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Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5)


Auckland (350 Queen Street) or by distance

9 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
    18 January 2021
  • Auckland
    10 May 2021
  • Auckland
    9 August 2021
  • Distance
    18 January 2021
  • Distance
    10 May 2021
  • Distance
    9 August 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 


Get trained by industry experts through industry-simulated projects.

In just nine weeks, you will gain confidence as a tech professional, get professionally certified and build your portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry. 

You will: 

  • learn by solving real industry projects
  • specialise in your chosen tech career
  • develop 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 digital tech professionals looking to gain additional skills or professional expertise to successfully upskill and transition to a highly-skilled role in tech.

Career opportunities 

Our upcoming intakes provide project-based upskilling for the following tech careers:

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

This Training Scheme runs over nine weeks with a focus on extending existing skills and practice to develop technical product solutions for real industry projects. You’ll be working in teams, in a classroom (virtual or in person) and you will also have some online learning to complete on your own. 

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

  • apply Agile software delivery and design thinking practices to contribute to the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice
  • apply industry standard best practices to contribute to the development of digital technology product solutions in the context of practice
  • apply ethical decision-making principles when contributing to developing digital technology product solutions
  • apply effective interpersonal and collaborative skills when working on digital technology product projects with internal and external stakeholders
  • plan and deliver an effective communication strategy for purposes of obtaining employment or contract work.
What's the workload?

This training scheme runs over nine weeks. All study is structured, with both guided and self-directed learning, so you will need to have good time management skills. As a full-time student you should typically aim for a minimum of 30 hours of study per week, over the nine weeks. You will be required to engage with the online resources and activities, classroom sessions with other learners, and complete assessments.

What could I study next?

After successfully completing this Training Scheme certificate, you will be in a great position to apply for our Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6)

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. 
  • 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.