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Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Programme guide 2013

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

2013

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15 degrees  smarter in the Bay

Business analysis, business management, computer science, computer graphic design, engineering, fashion, midwifery, nursing, science, social sciences, social work, sport & recreation, early childhood and primary, tourism. The list of degree programmes offered at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic keeps on growing! Our focus on creating partnerships and pathways with other tertiary institutions, as well as industry, is designed to help you reach your potential whatever your needs and goals may be.

In the Bay for the Bay Working together for your future …with the University of Waikato and Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi To increase your tertiary education opportunities in the Bay of Plenty region, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the University of Waikato have joined forces and share facilities at Windermere Campus and Bongard Centre. In 2010 Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi joined the partnership, further increasing the opportunities for you to take advantage of bridging, certificate, diploma and degree programmes in the Bay. …with our other partners To assist your education pathway and give you greater opportunities, we’ve also developed strategic partnerships with other tertiary institutions. Our partners include Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Vancouver Island University (Canada), Otago Polytechnic, Te Whakatipuranga - Tauranga’s School for Young Parents, Unitec, VIA University College (Denmark) and Waiariki Institute of Technology.


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Contents The Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Experience

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How to Use This Programme Guide

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Getting Started – Bridging Programmes Architecture, Construction & Carpentry Automotive & Commercial Road Transport Business Computing & Information Technology Creative – Art, Fashion, Graphic Design, Music & Radio Education & Social Services Electrotechnology, Engineering & Welding Health & Beauty Horticulture, Agriculture & Animal Care Legal Studies & Law Enforcement Marine Studies & Environmental Management Maritime & Seafood Sport & Recreation Tourism, Travel & Hospitality

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What Next?

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Still Undecided?

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Financing Your Studies

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Academic Calendar

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Tertiary Jargon

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In and Around Tauranga

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Our Campuses

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Services & Support

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Accommodation 101 How to Find Us

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Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Experience Nau mai, haere mai ki te ao awatea o te Kuratini o te Moana ä Toi Täkiri mai te ata, körihi te manu Täkiri te püata kaipo Te hau angiangi e taiäwhiowhio nei I ngä koroputa o te ihunui, o te ihuroa Ka ao, ka ao, ka awatea Tïtokona kia eke pänuku atu ki ahurewa kë O piki te ora, piki te kaha Haumi e, hui e, taiki e


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You’re obviously thinking about enrolling into tertiary education and you’ve come to the right place! A place where you’ll build lifelong relationships with like-minded students and passionate staff, while making essential industry contacts. Our philosophy is Eke Pänuku - reaching our potential together. Eke Pänuku guides all the relationships we create including industry and other tertiary providers, our community, iwi and hapu, and of course, our students and staff. Have a look through our programme guide to find out more about the range of courses and pathways on offer to get you to where you want to go and to enable you to do more of what you love to do! With certificate, diploma and degree pathways, all developed with industry in mind, there’s something for every stage of your journey. Come hear our talented music students jamming, taste the delicious food served up by our hospitality students, get fit with our passionate sport and recreation students and get the latest industry insights from our engineering team.

We challenge you to touch, taste, see and feel the true Bay of Plenty Polytechnic experience. Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai.


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How to Use This Programme Guide This programme guide gives you an overview of all the different programmes and pathways Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers. Our website www.boppoly.ac.nz and programme brochures provide more detailed information about a programme, such as complete entry criteria, fees, dates and specific course content, or you can contact our Information Centre on 07 571 0190 ext. 6891 or 0800 BOP POLY (267 7659) or email them at info@boppoly.ac.nz. In this guide, you’ll see most of the following information for each programme:

Length States the minimum amount of time required to complete the qualification and whether it is offered full or part-time. A standard one year programme is 34 weeks long, a standard half year programme is 17 weeks long.

Start Specifies the start date of the programme.

Campus Indicates where the programme will be taught.

Scholarships Lists the scholarships available for this specific programme. For further information on funding your studies see page 92.

Programme Description Gives you a short overview of what the programme is about.

Entry Summarises the minimum entry criteria you must meet. Please note, the entry criteria are indicative and should only be used as a guide. Detailed entry criteria are shown on our website or in programme brochures.

Career Opportunities Provides you with an indication of the kinds of jobs you could be working in on completion of a particular programme.

Study Pathways Lists established programmes which pathway into further study options, either at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic or at other tertiary education providers.

FEES Fees are not listed in this programme guide. Please see programme brochures for comprehensive information about the programme including fees.


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Choosing the right career pathway is one of the biggest challenges anyone faces - whether it’s as a teenager stepping out for the first time or as someone facing a change of career later in life. So how do you choose the right career and qualification for you? You can start off by visiting Careers NZ (www.careers.govt.nz) to explore three simple steps for career planning, from figuring out what options are out there, to exploring career ideas and making career decisions. Programme guides are a great place to start to find out what training opportunities there are. They’re a guide for all programmes offered by an institution – you’ll be amazed at all the different course options.

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In our programme guide you can read snippets about our comprehensive range of certificate, diploma and degree pathway programmes and decide for yourself what area interests you the most. From trades certificates in automotive and engineering through to business and social work degrees – we’ve got you covered!


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Getting Started Bridging Programmes Need a hand? If you need a bit of help to get you going, to explore what you’re capable of and to help point you in the right direction, then you’re the person our bridging programmes were designed for. Thinking about tertiary education, but don’t meet the entry criteria? Or perhaps you’re interested in trades, but can’t decide between engineering, automotive engineering or carpentry? To get the confidence, knowledge and skills to succeed in higher level study our bridging programmes are what you need. They can also help you choose a career pathway that’s right for you.


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Getting Started – Bridging Programmes

Certificate in Work Skills (Supported Learning) Level 1 Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus

Te Timatanga - Certificate in Tertiary Study Level 2 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus

This programme is particularly suited to people with an intellectual disability. We will help you increase your opportunities for paid employment by teaching you new skills in a supportive student-focused environment. This is a very practical programme with classes usually held three days a week and up to two days in work experience so you can practise your newly developed skills. Courses include preparation for work, health, safety and wellness, personal care and work experience.

Get yourself tertiary ready! If you’re thinking about returning to study or you don’t meet the entry criteria for tertiary study, this programme is for you. You’ll develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully undertake study at tertiary level. This programme includes courses in academic study, computing, personal development goal setting and career planning, as well as health, lifestyle choices and an understanding of Mäori language and culture.

Entry You don’t need any academic or school qualifications, but you do need to be at least 17 years of age. We are looking for people who, although needing support from us, are keen to learn, meet new friends, enjoy Polytechnic life independently and most importantly, want to gain some valuable employment and personal skills.

Entry There are no formal academic entry requirements for this programme. Those interested in enrolling will attend an information sharing meeting to identify their needs and suitability for the programme.


Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) Level 2, 3 & 4 Half year, full-time Monthly Windermere Campus

Certificate in Trades Technology Level 2 18 weeks, full-time July Windermere Campus If you're a hands-on type of person who is unsure of what trade you want to pursue, then this programme is ideal for you. The course will give you a qualification and skills to make informed decisions on further training in the automotive, engineering, welding or carpentry trades. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities General hand, apprentice, qualified trades person. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand • Certificate in Carpentry Level 3 • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 (apprenticeship) • Certificate in Engineering Level 3 • Certificate in Welding Level 3 • Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Level 3 (truck driving subject to clean full NZ Class 1 (car) driver's licence, see separate brochure for other requirements) • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 (with higher maths).

Tools for Academic Study Level 3 & 4 15 days, full-time January, June, November Windermere Campus

Increase your literacy, language and numeracy competence so that you can achieve your goals in the programme of your choice. You’ll take a range of courses focusing on reading, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, problem solving, numeracy skills and communication technology. The programme is available at three levels; you'll participate in orientation and placement tests to identify the most suitable level of study.

Give yourself a head start by gaining the skills, confidence and experience you need to study at certificate, diploma or degree level. This bridging programme covers courses in report writing, maths, academic reading and knowledge of statistics, graphs and tables. If your goal is to study a certificate programme, enrol in the Level 3 programme or if your heart is set on a diploma or degree qualification, the Level 4 option is for you.

Entry Level 2 IELTS overall score of 4.0 Level 3 IELTS overall score of 5.0 Level 4 IELTS overall score of 5.5.

Entry Information about both the Level 3 and Level 4 offering of this course will be discussed with the student to identify the most appropriate course.

Pathways into Mainstream Programmes Level 2 – you may choose to apply for programmes at Level 3-4 Level 3 – you may choose to apply for programmes at Level 4-5 Level 4 – you may choose to apply for programmes at Level 6-7.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES Mathematics Bridging Level 4 Three weeks, part-time January, June Bongard Centre Add up the benefits of this mathematics bridging programme. If you need to lift your maths skills to study at tertiary Level 5, then this programme is for you. You’ll be guided by our supportive tutors to work confidently with algebraic terms, processes and graphs, geometry, calculus, trigonometry and matrices. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme.

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Architecture, Construction & Carpentry Do you enjoy a challenge? Are you a hands-on person who likes to see results? Find your niche in the construction industry whether you have handson skills or leadership, management and financial skills. This diverse, exciting and sometimes challenging environment will demand your best – but the results are worth it! Already employed in the building and construction industry? Join our graduates in apprenticeships, employment and leading positions in an industry where no two projects (nor two days) are ever the same. Whether it’s architectural technology, carpentry, surveying, quantity surveying or construction management, there’s a programme to suit your needs.


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Architecture, Construction & Carpentry Do you have leadership potential? Are you accurate and precise? Do you have a passion for design? If that’s a yes, our architectural technology, surveying, quantity surveying or construction management programmes might suit your career aspirations. Job opportunities are very good at the moment for surveyors and quantity surveyors.

National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6 Two years, full-time part-time option available February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship This programme will suit you if you're creative and like the idea of helping people to create their dream home or building. You’ll gain skills and knowledge to produce contract architectural drawings and act as an architectural technician on small and medium scale building projects. You’ll be using Mutoh Track drawing machines and industry-leading CAD technology and facilities. Entry • At least 48 credits towards NCEA Level 2 in four subjects including English and maths. Career Opportunities Draughting, architectural project management, construction management, CAD operation/ instruction and related careers. Study Pathways • National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6 • National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 • Bachelor of Architectural Studies – Unitec, Victoria University or the University of Auckland.

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6 Two years, full-time flexi-learn option available February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship Are you good with details? Like working with numbers? Dedicated to seeing projects through to the end? This National Diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge to develop your career in quantity surveying. Through our courses you’ll gain a solid understanding of preparing schedules of quantities for labour and materials, preparing tender documents and feasibility studies, controlling costs and administering construction finances. Entry • 4 unit standards from the maths subfield at Level 1 (algebra and trigonometry) • 5 unit standards from the maths subfield at Level 2 (algebra and trigonometry). Career Opportunities Quantity surveyor, construction manager, health and safety supervisor, project manager, construction supervisor. Study Pathways • National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6 • National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 • Bachelor of Applied Technology – Unitec • Bachelor of Construction – Massey University.


National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 Two years, full-time flexi-learn option available February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship Get your construction career established with this theory-based programme. You'll take courses in identifying construction site procedures, site management, construction methodologies, health and safety planning, quality assurance and client communication. On completion of this Diploma you’ll be able to work as a Construction Management Technician and, with additional experience in the industry, take control of small, medium and large building projects.

Entry • 4 unit standards from the maths subfield at Level 1 (algebra and trigonometry) • 5 unit standards from the maths subfield at Level 2 (algebra and trigonometry).

National Diploma in Surveying Level 6

Career Opportunities Construction manager, project manager, quantity surveyor, health and safety supervisor, construction supervisor.

Learn about land surveying, spatial measurement, shaping the environment, law, planning and subdivision design. Discover New Zealand’s unique Land Tenure systems and explore the practical tasks related to being a Survey Technician.

Study Pathways • National Diploma in Architectural Technology Level 6 • National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6 • Bachelor of Applied Technology – Unitec • Bachelor of Construction – Massey University.

Three years, part-time (while working in industry) February Windermere Campus

If you already work in this high-tech, exciting industry and want to gain the qualification, this programme is for you. The flexi delivery model allows you to stay in work and study by attending classes two days a month, with online support to continue learning between courses. Entry • NCEA Level 2, including 36 NCEA Level 2 credits in four subjects • AND a minimum of 12 achievement standard credits from the maths subfield at Level 3 including one achievement standard in each of the algebra, trigonometry and geometry domains. Career Opportunities Land surveying technician, land surveyor. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Surveying – BSurv • Bachelor of Applied Science BAppSci (GIS) (Geographic Information Systems) • Bachelor of Science BSc (LPD) (Land Planning and Development) • Bachelor of Science BSc (SM) (Survey Measurement).

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Architecture, Construction & Carpentry

Are you a hands-on person who likes to see results and works well with others? Find your niche in the construction industry whether you have hands-on or leadership skills. This diverse, exciting and often challenging environment will demand your best – but the results are worth it! The building and construction industry is New Zealand's fifth largest contributor to GDP, accounting for about 8% of the economy. With the Christchurch rebuild about to start, these statistics will rise significantly and demand for qualified personnel will increase.

National Certificate in Construction Trades (Main Contract Supervision) Level 5 One year, part-time March, July Windermere Campus Take the next step in your career and continue studying while you work. Essential if you want to supervise contracts and construction methods, prepare order lists, supervise main installations and sub-trade sitework, (including weatherproofing buildings). Entry • National Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervisor) Level 4 • OR year one of the National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor) Level 5. Career Opportunities Self-employment in the construction industry, site management, commercial site supervisor. Study Pathways • National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 • National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6.

National Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervisor) Level 4 with an optional strand in Business Management One year, part-time Business strand - additional 6 months part-time March, July Windermere Campus Do you want to enter or are you in a supervisory role in the construction industry? This programme will give you skills in interpretation of plans, measurement, programming, communication and time management and cover contractual obligations and site organisation. On completion of the core certificate, you can enrol in the Business Management strand to learn about small business management, tendering and contract administration.

Entry • Existing knowledge and skills in the trade you will be supervising and any qualification at Level 3 or 4 from the planning and construction field or equivalent. You can enrol in the optional strand in Business Management directly if you hold the National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand) Level 4 or the National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor) Level 5. Career Opportunities Supervisor, small business owner. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Construction Trades (Main Contract Supervision) Level 5.


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SHORT COURSE Site Safe Supervisor Gold Card This two-day programme is for supervisors and those needing a more in-depth knowledge of health and safety in the construction industry.

National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 (National trade qualification) Approximately four years, part-time Ongoing, flexible start available Windermere Campus To become a qualified builder you need to complete this national qualification. You’ll gain the required theoretical knowledge through a number of block courses; our tutors will come to your workplace to assess your practical skills. Training and assessment will occur in partnership with you and your employer each year to suit your individual work situation. Entry You need to be employed within the building industry, with an employer who is prepared to support your training. It is desirable for you to have at least 10 credits towards NCEA at Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC is available to current trades people seeking the national carpentry qualification. Applicants must be currently working in the building construction industry and have at least seven years experience. You’ll work with a Polytechnic carpentry tutor to present evidence of your existing knowledge and skills in the trade. Career Opportunities Builder, business owner, site manager, project manager. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Construction Trades (Supervision) Level 4 • National Diploma in Construction Management Level 6 • National Diploma in Quantity Surveying Level 6.

Certificate in Carpentry Level 3 One year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus You’ll learn building terminology, safety and first aid, the use and maintenance of tools and aspects of residential and light commercial building techniques while building a two or three bedroom house. You’ll gain the majority of the theory towards the National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4 and turn your work experience into an apprenticeship to complete your trade qualification. Entry • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Career Opportunities Carpentry apprentice, joiner, cabinet maker, landscape construction. Study Pathway • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4.

