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2013 Programme Guide


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General Information: The information contained in this programme guide is aimed at answering as many questions as possible. While every effort is made to ensure its accuracy at the time of printing, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to alter and amend information, and withdraw programmes without notice. All programmes are subject to change. Cancellation of Programme/Course: Enrolment in a programme or course is conditional upon and subject to sufficient numbers of students enrolling in the programme/course. Fees: The fees shown in this prospectus are 2012 indicative domestic fees and 2012 indicative international fees. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examinations, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees. Both domestic and international fee components for 2013 are indicative and may be subject to change once applicable Tertiary Education Commission rules and guidelines are released. For full terms and conditions please go to www.op.ac.nz/termsandconditions


It’s official, we’re awesome!

Usually we southern types don’t like to blow our own trumpets, but we can’t deny the facts. > In the Australasian Survey of Student Engagement – which polled more than 25,000 students from 40 Australasian tertiary providers in 2011 – we led the benchmark groups for active learning, staff-student interaction, enriching educational experiences, supportive learning environments and work-integrated learning. > In 2010 and 2011 we rated top in New Zealand (equal with the University of Otago in 2011) for degree completions. > When NZQA carried out its 2011 External Evaluation and Review, it gave us its highest-possible rating: “highly confident” in our educational performance, and “highly confident” in our ability to assess our own performance. > In 2011, our overall student satisfaction ratings were 96 per cent. > In a survey of our graduates from 2010, conducted in mid-2011, 94.4 per cent were either employed or undertaking further study. While that makes us happy, what’s more important for you as a prospective student is that it gives you the best chance of succeeding in your studies and your future career. The following pages not only outline our career and programme options, but give you a taste of why your experiences here will be truly inspiring. There’s nowhere else like Otago Polytechnic. We’ll support you to get where you want to go, and know you’ll have some fun along the way.

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Study in Dunedin Study in Central Otago Study in Auckland Student Support Services OPSA (student association) Accommodation International Students Foundation Studies Professional Development Capable NZ Community Learning Centres Sustainable Practice

Health and Community 20 Bridging option 21 Nursing 22 Midwifery 23 Occupational Therapy 24 Social Services

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Creative

Hospitality

Business

26 Bridging option 28 Computing and Information Technology 30 Art 33 Design

38 Cooking and Culinary Arts 40 Food and Beverage Service 41 Hospitality Management

44 Business 47 Tourism

26 Trades and Technical 50 Bridging option 50 Construction, including Architectural Draughting, Quantity Surveying and Stonemasonry 53 Engineering, including Automotive, Electrical, Civil, Mechanical

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Life Sciences

58 Sport and Health and Wellness 60 Adventure and Snowsports

64 Horticulture, including Sports Turf Management and Viticulture 67 Veterinary Nursing and Animal Health

56 Our compact size means staff and students really get to know each other on a first-name basis and you can always turn to someone for help.

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We make sure our programmes are industry-relevant and that you have a chance to learn by thinking and doing.

With campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland* you can decide where and what you want to study. *International students only

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Population: 122,300 Average summer temperature: 23ºC Average winter temperature: 13ºC Average weekly rental (room in flat): $100 Average weekly rental (room in supervised accommodation): $290 (includes food and some expenses) Average drive time from Christchurch: 4.5 hours Average drive time from Queenstown: 3.5 hours

Dunedin It’s home to around 30,000 students from Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago which makes Dunedin one of the most popular student cities in New Zealand. Otago Polytechnic’s campus is in the heart of Dunedin’s student district with close links to transport, accommodation and the centre of town. It is likely that if you’re from out of town you will live in this area, and attend classes that are within walking distance of your accommodation. And as your neighbours are other students, it is easy to meet people and make friends. All of the resources and support services you will need for study are located nearby, along with health services, sporting facilities, supermarkets and entertainment including cinemas, shops, galleries and cafés. An easy drive will take you to beaches, ski-fields, lakes, rivers and mountains. There is also plenty of part-time and casual employment in the city. You’ll never be bored – Dunedin is a great place to be a student!

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Experience everything there is on offer as a student studying at one of our campuses...

... from bustling cafĂŠs, bars and entertainment, to surfing, hiking and wildlife!

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Central Otago Population: 17,450 Average summer temperature: 21ºC Average winter temperature: 5ºC Average weekly rental (room in flat): $100 Average weekly rental (room at Rosewood Accommodation Park): $100, room only Average drive time from Christchurch to Cromwell: 6 hours Average drive time from Cromwell to Queenstown/Wanaka: 1 hour

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It’s one of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in all of New Zealand and your experience here as a student will be like no other! We offer qualifications in Central Otago in areas including hospitality, viticulture, horticulture, snowsports, sports turf management and stonemasonry. Some of these can’t be found anywhere else in the country. Central Otago is rightly famous for its mountains, rivers and lakes – not to mention the high-adrenaline adventures that go hand in hand with the landscape. But for a student, the region has far more to offer! There is plenty of work, places to socialise, opportunities to participate in sports and activities and a great community of locals.


Auckland Auckland is New Zealand’s centre of business and industry.

Population: 1.6 million Climate: Warm summers and mild, wet winters Sunshine hours: 2,060 per year Closest airport: Auckland International Airport

Now, international students can study English language or a Bachelor of Applied Management at our Auckland International Campus, a joint venture with Future Skills Academy, which has been operating in Auckland for over 10 years. We also have a Capable NZ office in Auckland, enabling those with significant work experience to have their knowledge assessed against formal academic standards. Located on Queen Street, in the heart of the city, our campus is part of a friendly, caring community and we make it easy for you to move into further study at our other campuses.

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Student Services Otago Polytechnic offers a range of services designed to ensure you are able to access the support you need to successfully complete your programme of study, and lead a rewarding life as a student in Otago. To access any of these services, phone 0800 762 786 or go to www.op.ac.nz /students Chaplain

Studylink

Find out about places of worship or talk to someone who can understand your spiritual needs. The Chaplain can help you with a range of issues, such as homesickness, grief and blessing flats.

Our Student Fees Advisor is able to assist you with information regarding your application and the documentation required by Studylink.

PolyKids Childcare Centre

Scholarships are available to Māori and Pacific Islands students. Make an appointment with either Marlene McDonald (Kaiārahi) or Anna Seiuli (Pacific Islands Advisor) early in the year to discuss your application. There are Principal Scholarships for students leaving high school to enter tertiary education – these are at the discretion of your school principal. Staircasing scholarships may be available after successful completion of Foundation programmes to enable further study at Otago Polytechnic. These are open to New Zealand residents only.

PolyKids Childcare Centre provides quality early childhood education and care for children up to five years of age. Spaces are limited – we strongly advise contacting PolyKids when you apply for your programme of study. Phone (03) 479 6169.

Counselling Counselling services are available to help you work through any issues you may wish to talk through while studying at Otago Polytechnic.

Student Health Centre The Student Health Centre provides the same services offered by your family doctor. It also promotes health education, and offers health screening tests, nutrition advice, vaccinations and some minor surgery options.

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Scholarships

Learning Centre The Learning Centre offers learning support service to all enrolled students: > One-on-one appointments with a learning advisor > Facilitated study groups and tutorials > Peer tutors > English grammar and literacy development > Hand-outs and study cards > Online information.


Advisory team Careers

International students

You can seek advice on career and study planning. Jane Field can help you achieve your career goals and offers a wide range of resources to help you along the way.

The International Student Advisor is dedicated to assisting you before and after you begin your studies. She will work to ensure that you get personalised support while you are studying. For more information, see page 11.

Kaiārahi Māori support Marlene McDonald is available to assist Māori students with a range of individual issues and support, as well as scholarship information.

Pasifika support Anna Seiuli provides support to Pacific Islands students. Those who identify as being of Pacific Islands descent will be contacted by Anna, and regular fono are held during the year.

Disability support We offer support tailored to your individual needs. This may include classroom note-takers, readers/writers, tutors, equipment, adaptive technology, orientation and liaison with lecturing staff/community agencies.

Accommodation Anna Seiuli is your contact for homestay accommodation if you are an international student, and also provides accommodation advice to domestic students.

Student Support Advisors The Student Support Advisors, Kitty Keogh and Sheena Roy, help students settle into life at Otago Polytechnic and offer assistance throughout the year. Orientation and Induction in the first two weeks provide fun activities, information and a chance to meet other new students.

OPSA

Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association Students are the heart of Otago Polytechnic’s culture. As a student, it is vital you have an independent organisation to represent and promote your views and interests. OPSA provides a huge range of quality services and facilities to safeguard your welfare and ensure you have a successful study experience. OPSA is run by students, for students. It offers advice, assistance, representation, advocacy and student events, and will protect your rights so you can spend time focusing on your studies.

Events OPSA provides access to social events, entertainment and recreation during the year, many with free entry. Orientation gives you the opportunity to become familiar with the Polytechnic, meet other students, hear live music and participate in

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barbeques, quizzes, entertainment, competitions, food festivals, sports and events.

Services The Students’ Association manages a vast range of student services including ID and discount cards, free phones, water-coolers, microwaves, lost property, cheap phone cards and rubbish bags, photocopying, Student Job Search and provision of recreational activities. > Unipol Recreation Centre at Forsyth Barr Stadium www.unipol.co.nz > Clubs and Societies www.ousa.org.nz/events-and recreation/clubs-and-courses/ > Gyro – OPSA’s free student magazine www.gyro.org.nz For a full list of OPSA’s services, visit www.opsa.org.nz Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association Manaaki/Student Centre, Harbour Terrace, Dunedin


Accommodation options Where you live makes a big difference to your student experience. Fortunately there are a wide range of great options near each of Otago Polytechnic’s campuses. Start looking!

