Otago Polytechnic

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1. Personal Details

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2. Citizenship

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