Otago Polytechnic


Project management

Project management is a diverse career to manage processes, methods, and risks to achieve project objectives. You will develop your research process with architectural metalwork in to a project, learn how to plan your project schedule, strategy, and budgets.


New Zealand Certificate in Project Management (Level 4)

  • Online
  • 20 weeks full-time | 40 weeks part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible
  • Apply anytime

Want to learn how to support the successful completion of projects? This online qualification will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to support the management of a project and to take responsibility for some parts of a project under broad guidance. This programme is only available online.

New Zealand Diploma in Business (Project Management) (Level 5)

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

Do you want a career in project management? Enrol in this fully-online qualification and gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to successfully manage projects from the initial planning stage through to completion.

Graduate Diploma in Project Management

  • Auckland (international students only)
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Learn how to apply project management skills, tools and techniques, as a project team member or project manager. You will also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a real-world business.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • 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, 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.

Doctor of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • Three years full-time (up to seven years part-time)
  • Level 9 - 10
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you an advanced practitioner who is ready to achieve a doctoral qualification while making a significant contribution to their organisation, hapū, iwi, community or professional area? The DPP captures emergent knowledge relevant to the candidate’s work and relevant for work contexts, integrating work-based knowledge with disciplinary knowledge to create new knowledge.