Certificate in Elementary Building Construction Skills Level 2 34 weeks, full-time February Windermere Campus If you like working outdoors and building things, try this course for an introduction to building construction skills and theory. You'll get hands-on training in the use of power tools and hand tools, and work on projects such as garden furniture, retaining walls and fences (actual projects may vary). You can then join the Certificate in Carpentry Level 3 to build a house, or gain employment as a hammer hand or apprentice. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Apprentice, builder’s labourer or hammerhand, pre-cutter, construction worker, landscape construction. Study Pathways • Certificate in Carpentry Level 3 • National Certificate in Carpentry Level 4.

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz


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Automotive & Commercial Road Transport If diagnosis, repair and maintenance of modern motor cars is your thing, we can offer you training in the latest electronics, tuning and injection equipment to start your career in the constantly evolving automotive industry. Well trained road transport and logistics professionals are always in demand, especially in the Bay with the Port of Tauranga and related industries. If you like the big rigs, want to work in goods services or fancy a career in distribution, then check out the Polytechnic’s Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training (Waka Toa). You’ll learn in a real life warehouse environment getting you work ready.


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Automotive

Do you want to know what's really under the bonnet? Or like finding out what’s wrong, why something’s not working? If taking apart engines and fixing things is your thing, we can offer you training in the latest electronics, tuning and injection equipment. The use of computer technology in vehicles is growing rapidly, increasing the need for solid electronics knowledge. We’re here to help you start your career in the constantly evolving automotive industry - and yes, job outlooks are good.

Kick-start your career in the automotive industry and gain the knowledge and skills needed to work at a repair technician level. You will work with modern vehicle technologies, carrying out all types of service and repairs on light vehicles in our specialist automotive workshops with minimal supervision. If you're passionate about modern automotive technologies, are good at problem solving and willing to learn, then this is the programme for you! Entry • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. • Must have current Class 1 driver's licence.

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand Two stages, Stage 1, one year, full-time or up to two years in a managed apprenticeship Stage 2, one year, full-time or up to two years, in a managed apprenticeship February Windermere Campus John Britten Memorial Scholarship

Career Opportunities Apprentice/automotive engineer, automotive electrical engineer, small engine servicing, motorcycle engineer, automotive machining, fuel injection servicing (diesel), power boat servicing. Study Pathway • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 4 Light Vehicle Strand.

National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 4 Light Vehicle Strand Up to two years in a managed apprenticeship February Windermere Campus Continue your automotive electrical and mechanical training to become an advanced repair technician. The courses will develop your diagnostic skills and you’ll be able to carry out unfamiliar and complex repairs. You’ll continue to build your skills in communication, customer service, booking and quoting jobs. This new programme replaces the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Engineering) Level 4 qualification. Entry You must hold the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive Electrical and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle Strand. Career Opportunities Light vehicle technician, electrical and electronic technician, supervisory roles, workshop manager, advanced technician. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Motor Industry (Advanced Technical) Level 5 • Bachelor in Automotive Technology.


Commercial Road Transport

Certificate in Commercial Road Transport Level 3 16 weeks, full-time February, May, July Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training - Maleme Street, Tauranga, Otorohanga and Hamilton Become a qualified professional driver and get the skills and knowledge you need to safely drive and operate trucks up to 18 tonnes. You’ll take courses in first aid and driver safety, loading and rigging procedures, communication skills and, of course, driving heavy rigid vehicles. You’ll receive your Class 2 truck driver's licence and ‘F’ and ‘D’ licence endorsements. Continue study for the Class 4 driver and Class 5 driver strands, to gain the National Certificate in Goods Service (Heavy Vehicle Driver) Level 3. Entry • Full NZTA Class 1 driver's licence (car) for six months, using manual transmission • New Zealand Transport Agency DL9 medical certificate just prior to the start of the programme • At least NCEA Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Do you like driving and seeing the country? Are you responsible and do you work well under pressure? If you want to work in passenger services, drive big rigs or if you fancy a career in distribution, then check out our Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training (Waka Toa). Here, you’ll learn in a real working warehouse environment, not in a class room. Well trained road transport and logistics professionals are in demand, especially in the Bay with the Port of Tauranga and related industries.

Career Opportunities Truck driver - goods service, logging, long haul, tanker, bulk goods, dangerous goods; bus driver, forklift operator, tow truck operator. Study Pathway • National Certificate in Road Transport Management (Operations) Level 4.

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 12 weeks, full-time February, May, August Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training - Maleme Street Ever wonder how stuff got from where it was made to your place? Join the distribution industry and find out! These new courses will give you an insight into how to safely handle goods coming from producers and importers, storage and selection of goods for dispatch to retailers and exporters, and using forklifts within a warehouse to load and unload trucks and store goods. You’ll also gain computing skills and work experience and visit a range of local companies. Once you're out in the workforce, you can continue study to complete the Level 3 National Certificate while you work. Entry Applicants should have their full Class 1 driver’s licence to be eligible to gain the F (forklift) endorsement. • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Career Opportunities Storeman, warehouse operator, forklift driver. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Distribution Level 3 • National Certificate in Road Transport Management (Operations) Level 4 • National Certificate in Distribution Level 4.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES National Certificate in Road Transport Management (Operations) Level 4 Part-time, online Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training - Maleme Street An exciting opportunity for people working within the goods service and passenger service sectors of the road transport industry, to upskill and prepare for a variety of roles, managing staff and vehicles and interacting with customers, regulatory authorities and industry groups. Entry You should be employed or have experience in the transport industry. Some aspects of this programme require experience in the workplace to be able to pass the method and level of assessment required. You are expected to demonstrate appropriate computer skills. Study Pathways • National Diploma in Road Transport Management Level 5 • NZIM Diploma in Supply Chain Management Level 6 • Bachelor of Management Studies (Supply Chain Management).

National Certificate in Distribution Level 3 32 weeks, part-time, flexible delivery Centre for Road Transport and Logistics Training - Maleme Street Study while you work to gain this Level 3 National Certificate. Turn your job into a career in this vibrant, growing industry, by gaining the skills to manage stock and inventories, supervise staff and be a specialist forklift operator (using attachments). The courses are offered online with access to our industry experienced tutors, using your workplace tasks to collect evidence for assessment as well as attending class for short blocks. Entry • At least the Forklift OSH certificate (unit standard 10851) – preferred both OSH certificate and NZTA 'F' endorsement • At least 6 months employment in the distribution industry OR National Certificate in Distribution Level 2 • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in each of literacy or numeracy or equivalent. Career Opportunities Supervisory roles in stock management, inventory management, safety officer, storeman, warehouse operator, specialist forklift driver. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Road Transport Management (Operations) Level 4 • National Certificate in Distribution Level 4.


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short courses Commercial Road Transport – Class 2 Truck Driver This programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to get your NZTA Class 2 driver's licence, which will qualify you to drive a twoaxle vehicle up to 18 tonnes. Part-time, evening classes and drive time. Entry • Full NZTA Class 1 driver's licence (car) for six months, using manual transmission • A NZTA DL9 medical certificate (available from your medical practitioner) just prior to the start of the programme • At least NCEA Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Commercial Road Transport – Class 5 Truck Driver You’ll gain the NZTA Class 5 driver's licence and related unit standards that will give you the knowledge and experience to be able to operate heavy combination vehicles (truck with trailer and articulated vehicles). Part-time, approximately four weeks. Entry • A NZTA DL 9 medical certificate (available from your medical practitioner) just prior to the start of the programme • A Class 4 driver's licence for at least six months (or for at least three months, if aged 25 or over).

Commercial Road Transport – Forklift Operator You’ll gain the NZTA ‘F’ (Forklift) endorsement that will qualify you to drive a forklift up to 18 tonnes and meet the requirements to gain the OSH Code of Practice Forklift Safety Certificate. Part-time. Entry You must hold a full NZTA Class 1 driver's licence. However, the endorsement is conditional on having the class of driver's licence for the rating of the forklift.

Commercial Road Transport – Class 4 Truck Driver

Commercial Road Transport – Dangerous Goods

Gain skills and knowledge for the safe operation of a heavy rigid vehicle and the NZTA Class 4 driver's licence. Part-time, approximately two weeks.

You’ll gain knowledge of law and practice for the transport of dangerous goods by road, required to gain the NZTA ‘D’ (Dangerous Goods) endorsement. Part-time.

Entry • A NZTA DL 9 medical certificate (available from your medical practitioner) just prior to the start of the programme • A Class 2 driver's licence for at least six months (or for at least three months, if aged 25 or over).

Commercial Road Transport – Wheels, Tracks & Rollers Want to work in the roading, construction or infrastructure industries? Get an opening with these NZTA licence endorsements (W, T, R) with real on-vehicle training and assessment over two days. Entry You must hold a current full NZTA driver's licence of the appropriate class for the gross vehicle mass of the vehicle to be used for assessment. Contact us for further details.

Entry You must hold a current NZTA Class 1 driver's licence. However, the endorsement is conditional on having the class of driver's licence for the vehicle in which the dangerous goods will be transported.

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz


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Business Are you interested in accounting, finance, management, small-business management, marketing, law or real estate? You can take your pick from our specialised business management programmes and create the career you want! The world of business offers a diverse range of exciting careers in all types of industries, from administration and management, to finance and marketing. We’ll help you achieve the career you want with our range of programmes taking you from that very first step on the ladder right through to CEO level.

“KPMG employs Tauranga graduates of the NZ Diploma in Business and BMS programmes. These graduates have the skills and attitude that enable them to be effective and successful employees.” Ulli Rose, Senior PPC Manager, KPMG


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Business Do you like money? Making decisions? Solving problems? Leading people? Are you good under pressure? Have you got the drive to succeed? Careers in business are incredibly diverse – from management, marketing and HR, to finance, accounting and tourism. We’ll help you create the career you want with our range of specialised business programmes taking you from that very first step on the ladder right through to leadership level.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma in Business (BOPPDipBus) Level 5 One year, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre This qualification forms part of the NZ Diploma in Business. You choose six courses from the NZ Diploma in Business and can gain an endorsement in accounting and finance, administration and computing, human resources, law, marketing, small business management, or tourism. You can then choose to exit with this qualification or continue your study to complete the NZ Diploma in Business by enrolling in a further six courses.

Entry • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in maths or Pangarau • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Mäori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing. If you are over 20 years of age this requirement may be waived. Career Opportunities Office manager, team leader, social science or management studies. Study Pathway • New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6.


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New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6 Two years, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre Pacific Coast Scholarship The NZDipBus provides you with a wide range of business skills and knowledge, including accounting, law, economics, management, communications, computing and marketing. After six compulsory courses, you can choose to specialise in either accounting, management, marketing or tourism. The NZDipBus incorporates the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Diploma in Business and the New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Diploma in Management. Entry • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in maths or Pangarau • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Mäori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing.

Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS)

Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin))

Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato

Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato

Four years, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre

Three years, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre

The BMS stands out due to its unique focus on management and practical experience. You’ll not only learn what makes a business tick but also what makes a manager great. You can customise your degree by choosing one of the four majors offered in Tauranga: accounting, marketing, finance or tourism. Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average may provide you with 14 papers toward the 26 required for the BMS.

This professionally recognised programme offers an alternative business degree if numbers and their meaning are your game. You’ll gain a sound understanding of accounting, finance and economics. In Tauranga you can choose either accounting or finance as your major. Completing the New Zealand Diploma in Business with a B grade average will give you up to 10 papers towards the 20 required for the BBA (Fin).

Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25.

Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25.

Career Opportunities Economist, accountant, general manager, marketing manager, business development manager, market researcher.

Career Opportunities Accountancy, sharebroking, banking, economist, financial analyst.

If you are over 20 years of age this requirement may be waived. Career Opportunities Office manager, team leader, manager, product manager, sales manager, management studies, social science studies, accounting technician. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) • Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) • Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) • Bachelor of Business Analysis – Financial (BBA (Fin)).

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Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Three years, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre The BTour develops a constructive and critical understanding of tourism based on practical industry research. You’ll take courses on the structure of tourism organisations, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism, future developments and effective management. Completing relevant NZDipBus courses with a B grade average will give you credit to the BTour. Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25. Career Opportunities Tourism consultant, hospitality manager, adventure tourism manager, regional or national tourism planner, eco-tourism developer or tourism entrepreneur.

Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Three years, full-time part-time option available, day, evening and online classes February, July, January (Summer School) Bongard Centre The BSocSc looks at how people and society interact and change. You’ll gain knowledge of human behaviour, social science methodology, as well as critical analysis and communication skills. If you want to work with and are enthusiastic about people, policy, planning or research, this programme is for you. Completing the NZDipBus with a B grade average may gain you up to 9 of the required 20 papers for the BSocSc. Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25. Career Opportunities Public relations coordinator, recruitment officer, human resource manager, political analyst, social scientist, researcher.

New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Certificate in Management Half year, full-time plus half year part-time, part-time option available, afternoon and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre If you want to start a business management career and gain new skills or if you want to update your existing skills to go for that promotion, then this is the programme for you. This flexible, nationally recognised programme will provide you with solid management, marketing, communication and human resource knowledge and you can choose to delve into courses in accounting, finance, decision making, law or computing. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Supervisor, office manager, team leader, manager, self-employment, accountancy technician. Study Pathway • Completion of this Certificate gains entry into the NZDipBus with course credit.


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New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Certificate in Small Business Management

New Zealand Institute of Management (NZIM) Diploma in Management Level 5

Half year, full-time plus half year part-time, part-time option available, afternoon and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre

One year, full-time part-time option available, afternoon and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre

Are you an entrepreneurial spirit? This qualification is specifically designed for people working in or planning to start a small business. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to assist you in the setting up, management and expansion of a small business, through courses in business concepts, business performance, risk minimisation and staff management. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Self-employment, office manager, general manager. Study Pathway • Completion of this Certificate gains entry into the NZDipBus with course credit.

See yourself climbing the corporate ladder? The one year NZIM endorsed Diploma will get you started in management, business communication, leadership and applied management skills. The Diploma in Management will be awarded upon successful completion of the required six papers and registration with NZIM. Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25. Career Opportunities Self-employment, office manager.


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National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) Level 4 Flexible, online delivery Monthly Bongard Centre If you're currently a team leader, supervisor or manager, or aspire to be, this flexible online qualification can help you further your knowledge and skills in management, leadership and human resources. You’ll learn more in management courses such as team building, managing conflict, problem solving, health and safety, staff selection and performance management. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Applicants should be: • Working in an environment where you are managing people and/or resources. Career Opportunities Team leader, supervisor, manager.

Diploma in Conveyancing Level 6 Two years, full-time part-time option available, day and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre, online Pacific Coast Scholarship This specialist qualification is required to qualify for professional membership of the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers. Courses include laws and systems governing property, land finance, commerce, resource management and contracts. You’ll also develop skills in the administration of estates, client care and dispute resolution. See page 66 for details.

National Certificate in Real Estate (Salesperson) Level 4 Flexible, full-time part-time option available Variable start dates, see our brochure Blended delivery This programme will make you familiar with the New Zealand real estate industry. Courses introduce you to the legal framework, marketing strategies, listing and selling, as well as helping you develop written and oral communication skills essential to succeed in this field. You must complete this flexible qualification before you can be registered as a real estate salesperson. Entry • A minimum of 8 Level 2 credits in English, 4 in writing and 4 in reading. Career Opportunities Real estate salesperson. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Real Estate (Branch Manager) Level 5 • National Diploma in Real Estate (Agent) Level 5.


