Otago Polytechnic

Looking to change direction in 2016?

The following programmes have places available for second semester. Select the area you are interested in by clicking on one of the headings below and select your programme of choice. This will then take you to an information sheet where you will find more details and can begin your application process.

Apply now!


Have you learned from the School of Life and now wish you had the qualifications to prove it?

Our world-leading Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) service measures your knowledge and skills against formal qualifications, including certificates, diplomas and degrees. It works by affirming and giving you credit for what you already know and can do, and helping you achieve the extra knowledge you need.

For more information: See our website


Community Learning Centre

Located in Mosgiel, our Centre offers a positive and encouraging learning environment for people who want to improve their computing or business administration skills. You can choose from a selection of free short courses or gain a formal qualification. All learning is self-paced so you can integrate your study into your daily routine. Check out our website for our latest list of short courses and programmes.

For more information about our range of short courses and flexible programmes: See our website


If you’ve seen a programme or short course that you like the look of and want more information or would like help deciding which career would be the right one for you – talk to our friendly team:

Programme guidance

Our Programme Advisors are here to help you find the study option that is right for you. They’re also happy to chat about life at Otago Polytechnic or to answer any other questions that you might have. They may be able to meet with you in person or can offer advice via phone or email.



Emilie Crossley
Domestic Liaison Advisor 


Shaun Tahau
Domestic Liaison Advisor


John Findlay
Architecture, Building
& Engineering Liaison Advisor

Career guidance

Patricia Quensell is our Career Practitioner who can help with career and study planning.


Patricia Quensell
Career Practitioner 

Contact us

Email info@op.ac.nz
Phone 0800 762 786

Otago Polytechnic