Otago Polytechnic

Media

Certificate in Film and Television (Level 4)

  • Dunedin (Cumberland Street Campus)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Want a career in the film and television industry? Then this is the perfect programme to get you started and can lead to junior positions or further media training programmes. We have strong professional links with TV production companies and use these links to give you real-world practical production experience during this qualification.

Certificate in Digital Photography (Level 5)

  • Dunedin (Cumberland Street Campus)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

During this hands-on programme, you will learn the techniques and skills required to produce memorable and attention-grabbing imagery by specialising in digital imagery and manipulation. This is a great starting point for a photographic career but can also be used as a launch pad into any of the other visually-orientated industries and programmes.

National Diploma in Journalism (Multimedia) (Level 5)

  • Dunedin (Cumberland Street Campus)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply until start date

If you have an interest in current, local, national and international news, a broad education, an interest in people, an inquiring mind and the ability to work under pressure, then you could utilise these strengths to create a career in journalism.

Diploma in Digital Photography (Level 6)

  • Dunedin (Cumberland Street Campus)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Gain the skills, technical knowledge and creative expression you need to become a successful commercial photographer. Part of this qualification includes learning how to build your own website, how to market your photography services online and how to run your own photography business.

Health, Community & Education

Bachelor of Midwifery

  • Dunedin or other*
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts January
  • Apply - applications are now closed for 2017. Applications open from June, 2017 for our 2018 intake. For further information, please email ebsMID@op.ac.nz

Attain a unique and internationally-renowned qualification which leads to registration as a midwife in New Zealand. Receive a solid theoretical education and gain significant midwifery practice in a range of settings. Study in one of five satellites through blended learning with compulsory block courses in Dunedin or Kapiti.

Bachelor of Nursing

  • Dunedin and Timaru
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply - applications are now closed for our 2017 intake. Applications for our 2018 intake will reopen around July/August 2017. For further information, please email ebsNUR@op.ac.nz

Become educated to the highest professional standards through both theoretical and practical learning. On successful completion of the Bachelor of Nursing, you will be eligible to sit the State Final Examination for registration as a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

  • Dunedin or Hamilton
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by 30 June and 20 October

This exciting programme includes fieldwork placements and will lead to registration as an Occupational Therapist in New Zealand. It is also recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

  • Online with compulsory block courses*
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February
  • Apply by January

Gain the confidence to engage in evidence-based practice and develop your research skills. Prepare for jobs in research-orientated positions or more responsible roles in occupational therapy practice.

Bachelor of Social Services

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Prepare to become a skilled professional working in New Zealand’s social services. Gain a solid foundation in various aspects of the field before choosing your area of specialisation and working with real-life clients. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience. This progamme includes specialities in Counselling, Career Practice, Social Services, and an exit Diploma in Social Services (Level 6) with specialities in Disability and Mental Health Support. Students who select Disability or Mental Health specialities can choose to progress to degree-level in Social Services.

Certificate in Health (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or online*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by November or June

Don’t have the required academic qualifications to enter a degree or diploma-level healthcare programme? No problem! This Certificate, offered by the School of Social Services, can act as a bridging option to help you meet the minimum academic criteria for application to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Social Services and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness). Compulsory block courses are required for those studying online.

Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Up to 3 years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply anytime

This recognised tertiary qualification is ideal if your professional demands are such that an increased proficiency in matters Māori would be advantageous.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for Overseas Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • 8-12 weeks full-time
  • Starts 2 October, 2017
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Ideal if you need a Competency Assessment Programme to obtain nursing registration in New Zealand. Gain the specific knowledge required to practice as part of a healthcare team in the New Zealand system.

Competency Assessment Programme (CAP) for New Zealand Registered Nurses

  • Dunedin
  • 5-8 weeks full-time
  • Starts 2 October, 2017
  • Apply until two weeks before start date

Complete this theoretical and applied programme to obtain a current Annual Practising Certificate. Acquire the most up-to-date skills and knowledge required to be part of a healthcare team in New Zealand.

Recertification and Registration Competence Programme for New Zealand Midwives and Overseas Midwives

  • Online
  • Flexible*
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

We offer four courses, approved by the Midwifery Council, as part of the Registration Competence Programme for overseas midwives and Recertification Programme for New Zealand registered midwives.

Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies (Level 5)

  • Online and Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street) with practical block courses
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Studied through a blend of online learning, practical block courses and clinical experience in our Massage Therapy Clinic, this Certificate is the first year of the Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6). You will develop excellent massage technique, an understanding of anatomy and physiology and will be prepared for a career as a stress management educator or a wellness and relaxation massage therapist positioned at the premium end of the market.

Certificate in Early Childhood Studies (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Working with children is a rewarding, challenging, fun and diverse career. This introductory programme helps you gain the core skills and knowledge you need to prepare you to undertake the higher level learning required for employment in the early childhood sector. A section of this programme is practical and includes work placement in early childhood centres.

