At Otago Polytechnic, the vision is to be recognised nationally and internationally as
New Zealand’s leading polytechnic. Otago Polytechnic is proud to be a leader in
hands-on, career-focused education, achieving some of the best student achievement and
satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from
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Otago Polytechnic is proud that the quality of the programs, and the work-readiness of
their graduates, is recognised far and wide. The New Zealand Government’s Tertiary
Education Commission ranked Otago Polytechnic a leader in all areas of student
achievement, including holding the top equal position in New Zealand polytechnic sector
for qualification completions in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
This means that students beginning a qualification at Otago Polytechnic are more likely
to successfully complete it – and there are good reasons for this.
Why choose Otago Polytechnic?
Life as a student is never dull – particularly in a student focused city such as Dunedin.
Whether you are living or studying in Dunedin, or further out in Central Otago, there
are plenty of things to do in between writing assignments and studying for exams. Otago
Polytechnic offers courses in a range of subjects from fashion to midwifery, natural
resources to visual arts. Study for a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree at the
Otago Polytechnic – you’re bound to find a course that meets your needs.
Qualifications – Otago Polytechnic offers internationally recognised
undergraduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and post-graduate qualifications in a
wide range of subject areas. Academically ranked at the top of our sector in Design,
Nursing, Health Studies, Visual Arts and Crafts, Information Technology and Information
Services, you’ll enjoy and benefit from our outstanding study environment.
Experience – Internationally, employers want team members who are well
educated, adaptable, and ready to contribute to their workplace. All of the programs
focus on developing these real-life skills, and when combined with work experience, our
graduates are ready for international career success.
Guidance – The academic staff members are experienced in their field,
experts in cutting-edge technology, dedicated to research and always available to
provide students with all the support and guidance they need to reach their academic
Support – Otago Polytechnic helps students make the most of their
experience in New Zealand. With well-resourced recreational facilities, full academic
support services such as the Learning Centre, assistance with finding the right
accommodation, and extensive international student support services, your success is our
Unbeatable Lifestyle – New Zealand has a worldwide reputation for being
a welcoming and safe destination, with a friendly and honest populace. As a nation of
immigrants, New Zealand’s cultural diversity means you will always feel welcome to
participate in a range of activities. New Zealand benefits from the best of all worlds –
from snow-capped mountains to famous surfing beaches, and sophisticated, modern cities.
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|Fashion Design and Technology
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|Operations and Production Management
||Professional Nursing Studies
|Tourism and Hospitality