Otago Polytechnic

Certificate in Health (Level 4)

  • Dunedin or online*
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017 - LAST INTAKE
  • Apply by June, 2017

Don’t have the required academic qualifications to enter a degree or diploma-level healthcare programme? No problem! This programme can act as a bridging option to help you meet the minimum academic criteria for application to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Social Services and Bachelor of Applied Science. Compulsory block courses are required for those studying online. Please note their are prerequisites for entering this July, 2017 intake. From February 2018, this programme will be replaced by our Health bridging certificate.

Health bridging certificate*

  • Dunedin or online
  • 1 year full-time; part-time options
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply by November, 2017

This year long programme is replacing the Certificate in Health (Level 4) from February, 2018. It consists of two separate Certificate qualifications - the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4)*. You will be enrolled in both of these qualifications at the beginning of the year. If you don't have the academic qualifications required to enter a degree or diploma-level healthcare programme, these Certificates can act as a bridging option. They can help you meet the minimum academic criteria for application to the New Zealand Diploma in Enrolled Nursing (Level 5), Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Social Services and Bachelor of Applied Science. Compulsory block courses are required for those studying online.

Bachelor of Social Services

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Prepare to become a skilled professional working in New Zealand’s social services. Gain a solid foundation in various aspects of the field before choosing your area of specialisation and working with real-life clients. A Capable NZ option is available for those with relevant work experience. This progamme includes specialities in Counselling, Career Practice, Social Services, and an exit Diploma in Social Services (Level 6) with specialities in Disability and Mental Health Support. Students who select Disability or Mental Health specialities can choose to progress to degree-level in Social Services.

Te Taketake Diploma in Applied Addictions Counselling (Level 7)

  • Dunedin or Rotorua
  • 2 years; part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts 27 February, 2017
  • Apply now!

Offered through the Moana House Training Institute, this qualification will enable you to take up a professional role within the mental health and addictions sector. It is recognised by DAPAANZ (Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa–New Zealand), the relevant professional body for addictions practitioners, and upon successful completion you can apply for professional registration with DAPAANZ

New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Social and Community Services) (Level 4)*

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Gain valuable experience during a fieldwork placement and become equipped with the knowledge, skills and values required to work in human services in New Zealand and overseas. Online delivery available by negotiation.This programme includes the following specialty strands in Community Facilitation, Mental Health and Addiction Support, and Social Services.

Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Up to 3 years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July, 2017
  • Apply anytime

This recognised tertiary qualification is ideal if your professional demands are such that an increased proficiency in matters Māori would be advantageous.

Introduction to Te Tiriti o Waitangi – credits towards the Certificate in Mata a Ao Māori (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 days
  • Starts 29 March, 5 July, 11 September or 21 November, 2017
  • Apply anytime

This two day workshop provides an environment in which you can explore the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its implications in a non-confrontational, collaborative process.