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)*

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Gain valuable experience during a fieldwork placement and become equipped with the knowledge, skills and values required to work in human services in New Zealand and overseas. Online delivery available by negotiation.This programme includes the following specialty strands in Community Facilitation, Mental Health and Addiction Support, and Social Services.

New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply - applications are now closed for 2017. Applications for our 2018 intake will open around June/July 2017. For further information, please email ebsNUR@op.ac.nz

Enrolled Nurses deliver nursing care and health education across a range of health care settings under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Prepare to apply for registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) as an Enrolled Nurse through this diploma. Time spent in our clinical practice facility and on clinical placement will give you vital hands-on experience and allow you to put your theory into practice.

Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)

  • Online and Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street) with practical block courses
  • 2 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Are you passionate about developing a career in healthcare, focused on the hands-on treatment and management of musculo-skeletal conditions? This practical programme uses a blend of online learning, practical block courses and clinical experience in our Massage Therapy Clinic to give you the skills you will need. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with Massage New Zealand as a Registered Massage Therapist.

Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)

  • Dunedin or Rotorua
  • 2 years; part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts 27 February, 2017
  • Apply now!

Offered through the Moana House Training Institute, this qualification will enable you to take up a professional role within the mental health and addictions sector. It is recognised by DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa–New Zealand), the relevant professional body for addictions practitioners, and upon successful completion you can apply for professional registration with DAPAANZ

Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)

  • Dunedin (blended learning: online, distance learning and on-campus activities)
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts - flexible (with some scheduled start dates aswell)
  • Apply anytime

If you would like to study flexibly towards a teaching qualification in tertiary education, we can offer you a stimulating programme relevant to your teaching context. You will be able to study in a way that suits your schedule and responsibilities and, as a graduate, you will be able to design and facilitate inclusive learning in your tertiary cultural context. Experienced tertiary educators may wish to access the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) pathway offered by Capable NZ.

Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice

  • Online
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, May, July, September
  • Apply anytime

Already a registered midwife and looking for a way to expand your professional practice? Undertake four courses of seven weeks each that focus on aspects of midwifery practice and develop your existing skills. We are now also offering a Postgraduate Certificate Complex Care Pathway. Please contact suzanne.miller@op.ac.nz for more information about this option.

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

  • Online
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, May, July, September
  • Apply anytime

Build on the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice to extend your midwifery knowledge through a review of current thinking and research. Tailor the courses to enhance your employment potential.

Master of Midwifery

  • Online
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

This qualification allows you to develop skills through independent research and scholarship, thus increasing your career prospects. Students can build on from their Postgraduate Diploma with another year to achieve their Master of Midwifery degree.

Master of Occupational Therapy

  • Online with one block course per year*
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts February and July*
  • Apply by January or July (domestic); January or May (international)

Embark on this qualification of excellence and develop your professional practice and research skills to internationally-recognised standards, opening up a world of employment opportunities for you.

Low Vision Rehabilitation Course

  • Online
  • One semester
  • Level 8
  • Starts July
  • Apply now

Do you want to develop your understanding of visual impairment? Do you want to provide low vision services to patients and/or people in your community?

Creative

Bachelor of Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Translate your creativity into a career! A qualification in the Visual Arts will allow you to find employment in an exciting and diverse range of professions such as a practising artist, curator, art educator or researcher. A variety of roles within the digital and film industries would also be possible.

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Ideal if you are a high achiever who intends to pursue further study, this research-focused programme culminates in an exhibition and writings demonstrating your intellectual rigour and professional expertise.

Bachelor of Design (Communication)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now for 2018

Learn about key areas of Communication Design including graphic design, photography, advertising and web design, and gain the skills to pursue a career in a rapidly expanding global media environment. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience.

Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now!

Become a skilled, industry-ready fashion professional with this internationally-recognised qualification. This leading fashion degree is recognised for its international opportunities, industry connections and the chance to truly develop your individual style and identity as a designer.

Bachelor of Design (Product)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now!

Undertake this hands-on, innovative programme and learn about a human-centred, sustainable approach to the design of products, services and systems for commercial, industrial and community use. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience.

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November (late applications will be accepted dependent on places available)

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in architecture design and the building industry. This programme offers a highly practical, authentic learning experience which will prepare you for employment in an established architectural practice or for the further study and research needed to become a Registered Architect.

Certificate in Creative Studies

  • Dunedin (Design School)
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply now!

If you are unsure which creative career to pursue or you want to develop a portfolio for application to a degree, this is the programme for you. Develop a solid understanding of a variety of disciplines.

Certificate in Fashion Studies (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply by 30 June

Develop the skills, knowledge and industry awareness necessary to study for the Bachelor of Design (Fashion) or to gain employment as a trainee machinist or production assistant in the fashion industry.

Glaze Theory and Practice course

  • Online
  • Two stages over two years*
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Discover the secrets of what happens during the transformational process of firing and take the opportunity to research finishing processes which interest you. This 15-credit course forms part of the Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6) qualification.

Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 6)

  • Distance/online with practical classes in various locations
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Looking for a way to express your creativity? Undertake New Zealand’s only specialised tertiary programme in ceramic arts and explore a range of techniques and practices for creating an array of forms and imagery.

Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Level 7)

  • Distance/online with practical classes in various locations
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Take your ceramist skills to the next level with this specialised programme where the emphasis is on exploration and experimentation. Create works that unite practical ability and intellectual energy.

Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

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, tailored to suit your individual goals and requirements.

Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now!

Achieve an applied qualification to complement your degree in a specialist area of design. Ideal if you are a professional designer or practitioner wishing to develop your applied skills and studio project experience.

Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

If you are seeking initial engagement in postgraduate study this structured programme is for you! Create a body of critically engaged studio work and write a set essay on an aspect of related research methodology.

Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Visual Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art or low residency option
  • 1 year
  • Level 9
  • Starts March and July
  • Apply anytime

Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing, leading to a broader range of career options.

Master of Fine Arts

  • Dunedin School of Art or low residency option
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Practicing artists will especially benefit from this in-depth research project, which has been benchmarked against national and international standards and culminates in a public exhibition and dissertation.

Master of Design Enterprise

  • Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply now!

Want to develop the ability to provide design and design-led strategy expertise within an organisation or enterprise? Engage in industry-based research tailored to suit your particular needs.

Bachelor of Design (Honours)

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018 (Dunedin and Auckland)
  • Apply now for 2018

If you have already achieved excellence in your undergraduate degree, this postgraduate qualification is a great opportunity to extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of design research methods and professional design practice. Graduates of this programme will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study or employment in a design creative lead role.

Postgraduate Certificate in Design

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018 (Dunedin and Auckland)
  • Apply now for 2018

This qualification introduces you to postgraduate study in a guided learning environment. Extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of design research methods and the professional design environment. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Postgraduate Diploma in Design* or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for employment in a wide range of creative or design management roles.

Postgraduate Diploma in Design

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 8
  • Starts 2018 (Dunedin and Auckland)
  • Apply now for 2018

Ideal for graduates who want to extend and deepen their research skills and professional design practices through applied design research projects which are self-generated or developed with industry or community partners. Graduates will be well-prepared for further postgraduate study such as our Master of Design* or Master of Design Enterprise qualifications, or for a career in design or design management.

Master of Design

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 9
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply now!

This qualification of excellence allows you to develop a significant body of scholarly creative work which is presented in a public forum and supported by an exegesis or equivalent. Alternatively, you can complete this programme through a thesis which could form the basis of academic journal articles. Graduates will be well-prepared for doctoral-level study, an academic career or a lead design or design management role.

Ceramics night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

The Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic has the largest ceramics department in New Zealand. Benefit from an emphasis on hands-on experimentation in clay-making workshops.

Life Drawing night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

The aim of this class is to expand your perception and ability to express that perception through drawing.

Introduction to Jewellery night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Jewellery classes will have a different skill focus per term. These may include basic ring making or using resin for colour, translucency and embedding.

Painting night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

These classes will explore the material language of acrylic paint. Emphasis will be on your discovery of mark-making through painterly experimentation and play. Each lesson has a different theme. Classes are suitable for those with previous experience.

Introduction to Printmaking night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

We deal with printed images every day. Anything that is made in a reproducible format is a print; photocopies, posters, photographs etc. This class teaches a process-based approach to making prints.

STAR Fashion Skills

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Starts Tues 11 & Weds 12 July, 2017
  • Apply anytime

Do you love fashion and design? Come and join us for a two day hands-on workshop where you will create accessories through deconstructing & reconstructing up-cycled materials.

Industrial Garment Construction Techniques (Fashion Design Technology Series)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 evening classes (5.00pm-7.00pm)
  • Starts - to be confirmed for 2018
  • Apply anytime

Explore the world of industrial sewing and garment construction with no-fail solutions to perfect pockets, flys, zippers and collars.

Textile Printing short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Starts - to be confirmed for 2018
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to create your own personalised fabrics for fashion and interiors. During this practical workshop you will be introduced to textile print processes including screen printing using stencils, techniques and colour. You will design an original textile print and produce samples and a final piece of resolved work.

Design and Graphics short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts Fri 18 & Sat 19 August, 2017
  • Apply anytime

Learn to create your own professional marketing and promotional materials using Adobe Suite design software.

Laser Cutting for Design short course

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days, 9.00am-4.00pm
  • Starts Fri 13 & Sat 14 October, 2017
  • Apply anytime

Be introduced to the latest laser cutting technology and CAD software with an opportunity to create your own designed object/s from a range of materials including wood, card & plastic.

Introduction to Photography night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Learn the basics of digital photography! Topics covered include exposure, composition, flash basics and digital printing.

Pattern Making (Fashion Design Technology Series)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 evening classes (5.00pm-7.00pm)
  • Starts Tues 25 July, Tues 1 & Tues 8 August, 2017
  • Apply anytime

Create patterns from base pattern blocks with this basic to intermediate level course, taught by our technical expert, Annette Cadogan. Learn about pattern manipulation, standard size & fit, and bodice, skirt, dress and/or trouser blocks depending on your skill level.

