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Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6)


Auckland (350 Queen Street) or by distance

10 weeks, full-time

On campus or by distance with online resources and activities 

To be confirmed for 2022
Applications are closed for 2021
  • Location
    Study breaks
  • Auckland
    11 January 2021
  • Auckland
    18 October 2021
  • Auckland
    29 March 2021
  • Auckland
    19 July 2021
  • Distance
    11 January 2021
  • Distance
    18 October 2021
  • Distance
    29 March 2021
  • Distance
    19 July 2021


Applications for 2021 are now closed. 

The delivery of this programme may change for 2022 intakes. 

If you have any questions or are keen to express interest in studying
this programme, please email or phone 027 300 4014  


Train and upskill in real work environments with clients and projects through our delivery partner Mission Ready.

In just ten weeks, you will be mentored by industry experts, get professionally certified and build your professional experience and portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry. 

You will: 

  • gain real industry experience in your chosen tech profession
  • work in a professional team 
  • learn the latest professional and tech skills needed to successfully transition into a tech career.

This Otago Polytechnic training scheme is delivered under sub-contract with Mission Ready HQ

It's designed for those looking to extend their expertise through professional application of skills to gain highly-skilled jobs in the tech sector.

Career opportunities 

Our upcoming intakes provide live industry projects for those looking to gain mentored professional experience as a:

  • Software Developer 
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
What will I learn to do? 

This Training Scheme runs over ten weeks. You will be in a real workplace, as part of a team of experienced professionals, working on a real industry project. You’ll be supported by classroom sessions as a group, along with some online learning you will do on your own.

By the end of this training scheme, you’ll be able to:

  • evaluate project requirements and apply relevant industry-standard best practices to the development of digital technology product solutions
  • apply Agile and design thinking practices to successfully develop digital technology product solutions
  • evaluate the ethical impact of, and apply ethical considerations to, the development of digital technology product solutions
  • critically evaluate own personal management, collaboration and communication techniques when working on a technical project with internal and external stakeholders
  • critically reflect on own experience working on an industry project.
What's the workload?

All study is highly structured, guided and self-directed and you will need to have good time management skills. As a full-time student you should typically aim for a minimum of 40 hours of study per week, for ten weeks. You will be required to engage with the online resources and activities, and complete assessments and work placement.

What could I study next?

After successfully completing this Training Scheme certificate, you will be in a great position to apply for our Bachelor of Information Technology.

Entry requirements 

If English is not your first language, you must provide:

If you need to improve your English Language skills, Otago Polytechic offer a wide range of English programmes.

Pathways into the programme
Selection criteria 

All eligible applicants will be interviewed by the admissions panel at Mission Ready to ensure they have the foundation skills required for success.

Additional costs 
  • Travel, accommodation (if required) and food costs associated with attendance at classes.
    • Learners enrolled in the face-to-face option will travel to the teaching location site at their own expense. 
    • All learners (face-to-face and distance) will travel to their work placement sites at their own expense.
  • Broadband internet access.
  • A computer or laptop device.

Please advise on your application if you do not have access to internet or a computer / laptop. Loan devices may be made available in extenuating circumstances.

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While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.