Otago Polytechnic


Sales, Communications & Marketing

You will learn how to advertise and market a product through digital and print channels. Our qualifications prepare you with digital marketing knowledge, planning market strategy, and managing customer query.



New Zealand Diploma in Business (Marketing and Sales) (Level 5)

  • Online
  • 36 weeks full-time | 72 weeks part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Graduates of this course will have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a variety of business entities in marketing and sales entry-level roles, such as: marketing assistant, junior account manager, sales representative, digital marketing assistant. They may also be able to contribute to community groups in volunteer marketing and sales functions.

Graduate Diploma in Sales and Marketing

  • Dunedin; Auckland (international students only)
  • One year full-time (part-time options available in Dunedin only)
  • 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 Strategic Management

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; part-time options
  • 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.