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Central will give you a student experience like no other. Whether you choose to study with us on or off-campus, we have the facilities and educators to make your experience unique.

We’re Central. Why would you want to be anywhere else?

If you’re looking for knowledge, gained through practical and collaborative approaches to education, look no further than Central. Study surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenery in the world.

Our programmes are practical and give you the skills employers want. You will learn in the real world, practising on real projects and in real workplaces.

There are plenty of opportunities to start your career with part-time work while you are studying, or full time jobs once you graduate.

Learn in small classes with friendly supportive lecturers, who have strong links with industry.

What programmes can I study on-campus?

Central has a wide range of programmes on offer on campus in Cromwell or Wanaka. We also offer a variety of interesting short courses throughout the year.

Study options at Central Otago campus


What programmes can I study by distance learning?

Get the Central experience without living here. Central offers qualifications in Business, Avalanche Studies, Horticulture, Viticulture and Sustainable Practice by distance. Some distance programmes require you to attend block courses, either at our Central campus, or in other locations throughout New Zealand. Block courses usually cover practical or collaborative elements of a programme that cannot be achieved at a distance.

See a full programme list of off-campus programmes.

Can I study other Otago Polytechnic programmes which are not offered at Central?

There is a wide variety of Dunedin based distance programmes available to study while living in Central. Some have block courses which are run at Central.

See a full programme list of Dunedin off-campus programmes.


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