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.  

PROGRAMMES

STAR - Barista skills Level 2

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 30 September
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to make the perfect coffee? Then look no further than this introductory coffee course. You'll learn to use commercial espresso equipment and explore basic hot and cold café-style beverages. This course is available to high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Barista skills Level 3

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 3
  • Starts 2 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to perfect your coffee-making skills? You'll learn about the origin and production of coffee and explore a range of espresso-style beverages. You'll also understand the common issues that arise when making these beverages. This course is available to high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Bartender's course

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level Level 1 and Level 3 units
  • Starts 7 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Learn how to make great mocktails for a commercial bar environment, and develop your understanding of a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic products used on licenced premises.This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Customer Service

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 9 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want the skills to provide excellent customer service? Learn how to communicate effectively with customers and present yourself to a professional standard within a restaurant setting. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

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 - Food Safety: Unit 167

  • Dunedin
  • One day
  • Level 2
  • Starts 4 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Working with food? Learn about safe food practices and the legislation of food safety. This unit standard is a legal requirement in some workplaces and is recommended for ALL people working, or preparing to work in a food business. This STAR course is for high school students in years 11 – 13.

STAR - Table Service

  • Dunedin
  • Two days
  • Level 2
  • Starts 11 October
  • Apply anytime via your high school Career Advisor

Want to learn the art of great table service? Learn how to prepare dining and services areas, serve customers at the table and present yourself to a professional standard within a restaurant setting. 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).