Communication Design Winter Camp

  • Dunedin
  • 5 days (10.00am - 1.00pm and/or 2.00pm - 5.00pm)
  • Starts Mon 10 July, 2017
  • Apply by Friday 16 June, 2017

Digital Animation and Digital Illustration are offered as part of our visual design short courses for 2017. Our Communication Design Winter Camp is held during the mid-year school holidays.

Textiles night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts - various*
  • Apply anytime

Explore a variety of techniques associated with textiles and develop the skills and ability to translate these to fabric through a textiles-based project.

Sculpture night class

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to build forms and figures in clay? This night class will introduce you to the hand building techniques of pinching, coiling and slab building. The workshop is ideal for those with no previous clay experience but also for those who have some experience with clay.

Drawing with confidence night class (held in Wanaka)

  • Wanaka
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Explore art methods and media, learn new skills, discover what you enjoy most and develop creative ideas!

Introduction to Darkroom Photography

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn about darkroom photography? Under the warmth of a yellow safe light, you will be introduced to gelatin silver photography and the practice of processing and developing their own black and white films and prints.

Darkroom Photography

  • Dunedin School of Art
  • One weekly session per term*
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Want to further develop your darkroom photography skills? During this night class, a master black and white printer will be able to help you with your problems and critique your prints.

Hospitality

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on the availability of places in the programme.

Embark on a qualification – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – that will equip you for a career as a chef, artisan food producer, food writer, teacher, entrepreneur, promoter and much more! An option is available for those with relevant work experience through the assessment of prior learning facilitation process.

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago (Youth Guarantee only available in Dunedin)
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 1 year part-time (Central Otago)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin only)
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April

Strong basic culinary skills are the foundation that cooks and chefs build their professional reputation upon. During this hands-on programme, food preparation and cookery techniques are central to your learning and you will gain valuable commercial and kitchen experience in Otago Polytechnic's training restaurants. The Youth Guarantee version of this programme is only available in Dunedin.

New Zealand Certificate in Cookery (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November (Dunedin - late applications will be accepted based on availability of places); 15 January (Central Otago)

Begin your journey from cook to chef. Involving lots of hands-on, practical cooking in our training kitchens, and a work experience opportunity, this qualification will expand the skills you have developed in a Level 3 cookery programme.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 3) (Café Services) (Bar Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Gain the essential skills needed for working in the bar and café sector of the hospitality industry. Our on-site cafe and restaurant training facilities will enable you to gain important hands-on experience which you can then put into practice during an industry work experience placement.

New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) (Restaurant Services)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July
  • Apply by 30 April. Late applications will be accepted based on availability of places.

Take your food and beverage skills to the next level. Grow your industry knowledge and expertise and gain practical experience through our training restaurant and work placements.

Bachelor of Culinary Arts through Assessment of Prior Learning

  • Distance*
  • 1 year
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

If you already have significant skills and experience in the hospitality industry, then this may be an option for you. Our Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) service measures your knowledge against formal qualifications.

New Zealand Diploma in Hospitality Management (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply by 30 November. Late applications are accepted based on availability of places.

Want to work in a hospitality management role? This programme will enable you to gain the skills and attributes you need to tackle junior/trainee, supervisor or team leader roles across a range of hospitality sectors such as restaurants, bars, cafés, accommodation/hotels or catering.

Food Safety: Unit 167

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 day per unit
  • Starts 19 April, 2017 or 2 October, 2017 (Dunedin); 15 June, 2017 (Central)
  • Apply anytime

Working with food? This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work, in a food business. This course is also run as a STAR course for secondary school students.

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 - LCQ Training Seminar (Dunedin)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days (9.00am-3.00pm)
  • Starts - 27 March, 22 May, 5 September or 27 November, 2017
  • Apply anytime

This course provides comprehensive training for people who are preparing for a supervisory position in a licensed premise, and intend to apply for their Manager’s Certificate.

STAR – Espresso Coffee

  • Dunedin
  • 15 hours
  • Starts - please enquire
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to prepare espresso beverages using commercial espresso coffee equipment.

Food Safety: Unit 168

  • Dunedin or Central Otago
  • 1 day per unit
  • Starts 20 April, 2017 or 3 Oct, 2017 (Dunedin); To be confirmed (Central)
  • Apply anytime

Working with food? There is a high chance you will need to attend this course. It is a legal requirement in some workplaces, and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work, in a food business. This course is also run at our Central Otago campus as a STAR course for secondary school students.

Business, Tourism & IT overview

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Develop high-level technical and problem-solving skills and a solid theoretical understanding of IT concepts in this hands-on degree. A Bachelor of Information Technology will take you places!

Bachelor of Applied Management

  • Dunedin or Auckland*
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Develop fundamental management understanding and skills that will allow you to work in a range of management roles. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain a well-respected business degree as this programme has industry experiences at its centre. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience.

Bachelor of Applied Management (Accounting)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This qualification has Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) accreditation and is ideal if you are studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant or Associated Chartered Accountant. Incorporating case studies, workplace-based or focused assignments, and a major industry project for professional accounting and associated research project, this hands-on qualification has industry experience and connections at its core.