Auckland

Some great places to start your search are: www.studentaccomodation.co.nz (Dunedin) www.odt.co.nz (Dunedin and Central Otago) www.trademe.co.nz (all campuses) www.share-accommodation.co.nz (all campuses)

A one-bedroom apartment may cost at least $180 per week. A three-bedroom house or apartment may cost upwards of $400 per week. Electricity and gas are usually not included in the rental price, and these types of accommodation are not usually furnished. If you are staying in an apartment or house, you should allow at least $150 a week for food, electricity, transport and basic living costs.

Be sure to narrow your search to Dunedin, Central Otago or Auckland, and make use of Google Maps to work out how far away from campus you will be.

Supervised accommodation In Dunedin, supervised accommodation is a great option. You’ll be able to meet people, many of your meals are provided and extra expenses such as electricity and phone rental are generally included. Supervised accommodation costs around $300 per week. City College is located in North Dunedin, in the heart of the student area. You will live in apartment-style accommodation with ‘flatmates’ and dine in a communal eating area. City College has excellent recreation and study facilities. See www.citycollege.co.nz Salmond College is an easy 15-minute walk from our Dunedin campus. It has great facilities for study and recreation and a communal eating area for meals. Free study tutorials are also available. See www.salmondcollege.ac.nz Note: You must submit an application for accommodation for either City or Salmond College by 30 September. Gardens College is a private hall of residence for all students in Dunedin. It has 25 rooms, some with private ensuites and kitchenettes. See www.gardenscollege.co.nz

‘Flatting’ or private shared accommodation Many students love the experience of renting a house together, with friends and other students. When flatting, you will share living costs such as electricity, telephone and food.

Dunedin and Central Otago Unfurnished flats generally cost between $85–$115 per week per room and another $80-$100 in expenses like power, phone and food. Furnished flats typically cost slightly more – about $120–$140 per week, and are less common. Your expenses will most likely be the same as in an unfurnished property.

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Studio and hostel accommodation Dunedin Studios are often furnished, you will have access to kitchen facilities and cost around $120–$220 per week. Often this includes power, heating, local telephone calls and cleaning of the common areas. Higher-priced studios can include ensuite facilities. Self-contained one-bedroom apartments may cost around $150–$300 per week.

Central Otago Rosewood Accommodation Park is an unsupervised hostel where you can rent a single room for $100 per week, including electricity. Students are usually placed together, sharing lounge, bathroom and kitchen facilities. See www.rosewoodcromwell.co.nz

Auckland Hostels in Auckland include student hostels, the YMCA and tourist hostels. Student hostel accommodation is usually priced from $150 a week for a shared room, and includes electricity costs and cleaning. Some hostels provide cooked meals and others provide shared kitchen facilities where you can cook your own meals. See www.ymcaauckland.org.nz

Homestay Some students choose to live in a ‘homestay’ for their first year at Polytechnic, where you will live with a family in their home. You will have your own bedroom with a single bed, desk and wardrobe. Homestays cost around $220-$240 per week and include most meals. Some homestay hosts provide you with internet, otherwise you can pay for a wireless connection to be set up. Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus monitors and assesses homestay accommodation and can make arrangements for you.


Are you an international student? International students enjoy Otago Polytechnic for its supportive, friendly atmosphere, and internationally-recognised qualifications that prepare you for careers in the real world. It’s easy to progress from secondary school to Otago Polytechnic as an international student. If you studied at a New Zealand secondary school, your NCEA results are recognised as your entry requirements for all of our programmes.

Information, just for you An International Prospectus is available, with information especially for international students, including fees, English language requirements and information on what qualifications from your home country mean for entering courses in New Zealand. You can also go to www.op.ac.nz/international English language requirements: with the exception of our Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Midwifery (where you must sit an IELTS or equivalent English language examination with appropriate scores for entry) your NCEA Level 2 English results are used to assess your entry requirements. English language and foundation studies are available for students who need to better prepare before entering one of our academic programmes.

Be supported, from application to study We have a support team especially for international students. It’s here to help you apply for your programme and find the right accommodation, and to support you during your studies.

Otago, in Auckland International students also have the option of studying English language and the Bachelor of Applied Management at our campus in Auckland. Apply now – and ask us if you have any questions. Code of Practice: Otago Polytechnic has agreed to observe and be bound by the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students. Copies of the Code are available from the New Zealand Ministry of Education, see www.minedu.govt.nz/international. Immigration: Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, see www.immigration.govt.nz. Eligibility for health services: Most international students are not entitled to publicly-funded health services while in New Zealand. If you receive medical treatment during your visit, you may be liable for the full costs of that treatment. Full details on entitlements to publiclyfunded health services are available through the Ministry of Health, see www.moh.govt.nz. Accident insurance: The Accident Compensation Corporation provides accident insurance for all New Zealand citizens, residents and temporary visitors to New Zealand, but you may still be liable for all other medical and related costs. See www.acc.co.nz. Medical and travel insurance: International students (including group students) must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance while in New Zealand.

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Foundation Studies There are so many great career options in the workplace today, but you may not know which one is for you when you leave school. You may have worked in several different jobs, taken a break to raise a family, need to improve your English language skills or be looking for a second chance at academic success. When you do decide on a career for yourself, the qualifications you need can often seem out of reach. Otago Polytechnic’s programmes in Foundation Studies can help you to identify and reach your education and career goals. Our Foundation Studies programme has two areas: > For students who wish to improve their reading, writing, learning, mathematics, and computing skills > For students who wish to improve their English language skills (ESOL). At the end of the programme you will have the background required to enter many certificate and diploma programmes, and a number of degree programmes.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (Levels 2 and 3) Duration:

Six months per level (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

2 and 3

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $2,244 (per level) International (approx): $6,545 (per level)

For additional options in health, creative studies and trades, go to > Certificate in Health (Level 4) on page 20 > Certificate in Creative Studies on page 26 > Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) Akoraka Mahi Tini on page 50.

Youth Guarantee Scheme If you are 16 or 17 years of age and have trouble staying engaged in education, this scheme may help you make the transition from school to tertiary study and work. We offer two programmes: Certificate in Foundation Studies (Trades) (Levels 2 and 3) and Certificate in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering (Level 2). You may not have to pay for the first year of study if you meet certain criteria. For more details, please call us on 0800 762 786.

Certificate in Foundation Studies (ESOL) (Levels 1 to 4) English for Speakers of Other Languages Duration:

Six months per level (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

1, 2, 3 and 4

Start:

November, 2012. February and July, 2013

Application: By February or July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $2,244 International (approx): $6,545

Gain a solid grounding for further education. You will improve your English, numeracy, study skills, personal development skills and computer skills. You may also study subjects in areas such as Hospitality, Business, Information Technology and Creative Studies.

Application: At least two weeks before start date

Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency. > You will take part in a placement quiz to determine which level suits you best. Further study options Graduates of Level 2 may apply for any Level 3 or 4 programmes. Graduates of Level 3 may apply for any Level 3 or 4 programmes and will have a stronger application for diploma-level study.

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Learn the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in the English language. At Levels 3 and 4, IELTS preparation is included. As well as learning ESOL, you may be able to study other subjects that reflect your interests. Entry requirements > Open entry. You will take part in a placement quiz to determine which level suits you best AND provide evidence of English language proficiency. Further study options Graduates of Levels 1, 2 and 3 will be eligible to enter the next stage of ESOL study. Graduates of Level 3 may apply for Level 3 or 4 programmes. Graduates of Level 4 will have the English language competence for study at diploma and degree level in most subjects. Note: Many Health and Community programmes require a higher level of English competence.


Professional Development The Educational Development Centre (EDC) supports institutional, educational and individual development through staff training, academic support and professional development services/activities. We warmly welcome those who wish to explore ways of enhancing their professional practice. Some examples might include guidance in the development of teaching and learning, assessment, curriculum development, programme design, education for sustainability, communication skills, and cultural competence.

> Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7) > Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4) > Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshops > Te reo and tikaka Māori for the workplace > Specific Unit Standards from > National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 4) > National Certificate in Adult Education and Training (Level 5) > Flexible learning/e-learning > Education for sustainability

Certificate in Mata ā Ao Māori (Level 4)

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching (Level 7)

Duration:

Up to three years (part-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Duration:

Up to three years (part-time) or six months (full-time)

Level:

4

Location:

Dunedin, distance by arrangement

Start:

Flexible

Level:

7

Domestic (approx): $1,950 International (approx): $7,540

Start:

Flexible

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,134 International (approx): $9,610

Fee:

Application: Anytime Gain a recognised tertiary qualification that incorporates Treaty education, te reo Māori and tikaka Māori. This programme is ideal if your professional demands are such that an increased proficiency in matters Māori would be advantageous. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Application: Anytime This work-based, flexible programme of study assists you to create, deliver and assess quality learning opportunities for students, and is designed to support and extend those working as educators with adults. This programme incorporates a blend of online and face-to-face teaching methods. Entry requirements > An undergraduate degree OR equivalent practical, professional or scholarly experience. > We prefer that you are engaged in ongoing tertiary teaching activities or employment. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Graduates may progress into postgraduate studies in tertiary learning and teaching.

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Would you like formal recognition of the experience and knowledge you have gained through various career and life experiences? Otago Polytechnic is home to Capable NZ, the leading organisation for the delivery of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) in this country. APL is a rigorous, internationally-recognised way to measure your existing knowledge against formal academic qualifications. You may already be well on your way to a qualification and Capable NZ will help you fill the gaps to get there. An added bonus is that it requires less time and money than traditional tertiary study.

The APL Process > Capable NZ facilitators help candidates select the qualification

that best suits their experiences.

> Candidates identify, express, demonstrate and reflect on the

knowledge and skills they have learned in workplaces and through other relevant life experiences. > A rigorous assessment will result in the awarding of part or all of a qualification.

Capable Workplaces turns this concept on its head by starting with organisations and learners. What skills do you require? What do staff members need to progress their careers in your workplace? We then develop a programme that meets nationally-recognised standards at all levels, focusing on degrees and postgraduate qualifications.

