Otago Polytechnic

WOF inspectors training course

  • Dunedin
  • Two and a half days
  • Starts 2 March 2021
  • Apply now

Are you a mechanic who wants to become a WOF inspector? This new course is designed to train staff to carry out the vehicle inspection process correctly and to gain a firm grasp of the inspection requirements. Participants will also learn how to navigate their way around the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM).

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Starts 3 May and 9 August 2021
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Starts 4 May and 10 August 2021
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

Engineering Maths Summer School

  • Dunedin
  • Four weeks (18 Jan - 12 Feb)
  • Level 3
  • Starts 18 January 2021
  • Apply anytime

Need to get your NCEA Level 2 maths so you can apply for our engineering diplomas? No problem. This new Engineering Maths short course has been developed to give you that chance. Successful completion will provide you with the Maths requirement you need to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

Electric Vehicles workshops and short courses

  • Mixture of online and face-to-face options at different locations
  • Starts - variety of dates per course
  • Apply anytime

Ideal if you want to gain confidence working on electric vehicles (EVs) and a good understanding of EV operation. At the end of each short course, you will be able to have your knowledge and skills assessed and recognised through the completion of an EduBit (our micro-credential assessment service) which is included in the course price.

OSTC Automotive (Motor Industry) (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re interested in vehicles and enjoy working with your hands, fixing things and making them go, then you’ll be well suited to the motor industry.

OSTC Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re interested in vehicles and enjoy working with your hands, fixing things and making them go, then you’ll be well suited to the motor industry.

OSTC Introduction to Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you interested in engineering? This course will give you experience in many aspects of engineering. You'll learn engineering theory in the classroom and engineering skills, designing and constructing your own projects, in the Otago Polytechnic engineering workshops.

OSTC Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)

  • Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re keen on cycling, hands-on work and fixing things, then bicycle mechanics could be the perfect career for you. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3).