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to gain practical experience and a firm grasp of IT foundation skills? Learn about a variety of topics within the computer field, develop your IT skills and gain knowledge of the industry. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)* or other equivalent qualification. (*subject to final approval)

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017; February, 2018; July, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Gain an in-depth introduction to computing and software. This qualification gives you the foundation you need to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology or other IT programmes.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 4) (Business)

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 semester full-time (Dunedin); 16 weeks full-time (Auckland)
  • Level 4
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July. Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Successful completion of this Certificate will guarantee you entry into our business diploma or degree programme! Through project-based learning, discover how to produce effective business documents and communication. The Auckland-based programme is for international students only.

New Zealand Certificate in Tourism (Level 4) (Operations)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply until start date

This exciting, hands-on Certificate will give you the skills to provide a quality visitor experience through your in-depth knowledge of New Zealand tourism destinations. Take part in a series of local industry visits, organise a trade show and go on a field trip to Queenstown - the world-renowned, adventure capital of New Zealand.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin or online through the TANZ eCampus
  • 1 semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2017 (TANZ-monthly intakes)
  • Apply until start date

This nationally-recognised programme is ideal if you are already in, or seeking to move into, a general administrative, data entry, receptionist or customer service role.

New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin, online or through the TANZ eCampus
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July, 2017 (TANZ - monthly intakes)
  • Apply until start date

Do you want to learn how to make an office run smoothly and efficiently? Then this is the ideal option. If you're someone who has already mastered the basics of business administration, this nationally-recognised qualification will help you step up to a more senior level. If you're new to administration, it will give you an advanced understanding of administration and management skills that will make you a valuable asset to employers.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 5
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply until start date

Focus on the skills you need to work effectively and successfully in a range of operational roles in business with this industry-relevant qualification. Acquire the abilities and knowledge to make you a valued employee who can contribute from day one in an organisation or prepare for higher levels of learning and development. In 2017, we will be offering this qualification with strands in Accounting, and Leadership and Management.

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Keen to hold supervisory positions in the tourism and travel industry? Then this is the qualification for you! Learn how to effectively implement processes that actively support and enhance the visitor experience and evaluate local, national and international tourism operating environments. A fieldtrip to a tourist region, guest speakers and local tourism enterprise visits will help to build knowledge and connect theory and practice.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Increase your specialist IT knowledge in interactive media, hardware, programming, databases, communications, business or networks and operating systems and develop your computing skills. Online learning options can be discussed with the Programme Manager.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Are you looking to intensively develop your IT expertise or would like to increase your knowledge in a specialist area? This qualification will take your skills to another level! Online learning options can be discussed with Programme Manager.

Graduate Diploma In Applied Management - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full time; part-time options for domestic students only
  • Level 7
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply until start date

Complete an intensive programme of generic business study or study in a specific area of business management. Undertake a significant industry-based research project which will enable you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland

  • Auckland
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (Dunedin); May (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); June (Auckland)

This qualification is useful for people who may be seeking a promotion within their current job or who want to broaden their skill base. With a skillset in accounting you will be in constant demand for your ability to plan and record the financial performance of every kind of commercial venture and could work in a diverse range of organisations. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Business Transformation and Change

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This one-year programme is useful for people who want to develop the skills and tools to analyse and respond to challenging industry environments or who want a career in change management. Successful graduates will be able to read the current business climate and think on their feet to create actionable strategies for businesses to increase their profits/commercial sustainability. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Event Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Are you organised and good at planning fun parties and informative events? Do you enjoy tackling a new challenge and having a job where every day is different? You could be suited for a career in event management. Undertake this programme and get all the skills you need to plan, organise, promote and run events, conferences and functions for a variety of organisations, communities, groups and individuals. A 200-hour practical industry project will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Useful for people who may be in management/leadership positions and want to enhance their capabilities in these roles or for those who wish to embark on a career in human resources management. You could work in a wide range of organisations, environments and industries, finding employment as a Human Resources Coordinator or Advisor, Team Leader, Supervisor or Office Manager. Apply your cumulative learning in a practical industry project which will enable you to develop important industry and business connections.

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (Dunedin); January, March, May, August or October (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date (Dunedin); anytime (Auckland)

Sales and marketing staff are imperative for businesses to grow therefore employment opportunities in this industry are high. Gain the marketing and sales skills required for today's competitive business environment with this Graduate Diploma. Benefit from the guidance and support of highly experienced teachers who will provide you with real-world skills and apply your learning in a practical industry project.

Graduate Diploma in Sport Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This unique qualification is your opportunity to combine your business acumen with a specialisation in sports to learn how to achieve a management career in the sport industry. Develop leadership skills, understand relevant policies and legislation, learn how to run successful sporting events and undertake a practical industry project. This is a wide and varied industry and opportunities abound for individuals with this skill set. Choose from job opportunities in facilities management, high performance sport, event management, sports development or sports sponsorship.