Programmes Qualifications in business, health, design, hospitality, sport and adventure, trades and technical, and life sciences careers are offered through Capable NZ. If you want to become a fully-qualified food and/or technology teacher, we can give you credit for the skills you already have. This programme is through the National Centre of Excellence in Technology Teaching, a joint venture of Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago.

Capable Workplaces – work-based learning

Capable NZ is delivered nationwide from offices in Dunedin and Auckland.

Traditionally, tertiary education has been about teaching an ‘off-the-shelf’ programme.

For more information go to www.capablenz.co.nz, call 03 477 3014 or email info@capablenz.co.nz

“Having a qualification means I feel more confident and assured about what I do.” Murray Hyslop

Maintenance Planner, Port of Otago Bachelor of Applied Manangement

Murray Hyslop had earned qualifications through fitting and turning trades training, and through the in-house training programmes of his employer, but had nothing that really reflected the management skills and knowledge he had gained in his supervisory positions. Murray believes that his studies through Capable NZ helped him to secure his new position as Maintenance Planner at the Port of Otago, and that the strategic skills he honed have allowed him to take a bigger-picture approach to management of his department.

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Dunedin

Cromwell

The Common Room Cnr George and Bath Sts Dunedin 03 477 3626

Molyneux Avenue Cromwell 03 445 9900

Mosgiel 116 Gordon Road Mosgiel 03 484 7540

Queenstown 45 Camp Street (Level 2) Queenstown 03 441 3569

Community Learning Centres Look no further if you want flexible, self-paced programmes in computing and business administration to help you find employment or gain a qualification. Students can study from home or work, or visit a centre during opening hours for one-on-one personal support or assistance from our experienced facilitators. Our facilitators are also available by email or phone to answer your queries.

Short courses

Not only can we provide your staff with a range of training opportunities in business, computing or administration at our fully-equipped computer suites, we are also happy to come to your premises if preferred.

Every year we offer a range of short courses to meet the needs of our community and local businesses. For more information about what short courses we are currently offering, please contact us on 03 477 3626.

The Common Room

Certificates

We provide

(Levels 2, 3 and 4)

> a modern meeting room > Microsoft Office 2010 and Adobe Masters Collection CS5 > video conferencing facilities > internet access > an on-site cafĂŠ.

> Certificate in Computing (Level 1) > National Certificate in Computing (Levels 2 and 3) > National Certificate in Business Administration > National Certificate in Business (First Line Management)

(Level 4)

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If your business requires conveniently located meeting facilities, services and training opportunities, then The Common Room in the city centre can assist you at an affordable price.


Sustainable Practice The Centre for Sustainable Practice has been established at Otago Polytechnic’s Central Otago campus to help bring a more sustainable future to reality. It acts as an incubator for sustainable practice education, provides consultancy services, conducts research into sustainable products and services, and hosts seminars and events. The Centre also delivers a number of new, formal programmes dedicated to sustainable practice education. These qualifications will enhance the knowledge of any person currently operating or working in any kind of business and will also provide an

Certificate in Sustainable Practice (Level 5)

introduction to sustainable practice for students looking to specialise in this field in their career. We also offer sustainable growing and farming programmes. Please see the Life Sciences section of this prospectus for more information.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/sustainablepractice

Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Practice

Duration:

One semester (full-time)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Online with optional block courses held in Wanaka/Queenstown and Raglan/Auckland

Location:

Online with block courses held in Wanaka/Queenstown and Raglan/Auckland

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 5

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx.): $3,392 International (approx.): TBA

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,465 International (approx): $16,900

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 or 31 May, 2013

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

If you want to implement sustainable practices in your business, workplace or community, this is the programme for you. It is also a great option if you would like to add sustainable emphasis to other tertiary study programmes you are completing.

Gain the grounding to implement sustainable practice leadership in communities and workplaces. Examine the social, economic, political and environmental implications that underpin sustainability by undertaking both theory and project-based learning.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements > A bachelor’s degree OR equivalent skills/experience. > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an overall band score (academic) of 6.0 IELTS, scoring at least 6.0 on each band.

> Open entry. > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English

language skills equivalent to an overall band score (academic) of 6.0 IELTS, scoring at least 6.0 on each band.

Further study options Bachelor of Applied Management (Sustainable Practice)

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Terry Jones from Cookright, who collects the used cooking oil from over 60 local restaurants to support Otago Polytechnic’s biodiesel initiative.

A kiwi discovery In 2009, Otago Polytechnic’s Centre for Sustainable Practice (CSP) set up New Zealand’s first biodiesel consortium in the Queenstown Lakes District, Biogold NZ20; a blend of recycled used cooking oil and mineral diesel. Outdoor adventure company Kiwi Discovery was the first to jump on board with the initiative. “We had been interested in the idea of running our vehicles on biodiesel for some time. I got talking to the Centre for Sustainable Practice and made the commitment to test and prove that biodiesel was a viable option,” says Kiwi Discovery General Manager, Tim Barke. “The Centre provided advice, contacts and courses to help us with our sustainable practices. Working with them has given us the opportunity and incentive to analyse what we do and how we do it more closely. “It’s also helped foster a culture of sustainability within the company where staff and management are working together with a greater appreciation and motivation for the sustainable outcomes we are trying to achieve. It’s been a positive and constructive experience and we intend to continue working with them.” Tim Barke from Kiwi Discovery

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Health and Community Careers Nursing Midwifery Occupational Therapy Social Services Not quite ready to launch into a Health and Community career? See page 20 for a bridging option.

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A career as a health care professional is extremely rewarding – you’ll contribute to the well-being of the community and have the chance to really make a difference in people’s lives.


“I’ve already attended many births since the start of my degree, and they’ve spanned the spectrum from natural water births to emergency caesarean sections. That’s an amazing learning experience.” Rochell Fox, Kai Tahu Rochell Fox is a second-year Midwifery student and mother of three, which makes her an expert in multi-tasking. She says Otago Polytechnic’s degree programme is challenging, but extremely rewarding. Rochell is especially inspired by the practical elements of the programme.

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Bridging option If your goal is to enter one of Otago Polytechnic’s programmes in the health and community area but you do not have the required academic qualifications, Otago Polytechnic offers a ‘bridging option’ to prepare you for the challenges of more advanced study. The Certificate in Health (Level 4) is suitable for both schoolleavers and mature students preparing for a change in career. You will study core courses in areas such as academic communication, mathematics, and bioscience for health. The programme is provided flexibly using blended delivery models that include online resources and face-to-face seminar blocks in Dunedin. Successful completion of this programme may help you to meet the academic criteria for entry to degree programmes in the areas of nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, social services and applied science. However, please see ‘Progression to health-related degrees’ on this page.

Progression to health-related degrees Due to the high demand for places, successful completion of the Certificate in Health (Level 4) will not automatically guarantee entry to Otago Polytechnic’s health-related degrees. A minimum B+ average pass is required to meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Applied Social Services and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness). For Nursing, this must include a B+ in bioscience. Please note that these programmes also have non-academic entry requirements – you may need to plan ahead! Please contact Otago Polytechnic to discuss your pathway to a health-related degree.

Certificate in Health (Level 4) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin (blended delivery), online (with compulsory block courses in either Dunedin or Porirua)

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

4

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,974 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Study core subjects such as academic communication, mathematics and bioscience for health, and an introduction to midwifery for students considering that career path. This programme offers the choice of two electives: introduction to midwifery and introduction to careers in health. Entry requirements > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Bachelor of Nursing; Bachelor of Midwifery; Bachelor of Occupational Therapy; Bachelor of Social Services; Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness)

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Nursing A degree in nursing can be a passport to the world. Nursing is a rewarding career that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives. Nurses care for and work with individuals, whānau and groups of clients in collaboration with other health professionals. Registered nurses may specialise in a variety of practice areas, including medical and surgical, mental health, child health/ paediatrics, aged care and primary health care.

What skills do I need? > A sound knowledge base, including a proven ability in

English and biology or chemistry > Excellent communication skills with people of all ages

and backgrounds > The ability to work well under pressure and use healthy

coping skills > Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills > A passion and enthusiasm for working with people.

overseas. These include working for hospitals, health centres, community agencies, public health, Plunket and rest homes. Otago Polytechnic nursing graduates are in high demand throughout Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia due to their high calibre and work readiness. Māori and Pasifika nurses are particularly sought after. There is now an established career pathway to Nurse Practitioner through master’s degree study, and further educational opportunities are available for practice specialisation.

How much can I earn? New graduates earn more than $44,000 per year. With experience, registered nurses can earn between $51,000 and $103,000 per year in New Zealand.

What industry opportunities are there? There is a worldwide demand for registered nurses and a wide range of career options in Aotearoa New Zealand and

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/nursing

Bachelor of Nursing Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin, Timaru

Options:

Full-time, part-time (limited places)

Level: 7 Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,504 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 September, 2012 Become educated to the highest professional standards in nursing through this programme, which contains 50 per cent theory and 50 per cent clinical practice over three years. After completing this comprehensive degree, your name will be put forward for the examination for registered nurses. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects, including > 14 credits in biology OR chemistry > 14 credits in English OR an English-rich subject OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must have completed the equivalent of NCEA Level 3 biology and/or chemistry within the past five years. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 in English (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing) OR equivalent. > You must provide a First Aid Certificate and make a health declaration. > You must provide three references showcasing a range of academic, work and community-related skills. > You must declare any criminal convictions. > If you are a Certificate in Health (Level 4) student, you must nominate a programme lecturer as an academic reference. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, scoring at least 6.5 in each band.

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Bridging option Certificate in Health (Level 4) please see ‘Progression to health-related degrees’ on page 20.


