Otago Polytechnic

Programmes

 

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4)

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin or Cromwell
  • Two years
  • Level 4
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime - contact ECLadmin@op.ac.nz

For those wishing to pursue a career as an Automotive Electrical Engineer, this programme provides the perfect next step after studying the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3), or equivalent. Graduates will be able to take on senior positions in an automotive workshop. This programme is not available to international students.

New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply by early December (late applications may be accepted dependent on places)

Learn how to service general automotive systems. This qualification is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry.

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)

  • Online with two compulsory block courses in Central Otago and work experience
  • 19 weeks
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and August
  • Apply now

If you’re already in the bicycle industry, this is a great opportunity to receive official recognition for your current knowledge and skills - ideal if you’re keen to advance your career! If you aren’t already involved but have some bicycle mechanical skill, this programme will enable you to fill the gaps in your knowledge so you are industry ready.

New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3)

  • Online with two block courses in Central Otago and work experience
  • 19 weeks
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Gain the skills you need to stand out in this rapidly growing industry. This relatively new qualification provides a blend of online learning and practical block courses held in our fully-equipped workshop to enable you to fit your study around other commitments. In addition, work experience opportunities will allow you to get a great first foot in the door of industry.

New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and Central
  • Three and a half to four years
  • Level 4
  • Starts flexible
  • Apply Now - contact ECLadmin@op.ac.nz

Want to become a carpenter, site supervisor, building project manager, construction firm owner or self-employed builder? Learn from professionals and gain sought after skills with a carpentry apprenticeship pathway brought to you by Otago Polytechnic and Industry Training Association Building (ITAB).

New Zealand Certificate in Commercial Road Transport (Heavy Vehicle Operator) (Level 3)*

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; one year part-time alongside employment
  • Level 3
  • Starts December 2019
  • Apply anytime

Become a fully-competent and highly capable heavy vehicle licence holder. This hands-on programme will ensure you gain the practical skills and theoretical knowledge beyond the required standard for those of a heavy vehicle licence holder. Graduate with the ability to join the road transport industry in a range of employment contexts as a heavy rigid vehicle or heavy combination vehicle operator.

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

  • Dunedin
  • One year
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

Gain the work-ready skills you need to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter working under supervision.

New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5)

  • Dunedin or online with block courses
  • One year part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts - flexible start dates
  • Apply now

Charge up your knowledge of Electric Vehicles (EV) with this advanced automotive technician programme. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to diagnose and repair faults in battery electric and hybrid electric vehicles and machines.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Want to enter the electrical industry but not sure where to start? This project-based qualification will provide you with the skills to enter employment in non-registration areas of this industry such as electrical security, appliance servicing and automation. Alternatively, if you want to become an electrician, this is the ideal pre-apprentice preparation.

New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering Theory and Practice (Trade) (Level 4)

  • Dunedin and in your workplace
  • Four years (apprenticeship, weekly night class, additional one week block courses and some self-directed study)
  • Level 4
  • Starts - flexible dates
  • Apply Now - contact ECLadmin@op.ac.nz

Gain the skills and knowledge to work independently as a commercially competent electrician. This programme is studied in conjunction with an apprenticeship so is ideal for candidates who are training in the workplace and your employer will enrol you in the qualification. It includes the Electrical Workers Registration Board (EWRB) electrical theory and regulations exams which is required for registration as an electrician. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to apply to the EWRB for registration.

New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4) (Road Transport)

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • Three and a half years part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts Flexible start
  • Apply anytime - contact ECLadmin@op.ac.nz

Continue developing your career and/or apprenticeship in the automotive industry by learning how to safely and effectively diagnose and repair faults that are commonly encountered on heavy vehicles. Graduates as a Qualified Automotive Technician with the opportunity to pursue senior positions in a heavy automotive workshop.

New Zealand Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering (Level 4)

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin or Cromwell
  • Two years
  • Level 4
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime - contact ECLadmin@op.ac.nz

This qualification is designed for those who wish to continue developing their career and/or apprenticeship in the automotive industry. Gain the industry-specific skills you need to work in a wide range of roles in the motor industry and graduate as a Qualified Automotive Technician. This programme is not available to international students.

New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This hands-on qualification is designed for people already working in the mechanical engineering, construction, manufacturing and fabrication industries — or for people who would like to complete a pre-trade qualification before entering these industries.

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

  • Central Otago
  • Two years
  • Level 4
  • Starts February
  • 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.