Otago Polytechnic

Short courses

ENGINEERING

Electric Vehicles workshops and short courses

  • Mixture of online and face-to-face options at different locations
  • Starts - variety of dates per course
  • Apply anytime

Ideal if you want to gain confidence working on electric vehicles (EVs) and a good understanding of EV operation. At the end of each short course, you will be able to have your knowledge and skills assessed and recognised through the completion of an EduBit (our micro-credential assessment service) which is included in the course price.

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week
  • Starts 6 August 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • Five weeks; two nights per week
  • Starts 5 August 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.

WOF inspectors training course

  • Dunedin
  • Two and a half days
  • Starts 5 November 2019
  • Apply now

Are you a mechanic who wants to become a WOF inspector? This new course is designed to train staff to carry out the vehicle inspection process correctly and to gain a firm grasp of the inspection requirements. Participants will also learn how to navigate their way around the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM).

CONSTRUCTION

Dry stone walling short course

  • Central Otago
  • Two days, 9.00am-3.00pm
  • Starts 19 September 2019
  • Apply anytime

Drystone construction is as much an art as a science. Building a stone wall is a wonderfully creative and fulfilling experience and during this two day course you will build a free-standing wall.

VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS

OSTC Automotive (Motor Industry) (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re interested in vehicles and enjoy working with your hands, fixing things and making them go, then you’ll be well suited to the motor industry.

OSTC Introduction to Engineering

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you interested in engineering? This course will give you experience in many aspects of engineering. You'll learn engineering theory in the classroom and engineering skills, designing and constructing your own projects, in the Otago Polytechnic engineering workshops.

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).

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you someone who likes to plan projects and build things? If so, this programme would be ideal for you. You’ll be working towards the National Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades Skills (Level 2).

OSTC Building and Construction (Level 3)

  • Dunedin and Balclutha
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Do you like building things? Then our Construction Skills course could be for you! You will spend most of the time working on a building site and you'll be part of a team constructing a building from start to finish – learning many skills along the way!