Midwifery Experience the privilege of welcoming a new person into the world. Midwives provide women-centred health care with the aim of ensuring the best possible experience for women and their families during pregnancy, childbirth and the early weeks of a baby’s life. Midwives assess and monitor the well-being of mothers and babies throughout pregnancy and labour, facilitate at births, examine newborn babies, help mothers with breastfeeding and baby care, and regularly check the health of mother and baby for several weeks after birth. Midwives are able to carry out emergency procedures if necessary.

In New Zealand, midwives are the main providers of maternity services, and there is a particularly high demand for more Māori and Pasifika practitioners. All of our graduates find work (some are self-employed).

They are responsible for care in uncomplicated childbirth but if complications arise they collaborate with medical and midwifery colleagues to ensure all specialist care is provided.

How much can I earn?

What skills do I need?

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/midwifery

> A passion for women’s health > The ability to work independently and with others > The ability to respond to changing circumstances > Excellent communication and negotiation skills > The ability to work well under pressure > The ability to be accountable.

What industry opportunities are there? Self-employment – managing a caseload of clients > Employment within a maternity facility > Education and research in the field

Bachelor of Midwifery Duration:

Three years (full-time), four years (part-time)

Location:

Dunedin, Invercargill, Central Otago, Wellington, Palmerston North, Whanganui

Level:

7

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $9,109 (first year) International (approx): $26,520 (first year)

Application: By 31 August, 2012 Attain a unique and internationally-renowned qualification which leads to registration as a midwife in New Zealand. You will receive a rigorous theoretical education and gain midwifery practice experience in a variety of settings. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher, including > 14 credits in biology and/or chemistry (both would be an advantage) > 14 credits in an English language-rich subject > 14 credits in two additional subjects OR equivalent. > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau OR equivalent. > You must submit > your curriculum vitae > details of referees > an essay demonstrating your commitment to midwifery and any relevant life experience. > You must provide a current First Aid Certificate and health declaration. > You must have good computer skills. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 7.0, scoring at least 6.5 in writing and reading, and at least 7.0 in speaking and listening. Further study options Postgraduate studies in Midwifery

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of midwifery > Provision of professional advice within professional organisations or maternity facilities.

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Salaries range from $45,000 to $150,000 per year.

Note: This programme has been developed collaboratively and is jointly delivered by Otago Polytechnic and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). Learning resources are delivered through a variety of electronic media and at block courses held in two locations (Dunedin and Paraparaumu). There are opportunities to gain practical experience by working alongside midwives in all maternity settings. The programme is a four year degree delivered over three extended academic years of 45 weeks each. Otago Polytechnic is the provider for students in the lower halves of the North and South Islands, while CPIT delivers to those in the upper half of the South Island.

Postgraduate programmes The School of Midwifery offers a number of postgraduate programmes for midwifery graduates and experienced practitioners wishing to complete higher-level qualifications. Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice Undertake four courses of seven weeks each that focus on aspects of midwifery practice and extend midwifery knowledge. Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Build on the Postgraduate Certificate in Midwifery Practice to extend midwifery knowledge through a review of current thinking and research. Master of Midwifery This intensive programme has a strong research focus and allows you to develop skills through independent research and scholarship. Please contact the School of Midwifery for further information about these programmes including entry requirements, application dates and fees.

Bridging option Certificate in Health (Level 4) please see ‘Progression to health-related degrees’ on page 20.


Occupational Therapy Work as an occupational therapist to help people become involved in everyday activities and lead meaningful and satisfying lives. As an occupational therapist, your focus is on ensuring individuals, groups and populations within the community can do the things that are important to them. You will work with a range of ages from the newborn to the elderly.

> Creative problem solving skills > Leadership skills > The ability to work independently and as a member of

a team.

Occupational therapists work in a variety of environments, including in schools with children who need help to meet their learning needs, and in rehabilitation, hospital and private practice settings with people who have had illness, injury or a disability.

What industry opportunities are there?

Your work as an occupational therapist could be enabling the elderly to safely return to their homes and communities. You may assist people to resume employment by adapting workplaces and teaching them strategies to be able to do their jobs effectively. There are roles ensuring youth and adults with mental illness can engage effectively in everyday tasks. There is also an increasing opportunity to work with specific populations within society to strengthen local communities.

Our graduates gain employment within the health and well-being sector in New Zealand, and have opportunities to work internationally.

Occupational Therapist > Needs Assessor/Case Managers Private Practice > Community/Youth Development Worker Team Leader/Manager > Researcher

How much can I earn? $46,000 per year after graduation and $69,000 to $95,000 per year with experience.

What skills do I need? > A passion for working with a variety of people > Excellent social and communication skills

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin, Hamilton

Level:

7

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,391 International (approx): $20,750

Application: Preferred by 21 September, 2012 Prepare for a career as an occupational therapist through both online and face-to-face learning, and fieldwork placements. This qualification will lead to registration as an occupational therapist in New Zealand and is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. Entry requirements > Any Level 4 qualification equalling at least 60 credits completed in one year OR successful completion of university courses/units equalling at least 50 per cent of a first-year student workload completed in one year OR NCEA credits, including > 42 credits at Level 3 or higher, including 14 credits in each of two approved subjects > 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English and/or te reo Māori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing) > 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau OR equivalent. > You must demonstrate an elementary understanding of occupational therapy practice in New Zealand. > You must provide a First Aid Certificate and a health declaration. > You must submit recommendations of suitability from two referees. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 7.0, scoring at least 6.5 on each band.

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For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/ot

Postgraduate programmes The School of Occupational Therapy offers a number of postgraduate programmes for occupational therapy graduates and experienced practitioners looking to complete higher qualifications. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) Deepen your understanding of occupational therapy practice and develop your research skills. Available to graduates of a New Zealand occupational therapy programme with grade point averages of 5.0 or less across three years of undergraduate study. Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy Practice Improve your theoretical knowledge and develop expertise in a particular area of occupational therapy practice. Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy Practice Gain an advanced level of knowledge in your chosen practice area and broaden your career options. Master of Occupational Therapy Undertake our Master’s programme which has been designed to further develop the professional practice and research skills of the occupational therapist. Please contact the School of Occupational Therapy for further information about these programmes including entry requirements, application dates and fees.

Bridging option Certificate in Health (Level 4) please see ‘Progression to health-related degrees’ on page 20.


Social Services You can select from a wide range of social services careers, each focused on helping people to improve their quality of life. There are opportunities to work for social services agencies and in counselling, career practice, diversional therapy, mental health and disability support. Responsibilities may include offering support and guidance to clients, planning activities, working directly with families, groups and organisations, and running educational workshops.

What skills do I need? > Objectivity, responsibility, positivity and approachability > Good communication skills > Patience and calm manner > A genuine interest in helping people > Ability to be responsive to clients.

The demand for skilled people in the community services industries is likely to remain strong – New Zealand faces a growing and ageing population and a general increase in social problems.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary, but usually begin between $20,000 and $50,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications.

What industry opportunities are there? Diversional therapist > Mental health advocate/worker Disability support advocate/worker > Community/social services work > Counsellor > Career practitioner.

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For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/socialservices


Certificate in Human Services (Level 4) (Specialty) Including the embedded national awards > Certificate in Mental Health Support Work (Level 4) > National Certificate in Diversional Therapy (Level 4) > National Certificate in Social Services (Level 4). Duration:

One year (full-time)

Bachelor of Social Services Counselling; Career Practice; Social Services Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 7

Location: Dunedin

Start:

February, 2013

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

4

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,921 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,808 International (approx): $19,710

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Gain the knowledge, skills and values required to work in human services in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas. This programme is grounded in a social justice and human rights perspective, and includes face-to-face, online and practical sessions. Develop academic and computer literacy skills, and the confidence to continue on to further study. Entry requirements > You must disclose any criminal convictions. > You must give permission for a police check before going on work

placement.

> If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate

English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Gain all the skills required to be a capable social services professional in New Zealand. This programme provides an introduction to the field in year one, after which you choose a specialty in career practice, counselling, mental health or disability. Mental health and disability have the option of an exit diploma at the end of the second year, or can progress into the year three social services specialty. The number of placements in each specialty is limited. If there are more applicants than places in a particular specialty, a selection process will apply. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher (preferably in English-rich subjects) OR equivalent experience/qualifications. > You must demonstrate relevant life/work experience. > You must submit references and a health declaration. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, scoring at least 6.5 in each band.

Further study options Bachelor of Social Services; Diploma in Social Services: Disability Support, Mental Health Support.

Diploma in Social Services (Level 6) (Specialty) Disability Support; Mental Health Support Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location: Dunedin Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

6

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): TBA International (approx): TBA

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Prepare to become a skilled professional working in New Zealand’s social services. You will be introduced to various areas, including career practice, counselling, disability support and mental health support. You choose a specialty in disability or mental health in year two. The number of placements in each specialty is limited. If there are more applicants than places in a particular specialty, a selection process will apply. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher (preferably in English-rich subjects) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You must demonstrate relevant life/work experience. > You must submit references and a health declaration. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.5, scoring at least 6.5 in each band. Further study options Bachelor of Social Services

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Bridging options The Certificate in Human Services (Level 4) and the Certificate in Health (Level 4) are suitable bridging options for this programme. See page 20.


Creative Careers Computing and Information Technology Art Design Not quite ready to launch into a Creative career? See below for our Certificate in Creative Studies.

Bridging option Certificate in Creative Studies Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin, some courses available in Central Otago

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 4 Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,287 International (approx): $19,710

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 If you are not sure which creative career to pursue or you want to develop a portfolio for application to a degree, this programme is for you. Gain a foundation in drawing and mixed media, creative process, digital design and choose from a range of Fashion, Product, Interiors and Communication Design, Visual Arts and Information Technology options. Entry requirements > You must submit a portfolio of work and a curriculum vitae to be considered as part of a selection process. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Degree programmes in Design (Product, Interiors, Fashion and Communication), Visual Arts and Information Technology

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Creative people design the practical things that make our lives better. They also create the beautiful, interesting and challenging things that make our environments unique.


