Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Architectural Technology) or (Interior Architecture)*

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply by 30 November (late applications will be accepted dependent on places available)

Gain the skills you need to pursue a career in architecture design and the building industry. This programme offers a highly practical, authentic learning experience which will prepare you for employment in an established architectural practice or for the further study and research needed to become a Registered Architect.

New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying)

  • Dunedin or Auckland
  • 2 years full-time; four years part-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February, 2017 (Dunedin); March, 2017 (Auckland)
  • Apply now

Want to join a team of construction professionals to see the realisation of commercial or residential construction projects? This new qualification is suitable for candidates from a variety of educational backgrounds including school leavers. It has been developed in consultation with employers and industrial, academic and professional bodies to ensure graduates are highly competent and industry-ready.

National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6) and National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

  • Auckland
  • 1.5 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts January, 2017
  • Apply anytime

There is a high demand for capable building professionals within New Zealand and overseas. Employers are looking for people who are up-to-date with current building construction practice, research and regulatory direction in the areas of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management. This qualification will enable you to gain two internationally-recognised diplomas in two years! Please note: This programme will be offered for the last time in January, 2017. It will be replaced from March, 2017 by the New Zealand Diploma in Construction (Level 6) (Construction Management) or (Quantity Surveying).

New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)

  • Auckland
  • 2 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts March, 2017**
  • Apply now!

Do you want to become a Building Surveyor in the New Zealand professional context? Then this qualification is for you! It is also ideal for those already working in the area of building surveying.**Start date to be confirmed.

Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts January or February
  • Apply now!

Gain the training and skills you need to take up a carpentry apprenticeship. This programme has a 50/50 mix of theory and practice and eight-weeks of work experience. Please note that the last intake for this programme will be February, 2017. This programme will then be replaced by the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry) from second semester, 2017.

New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry)

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year
  • Level 3
  • Starts Second semester 2017
  • Apply now!

This programme will give you the work-ready skills to enter the construction trades as a labourer or an apprentice who could work under supervision. With additional training and/or experience, you could go on to further roles such as a carpenter, joiner, plasterer, painter or roofer. This qualification is replacing the Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) from second semester, 2017 onwards.

New Zealand Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) (Construction Stonemasonry)

  • Central Otago
  • 2 years
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2017
  • Apply until start date

There is a strong demand nationally and internationally for people who can veneer houses in stone and build stone features, and we can help you become a specialist in this field. Through extensive practical training and work experience, this programme will give you the practical skills and knowledge required to work unsupervised as a stonemason. (*subject to final approval)

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 3) - Plasterboard Fixing and Stopping

  • Dunedin
  • 12 weeks full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts August, 2017
  • Apply until start date

The art of fixing and stopping is essential to the building trades and this programme trains you in the key skills needed to work as an assistant to a plasterboard fixer or finisher. Please note: this programme is subject to minimum numbers.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3) - Akoraka Mahi Tini

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time
  • Level 2 and 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Develop your literacy, numeracy and computer skills and gain practical experience through projects and work placements.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) and (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 2 and 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to develop the skills to prepare you for more study or to help you get a job? These programmes will let you explore a range of options and will give you a taste of what Polytechnic study is all about. Improve your writing, numeracy and computing skills so that you feel prepared to continue with further learning if that is what you want.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) - Trades taster

  • Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time*
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Want to develop the skills to help you to get a job but not sure which area to focus on? Get a taste of a few so that you can decide what you like! During this programme,you will take part in hands-on learning in our trade areas such as horticulture, engineering, cookery, carpentry and electrical engineering. We will also help you to improve your writing, numeracy and computing skills.