Otago Polytechnic

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

  • Dunedin
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • 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.

Bachelor of Construction*

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • 3 years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

Take a leading edge with a professional career in construction. Offered in both our Dunedin and Auckland campuses, this programme provides the skills to take an active lead role in the changing world of construction.

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); January, March, June, August and October, 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.

New Zealand Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6)

  • Auckland
  • 2 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts August, 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.

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)

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)*

  • Dunedin
  • 3.5-4 years
  • Level 4
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This qualification is only available to apprentices in Carpentry. At the end of your apprenticeship – when you successfully graduate with this Certficate – you will be a journeyperson (a fully qualified carpenter).

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

  • Dunedin and Central Otago
  • 1 year
  • Level 3
  • Starts July, 2017 (Dunedin) February, 2018 (Dunedin & Central Otago)
  • Apply now!

This Carpentry programme, based at both our Dunedin and Central Otago campuses will give you the work-ready skills to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision.

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.