“The tutors are all very knowledgeable, have heaps of experience and are eager to help you out however they can.” Amelia Boland

Bachelor of Design (Fashion) When Otago Polytechnic Fashion graduate, Amelia Boland, was invited to showcase her collection during New York Fashion Week, she knew it was the opportunity of a lifetime. “It was very exciting! New York was my dream destination from a career standpoint and it was an amazing chance to learn about the industry,” says Amelia, who credits her tutors and lecturers for her success.

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Computing and Information Technology The information technology industry may be changing all the time, but one thing is certain – it is definitely here to stay. The industry includes those who work for companies that produce and service IT products and others who work in IT-related occupations within various different industries. Roles may include assembling, installing and testing computer software, networks and equipment; updating or repairing existing equipment, and planning and writing programs.

What skills do I need? > Good communication skills > Technical skills > Planning, organisational and problem-solving skills.

What industry opportunities are there? Computer Systems Technician > Computing Services Manager Database Administrator > Programmer > Software Developer Systems Administrator > Business Analyst.

Certificate in Information Technology (Level 3)

There are currently far more IT jobs than there are graduates. Employers are desperate for staff with a good understanding of the IT industry and a willingness to continue developing new skills throughout their career.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary, but graduates usually earn between $35,000 and $75,000 per year, depending on their experience and specialist area. The industry median salary is $85,000 per year.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/it Do your computer skills need some refining before you launch into a career in computing or IT? See page 15 for information about upskilling at our Community Learning Centres.

Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4)

Duration:

One semester (full-time)

Duration:

Location:

Dunedin, Central Otago

Location: Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

One semester (full-time)

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 3

Level:

4

Start:

February and July, 2013

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,268 International (approx): $9,880

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,405 International (approx): $9,880

Application: By 21 December, 2012

Application: By 21 December, 2012

Be introduced to a variety of topics within the computer field and enjoy a good mix of theory work and practical application. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4) or other equivalent qualifications.

If you have limited experience in computing but would like to explore your career options in this exciting field, then this is the programme for you. This in-depth introduction to aspects of computing and software is specifically designed to provide the foundation you need to enter the Bachelor of Information Technology or other IT programmes.

Entry requirements > You do not have to meet any academic entry criteria, but selection is based on a likely ability to succeed at Level 3. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5.

Entry requirements > You do not have to meet any academic entry criteria, but selection is based on a likely ability to succeed at Level 4. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.0 in all other bands.

Further study options Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4), Certificate in IT Service and Support or Bachelor of Information Technology

Further study options Bachelor of Information Technology

Bridging options Both the Certificate in Information Technology (Level 3) and Certificate in Information Technology (Level 4) shown on this page are bridging options for the Bachelor of Information Technology, shown opposite.

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Certificate in IT Service and Support

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Duration:

One semester (full-time)

Level:

4

Location:

Dunedin

February, 2013

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Domestic (approx): $6,012 International (approx): $19,710

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,520 International (approx): $10,140

Start: Fee:

Application: By 21 December, 2012 Prepare for employment as a computer technician. Learn about PC hardware, configuring and troubleshooting Microsoft Windows PCs, networks and server administration. Explore Cisco CCNA, Linux and Security, and prepare for a number of external qualifications including CompTIA A+ and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS). Note: If you wish to study part-time, contact the School of Information Technology to learn more about the Certificate in Computer Maintenance and Certificate in Network Administration (Level 6). Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.0 in all other bands. Further study options Bachelor of Information Technology - graduates of the Certificate in IT Service and Support can receive some credits towards this degree.

Bachelor of Information Technology Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Application: By 21 December, 2012 If you have a degree in a discipline other than information technology, this programme offers you the chance to develop your computing skills. It is also suitable if you are an IT graduate looking to increase your knowledge in specialist areas such as interactive media, hardware, programming, databases, communications, business or networks/operating systems. Entry requirements > Domestic students must have an undergraduate qualification in computing or a related discipline OR a degree in an unrelated field. > International students must have an undergraduate qualification in computing or a related discipline. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location: Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 7

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,289 (first year) International (approx): $20,280 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 International (approx): $20,280

Full-time, part-time, distance

Application: By 21 December, 2012

Application: By 21 December, 2012

Discover the power of computing technology and how it can help you develop real-world solutions and innovations. This hands-on degree allows you to develop high-level technical abilities and a solid theoretical understanding of IT concepts while exercising your problem-solving skills and creativity. Note: Students are enrolled in the Certificate of Information Technology (Level 5) in the first semester of study.

This is ideal if you are a degree-level graduate in another discipline looking to intensively develop your computer skills. It also suits IT graduates looking to increase their knowledge in a specialist area such as interactive media, hardware, programming, databases, communications, business or networks/operating systems.

Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher including 14 credits in each of two relevant subjects (such as computing, mathematics, English, physics, electronics or design). > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English and/or te reo MÄ ori. > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pÄ ngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent work/life experience. > You must submit an essay outlining your interest and involvement in information technology. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Postgraduate study in Information Technology

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Entry requirements > An undergraduate qualification in computing or a related discipline OR a degree-equivalent qualification supported by practical, professional or scholarly experience. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band.


Art Art sustains, enhances and reflects the society it comes from. As an artist, you have the opportunity to make a strong and vital contribution to contemporary life. The Dunedin School of Art has the distinction of being the first art school in New Zealand. Since it was established in 1870, it has educated and encouraged students to become strong individuals able to make their own way in the world – not only in art, but in many other fields of visual culture. Students experience excellent studio-based teaching in a nationally unique range of workshop facilities. There is a focus on individual supervision and student-centred learning supported by an active community of artists to enhance professional development. Our lecturers have national and international profiles and demonstrate a diverse range of approaches and understandings in the fine arts and design. Our graduates work in all fields of art, often complementing their own practice with curatorial work, teaching, public art projects, design projects or arts access work. The skills they learn are transferable to a wide variety of employment situations.

What industry opportunities are there? The ability to understand and use your creativity allows you to contribute significantly to your community in both expected and unexpected ways. Our graduates are vital, happy and successful people who can be both practical and visionary. These attributes are highly valued in a variety of fields including the art world, education, design, management and marketing. Our graduates may become practising artists in various disciplines and media, and/or enter a wide range of professions including Art Director (film/video/print) > Art Dealer > Art Critic Art Therapist > Artists’ Agent > Curator > Lecturer > Illustrator Designer > Photojournalist > Prop Maker > Researcher Set Designer > Sign Writer > Colour Consultant.

What skills do I need? > > > > >

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Creativity and imagination The ability to think laterally and independently Motivation and a good work ethic Confidence and the ability to accept criticism Adaptability and open mindedness.

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For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/art Creative Studies is another pathway for those interested in Art – see page 26 for details.


Specialist Studio Disciplines Ceramics

Textiles

Study Ceramics as a contemporary art practice at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic – the largest ceramics department in New Zealand. You will benefit from an emphasis on hands-on experimentation in clay-making workshops. Develop individual projects which explore ceramics as a medium with its own formal language, skills and history. The Department has wood, salt, electric and gas kilns, electric wheels and an online research facility.

Major in Textiles in a visual arts context, examining the value of cloth and its relationship to the body, different genders and classes, and material culture. The field of textile practice can encompass many approaches such as sculptural, 2D and site-specific artworks. We specialise in print and construction processes that employ a variety of surface treatments, such as screen-print methodologies using pigment ink, dye, discharge and burnout applications, manual and digital embroidery, and 3D sewing.

Printmaking Our internationally renowned Printmaking Department is well established and one of the leading departments of its kind in New Zealand. You will work and learn in its spacious studios and well-equipped workshops, designed to enable students, staff and professional artists to study and practise a comprehensive range of printmaking processes and related techniques. Experienced and award-winning staff members monitor these programmes which help you research, explore and develop creative concepts. Sculpture

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Photography Gain a solid foundation in the practical and theoretical components of black and white, colour and alternative photographic processes. Use and explore a range of equipment and techniques in our well-designed facility. Understand the principles and history of photography as you study different photographic approaches, such as antiquarian, formalist, documentary, fabricated or manipulated. The learning environment is both supportive and challenging, incorporating discussion, dialogue and critical debate.

Develop a sculptural language through studio workshops focusing on drawing, form and spatial analysis. This department is equipped to international standards with separate workshops for wood, metal and plastics fabrication, a modelling and casting studio and specialist facilities for ceramic shell bronze casting, metal forging, vacuum forming and spray painting. An emphasis is placed on the philosophical understanding of historical approaches and the means of the development of different formats in individual mediums.

Painting

Electronic Arts

Jewellery and Metalsmithing

Specialise in Electronic Arts, which inhabit a constantly shifting location in art and media practices. You may choose to explore 2D and 3D animation, film, installation, electronics, audio/video production and projection and online media. Through the study of contemporary practice, you will engage with media arts and reflect on their historical and contemporary position in the art world.

Develop your artistic eye and practical skills with the understanding that the fundamental reference for jewellery is the human body. Jewellery uses a visual language based on interaction, communication and contact, and may be expressive and intimate or aggressively provocative. Art, objects and adornment for the body use an unlimited palette of materials from precious metal and stone to recycled waste.

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Here is an opportunity to develop your artwork so it is relevant to today’s society and to international and national contemporary practice. You will also be encouraged to investigate painting discoveries and methodologies in recent centuries. Each stage of the Bachelor of Visual Arts and the Diploma in Arts (Painting) programmes presents an organised and measured understanding of the techniques, theories and approaches available to the artist today.