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Are you good at organising and planning things? Can you juggle a range of tasks? Have you got a knack for prioritising and planning ahead? If keeping things running smoothly while staying calm and organised is your thing, then business administration might be for you. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic can also give you the skills to start or advance your career in this field. Well-trained and experienced administrative staff are always in demand here in New Zealand and overseas.

National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 2 Half year, full-time February, July Bongard Centre With this certificate you can enter the workforce as an office junior or junior receptionist, or continue your studies at a higher level. You will learn a broad range of skills to contribute positively to business groups or teams and take courses in business administration services, business information and audio information processing, as well as computing, communication, customer service and employment skills. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Office junior, word processor, data entry operator, office assistant. Study Pathway • National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 3.

National Certificate in Business Administration & Computing Level 3 Half year, full-time part-time evening option available February, July Bongard Centre Peter Bulfield Scholarship Increase your competence in business administration by gaining specialist knowledge and business administration skills at an intermediate level to meet the needs of employers. Through a range of courses, you’ll develop your skills in computer applications, business information processing, business administration services, communication skills, computerised accounting and desktop presentations. Entry Preference will be given to applicants with the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing Level 2, or equivalent skills and/or relevant work experience. Career Opportunities Office administrator, word processor, data entry operator, secretary, personal assistant.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES National Certificate in Business Administration Level 4 Part-time February, July Bongard Centre This programme, along with work experience, will provide you with the opportunity to progress to senior level positions in administration, office management or personal assistance. You’ll learn business information and audio information processing, business information management, desk top publishing as well as interpersonal communication and customer service skills. Entry Preference will be given to applicants with the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing Level 3 or equivalent skills or relevant work experience. Career Opportunities Personal assistant, secretary, office administrator, administration supervisor.

Study Pathways • National Certificate in Business Administration Level 4 • New Zealand Diploma in Business (NZDipBus) Level 6. for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz


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Computing & Information Technology Are you interested in making things work? Creating something or figuring out how to best use computers to get things done? No matter what your interest, there’s a job for you in the computing and IT industry working across a range of different roles. The computing and information technology industry influences and interacts with all aspects of the global economy. There is growing demand across the world for people with relevant IT skills and experience. Get your career started today with our range of programmes.

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Ask yourself: Have you got a thing for computers? Do you love the challenge of creating something or figuring out how to best use computers to get things done? If that’s a yes, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s increasing demand for people with relevant IT skills and experience. No matter what your interest, there’s a job for you in the computing and IT industry working across a range of different roles, from web design and programming to network administration and hardware.

Certificate in Computing Level 3 Half year, full-time February, July Bongard Centre This programme gives you the chance to start a career in computing or progress to higher level qualifications. Courses include fundamental computer, business and study skills, including multimedia, hardware, software and networks, programming and professional practice. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Data entry, document handler, retail sales representative. Study Pathways • Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4 • National Certificate in Business Administration Level 4 • Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL5) Level 5 • Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level 6 • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science - the University of Waikato.

Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL5) Level 5 One year, full-time part-time option available February, July Bongard Centre Pacific Coast Scholarship Want to work as a junior multimedia or web developer, junior software programmer, retail salesperson, computer network or hardware administrator? This Diploma will get you on your way. The courses will provide you with a working knowledge of the IT needs of small to medium enterprises. You'll learn about IT infrastructure, networking and programming. You can credit certain papers to the first year of the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science (BSc). Entry • At least 48 credits towards the NCEA Level 2 including 12 credits in both English and maths, • OR completion of the Certificate in Computing Level 3, • OR completion of any Level 3 or higher NQF National Certificate, or have completed any recognised equivalent Certificate.

Career Opportunities PC user support, computer services, junior multimedia and web developer, junior software developer. Study Pathways • Diploma in Applied Computing Level 6 (DipAppCompL6) • Third year of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science – the University of Waikato.


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Diploma in Applied Computing (DipAppCompL6) Level 6 One year, full-time part-time option available February, July Bongard Centre Pacific Coast Scholarship Take the next step towards a career as an intermediate IT professional, with opportunities ranging from software programming and web development to network administration. You’ll take a variety of courses to gain knowledge and skills in programming, hardware and operating systems, data communications and multimedia applications. Certain papers can be credited to the second year of the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Science (BSc) and you can also gain industry certification – see CCNA. Entry • Successful completion of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic’s Diploma in Applied Computing Level 5 (DipAppCompL5) programme, • OR successful completion of other equivalent Level 5 programmes or qualifications, which are determined by cross credits or assessment of prior learning (APL ), • OR other qualification that would be assessed on a case by case basis. Career Opportunities PC user support, intermediate software programmer, multimedia or web developer, network or computer service technician. Pathway • Third year of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science – the University of Waikato.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Three years full-time part-time option available, day and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre If you have completed both the Level 5 and 6 Applied Computing Diplomas with a B grade average, you’ll be able to enrol with the University of Waikato in Tauranga for one further year to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science with a specialisation in Applied Computing. You’ll take courses on software systems, web application development, how people and computers interact and how to ensure systems work well and are easy to use. Throughout the degree you’ll continuously put into practice what you learn, through hands-on projects. Entry 120 credits from DipAppComp Level 5 (including all specified papers) AND 120 credits from DipAppComp Level 6 (including all specified papers).

Graduate Diploma in Computing Level 7 Delivered in partnership with Unitec One year, full-time part-time option available February, July Bongard Centre This qualification provides solid technical and theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in computing and IT. The programme is comprised of seven papers from the Bachelor of Computing Systems Degree (BCS) (at least four at Level 7) and is open to people with a degree or for IT professionals with no formal qualifications. Entry Any recognised degree OR a professional qualification OR be able to demonstrate competence to a degree or professional level. Career Opportunities Network administration and engineering, systems analysis and development, software programming and development, web design and development, database design and administration, multimedia programming and development.

Career Opportunities IT consultant, network engineer, web architect, usability engineer, software developer or web designer.

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SHORT COURSES Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Exploration Eight weeks (each course), two evenings per week plus one Saturday (some daytime classes available) Bongard Centre NB This series of courses is also available as part of the Diploma in Applied Computing Level 6. CCNA Exploration provides an integrated and comprehensive coverage of networking topics, from fundamentals to advanced applications and services, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.

Network Fundamentals Level 5 This course introduces you to the architecture, structure, functions, components and models of the internet and other computer networks. It uses the OSI and TCP layered models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, network, data link and physical layers. Routing Protocols and Concepts Level 6 The second course describes the architecture, components and operation of routers and explains the principles of routing and routing protocols. Prerequisite: Network Fundamentals. LAN Switching and Wireless Level 6 This course provides a comprehensive, theoretical and practical approach to learning the technologies and protocols

needed to design and implement a converged switched network. Prerequisite: Network Fundamentals. Accessing the WAN Level 6 In the last course you’ll discuss the WAN technologies and network services required in enterprise networks. You'll use the Cisco Network Architecture to introduce integrated network services and learn how to select the appropriate devices and technologies to meet network requirements. Prerequisites: Network Fundamentals, Routing Protocols and Concepts, and LAN Switching and Wireless. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme.

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Creative If you’re brimming with creativity then you’ve come to the right place! We’ll help you develop your creative potential, whether it’s in art, fashion, graphic design, music or radio. Rapid advances in communication technologies are increasing people’s access to and expectations for high-quality designs and music, creating demand for superior products. Taught by industry experts we’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed - let us help you be at the forefront of the creative scene!

“As an employer I have found the graduates from Bay of Plenty Polytechnic's music programme to have knowledge and practical skills that are useful and highly valued by our Music Department.” Carol Storey, Head of Arts, Tauranga Intermediate.


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‘O’ Week mural by artist: Jessica Alderdice

Julie McGowan

Aka Rakai Toi – Diploma in Art Level 6

Do you love art? Are you creative and imaginative? Got that artistic flair and motivation to create? The vibrant world of art offers opportunities for those who are committed and skilled. Our art programme will not only give you the necessary skills as an artist and help you find your medium and style, it will also prepare you for the business of art. You may find your place in a gallery, in starting your own business or teaching art.

Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship The diploma inspires an exploration of personal identity and unique cultural heritage and how these inform artistic expressions. Our tutors are renowned practising artists, who will help you gain technical and theoretical skills. Learn to market your art, understand forums for exhibition and sale, and develop your own art business or career. Whether you are well on your way to developing your artistic talent or just getting started, these courses are sure to inspire your creativity and develop your potential as an artist. Entry • A demonstrated commitment to visual art • A minimum of four years secondary schooling if enrolling immediately after completing secondary school with 12 NCEA credits at Level 2 in English and 2 other subjects • A portfolio of current artwork. Career Opportunities Graduates can move into a range of careers in the visual arts sector or selfemployment. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) – Wintec • Diploma in Art and Design (Advanced) Level 7 – Waiariki Institute of Technology • This programme may enhance your application for degree level programmes with other providers.

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Fashionista? Are you creative and dream of making your vision reality? If that sounds like you, we can help you develop your creative potential and provide you with the skills to create the next big trend. Our programmes are taught by industry experts and will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the exciting world of fashion.

Entry Academic subjects that would assist school leavers in this programme include textiles, technology, art and design. Career Opportunities Machinist, presser, dispatcher, assistant to a patternmaker or designer, warehouse employee, quality controller, cutting room assistant, finisher or self employment. Study Pathway • Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6.

Join our award winning fashion design team to unleash your creative potential. From initial concept to finished garment, you’ll take courses in design theory, pattern making, textiles, garment construction and styling, and then take it all to the catwalk! Our students are regularly seen on winners' podiums around New Zealand including Pasfika and WoW, as well as launching successful labels or going on to work for Moochi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester and more! Entry The minimum requirement for entry into this programme is NCEA Level 2. Recommended subjects include: textiles technology, art, design. Portfolio: All applicants must be able to demonstrate qualities required for this programme, including basic drawing ability, creativity and enthusiasm. Career Opportunities Designer, product development manager, CAD operator, sample machinist, fashion buyer, fashion illustrator, merchandiser, stylist, pattern drafter, textile artist, wardrobe designer for theatre or film, or self employment. Study Pathway • Bachelor of Design (Fashion) – Otago Polytechnic (delivered at Windermere Campus, Tauranga).

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

Tahlia Evelyn

Turn your love of fashion or sewing expertise into a hands-on career. This six month programme will appeal to people wanting to work in the fashion industry as a contract sewer, dressmaker, doing alterations, or in other areas of soft furnishing manufacturing. In our courses, you’ll learn industrial sewing techniques, garment construction and pattern making and production processes.

Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship

Arielle Mermin Photo: Shawn Rolton. Model: Hannah Morton

Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus

Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6

Arielle Mermin Photo: Shawn Rolton. Model: Hannah Morton

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Creative Bachelor in Design (Fashion) Delivered in partnership with Otago Polytechnic One year, full-time February Windermere Campus There’s no need to leave Tauranga to get your degree! Cross credit the Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 into Otago Polytechnic’s Bachelor of Design (Fashion) and complete just one more year of study to gain your degree. You’ll take courses in strategic design, an interdisciplinary studio and two fashion studios to develop professional level design and technical production skills. Entry Diploma in Design (Fashion) Level 6 Career Opportunities Designer, product development manager, CAD operator, sample machinist, fashion buyer, fashion illustrator, merchandiser, stylist, pattern drafter, textile artist, wardrobe designer for theatre or film, or self employment.

Shenade Smith Runner up Supreme Award & Winner Category: Pasifika Urban Street Wear

Donna Dinsdale Category: Pasifika Menswear

Arielle Mermin Photo: Shawn Rolton. Model: Hannah Morton


Lisa Munro

What's a good design? Have you got the eye? Are you creative, good under pressure and keen to continuously evolve your style? If you’re brimming with creativity and want to make the world just a little bit more beautiful with your designs, then this might be your industry and you’ve come to the right place! Here, you’ll use design software on the latest Macs, learn all about design theory, illustration, web design and more. Get ready to start your career in this dynamic and fun field.

Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship

Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus If you have an eye for design, colour, composition and relish the idea of working in a fast-paced environment, a career as a graphic design practitioner could be for you. You’ll learn creative and technical design skills on the Mac platform from tutors experienced in illustration, print, press, multimedia and web. The programme teaches courses in software applications, design research, visual and conceptual design, design and studio practice and web design - you’ll get work experience as well. Entry It is preferred that applicants have NZQA unit/NCEA achievement standard credits at Level 2 or higher in any of art/design/ photography/English and experience of computer technology. At the interview all applicants must submit a portfolio of current artwork for evaluation.

Nathalie Massa

Career Opportunities Graphic design technician, advertising designer, graphic artist, desktop publisher, Mac operator. Study Pathways • Diploma in Design (Graphic) Level 6 • Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) – Auckland University of Technology (AUT) • Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts)– Wintec • Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design – the University of Waikato.

Anneke Jenkins

Combine our state of the art technology with your creativity to become a graphic designer. Graduates will be able to apply fundamental graphic design knowledge and skills required for employment in the industry or in preparation for further related study. You’ll gain skills and confidence in web design, art and design theory, and take courses in interdisciplinary studies, graphic design studies, illustration, history/culture/ context, photography and multimedia. Entry • NCEA Level 2, 12 credits or more in each of 4 subjects (including at least 12 credits in graphics and/or practical art) • OR successful completion of the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Certificate in Computer Graphic Design Level 4 • OR the National Certificate in Design (Technician) Level 4, or an equivalent qualification. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio to demonstrate their creativity. Refer to programme brochure for details. Career Opportunities Graphic design, publishing and promotion, advertising, web multimedia design, design, retail, digital illustration or related self-employment. Study Pathways • Third year of the Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design – the University of Waikato • Bachelor of Design (Graphic Design) – Auckland University of Technology • Bachelor of Media Arts (Visual Arts) – Wintec.

Jo de Pape

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Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance Level 5 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus Your first step in fine tuning your musical talent starts here. On completion of this one year full-time certificate, you’ll start to grow as a performing artist by developing the theory, knowledge and practical skills for working with live sound. You’ll complete instrumental and performance courses and have the opportunity to develop these into your own performance style within a positive and supportive team environment. Entry • Musical ability to succeed in the programme demonstrated by audition • A minimum of 60 credits at Level 2 or above in NCEA, including literacy or evidence of Level 2 literacy skills • A background in music theory or pass an entry test in music theory set by teaching staff. Career Opportunities Performer, live sound technician or engineer, employment in related creative arts industries.

Te Kamakama – Diploma in Music Production and Performance Level 6 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship Take your musical talent and performance skills to the next level. Gain the confidence to express your creativity through advanced practical knowledge of music production and performance, using the latest technology and effectively promote your music with an understanding of the music industry. Learn and practise song composition, music production and promotion. Take courses in performance studies, visual media production, studio production, the history, culture and context of music, and gain the business skills to manage a small business. Entry • Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance Level 5 • OR evidence of meeting all learning outcomes of Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance Level 5 either through previous formal study or recognised musical industry experience. This evidence will be provided through audition, attestation and a Level 5 music theory test set by Te Kamakama teaching staff. Career Opportunities Musician, performer, music technician, songwriter, music producer, television, radio, music for film and promotions.

Ask yourself: Have you got a musical ear? Can you hold a rhythm? If that sounds like you, you might consider studying music to become a professional performer, write your own music or get into music production or promotion. Rapid advances in technologies are increasing people’s access to and expectations for highquality music. We can help you be at the forefront of the music scene using the latest music production technology.


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Certificate in Radio Broadcasting Level 4 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus

Always listening to the radio? Are you confident? Can you think quickly on your feet? Know your music? Ever thought about being on the radio? If you also work well under pressure, are creative and have a sense of humour, then radio could be your future. You could be in front of the microphone or behind the scenes, scheduling shows, people and resources, coming up with ideas for shows, editing recordings, etc. We can get your radio career kick started.

