Otago Polytechnic

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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 employers.

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Full Time & Part Time Students Full Time & Part Time Staff Programs – Foundation to Post Graduation Campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago & Auckland First Art School in New Zealand

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 goals.

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 highest priority.

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.

Programs Offered

Applied Science Studies Arts, Design and Fine Arts Baking / Patisserie
Design Entrepreneurship and Innovation Event Management
Fashion Design and Technology Hospitality Management Industrial Product Design
Information Technology Interior Design Jewellery and Metalsmithing
Management Marketing Media and Communications
Operations and Production Management Photography Professional Nursing Studies
Tourism and Hospitality Visual Arts


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