Bachelor of Visual Arts Duration:

Diploma in Ceramic Arts (Levels 6 and 7) Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location: Dunedin

Location:

Distance

Level: 7

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Start:

February, 2013

Level:

6 and 7

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,190 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,906 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Three years (full-time)

Application: Preferred by 29 October, 2012 Become an independent and creative maker, thinker and agent as you select from a range of subjects in the first semester and then begin to specialise. Through directed and independent learning, you will develop technical, academic and personal skills enabling you to pursue careers as independent artists and researchers in the creative industries. Entry requirements > Five years of secondary school education. > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher including in English, art, art history or similar OR equivalent. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate appropriate ability through a portfolio and associated writings. > All applicants must submit a portfolio. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options > Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts > Master of Visual Arts > Master of Fine Arts

Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location: Dunedin Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,190 International (approx): $20,750

Application: Preferred by 29 October, 2012 If you already hold a degree and would like to develop your fine arts skills, this programme offers you the opportunity to carry out an intensive, personalised course of study. A team of advisors will help you determine a pathway of study suited to your goals and requirements. Entry requirements > You must demonstrate practical, professional or educational

experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree or other Level 7 qualification. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options > Master of Fine Arts

Application: Preferred by 29 October, 2012 Undertake New Zealand’s only specialised tertiary programme in ceramic arts, which combines a wide range of practices and techniques for creating an array of forms and imagery. You will study ceramics theory by distance and undertake practical classes at locations in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Otaki, Hawkes Bay, Nelson and Christchurch, or alongside an established master potter. Entry requirements > Four years of secondary school education. > You must demonstrate an interest in art. > You must submit a portfolio and undertake an interview. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5. Further study options Bachelor of Visual Arts Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts Master of Visual Arts Master of Fine Arts

> > > > >

Postgraduate programmes The Dunedin School of Art offers a number of postgraduate programmes to fine arts and visual arts graduates and experienced artists looking to complete advanced study. Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Undertake this one year, full-time postgraduate qualification culminating in an exhibition and writings demonstrating intellectual rigour and professional expertise. This research-focused programme is ideal if you are a high achiever who intends to pursue further study. Postgraduate Certificate in Visual Arts If you are seeking initial engagement in postgraduate study and research, this full-time, one-semester programme is for you. Produce a body of critically engaged studio work and write a set essay on an aspect of related research methodology. Postgraduate Diploma in Visual Arts Further develop your undergraduate skills, knowledge and experience of the history and contemporary conventions of your field. You will be guided to create a structured, systematic and professional body of work supported by writing which demonstrates contemporary relevance. Master of Visual Arts Develop and display mastery of the professional, technical and conceptual skills relevant to your chosen field through an original exhibition and associated writing. Gain a deeper understanding through practical and theory-based research to provide you with higher employment opportunities in the arts sector. Master of Fine Arts Practising artists will especially benefit from this focused, in-depth research project spanning two years. The programme leads to a public exhibition and dissertation reflecting your knowledge and competence in art practices and theories, and contemporary society and culture. Please contact the Dunedin School of Art for further information about these programmes including entry requirements, start and application dates and fees.

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Design New Zealand’s future is being designed by people like you. With a qualification in design, you can play your part by designing new products, innovating, tackling social issues and creating commercial successes. Designers work in a broad range of creative areas and for a variety of companies. As well as being interiors, product, fashion or communication designers, design graduates can become team players and business directors who use their creativity to challenge the status quo. Design graduates have the skills to think and act ‘outside the square’ to find solutions to material problems and communicate new and exciting ideas to others. A design qualification will open the doors to an endless array of opportunities. You may find yourself in an exciting industry you never imagined (it might not even exist yet!)

What skills do I need? > Creativity > A passion for design > The ability to see an idea through from concept to reality > Vision > The ability to communicate your ideas to others > Practical ability > An interest in people and the world around you > An enjoyment of working with others.

Margot Reider’s 2011 runway collection, The Sundance. Models by Ali McD, photo by Seen in Dunedin.

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What industry opportunities are there? Designers work in various dynamic fields, and career opportunities are ever-changing and diverse. Our graduates enter a wide range of professions, such as Product Designer/Developer > Lighting Designer > Furniture Designer > Fashion Designer, Journalist or Buyer > Stylist Patternmaker > Knitwear Designer > Costume Designer for Film/Theatre/Television > Technology Teacher > CAD Specialist Visualisation Specialist > Interior Designer > Illustrator Exhibition Designer > Stage Designer > Graphic Designer Film-maker > Magazine Art Director > Web/Interactive Designer Animator > Design Writer/Editor > Production Manager Design Company Director.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary depending on experience and the industry in which you work. A designer can earn $30,000 per year in a starting role and up to $75,000 per year in a more senior position.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/design


Bachelor of Design (Fashion) Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin (full degree), Tauranga (third year only)

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 September, 2012 Make a major contribution to the growth and direction of the New Zealand fashion industry. Enjoy a balanced curriculum of taught content and studio-based project work in a creative and stimulating programme with strong international fashion connections. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori (at least 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > You must submit a portfolio. > You may have to attend an interview. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Graduate or postgraduate programmes in Design or Art and graduate teacher training programmes

Certificate in Fashion Studies (Level 4)

Bachelor of Design (Product)

Duration:

One semester (full-time)

Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

4

Level: 7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,520 International (approx): $9,880

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 September, 2012

Develop the design and technical skills, knowledge and industry awareness necessary to study for the Bachelor of Design (Fashion), or to gain employment as a trainee machinist or production assistant in the fashion industry.

Interested in a human-centred and sustainable approach to the design of products, services and systems for commercial, industry and community use? Explore human-centred approaches, sustainability frameworks, manufacturing processes and aesthetic considerations to enhance your product and service ideas. Students design a wide range of products and services such as lighting, jewellery and sports gear.

Entry requirements > You must submit a curriculum vitae to be considered as part of a selection process. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Bachelor of Design (Fashion)

Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori (at least 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > You must submit a portfolio. > You may have to attend an interview. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Graduate or postgraduate programmes in Design or Art and Graduate teacher training programmes

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Bachelor of Design (Communication) Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Graduate Diploma in Design (Specialty) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location: Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Options:

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 7

Level:

7

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 International (approx): $20,750

Full-time, part-time

Application: Preferred by 30 September, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Tell stories, craft ideas in words and images, present concepts and work in multidisciplinary teams. Once graphic design, Communication Design now encompasses a wide range of media and processes such as image making, web design, packaging design, animation, short film-making, branding and advertising.

Achieve an applied qualification to complement your degree in a specialist area of design. This programme is ideal if you are a professional designer or practitioner wishing to develop applied skills and studio project experience to build on your existing knowledge and practice.

Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori (at least 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > You must submit a portfolio. > You may have to attend an interview. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Entry requirements > An undergraduate degree in a design- or art-related field OR equivalent professional or scholarly experience. > You must submit a portfolio. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0. Further study options Postgraduate programmes in Design or Art and graduate teaching programmes

Further study options Graduate or postgraduate programmes in Design, Art or Information Technology

Bachelor of Design (Interiors) Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 7 Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,384 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 September, 2012 Plan and create public and private interiors with consideration for spatial, physical, functional, social, psychological and aesthetic requirements. Enjoy a practical, industry-focused approach to the unique history, context and philosophy of this field of design. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori (at least 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > You must submit a portfolio. > You may have to attend an interview. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Graduate or postgraduate programmes in Design or Visual Arts

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Postgraduate programme The School of Design offers the following postgraduate programme to design graduates and those with extensive experience in the field looking to complete advanced study. Master of Design Enterprise Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship are essential elements of this unique programme of scholarship and applied research. Multidisciplinary design interaction, criticism and debate are promoted to enhance students’ creative abilities and perspectives. Please contact the School of Design for further information about this programme including entry requirements, application dates and distance options.


Hospitality Careers Cookery and Culinary Arts Food and Beverage Service Hospitality Management Not quite ready to launch into a career in Hospitality? See page 12 for Foundation Studies options.

“I’ve made plenty of friends here and I love the culture. It’s a student town, so there’s always something to do.” João Pimenta

Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) and Certificate in Foundation Studies Like many young students, João Pimenta wanted to take some time out to study and travel abroad. “I was really interested in studying cookery and learning English, so I got in touch with an agent in my home country, Brazil, who said Otago Polytechnic was the best place to go for this programme.” João called Dunedin home for a year, completing a Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) and an English language programme at Otago Polytechnic.

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Hospitality is the largest industry in the world; a qualification in this area is your passport to live and work across New Zealand, or practically anywhere else on the globe.


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Cookery and Culinary Arts Cookery graduates are in demand all around the world. Opportunities exist in cafés and restaurants, hospitals, catering operations, function centres and even oil rigs, super yachts and cruise ships! Advance your study in the fields of culinary arts and be well equipped to make your mark on the industry as an entrepreneur, artisan food producer, cutting-edge chef or food writer and promoter.

What skills do I need? > Creativity > The ability to work well under pressure > Motivation and a good work ethic > A willingness to try new things and continually update your skills.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Restaurants, bars and cafes > Catering services

National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) (Level 3) Dunedin-based Duration:

Self-employment > Business management Artisan food production > Food media > Teaching.

How much can I earn? Head chefs earn an average of $53,000 per year, while the average income for a sous chef is $44,000. In top restaurants, great chefs can command high salaries.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/hospitality

National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) (Level 3) Central Otago-based Duration:

One year (part-time)

Location: Dunedin

Location:

Central Otago

Level:

3

Level:

3

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

May, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,860 International (approx): $11,440

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,860 International (approx): $11,440

One year (part-time)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 31 March, 2013

Develop the skills and knowledge required of chefs as you explore preparation and cookery techniques of foods including stocks, sauces, soups, salads, fish, eggs, meat and poultry, vegetables, rice, pasta and desserts. You will also build theoretical knowledge by studying topics such as nutrition, basic employment law and health and safety legislation.