You heard it on the radio! Whether you’re interested in announcing, sales and promotions, creative direction, broadcast news or programming, this programme will have you covered. You’ll learn a wide range of skills utilised within the industry, using industry standard technical equipment. Take all the knowledge acquired in your courses and apply it to running our very own live student radio station SUB 88.3 and 107.7 FM www.subfm.co.nz. Entry The minimum requirement for entry is NCEA Level 1. Preferred school subjects include combinations of English/Mäori, music, social sciences and computing. Career Opportunities Announcer, producer, creative writer, audio production, promotions coordinator, sales and marketing, administration, journalist. Study Pathways • Tioriori – Certificate in Music Production and Performance Level 5 • Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications (Radio, Television, Journalism) – Christchurch Polytechnic (interview guaranteed) • Bachelor of Media Arts, National Diploma in Journalism – Radio – Wintec • Certificate in Audio Production, National Diploma in Te Reo Mäori Media with strands in Journalism, Radio, and Television Level 5 – Southland Institute of Technology.

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Education & Social Services Do you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives? A rewarding career in social work or education might be for you! Early childhood education enhances the lives of children and provides support for families/whänau in their vital role as parents and caregivers.

Teacher aides are becoming a pivotal part of our children’s education system, providing ongoing learning support in busy schools. Social workers help, support and protect people facing difficulties in their lives and work with a range of people in a variety of different settings. There’s a shortage of trained people out there – could you fill that gap?


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Ask yourself, do you love working with kids? Are you active and patient but firm? Have you got imagination and resourcefulness? Check out early childhood education or teacher aiding. As an early childhood educator, you’ll be planning daily lessons and activities, care for babies and children, create learning resources and more. Education both enhances the lives of children and provides support for families/whanau. Chances of getting a job are good if you are qualified. Get your career started here right now.

Certificate in Teacher Aide Practice Level 4

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 5

Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus If you have the drive and passion to help children succeed, this half year programme is for you. Teacher aides support children’s learning at primary, intermediate and secondary schools. They assist teachers in a classroom by working with students on a one-onone basis or in groups. Training with us as a teacher aide will equip you with the academic and interpersonal skills necessary to succeed in this role. You'll take courses for two days a week and gain experience by working (paid or voluntary) as a teacher aide. Entry • At least three years secondary school education with at least 14 unit/achievement standard credits at Level 2 English and at least 12 unit/ achievement standard credits at Level 1 maths • OR successful completion of Certificate in Tertiary Studies Level 2 • OR completed any Level 3 course and demonstrated understanding of what teacher aiding involves • Be either working as a teacher aide or willing to gain employment in this field while studying • Police Check. Career Opportunities Teacher aide, supporting teachers in all areas of classroom life, including teaching groups and individuals, and administration.

One year, full-time February Windermere Campus

National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus Start towards further study in early childhood education with this Level 3 programme. You’ll gain the basic skills and knowledge involved in the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children within the sociocultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand. You will also take courses in early childhood education theory and practice, family/whänau, community and society, professional practice, food technology and nutrition. Entry • NCEA Level 1 • OR be a mature student with life skills and/or work experience with equivalent ability and experience • Police clearance. Career Opportunities Assistant in an early childhood education and care centre.

Working with preschool children is hugely rewarding. This programme provides a qualification for you to begin a career and will support any application for higher level study. You'll be trained to have a positive impact on children’s physical, social, cultural and educational development. You'll gain skills and knowledge of working with children, children’s health and wellbeing, and take courses in child development, family/ whänau, community and society, and professional practice. Entry • You need to be 17 years of age and have four years of secondary education • OR National Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care Level 3 • OR NCEA Level 2 • Police clearance. Career Opportunities A career as an early childhood teacher, nanny or kindergarten teacher with further professional qualifications. Study Pathway • Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) – Early Childhood.

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Do you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives? Are you concerned for others, mature and empathetic? A rewarding career in social work might be for you! Social workers work with a range of people in a variety of different settings helping, supporting and protecting people facing difficulties in their lives. The good news for you is there’s a lack of Social Workers in New Zealand, so your chances of getting a job are really good.

Bachelor of Teaching (BTchg) – Early Childhood Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Three years, full-time March Windermere Campus The Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood is a professional teaching qualification that prepares you for work in a variety of early childhood settings with children from birth to five or six years. It is a comprehensive degree that develops competent and caring teachers and caregivers who gain practical and theoretical knowledge of children in a friendly and supportive environment. Entry New Zealand University Entrance. The application and selection process may involve a group interview. Career Opportunities In childcare centres, kindergartens, Te Kohanga Reos, as the supervisor or owner of a childcare facility. Also employment in Ministry of Education or the Specialist Education Services, as a play therapist in a hospital, nannying in New Zealand or overseas, or teaching in early childhood programmes in polytechnics or universities. Plus research or further study.

Kahikatea – Certificate in Social Service Studies Level 4 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus Social and community workers are passionate about making a difference. They work with individuals and families, Whanau, community groups and schools to help them function the best they can. This programme is a first step on the pathway towards professional training for working in the social services industry. It includes personal and professional development courses, social service work and social service delivery. Entry • You need to be at least 17 years of age and have a minimum of four years secondary schooling and have NCEA Level 2 or have the Certificate in Tertiary Studies Level 2 • OR have evidence of successful study at Level 3 and have an understanding of what social and community work involves. Career Opportunities Community worker, youth worker, residential worker, caregiver.

Bachelor of Social Work Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Four years, full-time February Windermere Campus Approved by the New Zealand Social Workers’ Registration Board, this programme will give you the skills and training needed to become a successful social worker. It focuses on social policy and social issues, family, decision making, social science research and community development, social justice, and bicultural and multicultural social work practices. Entry New Zealand University Entrance, or an equivalent qualification. You will also have to submit a police clearance check form. Applicants will be interviewed by at least two members of a selection panel. Career Opportunities Social worker in a range of different social service settings, including district health boards, family service centre, government agencies and more.

Study Pathway • Bachelor of Social Work - the University of Waikato.

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Electrotechnology, Engineering & Welding Hands-on and practical? There’s a global shortage of skilled people in the electrical and engineering industries. Increasing technology guarantees the need for people with high level electrical and electronic skills. These range from residential and industry safety inspection, to planning and maintenance roles in large scale industry. Mechanical and fabrication engineering skills are needed to design, make and maintain tools, machinery and equipment for use across many industries. As a welder you can work in light fabrication, heavy fabrication and transport engineering. Mechanical engineers work in general engineering, machining and maintenance areas of the industry. Exciting and diverse careers start here!


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New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Level 6 (Mechanical and Electrical disciplines)

technologies such as the Titanium powder metallurgy processes. You do these courses in the second year of the Mechanical discipline.

Civil discipline pending approval Two years, full-time Four years, part-time February, July (part-time) Windermere Campus, online option under development Pacific Coast Scholarship Mechanical and Electrical Disciplines This Diploma provides you with the skills and knowledge required for a career in the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering fields. Graduates of engineering diplomas enter careers in industries as diverse as aerospace, defence, power generation and energy, as well as the manufacturing of industrial and domestic products, taking roles at senior technical or supervisory level. You’ll gain a broad knowledge base in engineering fundamentals, technical literacy and maths, then follow the pathways to mechanical, metallurgy, electronics or power engineering specialisations.

Electrical courses (depending on specialisation) include electrical and electronic principles and applications, programmable logic controllers, microcontrollers, electronics, power engineering, electrical machines, generation and sustainable energy, management and computer programming. Mechanical courses include material properties, mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer, fluid mechanics, manufacturing processes, electrical fundamentals, engineering CAD and management. A new specialisation is available in Metallurgy to provide skills and knowledge for new industry

Entry • A minimum total of 48 credits at NCEA Level 2 in 4 subjects including at least 12 credits in maths • OR equivalent qualifications (International Baccalaureate or Cambridge) • OR equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience • A minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 1 or higher including 4 reading and 4 writing. Career Opportunities Electrical: Maintenance; infrastructure; energy; projects in industries such as power generation, paper and pulp, manufacturing; defence forces. Mechanical: Engineering design; research and development; production supervisor; maintenance; quality control. Study Pathways • Bachelor in Engineering Technology • Bachelor in Engineering.


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Ask yourself: Are you practical, methodical and good at problem solving? Interested in electricity and electrical systems? With a global shortage of skilled people in the electrical industries, there are excellent chances of getting a job. If you've got the skills, there's a job for you in areas as diverse as residential and industry safety inspection, to planning and maintenance roles in large scale industry. Get your career started at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

National Certificate in Electronic Engineering Level 3 22 weeks, full-time May Windermere Campus

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3 22 weeks, full-time May Windermere Campus

National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 12 weeks, full-time February Windermere Campus

Gain employment in electronics businesses as an apprentice technician working on domestic, commercial and industrial electronic equipment. You’ll get practical experience and take courses in electrical and electronics technology, electronic devices and circuits, communication and customer relations, enabling you to participate productively and safely in the work place under supervision.

This is the qualification you need to gain employment as an apprentice electrician and work towards full electrical registration. You’ll complete electrical theory, appliance maintenance, electrical supply systems, installing electrical systems, safe practices and legislation, motor theory and practice courses, working in our fully equipped laboratories. You'll also gain work experience in the field.

Entry • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2 or • Maths - 12 unit/achievement standard credits in NCEA Level 2 and • Literacy - 10 unit/achievement standard credits in NCEA Level 1.

Entry National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2.

Entry • Maths - 12 unit/achievement standard credits in NCEA Level 2 • Literacy - 10 unit/achievement standard credits in NCEA Level 1.

Career Opportunities Trainee/apprentice electrician, electrician, appliance technician, appliance servicing, refrigeration, air conditioning.

Career Opportunities Trainee/apprentice electrician, electrician, appliance technician, appliance servicing, refrigeration, air conditioning.

Study Pathways • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) Level 4 • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6.

Study Pathways • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 3 • National Certificate in Electronic Engineering Level 3.

Career Opportunities Trainee technician or apprentice in telecommunications, consumer electronics and industrial electronics. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 4 • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6.

Get your career in the electrical and electronics industry started today. You’ll gain knowledge and skills to work safely in the electrical field, basic practical and theory knowledge in electrical and electronics, as well as basic first aid skills. The programme also includes courses in communication and employment rights.

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SHORT COURSES Electrical Inspector Part-time PROGRAMMES National Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Electrician for Registration) Level 4 This programme supports an industry based apprenticeship programme and covers all of the off-job units. The courses also cover the information required for you to sit the electrical registration exams. Entry As directed by the ETITO, students must be employed in the electrical industry. Non ITO students must meet the entry requirements for the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering Level 2. Study Pathways • National Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Advanced Trade) Level 5 • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) Level 6.

Comprising the practical and theoretical components of becoming a registered electrical inspector, this 12 week evening course prepares you to sit an external examination set by the EWRB. Practical assessments are completed at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic.

Electrical Safety Refresher These one-day courses cover the requirement of the EWRB to undertake safety training for electrical registration.

Electrical Service Technician / Electrical Appliance Serviceperson / Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (endorsed to disconnect and connect) The Electrical Service Technician programme satisfies the requirements for the new EWRB qualifications for limited registration. The course incorporates: • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson (EAS) • Electrical Appliance Serviceperson endorsed to disconnect and connect (EASQ). Enrolling in EASQ includes the EAS content. • Electrical Service Technician (EST). Enrolling in EST includes the EAS and EASQ content. Refer to brochure for more detail.

Electrical Practical Skills This programme is designed to satisfy the requirements of EWRB for the assessment of Stage 3 Practical Skills. This is mainly applicable for people with overseas qualifications applying for New Zealand Registration.

Electrical Theory Refresher Refreshing your knowledge of electrical theory, this three day course prepares you to sit the external EWRB examination for Electrical Registration.

Electrical Regulations Refresher Refresh your knowledge of the current electrical regulations and the relevant electrical standards with this three day course and prepare to sit the external EWRB examination for Electrical Registration.


Want to create things? Want a hands-on career? Are you practical and accurate? People with mechanical engineering and machinery and equipment manufacturing skills are in demand to design, make and maintain tools and machines across a vast range of industries. Welders work in light fabrication, heavy fabrication and transport engineering. Mechanical engineers work in general engineering, machining and maintenance areas of the industry. Mechanical engineers are especially in demand at the moment, so check it out!

Certificate in Engineering Level 3 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus This programme has a strong practical focus, using industry standard equipment in our modern workshops and will help you learn a wide range of engineering practical skills and theoretical knowledge required within the Mechanical Engineering and Heavy Fabrication industries. You’ll take courses in safe work practices, engineering drawing, machining, welding and basic fabrication processes. You’ll also be able to apply your skills during work experience and prove yourself to gain an apprenticeship in the engineering industries to complete your trade qualification. Entry • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Career Opportunities General engineering, fitting and machining, maintenance engineering, tool making, light and heavy fabrication. Study Pathways • Apprenticeship through to national qualifications at Levels 4 and 5 • New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Mechanical) Level 6 See page 50 for entry, you may need additional maths credits.

Certificate in Welding Level 3 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus This is your ticket to employment as a welder or apprentice in production welding, transport engineering or in the manufacturing sector for the construction industry. You’ll learn to weld different grades and thicknesses of steel with MMAW (Arc), and GMAW (Mig), and aluminium and stainless steel with GTAW (Tig) processes. You will also complete engineering measurement, drawing interpretation, workplace safety, first aid, and thermal cutting process courses. You’ll have the opportunity to sit your AS/NZS2980 Welding Ticket. Entry • 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Career Opportunities Production welding, heavy fabrication welding, transport fabrication welding, alloy welding. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Welding Level 4 • Apprenticeship through to national qualifications at Levels 4 and 5.

SHORT COURSES Basic Arc/MIG and Gas Welding This programme will provide you with basic Arc/MIG and gas welding skills, plus instruction in related topics such as gas cutting and metal preparation. It also covers setting up procedures, the selection and use of electrodes and shielding gases, basic techniques for down-hand welding and positional welding. The course is part-time in the evenings, two hours per week over 12 weeks.

AS/NZS2980 Welding Ticket Gain the skills to obtain or renew your AS/NZS2980 welding certification. This programme covers all positional welding in Arc/MIG with instruction in the correct examination technique. The course runs over four evenings and includes a final examination.

Engineering Computer Aided Design – CAD As 3D modelling packages become more powerful and user friendly, many engineering firms are producing their own plans and drawings on-site. With the influx of CNC machining these skills are becoming essential in today’s market. The aim of this programme is to introduce you to the skills needed to produce high quality mechanical assemblies (in 3D), parts modelling and drawing production. The course is offered part-time in the evenings, three hours per week over 11 weeks.

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Health & Beauty It takes a special kind of person to make others feel and look great. There is constant demand for trained health professionals, both in the community and in health care facilities such as rest homes and hospitals. Challenging and dynamic, the health care and mental health support fields are essential to our well being. Our health related programmes provide you with ‘work-ready’ knowledge and skills. If you like the idea of working in a fastpaced industry that keeps you on your toes, then our hands-on hairdressing and beauty programmes are for you! Throughout your training you’ll work in our fully equipped Atrium Beauty Salon, Hair Salon or Massage Clinic to gain valuable work experience.


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Health & Beauty Do you love helping people? Do you find it fascinating how the human body works? Sounds like you? Health Care Assistants are essential in todays hospitals and rest homes, they help with patient personal care, prepare medical equipment, help with patient rehabilitation and much, much more. In mental health support you'll be working with the most fragile people. If you are up to the challenge, check out our related programmes.

