Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February 2020
  • Apply now

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in architecture design and the building industry. Prepare to work as an Architectural Technologist or for further study if you want to become an Architect or Interior Architect. In addition, this programme will enable you to develop your awareness of the social responsibilities of designers and technologists within the built environment.

Bachelor of Construction (Quantity Surveying) or (Site Management)*

  • Quantity Surveying: Dunedin and Auckland (international students only) | Site Management: Dunedin
  • Three years full-time; six to seven years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February (Dunedin) | January, March, June, August and October (Auckland)
  • Apply until start date

Take a leading edge with a professional career in construction. Qualified construction professionals are in high demand and this qualification will give you what you need to take an active, lead role in the changing world of construction. In addition to gaining the technical, work-ready skills to price and manage construction projects, you will also be able to challenge the status quo to improve processes and drive efficiencies - skills highly sought-after by employees. Our Site Management strand is subject to final approval.

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying) - TTAF funded

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • Quantity Surveying: Two years full-time or four years part-time (available in Dunedin only); Construction Management: Four years part-time alongside employment in the industry
  • Level 6
  • Starts Dunedin: February (full-time/part-time) and July (part-time); Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

Want to join a team of construction professionals to see the realisation of commercial or residential construction projects? This qualification has been developed in consultation with employers and industrial, academic and professional bodies to ensure graduates are highly competent and industry-ready.

New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6) - TTAF

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • Two years (alongside full-time employment)
  • Level 6
  • Starts January
  • Apply now

Are you employed in a Building Surveying environment and need to gain this qualification to meet regulations? In partnership with Future Skills, BOINZ and Skills, we are offering you the chance to complete this qualification whilst in employment. This programme is only open to those engaged in Building Consenting Authority employment (or an equivalent environment) who need to gain this qualification to meet Regulation 18 of the Building (Accreditation of Building Consent Authorities) Regulations 2006.

New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry) - TTAF funded

  • Central Otago
  • Two years
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

There is a strong demand nationally and internationally for people who can veneer houses in stone and build stone features, and we can help you become a specialist in this field. Through extensive practical training and work experience, this programme will give you the practical skills and knowledge required to work unsupervised as a stonemason.

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) - TTAF funded

  • Dunedin and Central
  • Three and a half to four years
  • Level 4
  • Starts flexible
  • Apply Now - contact Carpentry@op.ac.nz

Want to become a carpenter, site supervisor, building project manager, construction firm owner or self-employed builder? Learn from professionals and gain sought after skills with a carpentry apprenticeship pathway brought to you by Otago Polytechnic and Industry Training Association Building (ITAB).

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry) - TTAF funded

  • Dunedin and Central Otago
  • One year
  • Level 3
  • Starts Jan, Feb, March and July 2021 (in Dunedin) | Feb 2021 (in Central Otago)
  • Apply now

Gain the work-ready skills you need to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision With additional training and/or experience, you could go on to further roles including a carpenter, junior and senior foreperson and self-employment. During your studies you will enjoy hands-on training in our workshops and the chance to be involved in real-world, community-based building projects – which will lead to you gaining knowledge about health and safety, trade calculations and hand tools.

He Toki Carpentry and Infrastructure Trades Training Scholarship

  • Dunedin and Central
  • 1 year
  • Level 3
  • Starts Central - August 2020; Dunedin - 8 March 2021
  • Apply now

Get the skills and support you need to succeed in the construction industry in Te Waipounamu. With He Toki, you'll be supported to gain a New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) in Carpentry or Infrastructure* - but with a difference. You’ll get a unique and empowering learning experience that has te reo, tikaka and mentorship at the heart of everything. This programme is perfect for you if you identify as Māori or Pasifika, are 16-40 years old and want to learn and earn in a practical, hands-on environment. (*Infrastructure only offered at our Central Otago Campus).

New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This programme offers you the chance to improve your study skills and prepare for higher level learning or employment. It includes either a general study context or a work context. Along with improving your reading, writing, presenting and computer skills, you will also gain valuable employability skills such as CV and interview preparation, and how to write a cover letter. Depending on the course you choose, this programme offers practical workshops and community volunteering opportunities.

New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

  • Dunedin Campus or Mosgiel Community Learning Centre
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This foundation level programme is a great option if you want to re-engage with study and gain confidence and skills to enter the workforce. You will undertake community work, volunteering and/or practical trade learning at Otago Polytechnic. This will enable you to gain industry experience and knowledge in your chosen career pathway.

*There are multiple options for programme duration, location, delivery and start times. Please view the full information sheet or contact us for more details.