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*
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Introduction to Computing
  • Bridging certificate to tourism
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)*
  • 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)
  • Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering
  • New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Team Leadership) (Level 3)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (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 Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)
  • Bridging certificate to beauty therapy
  • New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)
  • Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Bachelor of Social Services
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3)
  • 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)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering
  • 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)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business) (Level 4)
  • National Certificate in Horticulture (Introductory) (Level 2)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Rural Animal Technician)*
  • Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)
  • Graduate Diploma in Social Services (Specialty)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Professional/Academic) (Level 5)
  • Master of Professional Practice
  • New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)
  • General and Amenity Horticulture programme
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Health (Specialty)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)
  • Adding Sustainable Value (Certificate in Sustainable Practice (Level 5))
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)
  • Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering
  • New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)
  • Master of Occupational Therapy
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Emerging Stylist) (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • Landscape Construction and Amenity Horticulture programme
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Bridging certificate to business diploma or degree*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)
  • Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Creating Living Buildings
  • New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (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)
  • Nursery and Fruit Production programme
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
  • New Zealand Diploma in Cookery (Advanced) (Level 5) (Cookery)
  • Bridging certificate to beauty therapy
  • Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Bridging certificate to New Zealand Diploma in Engineering
  • New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)
  • Bachelor of Design (Communication)
  • Occupational Therapy postgraduate courses
  • New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Electrical and Electronics) or (Light Vehicle)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Auckland
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)
  • Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)
  • Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
  • Equine First Aid short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Sports Turf) (Level 4)*
  • 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
  • Health bridging certificate*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)*
  • New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
  • Basic Equine Behaviour short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Retail (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Accounting
  • New Zealand Certificate in Arts and Design (Level 4)
  • Arboriculture programme
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery
  • New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 4)
  • Food Safety: Unit 167
  • Bachelor of Design (Product)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)
  • Master of Midwifery
  • English for groups
  • Bachelor of Culinary Arts
  • New Zealand Diploma in Business (Leadership and Management) (Level 5)
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change
  • New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)
  • Food Safety: Unit 168
  • High country farming programme
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online
  • 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
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)
  • Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)
  • Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management
  • Bridging certificate to business diploma or degree*
  • 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
  • Bridging certificate to tourism
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)
  • Master of Design Enterprise
  • Coffee-making short course
  • Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5)
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) (Level 2)
  • Master of Design
  • Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management
  • Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)
  • Communication Design Winter Camp
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)
  • Introductory Growsafe short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Introductory Snowschool Instruction (Applied) (Level 4) (Ski), (Snowboard) or (Telemark)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Viticulture short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Avalanche Risk Management (Level 5)*
  • Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management
  • STAR Fashion Skills
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Pattern Making (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice
  • Drawing techniques for Landscape Design short course
  • Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)
  • Introduction to TIG welding
  • Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • Design and Graphics short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)
  • Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 4)
  • Landscape Design short course
  • Introduction to cherry growing short course
  • Laser Cutting for Design short course
  • Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (Companion Animals)
  • Introduction to MIG welding
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management
  • Dry stone walling short course
  • Textile Printing short course
  • Quad bike safety short course
  • New Zealand Diploma in Arts and Design (Level 5) - Ceramics programme
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management
  • Diploma in Avalanche Studies (incorporating the NZMSC Avalanche Safety Stage 2 Certificate)
  • Engineering Maths - Summer School short course
  • Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)
  • Industrial Garment Construction Techniques (Fashion Design Technology Series)
  • Plant science short course
  • Master of Applied Management
  • New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)
  • Master of Professional Practice
  • Stone paving for the garden short course
  • Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 7)
  • 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)
  • Master of Professional Practice - Auckland International Campus
  • New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)
  • Doctor of Professional Practice
  • Glaze Theory and Practice course
  • Grapevine pruning short course
  • New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)
  • Master of Visual Arts
  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Organic certification short course
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts
  • Pests and diseases short course
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science
  • Plant naming and plant ID short course
  • Drawing with confidence night class (held in Wanaka)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science
  • Master of Applied Science
  • Pruning fruit short course
  • Introduction to Photoshop night class
  • Soils short course
  • Introduction to Photography night class
  • Tractor skills short course
  • Photography night class
  • Oamaru Stone Carving
  • Avalanche Safety Stage 1
  • Train the trainer
  • Introduction to Darkroom Photography
  • Weather and frost short course
  • Darkroom Photography
  • Introduction to Printmaking night class
  • Weeds short course
  • 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.
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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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