Otago Polytechnic

Whatever your background, you can start here! 

Bridging programmes 

Our bridging programmes are designed to help you if you don't meet the entry requirements for a programme you want to study. And, some will even give you work-ready skills for entry-level roles! 

We offer pathways to:

  • Art, Architectural Studies and Design 
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Business 
  • Engineering 
  • Fashion 
  • Health (Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Human and Community Services, and Applied Science)
  • Information Technology 
  • Tourism 
  • Veterinary Nursing. 

Foundation Studies 

Our foundation programmes are great preparation for further study or for getting a job. You'll get a hands-on taste of what polytechnic study is like, build your confidence and improve your learning skills. 

This will all help you take that next step into a job or another study programme that you like the look of. 

Benefits 

  • Small class sizes and loads of support 
  • Awesome, down-to-earth teachers who are interested in you and what you want to do 
  • Chance to develop your maths, writing, studying and computing skills 
  • Learn how to write a CV, prepare for an interview and write a cover letter.