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Ideal for people from a variety of different work backgrounds who want to upskill and gain a targeted management qualification without having to complete a full degree. Learn how to analyse the strategic environment in which businesses operate and how to respond appropriately, and undertake a practical industry project. This qualification could lead to future employment as a manager, director or organisational leader across government departments, NGO’s or private sector companies.

Graduate Diploma in Tourism Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This qualification could increase your career prospects and be your passport to the world! As different modes of travel are becoming more accessible, tourist numbers are increasing and a huge variety of innovative tourist ventures are springing up. In turn, this is providing numerous employment opportunities for qualified individuals both within New Zealand and overseas. During this programme, you will learn about tourism operations and enterprises, and complete a practical research project in a tourism organisation, enabling you to forge important relationships with potential employers in the industry.

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®)

  • Dunedin
  • 6 days
  • Starts to be confirmed for 2017
  • Apply now!

If you have an interest in project management and/or want to up-skill in this area, this course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a confident project manager, and the ability to sit an external exam to obtain CAPM® Certification. CAPM® Certification is a globally-recognised, entry-level qualification endorsed by the Project Management Institute, which will demonstrate your understanding of the fundamental knowledge, terminology, and processes of effective project management.

Beauty & Hairdressing

Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4)

  • Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Beauty therapy roles are varied, creative and in high demand. Employers are seeking trained therapists with the ability to walk into a new job and to work with clients straight away. This programme will allow you to work with real clients and to access our top-quality facilities and products. Upon graduation, you will meet the requirements to become a Registered New Zealand Beauty Therapist or can pursue further study. International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) qualifications are optional in this programme.

New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This programme is equivalent to the first year of a hairdressing apprenticeship. Delivered in our hairdressing training salon, you will undertake activities that mimic working in a real salon. There are regular visits from industry professionals and our close ties with industry ensure that you are given the most up-to-date information about technologies and trends. Upon completion, continue your second year of training with our Certificate in Professional Hairdressing (Level 3).

Certificate in Professional Hairdressing (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Completed your first year of hairdressing study? Progress into this second year Professional Hairdressing Certificate and gain the up-to-date skills that are in demand in the commercial salon environment. Throughout the year you will build your portfolio and graduate with the ability to enter directly into the third year of your apprenticeship in industry.

Diploma in Beauty Therapies and Epilation (Level 5)

  • Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This programme takes your skills in beauty therapy to the next level, and advances your skills in skin care and body treatments. Become a senior beauty therapist with greater responsibilities and the option to even manage or own a beauty clinic. International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) qualifications are offered in this diploma. If you choose to complete the ITEC exam, your qualifications will be recognised by employers and clients internationally.

Trades and Technical

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Learn engineering theory and the applied and practical skills required to work in a wide range of industries, and gain a deep understanding of your area of specialisation through an industry-based project. Mechanical, Civil and Electrical specialties available.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 2 and 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to develop the skills to prepare you for more study or to help you get a job? These programmes will let you explore a range of options and will give you a taste of what Polytechnic study is all about. Improve your writing, numeracy and computing skills so that you feel prepared to continue with further learning if that is what you want.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) - Plasterboard Fixing and Stopping

  • Dunedin
  • 12 weeks full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts August, 2017
  • Apply until start date

The art of fixing and stopping is essential to the building trades and this programme trains you in the key skills needed to work as an assistant to a plasterboard fixer or finisher. Please note: this programme is subject to minimum numbers.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3) - Akoraka Mahi Tini

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 2 and 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Develop your literacy, numeracy and computer skills and gain practical experience through projects and work placements.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Want to enter the electrical industry but not sure where to start? This project-based qualification will provide you with the skills to enter employment in non-registration areas of this industry such as electrical security, appliance servicing and automation. Alternatively, if you want to become an electrician, this is the ideal pre-apprentice preparation.

Bridging programme to engineering diploma

  • Dunedin
  • 1 semester full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply by 30 June

Now you can become an engineer no matter what your academic background! Successful completion of this programme will give you a Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) and direct entry into our New Zealand Diploma in Engineering.

Certificate in Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

This hands-on pre-apprenticeship programme will give you ample opportunity to work within our workshops and to gain valuable off-site work experience. It is the perfect qualification for entering the engineering trades.

Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 2
  • Starts February
  • Apply from May, 2016 for the 2017 programme intake

Are you a 16-19 year old and feel that school wasn't right for you? Study this hands-on Youth Guarantee programme and you will gain crucial skills for your future and pay no fees (conditions apply)!

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year
  • Level 3
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply now!

This programme will give you the work-ready skills to enter the construction trades as an apprentice who could work under supervision. With additional training and/or experience, you could go on to further roles such as a carpenter.

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 2 years full-time; four years part-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February, 2017 (Dunedin); January, March, June, August and October, 2017 (Auckland)
  • Apply now!

Want to join a team of construction professionals to see the realisation of commercial or residential construction projects? This new qualification is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers. It has been developed in consultation with employers and industrial, academic and professional bodies to ensure graduates are highly competent and industry-ready.

