More for your future

Start mid-year 2023

Study can help you get more out of life. More opportunity and more flexibility for you and your whānau. It’s more possible than you think.

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More options: a new qualification gives you adaptability to the changing job market. Whatever your goals, we have a qualification to get you there.

More skills: hands-on learning means you gain the practical experience employers value.

More growth: more opportunity whether it means a promotion or beginning a new career.

More confidence: once you’ve done the work, you have the skills. Go boldly into your future.

Featured Mid-Year Qualifications

Animal care
Beekeeping (Apiculture)
Business & Accounting
Digital Media

New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4) — Build the skills and portfolio you need to apply for a diploma or degree-level programme. If further study isn't your end goal, this qualification will prepare you for a junior role in a creative workplace. This is also a great qualification to test if the creative industry is right for you.

Food & Hospitality

Begin your journey in the hospitality and culinary arts industry. These qualifications will open doors to exciting industries with a huge range of job opportunities in restaurants, bars, cafés, catering companies, vineyards, or hotels. 


Dunedin campus

Grow your skills in horticulture in the student capital of New Zealand and one of the country’s best centres of learning. 

Cromwell campus




Information Technology
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) - Begin here to develop the foundation skills in IT and gain practical experience in this industry. 
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - During this hands-on degree, you'll cover a broad general knowledge of IT and then focus on an area that interests you most. Through a series of projects, you'll gain industry-relevant techniques so you can hit the ground running. 
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7) — This certificate is ideal for you if you have a degree in another subject and want to develop your computing skills, or for IT graduates who want to enhance their knowledge in a specialist area. This programme can also be studied part-time alongside full-time employment and can be tailored to suit your needs.
Trades & pre-trades

Learn the basis of the trade and know your way around the tools needed to work as a professional in the industry. Our qualifications are designed to provide you with a head-start for a future apprenticeship. This is a great place to start if you want to gain confidence in your skills and abilities. 

Bicycle Mechanics
  • New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) — This is an apprenticeship qualification to become a qualified builder, and a pathway to becoming a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP). Work as an apprentice under the supervision of a qualified builder, learn from industry professionals and gain sought-after skills through a carpentry apprenticeship pathway.
Electrical trades

“Otago Polytechnic had the best graduate stats, post graduate stats, and employment stats. I was ecstatic when I was accepted. The resources there are amazing, and there’s a really good mix of theoretical and practical.”

Ann Gutsell

Bachelor of Nursing Graduate

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