Otago Polytechnic

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

  • Dunedin
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and 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 Diploma in Tourism and Travel (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February, 2017
  • 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.

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

  • Dunedin or online from Central Otago
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July, 2017
  • 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 or online
  • 1 semester full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July, 2017
  • 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.

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.

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 Applied Management - Auckland

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Various*
  • Apply anytime

Complete an intensive programme of business study to prepare you for a career in business internationally. Undertake a valuable 200-hour industry project enabling you to gain vital practical experience.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management - Online

  • Online
  • 1 year full-time/flexible part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts - Flexible
  • Apply anytime

This fully online programme will enable you to broaden your management understanding and capabilities whilst gaining vital practical experience through a significant industry-based research project. The major assessments within this qualification will require you to have access to an organisation in which to base your study and the flexibility of the delivery will enable you to complete the courses at a rate that suits your lifestyle.

Graduate Diploma in Accounting

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

  • Online from Central Otago
  • 1 year
  • Level 7
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply until start date

Adventure Tourism is one of the fastest growing and most exciting tourism segments in the world. As the market matures and grows, there is a greater need for employees with a sound understanding of the unique aspects of adventure tourism. This exciting new programme, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, will provide you with a valuable insight into the industry so that you will graduate as a work-ready, highly capable individual.

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 Hotel Management

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

Designed for aspiring individuals seeking to achieve their management potential and to stand out from the crowd. With its blend of practical learning, management theory and strategy, the qualification builds on your existing skills and opens up new career possibilities. This programme is only available to international students studying at our Auckland International Campus.

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 Sustainable Practice

  • Online with block courses*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Gain the knowledge to promote and implement sustainable leadership in your community and workplace. Examine the social, economic, political and environmental implications of sustainability. Compulsory block courses are a requirement.

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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 1 semester
  • Level 8
  • Starts January, 2017
  • Apply now!

Gain a postgraduate qualification in applied management and boost your employment potential for management roles. Flexibility within this qualification will enable you to match your career goals with your study. This qualification is only available to international students.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Management

  • Auckland - international students only
  • 1 year
  • Level 8
  • Starts Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply now!

With majors in either Business Management or Business Information Systems, this qualification will enable you to extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of current management capabilities and issues through experiential learning strategies and reflective practice. This qualification is only available to international students.

Master of Applied Management

  • Auckland
  • 1.5 years full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts January, 2017
  • Apply now!

This qualification offers you three pathway options: Coursework, Professional Project and Coursework, or Research Thesis. Graduates of the programme are critical thinkers, effective problem solvers, future-focused and apply specialised management and leadership knowledge and capabilities to new situations within the field of business management or business information systems.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Auckland
  • 18 months
  • Level 9
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

This unique programme for international students enables you to progress professional opportunities in your home country, or gain experience in the New Zealand business environment. It focuses on your specific development and work innovation goals, using these real-life aims as the basis for your learning. This programme is delivered by Capable NZ using Otago Polytechnic's Auckland International Campus facilities.

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.

National Diploma in Business Administration (Level 5)

  • Distance
  • Up to one year part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Do you have a complex administrative role within an organisation, business, not-for-profit or service sector? With this innovative programme, delivered through Capable NZ's Assessment of Prior Learning process, you can gain a recognised qualification that reflects and formally acknowledges your expertise and experience.