Otago Polytechnic

STAR: Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource


Still at school? Want to develop your skills so you can move into higher education or the workforce?

If you're in year 11, 12 or 13, you could enrol in our STAR courses, learn new skills and gain credits towards a qualification.

Talk to your school's career advisor about the range of STAR courses we offer, and whether they're right for you.  


STAR - Espresso Coffee/Coffee Origin and Production

  • Central Otago
  • Two days
  • Starts - please enquire
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Develop a knowledge of espresso coffee equipment and recipes, and learn about coffee origin and production. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 - 13.

STAR Bicycle Mechanics course

  • Online learning with a work experience component
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

If you’re keen on cycling, hands-on work and fixing things, then bicycle mechanics could be the perfect career for you. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3).