Certificate in Health Care Assistance Level 4 18 weeks, full-time February, July Windermere Campus, Whakatane There is increasing demand for health care professionals in hospitals, rest homes and home support providers in New Zealand. This programme will give you the skills and confidence to work at an assistant level within a range of community and health care occupations. You attend class two days a week and gain experience in the industry by working (paid or voluntary) as a health care assistant. Programme content includes courses in cultural awareness, professional practice, working with older people and people with disabilities, anatomy and physiology, community health and first aid. Entry • A minimum of three years secondary education or relevant life/work experience • Be either working in the health care industry or willing to gain employment in this field while studying. Career Opportunities Health care assistant – either hospital based or in a residential care facility, community based caregiver, Kaiawhenua. Study Pathway • Gain the skills needed to study at a higher level such as the Bachelor of Nursing programme.

National Certificate in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) Level 4 39 weeks, full-time February Windermere Campus Are you interested in a career that can make a real difference to people’s lives? This programme prepares you to work in a variety of roles within the mental health care sector in Aotearoa New Zealand. You’ll develop knowledge and skills to further your understanding of the support roles in the mental health sector, including courses in professional practice skills, mental illness recovery, the social, cultural and political framework, and relationship building. Study requirements combine work experience, a key component of the programme, with weekly class attendance. Entry • Be 18 years of age or older • Be either working in the mental health care sector or be willing to gain employment (either voluntary or paid) in this field while studying • School leavers require four years secondary education and NCEA Level 2. Career Opportunities Health care assistant in the mental health sector, diversional therapist, community worker, home support worker.

Bachelor of Nursing Delivered in partnership with Waiariki Institute of Technology Three years, full-time February Windermere Campus This degree programme provides you with the skills and qualifications required for a rewarding career in nursing. Topics covered include health science, nursing knowledge, cultural safety, practicum (practical experience), and whänau/family health. Entry Applicants must be 17 years of age or over. If under 20 years old, applicants must hold: • 60 NCEA credits Level 2 (within one year) • 42 NCEA credits Level 3 (within three subjects). If 20 years old and over you must: • Demonstrate academic ability to undertake the nursing degree and • Have the ability to succeed through personal attributes, work and life experience. Selection is by interview. Career Opportunities Nurse in a hospital or community health care facility. Further career options may include education, management, administration, clinical research or nurse practitioner roles.


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Do you want to create the next new hair trend? Are you good with people? If that’s a yes, join the exciting, hands-on and ever changing hairdressing industry. Ongoing changes in science and fashion will keep you on your toes as you create new looks for your clients, advise them on hair care and colour. There are good job opportunities out there for those with good qualifications and some experience. Get your career started in our Atrium Hair Design training salon today.

Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2 Half year, full-time February Windermere Campus Aspiring hairdressers start here! Our passionate team of tutors will introduce you to the ever changing world of hairdressing. This programme will equip you with introductory skills in hairstyling and colour services. Learn the technical aspects of hairdressing in shampooing and trichology courses. We also cover health, safety, and customer care and service skills. On completion, you'll have the confidence and skills to pursue further study in hairdressing. Entry • At least 12 NCEA /unit standard Level 1 credits in literacy (English) and 8 NCEA/unit standard Level 1 credits in numeracy (maths) • OR successfully completed the National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3, or the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Certificate in Tertiary Study. Career Opportunities Apprentice hairdresser, company representative, salon receptionist and retailing.

Certificate in Hair Design Level 3 Half year, full-time July Windermere Campus Once you’ve had a taste of what’s involved in becoming a successful hairdresser, you're ready to take the next step. This programme builds on the courses, skills and knowledge gained in the introductory certificate. You will complete unit standards towards national qualifications. You will be able to carry out basic long and short hair styling techniques and apply colour, using a variety of techniques to industry requirements. This programme will put your skills and knowledge into practice with regular time spent in the Atrium Hair Design training salon. Entry • Completion of Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2 • OR an equivalent qualification from another provider.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES National Certificate in Hairdressing (Professional Stylist) Level 4 (Hairdressing Apprentice Training) Three years, part-time February Windermere Campus If you currently have employment in a salon and work at least 20 hours per week and have a training agreement with the Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation (HITO), then this programme is for you. We have been selected by the Hairdressing ITO as the sole provider of off-job training of hairdressing apprentices throughout the wider Tauranga region. Entry Students must be directed by HITO and employed in the hairdressing industry. Students with the Certificate in Hair Design Level 3 can enter year two of the apprentice programme.

Career Opportunities Apprentice hairdresser, company representative, salon receptionist and retailing.

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Have you got a knack for make-up? Are you good at customer service? National Certificate in Beauty Services (Cosmetology) Level 3 If you want to make others feel good, this is your place to be. There are many different opportunities in the exciting and continually changing beauty and wellness industry. You might treat and advise clients on face and body care, apply or sell make-up, nail and skincare products, remove unwanted hair, or give massages. Get started here in our fully equipped Atrium Beauty Salon, Massage Clinic or practice in our training pharmacy.

14 weeks, full-time February, August Windermere Campus You know you love the beauty industry, but you’re still unsure which career path you should take. This introductory programme will give you a taste of a range of cosmetic services, including courses in hair care, facials, make-up applications, nailcare, fragrance and men’s and women’s toiletries, customer service and sales, as well as health and safety. Entry • 10 unit/ achievement standard credits of each English and maths • OR successful competition of the Certificate in Tertiary Studies Level 2 • Biology is a preferred NCEA subject. Career Opportunities At the completion of the programme you could gain employment in retail, selling cosmetics and toiletries in department stores or beauty salons, or doing makeup for hairdressing salons. Study Pathways • Credits can be applied to the Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology Level 4 • Certificate in Retail Pharmacy Assistant Level 3 • Certificate in Introductory Hairdressing Level 2.

Certificate in Beautician & Cosmetology Level 4 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus Beauty is more than skin deep! Learn from our local and internationally trained tutors and gain real-life experience in our Atrium Beauty Salon. You’ll gain skills in beauty and cosmetic services and facial therapy. In your courses you’ll learn the art of manicure, pedicure and hair removal, as well as the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology. You’ll also develop the business, computing, health and safety and communications skills needed to succeed in the beauty industry. Entry • Four years secondary education and at least 12 unit/achievement standard credits at Level 2 including science and English. Career Opportunities Beauty therapy technician, sales representative, work in gymnasiums, spas, cruise liners, resorts or selfemployment. Study Pathways • Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy & Electrology) Level 5 • Certificate in Relaxation Massage Level 4.


Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Body Therapy & Electrology) Level 5 30 weeks, full-time February Windermere Campus Develop your skills further to become a qualified beauty therapist. You’ll receive advanced training in electrology and body therapy. You will also have the opportunity to gain the prestigious internationally recognised CIDESCO Diploma, which is highly sought after by employers within the beauty industry. The programme also covers courses in advanced anatomy and physiology, electrology, figure analysis and Swedish body massage. Entry • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Certificate in Beautician and Cosmetology Level 4 • OR National Certificate Beauty Services (Beautician) Level 4 • OR a recognised international qualification to be appraised on application. Career Opportunities Beauty therapy technician, beauty therapist, sales representative, work in gymnasiums, spas, cruise liners, resorts or self-employment.

Certificate in Relaxation Massage Level 4 Half year, full-time part-time option available February, July Windermere Campus The therapeutic benefits of massage are now fully recognised within mainstream medicine. Turn your interest in this ancient, natural healing technique into a career as a massage therapist. You’ll take courses and practice a range of relaxation massage skills and techniques, including Indian head massage, reflexology (zone therapy) and on-site chair massage. You will learn about the human body and its systems, professional practice skills and allied massage therapies. Entry • Completed four years of secondary education, and at least 12 NCEA/unit standard credits at Level 2 • OR the Certificate in Tertiary Studies Level 2. Massage therapy is a physically demanding occupation and practitioners need to have a good standard of physical fitness as well as manual dexterity. Career Opportunities Clinics, gymnasiums, spas, resorts, hospices/rest homes, self-employment.

Certificate in Retail Pharmacy Assistant Level 3 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus This comprehensive programme will give you the knowledge and skills needed to respond to customer health and beauty needs and is highly regarded by the retail pharmacy industry. You’ll gain skills in customer service, retail and merchandising, stock maintenance, legislation, safety and hazardous goods, customer advice on a range of topics, minor injuries, and first aid courses. Our programme incorporates the National Certificate in Pharmacy (Assistant) Level 3. Entry • At least 12 credits in literacy (English) and 10 credits in numeracy (maths) towards NCEA at Level 1 • OR successful completion of the Certificate in Tertiary Study Level 2 • NCEA Level 1 or 2, combinations of English/Mäori, science • Police clearance. Career Opportunities Pharmacy assistant, cosmetic counter manager, company technician or demonstrator, health store assistant, sales representative. Study Pathways • Certificate in Beautician & Cosmetology Level 4 • Certificate in Relaxation Massage Level 4.

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Horticulture, Agriculture & Animal Care Not an indoors person? Horticulture and agriculture are the mainstays of our economy, with the Bay providing more than 12,000 people with employment. Join us to enjoy a hands-on learning experience and gain both national and specialist qualifications. Animal Care jobs range from animal attendants and veterinary assistants to zoo and animal park assistants, animal control officers and vet nurses. You can work in many different areas, from zoos and farms to pet shops, boarding kennels and veterinary clinics. Or use your animal handling skills for a career in environmental management or animal conservation. Demand for many jobs in this industry is increasing, especially for veterinarians in rural areas.


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Horticulture, Agriculture & Animal Care Ask yourself: Do you want to grow things? Are you fascinated by plant-life? If that sounds like you, check out the horticulture industry. There are opportunities in fruit production, nursery production, city amenity, floriculture, landscaping and more. With horticulture and agriculture employing more than 12,000 people in the Bay you're sure to find your niche.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES FOR HORTICULTURE CADETS Certificate in KiwifruitOrchard Skills Level 3 Two years, part-time On orchard

National Certificate in Horticulture Level 2 & 4 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus If you’re interested in horticulture but not sure what area you want to focus on, then our full-time introductory programme will give you a great start. The practical and hands-on courses cover basic horticultural skills and knowledge in the first half of the year, then develop more advanced technical skills giving you the option to enter the workplace or continue on to more advanced studies. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme.

Kiwifruit is one of our region’s biggest export earners. This industry endorsed programme ensures your practical skill level meets best practice standards. All assessment is carried out on an orchard and there is no classroom time required. Entry Currently working on kiwifruit orchards.

National Certificate in Horticulture (Fruit Production or Post Harvest strands), Level 2, Level 4 and Advanced Level 4 Three years, part-time February, June Windermere Campus, Edgecumbe Campus, Opotiki If you're already employed in fruit production or have previous industry experience, this is for you. Over three years (part-time) we’ll enhance your skills to ensure you become an effective horticulture leader. In your third year (advanced), you’ll study Orchard Management covering financial planning, risk analysis, employment relations and more.

SHORT COURSES Fruit Production for Profit Designed in consultation with industry for growers, supervisors, contractors and managers, this course will advance your skills in financial management as well as orchard planning and analysis. Ideal for orchard managers and contractors.

Quality Assurance Programmes Are you employed or intending to work in the quality area of the post harvest sector of fruit production? We offer two essential programmes. • A five-day programme for fruit production trainee quality controllers • An advanced three-day programme for experienced quality controllers.

Agriculture training Bay of Plenty Polytechnic offers agriculture training for dairy farmers on behalf of the Agriculture ITO. Contact www.agito.ac.nz for information. A one year full-time agriculture programme is under development, subject to approval.


Do you love animals and want to help and care for them? Are you patient, sensible and empathetic? If you love working with animals and can see yourself working in the animal health sector (from zoos and farms to pet shops, boarding kennels and veterinary clinics) or if you’d like to use your animal handling skills for a career in environmental management or animal conservation, check out our animal care programmes.

National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 Half year, full-time February Windermere Campus Do you want to work with animals or train for an animal-related career? Our full-time programme will boost your chances of employment. This programme includes courses in animal ethics, anatomy, physiology, breeding, animal nursing, first aid for cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents, guinea pigs and a range of other animal related learning. Graduates may apply to enter the Certificate in Animal Handling Level 3 or apply for the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5.

Certificate in Animal Handling (Rural & Conservation) Level 3 23 weeks, full-time June Windermere Campus In this programme you’ll be involved in the care and management of birds, fish, reptiles, rural animals and horses. You’ll also have the opportunity to take courses in conservation and environmental issues as they relate to Aotearoa New Zealand and captive animal welfare. With work experience, you could get a job in a wide range of animal related industries, including stud farms, the equine industry, zoos, boarding kennels, farming or rural veterinary clinics. Entry The National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2 is a prerequisite. Career Opportunities Pet shop assistant, animal park assistant, tourist show presenter, animal grooming, equine industry, farming, pathway into a career in environmental management or animal conservation. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 • Rural animal technician courses • Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals) Level 4 – Unitec. • Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6.

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 23 weeks, full-time June Windermere Campus Get yourself industry ready to start your career as a vet nurse. Gain the skills you need in animal husbandry, animal handling, veterinary nursing including veterinary surgical assistance, nursing hospitalised animals, radiography, sample collections, ethics, veterinary reception, administration, retail, first aid and communication. Entry The National Certificate in Animal Care Level 2. There are limited spaces available on the Veterinary Nursing programme. Career Opportunities Vet nurse and most animal care industries. Past graduates are now working as vet nurses in clinics and pet shops, also in animal parks and zoos. Study Pathway Graduates of this programme may be eligible to apply for entry into a variety of further tertiary qualifications related to this field of study, for example the National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing.

Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Note: students who are intending to continue with the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5 must be 18 years old prior to the delivery of unit 5178 (radiography) in that programme. Study Pathways • Certificate in Animal Handling Level 3 • National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Level 5. for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Legal Studies If you have an eye for detail and like the idea of legal work, we have a range of programmes that will establish your career as a legal executive, conveyancer or immigration adviser.

Law Enforcement The demand for police, correction and security officers continues to grow. If you’re passionate about helping people in our communities, our Preparation for Law Enforcement programme will give you the pathway to succeed in these demanding fields.

“The tutors were incredibly helpful; they’re ex-police so they’re credible and you can tell they really enjoy what they do and get a buzz seeing their students succeed – very inspirational people!

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Legal Studies Do you love legal challenges? Are you accurate and work well under pressure? Undaunted by legal lingo? If you find the idea of legal work fascinating and have a eye for detail, we have a range of programmes that lead to great careers as legal executives, conveyancers or immigration advisers. Learn to help prepare legal documents or cases for court, administer estates and real estate contracts and advise clients on immigration law.

New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma Level 6 38 weeks, full-time part-time option available, day and evening classes February Bongard Centre This is a specialist qualification, externally examined by the New Zealand Law Society, that is required to work as a personal assistant or legal executive in law firms, banks, local authorities, government departments, insurance, property and share broking firms. You’ll get a solid introduction to the legal system and law office practice and take courses in property law and practice, business law and practice, estates law and practice, and litigation law and practice. Entry • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at Level 1 or higher in maths or Pangarau • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits in English or Te Reo Mäori • OR equivalent to the above. This requirement may be waived for applicants over 20 years of age. Career Opportunities Legal executive, paralegal, legal administrator in commercial organisation, bank loan officer, legal administrator in government departments.

