural Animal Technician)*
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
  • National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia) (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas 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)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • 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)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)
  • Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses
  • Kickstart - to employment!
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health (Specialty)
  • 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
  • New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Social Services
  • New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity) (Landscape Construction) (Level 3)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)
  • Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)
  • Bridging programme to engineering diploma
  • 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)
  • Creating Living Buildings
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
  • Graduate Diploma In Applied Management - Dunedin
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Nursery Production) (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)
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)*
  • Bachelor of Design (Communication)
  • Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Electrical and Electronics) or (Light Vehicle)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Auckland
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Production (Fruit Production) (Level 4)*
  • Better Business Buying
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3)*
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
  • Equine First Aid short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Sports Turf) (Level 4)*
  • Better Business Reporting
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online
  • Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)*
  • Basic Equine Behaviour short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Levels 3 and 4)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Food Safety: Unit 167
  • Bachelor of Design (Product)
  • Master of Midwifery
  • New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 4)*
  • English for groups
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • 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)
  • Recertification and Registration Competence Programme for New Zealand Midwives and Overseas Midwives
  • Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Event Management
  • Food Safety: Unit 167
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) (Business)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Central Otago)
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)*
  • Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Design
  • Barista skills short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)*
  • Master of Design Enterprise
  • Coffee-making short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Sport Management
  • Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • Master of Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)
  • Communication Design Winter Camp
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
  • Introductory Growsafe short course
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • Study preparation for international students
  • Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4)
  • Certificate in Creative Studies
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • Introduction to Viticulture short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Introductory Snowschool Instruction (Applied) (Level 4) (Ski), (Snowboard) or (Telemark)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • STAR Fashion Skills
  • Pattern Making (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Drawing techniques for Landscape Design short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5)*
  • Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)
  • Design and Graphics short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)
  • Landscape Design short course
  • Introduction to TIG welding
  • Introduction to cherry growing short course
  • Laser Cutting for Design short course
  • Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Dry stone walling short course
  • Textile Printing short course
  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6)
  • Quad bike safety short course
  • Introduction to MIG welding
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
  • Diploma in Avalanche Studies (incorporating the NZMSC Avalanche Safety Stage 2 Certificate)
  • Industrial Garment Construction Techniques (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 7)
  • Plant science short course
  • Master of Applied Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • Engineering Maths - Summer School short course
  • Stone paving for the garden short course
  • Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)
  • Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Grafting short course
  • New Zealand Diploma in Wellness and Relaxation Massage (Level 5)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Glaze Theory and Practice course
  • Grapevine pruning short course
  • Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • Master of Visual Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Organic certification short course
  • Bachelor of Applied Science*
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Pests and diseases short course
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Plant naming and plant ID short course
  • Drawing with confidence night class (held in Wanaka)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science*
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science*
  • Pruning fruit short course
  • Introduction to Photoshop night class
  • Master of Applied Science*
  • Soils short course
  • Introduction to Photography night class
  • Tractor skills short course
  • Photography night class
  • Oamaru Stone Carving
  • Weather and frost short course
  • Introduction to Darkroom Photography
  • Avalanche Safety Stage 1
  • Weeds short course
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Introduction to Printmaking night class
  • Printmaking class
  • 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
  • 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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