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Certificate in Technology Product Development Essentials (Level 4)


Auckland (350 Queen Street) or by distance 

12 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
    9 February 2021
  • Auckland
    10 May 2021
  • Auckland
    1 June 2021
  • Auckland
    13 September 2021
  • Distance
    9 February 2021
  • Distance
    10 May 2021
  • Distance
    1 June 2021
  • Distance
    13 September 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 during 2022, please email or phone 027 300 4014 


Launch your tech career through industry-designed, project-based training. 

In just 12 weeks, you will gain new skills, get professionally certified and build your portfolio of work to stand out in the tech industry.

You will: 

  • learn by solving real industry projects
  • get trained by industry experts in your chosen 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 beginners interested in starting a tech career.

So, if you're a high school leaver, second chance learner, career changer, or skill-upgrader who is motivated by the need to gain or retain entry-level employment in the highly paid tech sector then this could be for you. 

Career opportunities 

Our upcoming intakes provide project-based upskilling for those who want to be a Full Stack Web Developer. You’ll learn how to create responsive, mobile-first, web applications and be a confident problem solver using code.

What will I learn to do? 

By the end of this Training Scheme, you will be able to:

  • analyse and select best fit solutions of existing and upcoming technologies in order to develop a technology product solution
  • apply broad technical knowledge to develop a technology product solution
  • apply self-directed learning and self-reflection techniques with the purpose of becoming a lifelong learner
  • apply security and technology product development best practices to deliver quality outcome in the context of practice
  • apply collaboration skills to work as an effective team member.
What's the workload?

All study is structured, with a combination of guided and self-directed study, so you will need to have good time management skills. 

As a full-time student you should typically aim for around 30-35 hours of study per week, for each of the 12 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, you'll be in a great position to apply for our Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5)

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 the 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.