Diploma in Conveyancing Level 6 Two years, full-time part-time option available, day and evening classes February, July Bongard Centre Pacific Coast Scholarship This qualification is required to qualify for professional membership of the New Zealand Society of Conveyancers. The programme’s courses will give you an understanding of the laws and systems governing property, land, finance, commerce, resource management and contracts. You’ll also develop skills in the administration of estates, client care and dispute resolution. Entry Year 12 school leavers: • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in maths, English and one other subject, including a minimum of 8 literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Mäori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing. Year 13 school leavers: • A minimum of 42 credits at Level 3 or higher, including a minimum of 14 credits at Level 3 or higher in each of two subjects; and 12 credits in maths at Level 2 or higher; 4 credits at Level 2 or above in reading; and 4 credits at Level 2 or above in writing. Career Opportunities Conveyancer in conveyancing offices, law firms, government departments or self-employment.

Graduate Certificate in New Zealand Immigration Advice Level 7 Half year, full-time part-time option available February, July Online This specialist qualification is required to apply for a licence to practise as a New Zealand Immigration Adviser and will cover and assess the immigration adviser competency standards and code of conduct. The courses will also be of value to people working in travel agencies and international education, as well as those who don't need an immigration adviser licence. You'll learn about immigration law and operational instructions, preparing and administering applications and appeals, and the immigration advisers licensing scheme. Entry Degree graduates who meet the English language requirement (IELTS 7.0) or equivalent. Career Opportunities Licensed Immigration Adviser.


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Want to help people in your community? Are you a problem-solver who remains calm under pressure? If you’re passionate about helping people in our communities, consider a career in the Police force, corrections department or as a security officer. Our popular Preparation for Law Enforcement programme will give you the pathway you need to succeed in these demanding fields.

Certificate in Preparation for Law Enforcement Level 3 12 weeks, full-time February, May, August Windermere Campus & Hamilton We’ll help you get ready to pass the entry examinations for the New Zealand Police Force or Armed Forces and provide you with skills and knowledge that will enhance your application. 90% of our graduates pass their police entry tests! You’ll gain knowledge in numeracy, literacy, computing, first aid, defensive driving, the law, the Treaty of Waitangi and take courses to help you deal with different cultures, as well as develop and achieve a fitness programme. You’ll acquire test and problem solving skills and personal skills to help you deal with different law enforcement situations. Entry 10 unit/achievement standard credits at NCEA Level 1 in both literacy and numeracy. Career Opportunities Police officer, Armed Forces, Corrections Service, Security officer. Study Pathways • New Zealand Police College • New Zealand Prison Staff College • New Zealand Armed Forces • Bachelor in Social Sciences, Education or Law.

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Marine Studies & Environmental Management Passionate about the environment and conservation? We need people like you to protect New Zealand’s unique terrestrial and marine environments. Our programmes offer career prospects in the many and varied marine and environment sectors, including marine research, conservation, tourism, aquaculture and environmental resource management. If you want to see the world, you’ll be pleased to know our nationally renowned marine and environment programmes have helped graduates secure work in places like Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Hawaii, Malaysia, Australia, Kazakhstan and more!

“We have employed a number of marine studies graduates

over the years. The course consistently produces well rounded individuals who have a good balance of academic and practical skills that enable us to get them up to speed quickly in their new position. Hence, when we are recruiting for aquarium staff, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is one of the very first ports of call!

Andrew Christie, Curator, Kelly Tarlton’s.

“It was a pleasure to be involved with the design of the

Diploma in Environmental Management and Degree programme. This ensures the course is better connected to our work and that students graduate with a strong mix of skills and experiences that are relevant and current in today’s employment market.

Andrew Baucke, Manager, Department of Conservation, Tauranga.

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Passionate about the environment and conservation? Are you a 'greenie' who wants to preserve our world for the future? We need people like you to protect New Zealand’s unique terrestrial environments. Careers are available across a range of environmental sectors including conservation, ecotourism and environmental resource management. With the increasing emphasis on sustainability and environmentalism, job opportunities are very good.


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Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6 Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship TrustPower Scholarship If you’re passionate about the environment, consider a career where you can make a real difference! Our environmental management programme is supported by local industry and Iwi. You’ll study courses in botany, invertebrate and vertebrate biology, geology, zero waste, coastal management, biological surveying, ecology and biosecurity. You’ll also explore local and global environment perspectives and conduct environmental research. Graduates can also complete the third year of a Bachelor of Science (the University of Waikato) here at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Entry • A minimum of 42 credits toward NCEA Level 3 including credits in biology and English plus at least two more from science/computing subject areas • OR completion of an approved certificate programme at Level 3 or above. Applicants 20 years and over, who do not meet the above criteria will need to provide evidence of their ability to undertake this programme. Students must be physically fit and capable of coping with tramps lasting up to ten days in the New Zealand bush. Career Opportunities Conservation, resource management, research, consultancy, zero waste or pest management, biosecurity, biosurveying. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Applied Science – AUT • Bachelor of Science – the University of Waikato.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Biological Sciences Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato One year, full-time part-time option available February Windermere Campus Complete just one more year after your Diploma in Marine Studies or Diploma in Environmental Management to gain a Bachelor of Science. The University of Waikato degree is taught by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff in Tauranga. You’ll pick up key skills in courses on terrestrial or marine ecology, coastal management, fresh water ecology and Geographical Information Systems fields. Entry • Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6 • OR Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6.

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Do you love the ocean? Are you interested in research, marine life and diving? Turn your love of the marine environment into a rewarding career protecting New Zealand’s waterways, coastlines and reserves. There are opportunities in marine research and conservation, marine biology or ecology, aquaculture or aquatic tourism in places as diverse as Kazakhstan, the Maldives, Hawaii and more!


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Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship Kelly Tarlton’s Marine Studies Scholarship Want to pursue an exciting career in a range of aquatic and marine related fields? Take courses in marine biology, coastal botany, fisheries management, conservation issues, ecology and monitoring, marine surveying, coastal management, reporting and more! You’ll qualify up to PADI Divemaster level and gain Boatmasters and Maritime Restricted Operator's certificates. When you’ve successfully graduated from the Diploma, you’re also able to complete just one more year to obtain a Bachelor of Science (the University of Waikato) right here in Tauranga. Entry • Have a minimum of 42 credits towards NCEA Level 3 including: 14 credits at Level 3 in each of two approved subjects and 14 credits at Level 3 in no more than two domains or two approved subjects • Provide a doctor’s certificate stating you are fit to dive. This should be certified by a doctor with training in Hyperbaric Medicine.

Diploma in Marine Studies for Graduates Level 6 37 weeks, full-time January Windermere Campus If you already have a relevant university or polytechnic degree and have a passion to work in the marine environment, this could be just what you’re looking for! This full-time programme gives you a wide range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge including marine ecology, freshwater ecology, marine reporting and coastal management. You can choose courses in three of the following specialist topics: biosecurity, PADI open water instruction, aquaculture, marine tourism, coral reef ecology or a flexi option to be discussed with staff. Entry A relevant university or polytechnic degree e.g. science, resource management or tourism. Career Opportunities Regional councils, Department of Conservation, technician, research officer, teacher, aquaculturalist, diving instructor.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) with a major in Biological Sciences Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato One year, full-time part-time option available February Windermere Campus Complete just one more year after your Diploma in Marine Studies or Diploma in Environmental Management and you’ll gain a Bachelor of Science. The University of Waikato degree is taught by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic staff in Tauranga. You’ll pick up key skills in courses on terrestrial or marine ecology, coastal management, fresh water ecology and Geographical Information Systems fields. Entry • Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6 • OR Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6.

Career Opportunities Regional councils, Department of Conservation, technician, research officer, teacher, aquaculturalist, diving instructor. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Applied Science – AUT • Bachelor of Science – the University of Waikato.

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Maritime & Seafood If you’re feeling the call of the sea we’ve got good news for you. The seafood industry earns New Zealand $1.5 billion per annum, supporting more than 26,000 jobs domestically which means your chances of gaining employment are excellent! We’re here to help you start or progress your career in aquaculture, vessel operations, wholesale and retail processing or in governance or management and regulatory compliance for customary fishing for hui. We offer programmes designed to get you sea-ready onboard fishing vessels and programmes to help you step up; check out our range of statutory maritime programmes.


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Ask yourself: Do you feel the pull of the ocean? Want to fish or cross the oceans of the world? Supporting more than 26,000 jobs domestically, the seafood industry earned New Zealand $1.5 billion in exports in 2011. We offer programmes designed to get you sea-ready onboard fishing and commercial vessels and programmes to help you step up - check out our range of statutory maritime programmes.

Certificate in Maritime and Fishing Technology Level 3 26 weeks, full-time February, July Windermere Campus Love the great outdoors and feeling the call of the ocean? Develop skills to work as a deckhand on a wide range of maritime vessels with this pre-sea programme. You’ll take courses in seamanship, sea survival, deck safety, personal health and safety, watchkeeping, navigation, seafood processing, fire fighting and first aid. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Please note, applicants must be at least 16 years of age and you must declare any medical conditions that may preclude you from completing the sea-time component of the programme. Career Opportunities Deckhand in fishing, charter, or aquaculture industries. Study Pathways • Advanced Deckhand with Fishing Endorsement • Local Launch Operator • Inshore Launch Master • NZOW.

Nga Okawa a Tangaroa Certificate in Customary Fishing Level 3 Incorporating the National Certificate in Seafood Mäori (Customary Fishing) Level 3 18 weeks, full-time study part-time option available Flexible start Windermere Campus/venues throughout Tauranga Moana on arrangement with Iwi/Hapu Gain knowledge of customary fishing practices and the law. A hands-on programme where knowledge is applied, including navigation and harvesting for hui. Te Reo Mäori is used and encouraged. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. A basic appreciation of Te Reo Mäori and marae tikanga will be advantageous. Pakeke or mature students are encouraged to apply. Career Opportunities Further study with a view to entering the fisheries industry.

New Zealand Offshore Master (NZOM) 14 weeks, full-time part-time option available May Windermere Campus Do you want to command vessels up to 200 miles off the New Zealand coastline? Improve your career prospects with this programme. You'll take courses in coastal navigation, meteorology, passage planning, ship stability and more. Once you've successfully completed this course and meet Maritime New Zealand (MNZ) requirements, you can sit the NZOM examination. Entry Refer to the programme brochure and MNZ website for requirements to sit the examination. Career Opportunities Command of vessels up to 200 miles off the NZ coast.


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PART-TIME PROGRAMMES National Certificate in Seafood Vessel Operations (Nautical Skills) Level 3 One year, part-time February, July Your workplace and Windermere Campus. Contact us to work out a study option to suit you. If you’re working part or full-time as a deckhand on a commercial vessel but don’t have a qualification, then this programme is for you. Study nautical and maritime safety courses while you work and gain this nationally recognised certificate. On meeting Maritime New Zealand requirements you can also gain the Advanced Deckhand with Fishing Endorsement qualification. Entry You should already be working part or full-time in the maritime industry. Career Opportunities Deckhand in fishing, charter or aquaculture industries.

Certificate in Inshore Launchmaster If you have 18 months sea service as a deckhand or higher position then this programme will give you the knowledge and qualifications necessary to take command of a restricted limits vessel. Entry You should already be working in the maritime industry and have at least 18 months sea service as a deckhand to qualify for sitting the MNZ examinations held at the end of each course. Career opportunities Skipper of a restricted limits charter, fishing, barge, tugs or fishing vessel.

Certificate in Local Launch Operator If you have 6 months sea service as a deckhand then this programme will give you the knowledge and qualifications necessary to take command of a restricted limits vessel in a nominated safe haven in the inshore limit.

SHORT COURSES Refer to our Maritime Statutory programmes brochure for information on: • Advanced Deckhand (ADHF) (with Fishing Endorsement) • Restricted Radar Observer’s Certificate • General Radio Telephone Operator’s Certificate • Marine Engineer Class 6 • Maritime Restricted Operator’s Certificate • NZ Offshore Watchkeeper • NZ Coastal Master Upgrade to NZ Offshore Master • Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Basic) safety training Comprising four modules: – Personal survival techniques (PST} – Personal safety and social responsibilities (PSSR) – Elementary first aid – Competence in fire fighting and fire prevention.

Entry You should already be working in the maritime industry and have at least 6 months sea service as a deckhand to qualify for sitting the MNZ examinations held at the end of each course. Career opportunities Skipper of a restricted limits charter, fishing, barge, tugs or fishing vessel.

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Sport & Recreation Passionate about fitness, sports or helping people achieve peak physical results? The sport and recreation industry supports over 30,000 jobs in New Zealand alone, ranging from sports administrators to personal trainers. If you’re looking for a career in a dynamic and literally fastpaced industry, we can equip you with all the expertise you need to get started. Our programmes offer much more than just a qualification – we offer an unforgettable experience that will literally change your life! If you’re an elite athlete, check out our High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship Programme. It’s designed to support students to achieve high academic standards in a programme of their choice (not just sport and recreation), whilst seeking excellence in their sporting code. Find out more about the scholarship on page 93.


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Ask yourself: Are you passionate about sport and fitness? We'll provide you with all the expertise you need to get started in a fast-paced industry. Get ready for jobs in sports administration, fitness instruction, personal training, coaching, event management, sports science and more.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Certificate in Fitness Level 4 “Cert4Fitness” One year, full-time February Windermere Campus

Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6 Two years, full-time February Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship

Do you dream of a career in sport and fitness? Do you get a buzz out of helping people to live life to the full? Our hands-on programme gives you the knowledge and skills to work in fitness centres, multi-use facilities, sports team and aquatic centre environments. Learn how to write personal exercise programmes, take team fitness training, complete courses in fitness testing and goal setting, fitness facility management, client care and retention, group fitness and nutrition for exercise results, as well as comprehensive first aid.

Are you passionate about the sports industry? This qualification will set you up for the career you’ve always wanted. You’ll study a wide range of courses including anatomy, coaching, exercise prescription, sports science, physiology, sport management and marketing, sociology, nutrition and sports psychology, fitness assessment and personal training. When you’ve successfully completed the Diploma, you’re also able to complete just one more year to obtain the AUT University Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR), delivered here in Tauranga.

Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme.

Entry All applicants should provide evidence of involvement within the sport and recreation industry and be able to participate in physical activities. • A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 including 14 credits at Level 3 or above in each of two approved subjects and 14 credits at Level 3 in no more than two domains or two approved subjects.

Please note, this qualification has physical programme content. Career Opportunities Gym fitness instructor, team fitness trainer, exercise consultant, personal trainer, group fitness instructor. Study Pathway • Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6.

Applicants who are 20 years or older and students who have successfully completed one of our Level 4 qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Career Opportunities Gym and fitness trainer, sports coach, sports manager, event manager, personal trainer, school sports co-ordinator, professional sports administrator, sports or fitness facilitator. Pathways to secondary school PE and health teacher. Study Pathways • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation – AUT; delivered at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic • Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies – the University of Waikato.


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Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR) Delivered in partnership with AUT University One year, full-time February Windermere Campus Got the drive to succeed? You can complete your degree in Sport and Recreation in Tauranga! Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, in partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), delivers the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR) in Tauranga with the third year focusing on courses in sports science, coaching, athletic conditioning, sports leadership and nutrition. Entry Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6. Career Opportunities Athlete sport trainer, gym manager, school sport co-ordinator, personal trainer, sport researcher, community recreation programmer, sport event management, sport facility management, sport and the media, health promotion, physical education teacher (requires Post Grad Dip Ed).

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Tourism, Travel & Hospitality Like the sound of being part of New Zealand’s largest income earning industry? Check out our range of tourism and hospitality programmes! With estimates from Tourism NZ that tourism supports one out of every ten jobs in New Zealand there’ll be a job for you! Taught by top chefs, our hospitality programmes prepare you for work in cafés, restaurants and hotels. You’ll be trained in the region’s best facilities and gain extensive real-life experience. If tourism and travel is more your thing, studying with us will open the door to literally a world of new opportunities in this dynamic industry.