Hone your knowledge and practical skills and go further in the hospitality industry. Learn food preparation, cookery techniques and presentation skills, and study nutrition, basic employment law and health and safety legislation. This programme is taught on Mondays and Tuesdays. A ‘paddock to plate’ approach ensures students can make the most of Central Otago’s natural bounty.

Entry requirements > We prefer that you are currently employed in a food preparation role OR that you have previous industry experience. > You must submit a letter of application and attend an interview if required. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Further study options Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5) – Central Otago campus only; Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5); Bachelor of Culinary Arts

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Further study options Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5); Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5); Bachelor of Culinary Arts


Certificate in Cookery (Level 3)

Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin (full-time), Central Otago (part-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Level:

3

Level: 5

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,519 International (approx): $19,240

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,104 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Dunedin: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Central Otago: Preferred by 15 January, 2013 Equip yourself with the basic skills you need to work safely in a commercial kitchen preparing, cooking and finishing a range of dishes. You will gain valuable work experience in one of Otago Polytechnic’s training restaurants and have the opportunity to sit the City and Guilds Certificate in Food Preparation and Cookery (additional charge applies). Note: This programme includes the National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery) (Level 3). Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English

language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Further study options Diploma in Culinary Arts (Level 5); Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Learn in a creative, flexible and collaborative environment and enjoy a culture that promotes and supports applied culinary opportunities. Graduates will demonstrate professional competency, technical knowledge and advanced culinary skills so they can make a valuable contribution to the culinary industry. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher in four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English-rich subjects or te reo Māori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options This Diploma is equivalent to year one of the Bachelor of Culinary Arts.

Diploma in Professional Cookery (Level 5)

Bachelor of Culinary Arts

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

Location:

Central Otago

Location: Dunedin

Three years (full-time)

Level: 5

Level: 7

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx.): $6,464 International (approx.): $19,240

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,104 (first year) International (approx): $20,750 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 15 January, 2013

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Concentrate on advanced cookery skills and learn sound kitchen management and administration processes. Develop your skills in menu design with a focus on working with local produce, and prepare and serve your food in real industry situations. A ‘paddock to plate’ approach ensures students can make the most of Central Otago’s natural bounty. Note: This programme includes the National Certificate in Hospitality (Professional Cookery) (Level 4) and the City and Guilds International Diploma in Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary Arts).

Embark on this world-leading qualification – the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere – if you wish to pursue advanced, applied study in culinary arts and food production. You will gain the tools needed for a range of career paths and may focus on one of five specialties: Restaurant/Hotel Chef, Artisan Producer, Management, Media and Technology or Tertiary Teacher.

Entry requirements > Certificate in Cookery (Level 3) OR equivalent. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate an

IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band.

Further study options Bachelor of Culinary Arts

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Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects. > 8 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in English-rich subjects or te reo Māori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing). > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau. > If you do not hold the above qualifications, you must demonstrate equivalent qualifications/experience. Mature applicants are encouraged to apply. > You must submit a portfolio of menu plans and photographs of your dishes. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.


Food and Beverage Service The hospitality industry can offer you excellent career opportunities if you enjoy working with others and providing competent, friendly service to people from around the world. What skills do I need? > Good communication skills > Motivation > A good work ethic > Maturity and honesty > The ability to work well under pressure > Confidence when dealing with customers.

Motivated graduates with the right skills can easily progress to management positions, and we offer programmes to prepare you for roles with greater responsibility.

How much can I earn?

What opportunities are there in the industry?

Wages vary depending on experience and responsibility, but salaries begin at approximately $14 per hour and can increase according to experience and location. Tipping is also common in many countries and can have a significant impact on your income!

Restaurants, bars and cafés > Hotel/motel industries Catering firms > Cruise ships > Self-employment.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/hospitality

Certificate in Café and Bar (Level 3) Dunedin or Central Otago

Certificate in Professional Restaurant, Bar and Wine (Level 4)

Duration:

One semester

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin (full-time), Central Otago (part-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Level:

3

Level:

4

Start:

Dunedin: February and July, 2013 Central Otago: July, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,621 International (approx): $10,660

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,678 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by 15 January, 2013 or 31 May, 2013 Cultivate the skills and knowledge required of professionals in the bar and café service areas of the hospitality industry including counter service, food preparation and barista knowledge. You will also undertake work experience within Otago Polytechnic’s hospitality training facilities. Note: Graduates gain the equivalent of 60 credits towards the Certificate in Professional Restaurant, Bar and Wine (Level 4) and the National Diploma in Hospitality (Management) (Level 5). Entry requirements > You must submit a letter of application and attend an interview if required. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Certificate in Professional Restaurant Bar and Wine (Level 4); National Diploma in Hospitality (Management) (Level 5); Bachelor of Applied Management (Food and Beverage Management)

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Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 You will develop a range of general hospitality skills as well as industry-related knowledge in areas such as café, restaurant and bar service, cookery, law and communication. Gain practical experience by working in our training restaurant and undertaking work placement. Entry requirements > You must submit a letter of application and attend an interview if required. > We prefer that you have previous experience in tourism or hospitality. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options National Diploma in Hospitality (Management) (Level 5); Bachelor of Applied Management (Food and Beverage Management)


Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management

Hospitality Management Hospitality is the largest industry in the world with high demand for skilled and qualified people. What skills do I need? > > > > > >

Good leadership skills Excellent communication and people skills Planning and organisational skills Administrative and financial skills Ability to work well under pressure Maturity and honesty.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Hotel and motel management > Restaurant and café management > Catering management > Self-employment.

How much can I earn? Salaries begin at approximately $40,000 per year and vary with experience, qualifications and location.

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location: Dunedin Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx.): $4,872 International (approx.): $16,900

Applications: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Successfully complete this intensive programme of study to be able to work at supervisory or higher management levels in a range of hospitality organisations. Alternatively, you would have the knowledge and skills to operate your own business. Entry requirements > A bachelor’s degree OR equivalent skills/experience. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Note: You may not enrol in an area of specialty already studied at undergraduate level. Further study options Postgraduate study in hospitality or management

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/hospitality

National Diploma in Hospitality (Management) (Level 5)

Bachelor of Applied Management Hotel Management

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Level: 5

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Start:

February, 2013

Level:

7

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,665 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx.): $4,800 (first year) International (approx.): $16,900 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Prepare for a supervisory role in one of the world’s most fast-paced industries. Develop your practical and management skills in the areas of food and beverage service, accommodation services and food production, and study a range of subjects including café, restaurant and bar service, cookery, hospitality management, business communication and marketing principles. Entry requirements > Four years of secondary education OR appropriate work/life experience. > You must submit a letter of application and attend an interview if required. > You must be at least 18 years old by the start of the second year to comply with Sale of Liquor Act 1989 requirements. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Bachelor of Applied Management specialising in Hotel Management or Food and Beverage Management – you will be awarded credits for papers or units already studied.

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Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 or 31 May, 2013 Develop varied core business skills and competencies required of business leaders. Undertake intensive specialised study in the field of hotel management. You will be immersed in case studies, workplace assignments and a major industry research project. Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher across four subjects OR 72 NCEA credits at Level 2 across four subjects, including 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing AND 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must demonstrate relevant industry experience and/or qualifications. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Postgraduate study in management


Business Careers Business Tourism Not quite ready to launch into a career in Business? See page 12 for Foundation Studies options. Some flexible business administration options are also available at our Community Learning Centres. See page 15 for more details.

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Think business is just about suits and spreadsheets? Think again. Every industry in the world needs smart, innovative people with top-notch skills in administration, finance, strategic planning, negotiation and communication. The world is your oyster.


“It was an amazing challenge learning about the industry, meeting new people and working with so many people from around the world.” Gemma Ellis

Bachelor of Applied Management (Food and Beverage Management) (Hotel Management) Gemma Ellis had her eye on a career in hotels since she was at high school. What she didn’t know was where her career would take her. In 2011, she joined 190 other students from across Australia and New Zealand on a plane bound for Disneyworld, Orlando. But unlike the millions of guests who visit the park each year, Gemma threw on a uniform and knuckled down to learn the restaurant and resort business.

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Business The fast-paced world of business is suited to people who can get out there and make things happen. The opportunities for business graduates are extremely varied – you could work in a wide range of organisations, environments and industries and potentially provide specialist management and/or technical advice, expertise and support. Tasks may include > Overseeing the recruitment and retention of staff > Devising methods to improve productivity and efficiency > Managing inventory > Creating new products and developing marketing strategies > Managing office resources and equipment > Organising meetings and special events. Those with expertise in the fields of management and/or administration can help businesses to grow and prosper, and there are always opportunities for smart people to plan and develop new business ventures.

> The ability to plan, organise and prioritise > A good work ethic and self-motivation.

What industry opportunities are there? Executive Officer > Team Leader/Supervisor/Manager Human Resources Coordinator or Advisor Marketing and Sales Representative > Accounting Technician Business Analyst > Office Manager > Executive Assistant Administrative Assistant > Self-employment. Business skills can be applied in any context in New Zealand, and are transferable around the world. Graduates may eventually work their way up to senior management level or operate their own business.

How much can I earn?

What skills do I need?

Salaries vary depending on experience and the amount of responsibility involved in the position.

