Studying is possible

Studying might be more possible than you think - more flexible and more affordable. Revamp your future and discover a new career path, through study. Explore our courses and qualifications that start mid-year.

For many, taking up study might seem a luxury. Often not considered due to the cost, the time or the challenge.

But we want to tell you that studying is possible.

  • It’s more affordable than you think
  • It’s more flexible than you think
  • It’s more possible than you think

If you aren’t 100% happy with your situation right now - and you want to invest in yourself - we encourage you to explore your options.

Get your dream job
Set your up whānau for life
Believe in yourself

And now is the time. Explore our courses and qualifications that start mid-year. Apply and get your future underway.

Tertiary study is...

Explore qualifications that start mid-year

Adventure & Tourism
Agriculture & Animal Care

Beekeeping

  • New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 3) - 33 weeks part-time. Starts in August. Online study with block courses available in a range of locations. Gain the skills and confidence to manage your own beehives. This is your last opportunity to begin studying this programme in 2022 and to get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4) - 33 weeks part-time. Starts in August. Online study with block courses available in a range of locations. Suitable if you've completed our Level 3 Apiculture programme or have equivalent skills and knowledge. Gain the skills to operate as a Leading Hand in a commercial operation or to run your own commercial operation. This is your last opportunity to begin studying this programme in 2022 and to get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture (Queen Bee Rearing) (Level 4) - 33 weeks part-time. Starts in August. Online study with block courses available in a range of locations. Suitable if you've completed our Level 3 Apiculture programme or have equivalent skills and knowledge. Learn how to rear queen bees for a commercial operation or to operate your own queen-rearing operation. This is your last opportunity to begin studying this programme in 2022 and to get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply.

Vet nursing

  • New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (Companion Animals) - 20 weeks, full-time. Starts in July. Study online and then complete a 40-hour work placement to gain hands-on skills. This programme is your first step towards an animal-related profession such as kennel and cattery management, pet grooming, wildlife management or education.
  • New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6) - Online with block courses and 240 hours of veterinary clinic work experience. Starts in July. Graduate successfully and become a fully qualified, professional Veterinary Nurse and enter the New Zealand Register of Veterinary Nurses.
  • Certificate in Avian Wildlife Healthcare (Veterinary Nurses) (Level 6) - 1 year, part-time. Starts in July. Online with a five-day work placement at the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. This programme is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and is ideal if you are a qualified Veterinary Nurse who is increasingly being presented with injured or sick avian wildlife. 
  • Certificate in Avian Wildlife Healthcare (Veterinarian) (Level 7) - 1 year, part-time. Starts in July. Online with a five-day work placement at the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital. This programme is the only one of its kind in New Zealand. It's ideal if you're a qualified Veterinarian who is increasingly being presented with injured or sick avian wildlife and will give you the skills to administer medicine and/or surgery. 
     

High-country farming

  • Level 3 High Country Farming - 1 year full-time. Starts in July. The only farming programme in New Zealand with a high-country focus. Enjoy the chance to do on-farm, practical assessments, as well as work placements on local high-country stations. As a graduate, you could be employed in pastoral farming/rural-based workplaces working under limited supervision. This is your last opportunity to begin studying this programme in 2022 and to get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply.
Art
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts - 3 years full-time. During your first year, get a taste of all of our studio disciplines (Ceramics, Electronic Arts, Jewellery and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print, Sculpture and Textiles) and then choose the one you're keen to focus on for your second and third year. This programme will set you up for an exciting and diverse range of creative professions. Our July start is for those with advanced standing. You will need to be eligible for 60 cross-credits to apply so you can go straight into our semester two courses.
  • Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. July start. If you already hold a degree and would like to develop your fine arts skills, this programme offers you the chance to carry out an intensive course of study in your chosen discipline (Ceramics, Electronic Arts, Jewellery and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print, Sculpture or Textiles).
  • Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. July start. Ideal if you want to develop research skills in studio and theory, or pursue further postgraduate study. Graduate with higher-level employment prospects in education, or the arts industry and management sectors. Or, you may become a practising artist.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts - 6 months full-time, 1 year part-time. July start. If you want a taste of postgraduate study in art, this is the programme for you. You'll develop studio work and write an essay on an aspect of related research methodology. Employment opportunities are exciting and diverse across the creative professions.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts - 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. July start. The perfect opportunity to do practical and theory-based guided art research. Develop and display mastery of professional, technical and conceptual skills through an original exhibition and associated writing. The skills you develop are transferable to a wide variety of employment situations.
  • Master of Visual Arts1 year full-time, 2 years part-time. Flexible start. Deep dive into practical- and theory-based research through this advanced qualification. You'll develop studio work, an oral seminar paper, an essay for critical feedback and an original exhibition. Skills gained in this programme are highly valued in a variety of industries including education, art and design, arts management, editorial and curatorial practices.
  • Master of Fine Arts - 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time. Flexible start. This degree is suitable for you if you want to become a professional arts practitioner. You'll carry out original research culminating with a public exhibition and dissertation.
Business
Community Services
  • New Zealand Certificate in Whānau Ora (Level 3) - Perfect for support workers or whānau who want to understand how to support each other by applying Māori wellbeing knowledge. This programme is delivered at Arai Te Uru Kokiri Centre. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully-funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
Construction
Design
  • New Zealand Certificate in Digital Media and Design (Level 4)Perfect way to start learning digital design and photography skills. Study 17 weeks, full-time on Dunedin campus.
  • New Zealand Certificate in Fashion (Level 4) - A building block toward the Bachelor of Fashion Design. Career potential includes job roles such as Fashion Assistant, Fashion Retailer, Junior Stylist, Merchandiser, etc.
  • Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)Advance your current work role to specialist positions by extending your design skills. You can opt for this programme and specialise in communications, fashion, or Product Design.
  • Bachelor of Design (Honours)One-year full-time study to advance your undergraduate qualification in design. This may help you extend your practice or job roles to a higher level.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in DesignOne-semester study to help you get a taste of postgraduate study in Design. This may also help you extend your practice or job roles to a higher level.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in DesignBack the designer in you with research skills with this one-year qualification. This may help you extend your practice or job roles to a higher level.
  • Master of DesignThis is an advanced programme emphasising design research. You can choose to conclude the degree by either completing a Thesis or developing an Integrated Body of Creative Work.
Education & Culture