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Do you love travelling the world or helping others plan their perfect holiday? Like the sound of being part of New Zealand’s largest income earning industry? If tourism and travel is your thing, studying with us will literally open the door to a world of new opportunities. Explore flight attending, tour guiding, travel agency, hotel management, event management, travel consultancy and more.

Introduction to Travel and Tourism Level 2 – Free Course One full week February Windermere Campus This free, one-week programme covers two prerequisite unit standards required for entry onto the National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 and National Certificate in Travel Level 3. The courses cover language, literacy and numeracy that will prepare you for more advanced study. Entry Students are more likely to succeed if they have life and/or work experience that is relevant to the programme and are able to demonstrate ability, interest, motivation, literacy and numeracy to the required level.

National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 Half year, full-time February Windermere Campus A great entry-level qualification that will help you succeed in further study in travel and tourism. You’ll study courses in the nature and principles of tourism and travel and gain skills in customer service, cross-cultural communication, and travel and accommodation administration. Entry Introduction to Travel and Tourism Level 2. Some Level 2 Tourism units or equivalent knowledge or experience. Career Opportunities Customer services, visitor information, tourist information. Study Pathways Specialised certificates in: • Travel • Tourism attraction (guiding) • Hospitality • Mäori tourism • Flight Attending.


National Certificate in Travel Level 3 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus Gain the skills to make computerised reservations for national and international travel and accommodation. This programme’s courses will get you ready for employment in travel agencies and related tourism industries. You'll also gain communication and sales skills and knowledge of tourism destinations, both locally and internationally. Entry National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 or equivalent skills and knowledge.

National Certificate in Hospitality (Front Office) Level 3 Pending approval

Half year, full-time July Windermere Campus Obtain the knowledge and skills required for employment in the front office of hotels and accommodation providers. You’ll gain a range of interpersonal, personal presentation and customer service skills. The programme also covers courses in reception, operating a booking system, handling foreign exchange, concierge services and health and security procedures.

Career Opportunities Travel services, customer services, airport services, airline reservations and travel agent. Study Pathways • National Certificate in Travel Level 4 • Diploma in Tourism Level 5 • Diploma in Tourism Level 5, Event Management or International Flight Attending • Diploma in Tourism Level 5 (Endorsements in International Flight Attending, Event Management and Travel Management).

National Certificate in Travel Level 4 Half year, full-time February, July Windermere Campus This qualification builds on the National Certificate in Travel Level 3 and will develop your skills and knowledge of international tourist destinations. Through a range of applied courses you’ll learn how to plan and book international travel to meet customer needs. This programme also incorporates the International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved Fares and Ticketing courses recognised worldwide. Entry National Certificate in Travel Level 3. Career Opportunities Travel services, customer services, airport services, airline reservations, travel agent, wholesale consultant, fares and ticketing. Study Pathway • Diploma in Tourism Level 5.

Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Customer services, hotel/tourist accommodation reception, concierge. Study Pathway • National Certificate in Travel Level 3 • Diploma in Tourism Level 5, Event Management or International Flight Attending. for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Diploma in Tourism Level 5 (Endorsements in International Flight Attending, Event Management and Travel Management) 35 weeks, full-time February, July Windermere Campus Pacific Coast Scholarship You’ll enjoy a number of field trips, discover a variety of tourism and travel operations and put your skills and knowledge to the test. You can major in travel management, event management or international flight attending (in conjunction with Travel Careers and Training Limited). This programme is an ideal pathway to supervisory and management positions in the tourism and travel industry and some courses credit towards the University of Waikato’s Bachelor of Tourism (BTour).

Entry • A minimum of 14 numeracy credits at level one or higher in maths or Pangarau • 50 credits at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects including a minimum of 8 literacy credits in English or Te Reo Mäori; 4 credits must be in reading and 4 credits must be in writing • OR equivalent to the above. Additional requirements for any age: Travel Management major • National Certificate in Travel Level 3 Event Management major • National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) Level 3 • OR National Certificate in Travel Level 3 • OR National Certificate in Hospitality (Front Office) L3 • OR equivalent knowledge/skills.

International Flight Attending major • First Aid Units 6400, 6401, 6402 by the completion of programme • Minimum age: 18 years by the end of the programme (due to liquor licensing requirements) • Any other specific criteria will be discussed at the information meeting. Career Opportunities Customer services, travel consultant, event management, self-employment, tourist attraction operator, hotel manager, flight attendant, airline reservations/services. Study Pathway • Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) – the University of Waikato (Hamilton).


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Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) Delivered in partnership with the University of Waikato Three years, full-time February, July Windermere Campus & University of Waikato (Hamilton) The Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) develops a constructive and critical understanding of tourism based on practical industry orientated research. This degree builds upon tourism studies offered at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and in secondary schools. You’ll take courses on the structure of tourism organisations, economic, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism, future developments and effective management. Entry Refer to NZDipBus entry criteria on page 25. Career Opportunities Tourism consultant, hospitality manager, regional tourism advisor, leisure events planner, adventure tourism manager, regional or national tourism planner, eco-tourism developer or tourism entrepreneur.


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Certificate in Café Operations Level 2 Eight weeks February, May, July, October Windermere Campus Start your career in the vibrant café and bar culture of New Zealand. This course will help you gain the practical skills to serve customers and prepare food and beverages within the hospitality sector. As part of this programme you’ll be working in our on-site café open to the public and in the industry one day a week. Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Café assistant, catering assistant, kitchen hand. Study Pathway • Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3.


Are you a foodie, good under pressure and keen to try new things? Got a refined or creative palette? If that sounds like you, get into the kitchen! Our hospitality programmes are taught by top industry experienced chefs preparing you for work in cafés, restaurants and hotels. Train in the region’s best facilities to gain extensive real-life experience. Career NZ states that there is a shortage of chefs in New Zealand - so get cooking today!

Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3 One year, full-time February Windermere Campus This programme will give you a complete foundation in professional cookery. You’ll become competent in a range of cookery methods, get an introduction to catering planning, costing and management, and take courses in kitchen safety and customer care. As part of the programme you will also work in our Atrium Training Restaurant, open to the public two nights per week. You’ll also obtain the National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3, the National Certificate in Hospitality (Introductory Cookery) Level 2 and the International City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation (Culinary Arts). Entry Refer to programme brochure for guidance about school subjects that would help you succeed in this programme. Career Opportunities Commis chef, cook, chef, caterer.

National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4 Pending approval

One year, full-time February Windermere Campus Gain the skills and knowledge to enter the hospitality industry at above junior level. The programme’s courses provide you with higher level, specialised preparation and cookery methods, finishing techniques and kitchen management skills. You'll also obtain the internationally recognised International City & Guilds Diploma in Food Preparation (Culinary Arts) and the National Certificate in Hospitality (Cookery) Level 4. Entry • Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery inc. City & Guilds) Level 3 • OR National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) Level 3. Career Opportunities The ability to assume a chef de partie position and with work experience become a sous chef. Study Pathways This qualification enables you to: • Apply for Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI ) Trade Certification after completing a stated number of hours working in industry • Apply for credit towards the AUT University Diploma in Culinary Arts and a pathway into the Bachelor of International Hospitality Management.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES Food Hygiene for Food Handlers You will learn safe and hygienic food handling techniques (as required by Environmental Health agencies) for working in food manufacturing, takeaways, cafés or restaurants. This course involves two evening sessions.

Sale of Liquor Act Seminar (Towards Licence Controller Qualification) This seminar provides you with a working knowledge of the Act and prepares you for manager’s certification. On completion of the Sale of Liquor Act Seminar, you will be able to apply to the Hospitality Standards Institute for a Licence Controller Qualification. Course offered over one and a half days, or three mornings.

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Choose a programme & get more info Sit down with a cuppa and have a good look through this programme guide to see what you’re interested in. If you want help to choose between programmes or need some career advice, contact our Information Centre Advisors on 07 571 0190 or 0800 BOP POLY (267 7659) or email info@boppoly.ac.nz. If you want to find out more about a particular programme, have a look on our website for specific entry requirements, fees, course content, qualifications gained and while you're there, download a brochure.

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Apply now Know what you want to study and meet the entry criteria? Next step, apply! There are two easy ways for you to apply. For full-time programmes, complete an application available from the Information Centre or apply online at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/applynow. Many part-time programmes allow you to enrol directly, that means you can skip steps 2 & 3.

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Go to an information meeting Once we’ve received your application, we’ll invite you to an information meeting. You’ll get to meet with tutors to discuss the programme in detail and have a look at the facilities where you’ll be studying. The purpose of the information meeting is to ensure that the programme meets your career goals as well as ensuring entry requirements are met. You are welcome to bring family or Whanau support.

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Enrol & pay your fees Once you’re accepted, you’ll receive a letter of acceptance offering you a place on the programme along with an enrolment pack. You need to complete the Student Detail and Enrolment Form and return it to us with the required documentation and fee arrangement/payment to confirm your enrolment. Your enrolment pack will include detailed information on payment of fees. If you are paying your fees by Student Loan you will need to apply for it through StudyLink before we enrol you. Applying for student loans through StudyLink can take time, make sure you start your application as early as possible. See page 92 for more information on financing your study.

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Still undecided? Try: Open Day The Polytechnic’s annual Open Day, held in June of each year, is a great opportunity to investigate programmes and careers at information sessions and interactive workshops. Meet other students, discuss study options with our tutors and get a feel for life on campus. Check our website for dates.

Student for a Day If you’re a senior secondary student, you can attend a programme of your choice as a ‘Student for a Day’. This is your opportunity to get first-hand experience, talk to tutors and current students, and have a look around our campuses and facilities. Contact your school careers advisor for details.

Campus Tours You're welcome to visit our campuses. Call our Information Centre Advisors to arrange a tour for you or your group.

SmartPaths There are a range of SmartPaths initiatives available for senior secondary students to investigate a particular programme or career and, in some cases, accumulate additional credits. Contact your school career advisor for more details.

International Students We have students from all over the globe studying with us and a range of support services are in place to make their stay a memorable one. Call our Information Centre for an International Prospectus or to talk to an Information Advisor. ++64 (0) 7 571 0190 ext. 6891, or email info@boppoly.ac.nz for help.

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Financing Your Studies Once you’ve decided what you want to study, next comes the scary part – paying for it. There are numerous funding options available and our awesome Information Advisors are here to help, just give them a call on 0800 BOP POLY (267 7659). Loans & Allowances If you’re enrolled in full-time study, then rest assured all our full-time courses qualify for Student Loans and Student Allowances through StudyLink. Many part-time programmes qualify for Student Loans too. Student Loans are available to help you meet costs while you’re studying, including fees, course related costs and living expenses, depending on what you're studying. Be aware that you will need to repay it once you finish study. Student Allowances are also available to help eligible fulltime students with living expenses; they do not have to be repaid. Check out StudyLink’s website for their eligibility calculator to see if you qualify.

Find out more at www.studylink.govt.nz or call StudyLink on freephone 0800 88 99 00. Our advice: apply early! To apply, you can use our computers located in the Information Centre. Our Information Centre Advisors can help you to navigate through the application process. They also hold weekly workshops to help you apply. To book in phone 0800 BOP POLY ext 6891. If you’re a recipient of a domestic purposes, widows or invalids benefit and are planning to study a programme at Level 3 or below, you may be eligible for a Training Incentive Allowance through Work and Income New Zealand (WINZ). Contact your case manager for details.


Scholarships and Grants Scholarships and grants are another way of helping you finance your studies. We’ve got a range of scholarships and grants for all sorts of people, not just the ‘straight A’ students. Visit one of our Information Centres for more info and look through the BreakOut database, which lists all scholarships and grants available throughout New Zealand, or have a look on our website at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/scholarships.

Here’s a selection of scholarships available exclusively to Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students:

Award

Eligibility

Deadline

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Study Award

50 awards of $500 for part-time study and 25 awards of $1,000 for full-time study

Locals, priority is given if you’re aged 18-24, but not limited to that age bracket

20 January and 2 July

Community Organisation Study Award

Four awards of $500 to assist with programme fees

Adult learners (18+ years of age) currently working full or part-time in a not-for-profit organisation

21 January

Team BOP Polytechnic High Performance Academy Sports Scholarship

Full fees for up to two years and access to high performance sport support services

Nationally and internationally successful athletes enrolling in any programme at the Polytechnic

26 October

Howie Hinton Memorial Scholarship

$1,500 to assist with fees

Diploma in Sport and Recreation Level 6 students enrolling in their second year of study

26 October

John Britten Memorial Scholarship

Full fees for the Stage 2 of the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle

Students who successfully complete Stage 1 of the National Certificate in Motor Industry (Automotive and Mechanical Engineering) Level 3 Light Vehicle

26 October

Kelly Tarlton’s Marine Studies Scholarship

$9,000 over two years and opportunity to do work experience at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and Underwater World

Students planning to enter the Diploma in Marine Studies Level 6 full-time

26 October

NZ FGW – Waikato Branch, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic Award

Two awards of $500

Female students enrolled fulltime in the final year of a Level 6 Polytechnic qualification

April

Pacific Coast Scholarships (Te Putea Awhina Akonga o te Moana a Toi)

25 programme fees for one year

For school leavers from a Secondary School in the broader Bay of Plenty Polytechnic region enrolling in fulltime study in a two-year Diploma programme at the Polytechnic

5 October

Peter Bulfield Scholarships for Business Administration

Two of $750 each for fees

Full-time Business Administration students enrolled in semester one and continuing on to semester two

May

Te Putea Whakatupu Scholarships

Varying

Mäori students enrolled in maritime, seafood and marine programmes

Varying

TrustPower Scholarship

$1,500

Full-time students enrolling in the first year of the Diploma in Environmental Management Level 6

26 October

for applications & programme brochures call 0800 bop poly or visit www.bop poly.ac.nz

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Academic Calendar Deadline for many scholarships for 2013 Polytechnic opens after Christmas Semester 1 start Study Break Semester 1 end Semester 2 start Study Break Semester 2 end Graduation Week Polytechnic closes for Christmas

October 2012 7 January 2013 18 February 2013 22 April – 3 May 2013 28 June 2013 15 July 2013 30 September – 11 October 2013 22 November 2013 Week of 9 December 2013 20 December 2013

Tertiary Jargon This jargon is commonly used across the tertiary sector; it’ll help you understand some of the most common terms used throughout this programme guide. Bridging/foundation programme

Flexi-learn

Bridging or foundation programmes are specifically designed to prepare you for higher level, full-time programmes of study. They can help you gain the necessary academic skills and strategies to succeed in your tertiary studies.

Flexi-learn is a delivery option for people already working in industry/business who bring current knowledge to the teaching/learning situation. Class time is streamlined to fit with work and students can use their workplace experience and examples to complete learning and assessment.

Certificate

Certificates are qualifications at Levels 1 to 4, with at least 40 credits. They can be between 12 weeks to a full year in length and can pathway into diploma programmes. Most trades and service jobs require certificates at Levels 3 or 4.

Graduate certificate

Credits

Graduate diplomas are qualifications at Level 7 open to students who already hold a recognised degree. They are usually one year long.

Graduate certificates are qualifications at Level 7 open to students who already hold a recognised degree. They are usually 60 credits in length.

Graduate diploma

Credits show the ‘value’ of a programme and denote the length of time required to successfully complete it. One credit is approximately ten hours of study. A one-year, full-time programme of study is made up of a minimum of 120 credits. All unit standard credits are recorded with NZQA and count towards a particular qualification. ‘Bachelor’ degrees are qualifications at Level 7. They usually take three to four years full-time study to complete and can lead to further study at Masters or Doctorate levels. Diplomas are qualifications at Levels 5 and 6, requiring at least 120 credits. They are between one and two years in length and may pathway into degree programmes.

