Otago Polytechnic




17 weeks full-time

On campus with a work placement 

February and July 2019
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Dunedin
    18 February 2019
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. It is a stepping stone into education and employment in the primary sector industry (e.g. farming, veterinary nursing, landscaping, tree surgery, conservation, environmental science, food science and more). 

This programme will allow you to: 

  • gain a New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2) or a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) from Otago Polytechnic
  • use some of these credits to complete your NCEA Level 2
  • experience and gain a range of practical skills in things such as animal care and behaviour, quad bike riding and ecological restoration work
  • choose a work placement on a dairy farm, in a nursery, with a sheep or beef farmer, or in landscaping
  • improve your reading, writing and numeracy skills, build your confidence and learn how to put together a great CV!

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.

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