On the right foot
Southern United football team is aiming for its third consecutive win.
Player, and Otago Polytechnic graduate, Ross Howard, is determined to help them do...
Personal Success in Personal Training
Matt McKay’s had about four hours sleep a night for the last month … there’s simply too much to do. “When I started my personal training business, I k...
Coaching, playing, graduating ... all in a day's work.
Dayna Turnbull graduated with a Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5) in Sports Management and Coaching in December 2016. It has be...
Personal success in personal training
Matt McKay’s had about four hours sleep a night for the last month … there’s simply too much to do. “When I started my personal training business, I kn...
Otago Polytechnic helping to keep footballers in the south
Southern United Football Club is determined to keep talented footballers in the south by offering scholarships at Otago Polytechnic and Otago University.The six...
New graduate's living the dream
For 18 years, Paul Christensen worked at Hillside Engineering. He started straight out of school as a labourer, and worked his way up to team leader. But Pa...
Boosting Pacific Island Rugby
Otago Polytechnic has awarded two scholarships to training members of the Tongan national rugby squad, hoping to boost the game in the islands.Tongan lead stren...
- 18 weeks full-time
- Level 4
- Starts May 2017
- Apply until start date
Seriously into snowy slopes? With the Southern Alps as your classroom, this practical programme is taught by Cardrona Alpine Resort’s most experienced staff.
- 2 years full-time (Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4) forms year one)
- Level 5
- Starts February
- Apply now for 2017 - we are taking applications until 27 February
Embark on this action-packed programme to strengthen and develop your skills in the technical, professional, instructional and leadership aspects of a range of outdoor pursuits.
- Online with block courses
- 1 year full-time or up to four years part-time
- Level 6
- Starts flexible
- Apply anytime
If you love being in the mountains during winter and have a strong sense of responsibility, become a qualified snow safety professional through this programme. This Diploma incorporates the NZSMC Avalanche Safety Stage 2 Certificate which is a prerequisite for most industry management roles.
- Wanaka or Methven
- 6.5 days full-time
- Starts Wanaka: 1 July and 16 September, 2017; Methven: 19 August, 2017
- Apply until start date (applications accepted if places still available)
This is an introductory professional course for people involved in the safety of alpine recreational activities and in the collection of snowpack data. It provides fundamental skills for people in avalanche safety.