Otago Polytechnic

Health, Community and Education


If you have great communication and problem-solving skills and a passion for helping people, you've come to the right place.  

Nursing

Work in hospitals, health centres, public health and rest homes, or specialise in a practice area such as medical, surgical or child health.

 

Midwifery

Become an important provider of maternity services, or work in education, research or professional consultation.

 

Occupational Therapy

Work as an occupational therapist, needs assessor, community or youth development worker or researcher.

 

Social Services

Work for social services agencies and in areas such as counselling, career practice, disability and mental health support.

 

Education

Gain a formal teaching qualification and become a confident adult or early childhood educator, or become proficient in te reo Māori.

 

Bridging options

Our bridging programmes give you the skills you need to succeed in your chosen field of study.

 

Capable NZ

Working in the industry, but don’t have a qualification? We'll assess what you know against existing qualifications and give you academic credit.