Major

You’ve got a range of qualifications to choose from at the Polytechnic, from certificates, diplomas to degrees and graduate certificates and diplomas.

National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA)

Entry requirements

Each programme has entry criteria you must meet. These may be academic requirements or work experience. Please note this programme guide does not list the complete entry requirements, it only shows a summary.

NCEA is New Zealand’s main secondary school qualification. NCEA can be gained at Level 1 (usually in Year 11), Level 2 (usually Year 12) and Level 3 (usually Year 13). Different programmes at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic may require you to have a minimum number of NCEA credits at specified levels to be able to enter.

Students are more likely to succeed if they have life and/or work experience that is relevant to the programme and are able to demonstrate that they have the ability, interest and motivation, as well as the literacy and numeracy level to succeed in the programme.

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority assures the quality of national qualifications in New Zealand.

Applicants with life skills and/or work experience who do not meet the stated entry requirements, but can demonstrate the equivalent ability and experience are encouraged to apply.

Programmes

Level

Certain diplomas or degrees allow you to select a major subject to study. For example, the Diploma in Tourism offers majors in international flight attending, travel management and event management. Since you’ll be studying this subject a while and changing majors is not easy, make sure to choose one you enjoy, are good at and possibly want to pursue for a career.

Diploma

At Bay of Plenty Polytechnic you can enter a programme of study at a level that suits your previous work skills and life experience or qualifications. You may have the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to enter directly into a programme, or you may need to start at a lower level with fewer entry requirements or complete a bridging programme. Many of our programmes directly lead into, or pathway into, further study options either at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic or at other leading national or international tertiary education providers. A programme is made up of courses, papers or units of study that lead to a qualification. Some programmes require successful completion of compulsory subjects while others offer elective subjects.

Each programme is classified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) at a Level from 1 to 10. The higher the Level, the more complex and demanding the programme will be.

Degree

Pathway

Papers

Some diplomas and degrees are made up of a specific number of papers, all of which you’ll need to pass. Sometimes you can choose papers from a list of English language requirements (unless stated otherwise) options, just make sure to check the diploma/degree and pathway IELTS TOEFL TOEFL iBT requirements closely. paper-based Level 1-4 programmes

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79-80

Qualifications

Short courses

Short courses can range from a few hours up to several weeks in length. Some are intended as professional development (e.g. as preparation for an industry registration), others are open for anyone interested in the course.

Semester

The Polytechnic year is divided into two semesters, whereas the school year is divided into four terms. See the academic calendar for semester and study break dates.


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Certificate Level 1 – 4 From 8 weeks to one year in duration

Diploma Level 5 – 6 One to two years long

Degree Level 7 Three to four years long

Graduate Certificate Level 7 Usually about half a year long

Graduate Diploma Level 7 Usually about one year in length

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In and Around Tauranga It's not called the Bay of Plenty for nothing!

Surrounded by glorious coastline, pumping surf beaches and lush farmland, Tauranga boasts a laidback café lifestyle and offers plenty of excitement as one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand. If you’re already living in the Bay it makes financial, educational and lifestyle sense to stay right where you are. You can study towards an internationally recognised qualification with the largest tertiary provider in the Western Bay – and all this in the lifestyle capital of New Zealand, Tauranga!

If you’re new to the Bay, here’s a quick overview… Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations with a warm sub-tropical climate right in the heart of the Bay of Plenty. It’s home to New Zealand’s largest export port and boasts spectacular beaches, forests, wineries, boutique shopping and a plethora of sporting and recreational opportunities. Whether you make a run up the 'Mount' (Mauao) your daily activity, hit the all-terrain adventure parks or just want to relax at one of the many beaches or cafés, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice when you study and live in Tauranga.


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Our Campuses Bay of Plenty Polytechnic has two campuses in Tauranga, a road transport training centre and a small regional facility in Edgecumbe. Our friendly campuses feature excellent facilities giving you everything you need to get a full educational experience.

Windermere Campus Our main campus, and the Polytechnic’s administrative hub, is located on the southern side of the city, set in 24 hectares of trees and gardens providing an energizing and fun place to study. Windermere Campus features modern lecture theatres complete with the latest video conferencing and presentation technologies, new state-of-the-art trades workshops built to emulate industry, as well as graphic design computer labs. It also houses purpose-built laboratories, fashion and art studios, a restaurant, cafés, beauty, massage and hair salons, a radio station and music recording suite, and Te Pare a Ruahine, our fantastic Aquatic Centre and gym. Bongard Centre Bongard Centre is home to our business administration, business management, computing, legal studies and real estate programmes, featuring purpose-built lecture theatres, computer labs and administration facilities. With its own library, student support, health and international services as well as Student Worx and a roof-top café, you’ll never miss a thing at Bongard. Plus, you have the advantage of being in the heart of the city! Parking is available at low cost in a nearby student car park and a range of buses stop just down the road. Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics Training Centre The brand new Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics Training Centre at Maleme Street is a fully functioning 3,000m2 road transport and distribution warehouse in the middle of the distribution sector in Tauranga. The warehouse provides a hands-on and real learning environment. The facility has been established with full support by Tranzqual and Retail Industry Training Organisations and is the only training facility of its kind in the country. Edgecumbe Our Edgecumbe agricultural centre provides a rural base for Eastern Bay students studying part-time horticulture and agriculture programmes.

At all our campuses, we make an effort to follow good environmental practices, monitoring energy and water usage, recycling and minimising waste, and employing natural ventilation strategies over air-conditioning whenever possible. Find out more about our campuses online at www.boppoly.ac.nz/go/virtualtour. For maps and directions visit our website or page 102.

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Who to talk to first? Our friendly, knowledgeable Information Centre Advisors are here to help you – no appointment is necessary. They are located at both Windermere Campus and the Bongard Centre and know all about programme information and financial support, application and enrolment, accommodation, career information, and lots more.

Ako Awe is here to provide you with a comprehensive integrated learning experience. Ako Ätea, the student learning commons, provides academic assistance, guidance and support at all campuses as well as a space to study and hang out; with cafés, library and computer access. Free health and counselling services are also available. Ako Awhina facilitators are available to assist you in your programmes with your specific learning and study challenges including support in computing, maths and Te Reo and tikanga Mäori. Disability support is available through our Equity Facilitator for specialised support, information and resources.

We ensure you get the most out of your time with our dedicated Student Worx team organising a range of fun activities. They can also help you out with Student Job Search needs. The BOPPOLY Student Council is all about students supporting students, ensuring your needs, interests and matters of importance affecting your learning experience are heard and met. Our Child Care Centre at Windermere Campus educates and cares for your children for a reasonable fee. Early booking is required to secure a place. Phone 07 571 0190 ext. 6880.

For further information phone the Ako Ätea on 07 571 0190 ext. 7071.

Te Kohanga Reo o Poike at Windermere Campus operates for tamariki of students and the local community. Phone 07 544 3486.

Our IT Services provide and service over 450 computers in 15+ computer suites on both campuses. When you become a student at the Polytechnic, you’ll receive a free Polytechnic email account, internet access and online file storage; wireless hotspots can be found around Windermere and Bongard and access is simple through our new Lightwire system.

We offer a variety of secure and sociable accommodation options, including shared houses adjacent to Windermere Campus and private accommodation. Take your pick, but remember… places are limited. Contact our Information Centres on 07 571 0190 ext. 6891 for details.

Our online learning environment BayLearn is a one-stop student learning shop - an integral part of many programmes making information and materials available online when you need them.

We’ve also got our awesome Aquatic Centre -Te Pare a Ruahine, the fabulous copy centre, the Atrium Training Beauty Salon, the Atrium Café, the award winning Atrium Training Restaurant and Bar, Bay Auto, the Relaxation Massage clinic, SUBFM 88.3FM & 107.7, the Void Gallery and of course a cash machine.

The International Team is available to assist overseas students with academic and pastoral support, including applications, qualification equivalence, enrolment, accommodation, transport and English language.

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How to Find Us If you need any help Call our Information Centre on 07 571 0190 or 0800 BOP POLY (267 7659) or email info@boppoly.ac.nz Windermere Campus: Monday to Friday, 7.45am - 5.00pm

Bongard Centre: Monday to Friday, 7.45am - 5.30pm

Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics Training Centre: Monday to Friday, 7.45am - 5.30pm

Visit our website at

www.boppoly.ac.nz

Windermere Campus 70 Windermere Drive, Tauranga From Mount Maunganui, Te Puke and Whakatane: Take SH2, at the roundabout at Te Maunga take SH2/SH29 toward Baypark Stadium. At the roundabout, take the second exit onto SH29. At the traffic lights, follow SH29 (middle lane) through the next set of lights. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Poike Road, follow the road turning right onto Windermere Drive. To reach the main parking lot, take the first exit at the roundabout. From Hamilton & Rotorua: Take SH29 in the direction of Tauranga, Mount Maunganui. At the Poike roundabout take the first exit onto Poike Road, follow the road turning right onto Windermere Drive. To reach the main parking lot, take the first exit at the roundabout. From Waihi & Auckland: Take SH2, continue on Tamatea Arikinui Drive, continue on Fifteenth Avenue, at the roundabout, take the third exit onto SH29, continue straight through. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Poike Road, follow the road turning right onto Windermere Drive. To reach the main parking lot, take the first exit at the roundabout.

Bongard Centre 200 Cameron Road, Tauranga The closest parking buildings are on Elizabeth Street and Durham Street. From Mount Maunganui, Te Puke and Whakatane: Take SH2, at the roundabout, take the second exit onto Maunganui Road in direction of Mount Maunganui, stay in the right lane to take the flyover toward Tauranga. Continue on SH2, take the exit toward City Centre. Turn left at Chapel Street and follow the road (it becomes Cameron Road), Bongard Centre will be on the left. From Hamilton & Rotorua: Take SH29 in the direction of Tauranga, at the Barkes Corner roundabout take the first exit onto Cameron Road, follow the road for about 9km. Bongard Centre will be on the right. From Waihi & Auckland: Take SH2, take the ramp in the direction of Airport/Mount Maunganui/City Centre onto Takitimu Drive, bear right to stay on Takitimu Drive, taking city centre exit. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Elizabeth Street and turn left at Cameron Road. Bongard Centre will be on the right.

Road Transport, Warehousing & Logistics Training Centre 129 Maleme Street, Tauranga

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Index Accommodation......................................... 101

Contact Information.................................. 102

Library........................................................ 101

Agriculture................................................... 62

Conveyancing............................................... 66

Loans & Allowances................................... 92

Allowances & Loans................................... 92

Copy Centre................................................ 101

Management................................................ 24

Animal Care................................................. 63

Creative......................................................... 36

Marine Studies............................................. 72

Apply.............................................................. 90

Deckhand...................................................... 77

Maritime....................................................... 74

Aquatic Centre........................................... 101

Degree Pathways........................................... i

Massage....................................................... 59

Architecture................................................. 12

Directions................................................... 102

Mechanical Engineering............................. 50

Art.................................................................. 38

Disability Services..................................... 101

Music............................................................. 42

Automotive Engineering............................. 18

Distribution................................................... 20

Nursing......................................................... 56

Bachelor of Business Analysis Financial....................................................... 25

Early Childhood Education......................... 46

Partnerships................................................... i

Electrical & Electrotechnology................. 50

Pathways......................................................... i

Bachelor of Management Studies............. 25

Engineering..................................................53

Pharmacy..................................................... 59

Bachelor of Nursing.................................... 56

Enrolment..................................................... 90

Professional Cookery................................. 89

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science....................................... 33

Environment................................................. 71

Quality Assurance....................................... 62

Bachelor of Science with major in Biological Sciences................................. 71

Fashion......................................................... 39

Quantity Surveying...................................... 12

Fees................................................................. 4

Radio.............................................................43

Bachelor of Social Sciences...................... 26

Financial Assistance................................... 92

Real Estate................................................... 28

Bachelor of Social Work............................. 47

Fitness and Sport........................................ 78

Road Transport............................................ 19

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation............ 81

Flight Attending........................................... 86

Sale of Liquor Act Seminar........................ 89

Bachelor of Teaching Early Childhood........................................... 47

Food Hygiene............................................... 89

Scholarships................................................ 92

Glossary........................................................ 94

Seafood Vessel Operations........................ 77

Bachelor of Tourism.................................... 26

Grants........................................................... 92

Site Safety..................................................... 15

Beauty Therapy............................................ 58

Graphic Design............................................ 41

Social Services............................................ 47

Bridging Programmes................................. 6

Gymnasium & Pool................................... 101

Sport and Recreation.................................. 78

Building & Construction............................. 14

Hairdressing................................................ 57

Student Learning Centre.......................... 101

Business Administration............................ 29

Health Care Assistance.............................. 56

Student Worx.............................................. 101

Business Management............................... 24

Health Centre............................................. 101

Support Services....................................... 101

CafĂŠ Operations........................................... 88

High Performance Academy..................... 93

Surveying...................................................... 13

Calendar....................................................... 94

Horticulture.................................................. 62

Tauranga....................................................... 96

Campus Information................................... 98

Hospitality.................................................... 88

Teaching........................................................ 46

Campus Locations.................................... 102

How to use this Programme Guide............. 4

Tertiary Jargon............................................ 94

Carpentry...................................................... 14

Immigration Advice..................................... 66

Tertiary Studies............................................. 8

Child Care Centre...................................... 101

Information Centre.................................... 101

Tourism & Travel.........................................84

Civil Engineering......................................... 50

Information Technology.............................. 31

Trades Technology........................................ 9

Commercial Road Transport..................... 19

Key Dates...................................................... 94

Truck Driving................................................ 19

Computing & IT............................................ 31

Kohanga Reo.............................................. 101

Veterinary Nursing...................................... 63

Construction................................................ 14

Law Enforcement Preparation.................. 67

Welding.........................................................53

Construction Management........................ 14

Legal Executive............................................ 66

Work Skills..................................................... 8

Every effort was made to ensure the information contained in this programme guide was correct at the time of printing. However, development of our programmes is ongoing and changes may occur subject to Academic Board approval. Published days and times are indicative only and may be changed due to timetabling requirements. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to insufficient numbers or circumstances beyond its control. In this instance fees will be refunded in full. Bay of Plenty Polytechnic agrees to observe and is bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students published by the Minister of Education. Copies of the Code are available on request from us or from the New Zealand Ministry of Education website at http://www.minedu.govt.nz.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. This publication is printed on chlorine free paper sourced from sustainably managed forests (ISO 14001).


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15 degrees  smarter in the Bay

Business analysis, business management, computer science, computer graphic design, engineering, fashion, midwifery, nursing, science, social sciences, social work, sport & recreation, early childhood and primary, tourism. The list of degree programmes offered at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic keeps on growing! Our focus on creating partnerships and pathways with other tertiary institutions, as well as industry, is designed to help you reach your potential whatever your needs and goals may be.

In the Bay for the Bay Working together for your future …with the University of Waikato and Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi To increase your tertiary education opportunities in the Bay of Plenty region, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic and the University of Waikato have joined forces and share facilities at Windermere Campus and Bongard Centre. In 2010 Te Whare Wänanga o Awanuiärangi joined the partnership, further increasing the opportunities for you to take advantage of bridging, certificate, diploma and degree programmes in the Bay. …with our other partners To assist your education pathway and give you greater opportunities, we’ve also developed strategic partnerships with other tertiary institutions. Our partners include Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Vancouver Island University (Canada), Otago Polytechnic, Te Whakatipuranga - Tauranga’s School for Young Parents, Unitec, VIA University College (Denmark) and Waiariki Institute of Technology.


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