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)*

  • Dunedin and Central Otago (Cromwell)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply by early December (late applications may be accepted dependent on places)

Learn how to service general automotive systems. This qualification is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Civil Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of civil engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Electrical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of electrical engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way.

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering - Mechanical Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Want to become a skilled and competent mechanical engineering technician? This programme will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of mechanical engineering processes and theory.

Engineering Maths - Summer School short course

  • Dunedin
  • Four weeks, Mon-Fri (12noon - 6.00pm)
  • Level 3
  • Starts - to be confirmed for 2018
  • Apply now!

Need to get your NCEA Level 2 maths so you can apply for our engineering diplomas? No problem. This new Engineering Maths short course has been developed to give you that chance. Successful completion will provide you with the Maths requirement you need to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

Introduction to Electric Vehicles

  • Dunedin, Oamaru or Timaru
  • 3 hours (6.00-9.00pm)
  • Starts Dunedin - 2018 dates TBA; Oamaru - 2018 dates TBA; Timaru - 2018 dates TBA
  • Apply until start date

This workshop is an ideal introduction if you want to gain confidence working on electric vehicles and a good understanding of EV operation.

Sport and Adventure

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

If you’re keen on a career in sport science, health and wellness, this qualification will take you there, or you can use it as a springboard into postgraduate study.

Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell (Central Otago)
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply December, 2017

Gain the core skills and knowledge you need to work in the outdoor adventure industry with this exciting and hands-on Certificate. Upon successful completion, you will be eligible for entry into the Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management (Level 5) which will take a further one year of full-time study to complete.

Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

This innovative, hands-on programme includes two specialties: Sport Management and Coaching or Personal Training and Exercise Prescription. Extensive work placements or work experience is incorporated. Please note: You will be enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Specialty) in your first year.

Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time (Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4) forms year one)
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Embark on this action-packed programme to strengthen and develop your skills in the technical, professional, instructional and leadership aspects of a range of outdoor pursuits. The first year of this Diploma is the Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4) but direct entry to the second year of the Diploma is available to selected applicants.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialty)

  • Online with block courses*
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Enhance your employment potential in the sports and health and wellness industries. This exciting programme offers three specialties: Physical Activity, Health and Wellness, Performance and Movement Analysis and Physical Conditioning.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time; 1 year part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This qualification will help you extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the underpinning base theories and procedures that are relevant to the practice environment.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

The qualification will help you extend and deepen their knowledge of the underpinning base theories and procedures used in the practice environment, in a wider and more encompassing scope than a Post Graduate Certificate, including a greater understanding of the roles of those who are working with you.

Master of Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time; 3 years part-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This qualification will allow you to demonstrate mastery of theoretically and procedurally sophisticated subject matter through a body of scholarly applied work, which is presented in a public forum and supported by a project or thesis, which could form the basis of scholarly journal articles.

Natural Sciences

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Landscape Construction or Sustainable Horticulture

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

Gain an excellent understanding of horticulture and undertake a mix of practical and theoretical training. Focus on the speciality of your choice: Landscape Construction or Sustainable Horticulture. Online learning may be possible depending on your choice of options.

National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

Become a tree surgeon through studying arboriculture - a specialised field involving pruning, felling, transplanting and maintaining the health of trees and shrubs. Four weeks of work experience incorporated.

National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Level 4) Amenity Horticulture, Landscape or Nursery Production

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • Apply by 30 November

Further develop your theoretical and practical skills around the technical and operational demands of the horticulture industry. Extensive learning within an industry sector is incorporated.

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant)

  • Dunedin or by distance with block courses
  • 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time)
  • Level 5
  • Starts 17 July, 2017 (Dunedin or Wellington distance, full-time only)
  • Apply now

Are you passionate about the care and welfare of animals? Do you want to prepare for a career as a Veterinary Nurse? This qualification will give you the skills required for a successful career in companion animal healthcare. It will enable you to become a Veterinary Nursing Assistant, the first step to becoming a Veterinary Nurse. In addition, it will also enable you to then enter the New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6) where you will gain the skills to become a Registered Nurse.

New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3) (Companion Animals)

  • Online with 40 hours of compulsory work placement (min.)
  • 6 months full-time; 1 year part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts 3 July, 2017 (full-time distance); Feb, 2018 (full-time distance and part-time distance) or July, 2018 (full-time distance)
  • Apply now

Want to have an exciting career working with animals but not sure where to start? Start here! This programme is your first step if you want to enter an animal-related profession and you will learn about the health, welfare, anatomy and physiology of companion animals such as cats and dogs. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant).

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General) (Level 3)*

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time in combination with the NZCH (Amenity) (L3)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Do you love working outdoors and want a green career? This industry-standard qualification provides learners with a mix of theory and practical knowledge of plants, growing systems and environments that relate to a range of horticulture sectors.

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Amenity) (Landscape Construction) (Level 3)*

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time in combination with either the NZCH (Landscape Construction)(L3) or the NZCH (General)(L3)
  • Level 3
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Do you love working outdoors and want a green career? This industry-standard qualification provides learners with a mix of theory and practical knowledge relating to the care of parks, gardens and open spaces.