English Language

Teaching

  • New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) - 17 weeks, full-time certificate. You'll learn how to be an inclusive educator, promoting diversity and the place of Māori as tangata whenua.
  • New Zealand Certificate in Education Support (Level 4) - 17 weeks, full-time certificate. Learn the skills to provide educational support in class. Roles include a Teacher Aide for students ranging from early childhood students up to, and including, tertiary students. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7) - One year, full-time course. You will be able to study in a way that suits your work schedule and other responsibilities as we offer online, distance learning and on-campus activities.

 

Engineering
Food & Hospitality
Hair & Beauty
Health

Midwifery

Nursing

  • New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5) - 18 months, full-time. This programme will give you the skills you need to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as an Enrolled Nurse. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022, funded partially by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs may apply.
  • Competency Assessment Programme for NZ Registered Nurses - 8 Weeks Full-time. The perfect option if you’re a New Zealand Registered Nurse who needs a Competency Assessment Programme to obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. 
  • Competency Assessment Programme for Overseas Registered Nurses - 8 Weeks Full-time. If you’re an internationally registered nurse who has met the initial Nursing Council of New Zealand criteria, this is the programme for you. 

Occupational Therapy

Horticulture
  • Te Whakamahi Whenua (Level 3) - Domestic students can study this course for free in 2022. Possible work opportunities include: Conservationist, Guide, Host, Tourism, Wellbeing Assessor, Whānau Support. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • New Zealand Certificate in Land Based Sustainability Practices (Level 3) - 100% online qualification you can study from home. Last opportunity to study this for free in 2022. Begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • Level 3 General Horticulture - 100% online qualification you can study from home. Last opportunity to study this for free in 2022. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • Level 3 Nursery Production - 20 weeks of part-time, online study while utilising your workplace to practice new skills. This is for you if you are employed in the nursery sector. Start your study mid-year in 2022, funded partially by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs may apply.
  • Level 3 and 4 Nursery and Fruit Production - 1 year, full-time qualification delivered on our Cromwell campus. Open diverse work opportunities in the nursery and fruit production sector. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • Level 4 Amenity Horticulture - Study full-time on-campus or part-time alongside employment in the horticulture industry. You will learn online with block courses in Dunedin. Start your study mid-year in 2022, funded partially by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs may apply.
  • Level 4 Fruit Production - 2 Years Part-time, delivered online with block courses at our Cromwell campus. This is a work-based programme. Start your study mid-year in 2022, funded partially by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs may apply.
  • Level 5 Fruit Production - 1 year, full-time online qualification with block courses at our Cromwell campus. Part-time study is also possible. Our July intake is only for the online, work-based programme. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022, funded partially by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs may apply.
Information Technology
  • New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) - Building block towards the Bachelor of Information Technology programme. Develop foundation skills in IT and gain practical experience in this industry. 17 Weeks, full-time qualification. This is the last opportunity to begin your study mid-year in 2022 and get it fully-funded by the Government's TTAF scheme. Additional living or study costs apply. 
  • Bachelor of Information Technology - Gain the core skills associated with this degree. You’ll complete internships and work on real-industry projects, graduating with a portfolio of games you’ve created.
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7) - 16 Weeks, full-time qualification. Ideal for those who have a degree in another subject and want to develop their computing skills or for IT graduates who want to enhance their knowledge in a specialist area.
  • Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - One-year full-time degree. A more intensive programme than the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology where you can develop your IT expertise even further.
Sport
Trades & Pre-trades
Pathways

Why study with us?

  1. Educational excellence
    We have qualifications to suit every level, from certificate to doctorate. Our average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:16.
  2. Hands on learning
    You will learn by doing; giving you both the skills and experience that future employers are looking for.
  3. Personal growth and support
    Enjoy a friendly and inclusive place to study with a great range of facilities, services and support channels.

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