New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Levels 3 & 4)*

  • Dunedin
  • One year* full-time (combining the two arboriculture qualifications) *duration subject to confirmation
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Work outdoors and enjoy a hands-on, physical job. Arborists are in demand for their ability to care for, and maintain, trees. This industry-standard qualification provides learners with the knowledge and skills to carry out tree maintenance and management activities at heights including tree removal.

New Zealand Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Level 6)

  • Online with compulsory contact courses and 240 hours of work experience
  • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts 12 Feb, 2018 (Full-time and part-time); July, 2018 (Full-time only)
  • Apply now

Gain the advanced skills to make sound, independent decisions about veterinary nursing for animal patients and become adept at supporting their owners. Employment opportunities are diverse and could include working as a veterinary nurse (which may potentially progress to a head veterinary nurse or a practice manager role) or within animal control, wildlife management, animal breeding, conservation or education with additional training.

Equine First Aid short course

  • Dunedin and others*
  • 3 hours
  • Starts Flexible*
  • Apply anytime

If you have a love of horses and would like to learn how to treat them in an emergency situation, then the Equine First Aid course is for you.

Basic Equine Behaviour short course

  • Various*
  • 3 hours
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Find out what your horse means when he "smiles" and uses other facial expressions.

Introduction to Equine Emergency Rescue short course

  • Dunedin and others*
  • 3 hours
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

This course is suitable for veterinary professionals, horse owners and members of the emergency service. Participants in this introductory course will learn some valuable skills to help rescue horses from difficult or dangerous situations.

English

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Three weeks (minimum) to one semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

Learn English from experienced teachers and prepare for further study. This programme provides an excellent pathway into other academic qualifications at Otago Polytechnic.

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • Three weeks (minimum) to one semester full-time; part-time options
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply anytime

If you can use English in some everyday settings but want to improve so you can study in English then this is the programme for you!

New Zealand Certificate in English Language (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Three weeks (minimum) to one semester full-time; part-time options (Dunedin); 17 weeks full-time plus two weeks study break (Auckland)
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July (Dunedin); January, April, June and August (Auckland)
  • Apply now!

This programme is ideal if you can use English with accuracy and want to prepare for higher-level academic study. Successful completion will enable you to apply for most of our diploma or degree-level qualifications.

English for groups

  • Dunedin
  • Duration varies, depending on your needs
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Experience New Zealand while learning English. We can develop special English language programmes for your school, team or organisation.

Bridging & Foundation

Kickstart - to employment!

  • On campus with work placement
  • 17 weeks
  • Level 2 or 3
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply until start date

This is the ideal programme if you want to make yourself more employable! You will spend two to three days a week at the Polytechnic and the rest of the time on work placement or undertaking volunteering work. Upon successful completion, you will gain a Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) or (Level 3).

FarmHand

  • On campus with a work placement
  • 17 weeks full-time
  • Starts July
  • Apply until start date via www.farmhand.org.nz

Love the outdoors and practical work? This 17-week, Dunedin-based scheme for 16-25 year olds is run in partnership with the Malcam Charitable Trust and is a stepping stone into education and employment in the primary sector industry. You will take part in a work placement, improve your study skills, gain a Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) or (Level 3) and learn how to put together a great CV!

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 2)

  • Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time; part-time options
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Need a solid foundation to build from? Whether you want to get a hands-on taste of what tertiary study is all about, improve your learning skills or develop specific knowledge to move into a higher level qualification, we have the perfect foundation learning pathway for you.

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Take your foundation skills further! Whether you want to get a hands-on taste of what tertiary study is all about, improve your learning skills or develop specific knowledge to move into a higher level qualification, we have the perfect foundation learning pathway for you.

Study preparation for international students

  • Dunedin
  • 3 days
  • Starts In the week before each semester
  • Apply anytime

This free, three day orientation programme is for all international students who are beginning their studies at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin campus.

Community Learning

Introduction to Computing

  • Mosgiel CLC
  • 1 year, part-time*
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Want a free and easy way to gain computing skills? This course is ideal! Suitable for those with few or no computing skills, it can also be used as a refresher course for slightly more experienced users.

National Certificate in Computing (Level 3)

  • Mosgiel CLC (based at Mosgiel Library)
  • 1 year, flexible study*
  • Level 3
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Want to upskill to prepare for entry into a particular line of work? Perhaps you are seeking a formal qualification in recognition of your existing abilities? Either way, this one year, flexible programme offers you the ideal solution.

Capable NZ

Master of Professional Practice or Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1-2 years full-time*
  • Level 7 (Graduate Diploma); 9 (Master)
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through postgraduate education? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? In a liberating approach to education, and a first of its kind in New Zealand, this postgraduate programme supports your ambitions by focusing on your development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning.

Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days
  • Starts 29 March, 5 July, 11 September or 21 November, 2017
  • Apply anytime

This two day workshop provides an environment in which you can explore the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, collaborative process.