> Good people and communication skills > Negotiation skills > Excellent problem-solving skills

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/business

National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing (Level 3) and/or National Certificate in Business Administration (Level 4)

National Certificate in Business (First Line Management) (Level 4) Duration:

One year (part-time)

Duration:

One semester per level (full-time)

Location: Online

Location:

Dunedin (on campus or at Community Learning Centres), Central Otago, online

Level:

Options:

Full-time, part-time, flexible, distance

Levels:

3 and 4

Start:

February (Level 3) and July (Level 4), 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,418 (per level) International (approx): $8,540 (per level)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 In the first semester (Level 3), you will cover administrative communication, computing, office skills, financial skills and text/word processing. In the second semester (Level 4), you will focus on an area of business administration such as MYOB, Advanced Text Processing, Medical Administration, Office Management and Payroll, and undertake a work placement. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.0 in all other bands. Further study options Diploma in Marketing; Diploma in Accounting; Diploma in Business; New Zealand Diploma in Business; Bachelor of Applied Management

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4

Start: Monthly Fee:

Domestic (approx): TBA

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Develop skills in supervisory staff management to enable you to manage workplace conflict by positively building a team. Build your ability to monitor staff performance and plan training opportunities while gaining the problem-solving techniques to resolve workplace issues. Entry requirements > You must be employed in a supervisory role OR have equivalent supervisory management functions OR have access to a business for the purposes of completing assessments. > You must have access to the internet. > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options New Zealand Diploma in Business; Bachelor of Applied Management


Diploma in Accounting (Level 5)

Diploma in Business (Level 5)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 5

Level:

5

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,426 International (approx): $16,900

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,960 International (approx): $16,900

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Those with accountancy skills and qualifications are in constant demand for their ability to plan and record the financial performance of every kind of commercial venture. Develop a sound knowledge of accounting theory and application and become able to undertake preliminary accounting roles and functions.

Focus on the operational skills you need to work effectively and successfully in business while developing a sound knowledge of general business theory and its application. Note: Graduates will be awarded either the Diploma in Business (Level 5) or the Diploma in Business Studies (Level 5) depending on the courses they choose to take throughout this programme.

Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics > 4 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in reading and 4 in writing OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must have equivalent life/work experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options New Zealand Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Applied Management.

Diploma in Marketing (Level 5)

Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics > 4 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in reading and 4 in writing OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must have equivalent life/work experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options New Zealand Diploma in Business; Bachelor of Applied Management.

Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 6)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

Location:

Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

One year (full-time) Full-time, part-time

Level: 5

Level: 6

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,426 International (approx): $16,900

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,872 International (approx): $16,900

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Play a role in ensuring the success and longevity of any business through effective marketing. Acquire a sound knowledge of theory, application and abilities to make you a valued employee for entry level marketing roles and functions.

Ideal if you are looking to add a specialty to an existing qualification, or as effective professional development if you already have experience in the industry. Study organisation and management, human resources management, leadership, employment relations, applied management and organisational behaviour.

Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher with at least 12 credits in

each of three subjects > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics > 4 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in reading and 4 in writing OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must have equivalent life/work experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options New Zealand Diploma in Business; Bachelor of Applied Management

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Entry requirements > You must have at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) work experience in any field. > If you are under 20, you must also have > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pÄ ngarau > 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects > 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo MÄ ori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing) OR equivalent. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 5.5 in each band. Further study options New Zealand Diploma in Business; Bachelor of Applied Management


New Zealand Diploma in Business

Graduate Diploma in Applied Management

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time, flexible block courses

Level:

6

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Start:

February and July*, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $644 (per paper) International (approx): $16,900 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,872 International (approx): $16,900

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Aspiring to an entry management role? Learn skills in accounting, business communication, business law, management and marketing. You then have the option to tailor your management expertise to a career of interest, such as human resource management, accounting, marketing or general management. Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics/pāngarau > 50 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher with at least 12 credits in each of three subjects > 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo Māori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing) OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must have equivalent life/work experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 *If you wish to start in July, you will not have the

opportunity to specialise during this programme.

Complete an intensive programme of study in a specific area of business management. Graduates will have a sound understanding of the dynamic environment in which managers operate, enabling them to apply that knowledge at organisational and strategic levels in a range of industries and organisations. Entry requirements > A bachelor’s degree in any discipline OR equivalent skills/experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Note: You may NOT enrol in an area of specialty that you studied at undergraduate level. Further study options Postgraduate study in Management

Further study options Bachelor of Applied Management

Bachelor of Applied Management

Applied Management majors The following specialty majors are available within the Bachelor of Applied Management and Graduate Diploma in Applied Management (see next column). > Hotel Management > Innovation and Entrepreneurship > Strategic Management > Human Resource Management > Sport Management > Tourism Management > Business Excellence > Sustainable Practice > Sales and Marketing > Event Management > Business Transformation and Change.

Note: Some of the listed majors may not be offered in 2013. Please contact the School of Applied Business for a confirmed list.

Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin, Auckland*

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,800 (first year) International (approx): $16,900 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Gain the understanding and skills to work in a range of dynamic management environments at operational and strategic levels. Incorporating project-based learning and a lengthy work placement, this degree allows you the option of completing a double major in three years. You may specialise in up to two majors from second year or develop your own coherent path of study. Entry requirements > If you are under 20, you must have > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 across four subjects OR 72 NCEA credits at Level 2 across four subjects > 4 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in reading and 4 in writing > 14 NCEA credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics OR equivalent. > If you are over 20, you must supply evidence of industry experience and/or alternative qualifications such as the New Zealand Diploma in Business. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Postgraduate study in Management *International students only. Go to www.op.ac.nz/auckland for more details.

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Tourism Nearly one in ten New Zealanders work either directly or indirectly in tourism – and you could join them! There are many opportunities for skilled graduates both within New Zealand and internationally. Your first step should be to undertake a broad-based programme to provide you with the practical skills and understanding to decide which area of tourism you would most like to work in. Then you can move into more specialised study areas such as conferences and events, sustainable practice and adventure tour guiding.

What skills do I need? > Good customer service skills > Good communication skills > Sales ability and product knowledge > Flexibility.

Airports and customs > Hospitality and hotel industry Event and conference management > Self-employment.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary, but tourism graduates usually earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year. Many tourism professionals work on a base salary with commission bonuses for meeting sales targets. There are opportunities to rise quickly through the ranks for graduates who are prepared to work hard and go where the jobs are.

What industry opportunities are there? Information centre > Tour guides > Travel agencies and wholesalers > Tourism operators and enterprises

Certificate in Applied Travel and Tourism (Level 3)

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/tourism

Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism (Level 5)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

Location:

Dunedin

Location: Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

One year (full-time) Full-time, part-time

Level: 3

Level: 5

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,825 International (approx): $16,900

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,657 International (approx): $16,900

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Get hands-on operational experience for a career in front-line tourism. Study travel, conferences and events, tour guiding and the hotel industry and take a field trip as you develop an understanding of tourism. Note: You will complete the National Certificate in Tourism (Core Skills) (Level 3) as part of this programme.

Gain a greater understanding of New Zealand’s place in the global arena of tourism. Specialties such as Conference and Events and Adventure Tour Guiding will give you a taste of the real life challenges and excitement of working in these industries. You will also work and complete a research project in a tourism organisation of your choice.

Entry requirements > We prefer that you have NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in literacy and numeracy OR equivalent. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 5.5 in each band. Further study options Diploma in Applied Travel and Tourism (Level 5)

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Entry requirements > Certificate in Applied Travel and Tourism (Level 3) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > If English is not your first language, you must hold the Certificate in Applied Travel and Tourism (Level 3) AND demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 5.5 in each band. Further study options Bachelor of Applied Management (Tourism Management); Bachelor of Culinary Arts


Trades and Technical Careers Construction Engineering: Automotive, Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Not quite ready to launch into a Trades or Technical career? See page 12 for Foundation Studies options or page 50.

Central Lakes Trades Academy Are you at secondary school in Queenstown Lakes or Central Otago and keen to get stuck into trades or technical training? If so, our Central Lakes Trades Academy could be just the ticket. We offer a range of programmes free of charge as all costs are met by the government. However, your school must agree that this course of study is the right choice for you, so please talk to your school careers advisor for more information.

If you’re a hands-on kind of person who really likes to make things tick, then you’ll find the career to suit you in trades and technical fields such as engineering, construction and architectural draughting. Help shape the world!

Bridging option Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2) Akoraka Mahi Tini Duration:

17 weeks (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Level: 2 Start:

March, 2013

Fees:

Domestic (approx.): $2,224

Application: By March, 2013 Prepare for studies in the trades and technical fields with this kaupapabased programme. Gain real-world experience by undertaking trades-based projects and industry placements. Develop your literacy, numeracy and computer skills, and enjoy Māoritaka components such as weekly hangi and korero, kapa haka and taiaha training. Entry requirements > You must attend an interview. > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options Certificate in Basic Mechanical Engineering Trade Skills (Level 3); Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4); Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4); Certificate in Electrical Technology (Level 4). For further options please contact the School of Architecture, Building and Engineering.

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“Seeing a building and being able to say I was involved in the construction will be so rewarding.” Melissa Paterson

Diploma in Architectural Draughting (Level 6) Melissa Paterson has always had a love for art and a knack for drawing, which led her to enrol in an architectural draughting diploma at the School of Architecture, Building and Engineering. “The Diploma is an internationally recognised programme which I think will be beneficial in the future as I would like to travel and potentially work around Europe, Asia and Dubai.”

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Construction The construction industry involves planning, designing, building and repairing residential and commercial buildings. The industry is extremely diverse and you may specialise in a number of fields, such as

> Good communication and people skills > The ability to think laterally.

> Architectural draughting – producing drawings that are

What opportunities are there in the industry?

used for construction > Carpentry – constructing and maintaining buildings > Construction management – ensuring buildings are constructed according to the contract documents, up to the necessary standard, on time and within budget > Quantity surveying – ensuring buildings are designed and completed within budget > Stonemasonry – turning rough stone blocks into buildings and fences, for example.

What skills do I need? > To be motivated and efficient > To be fit, healthy and strong > Creative problem-solving skills

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Construction firms > Building contractors and suppliers Quantity surveying practices > Local authority and government agencies > Property development and management companies.

How much can I earn? Starting wages range from $13 to $23 per hour. With experience, salaries vary between $47,000 and $90,000 per year.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/construction


Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)

National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor) (Level 5)

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Duration:

One year (part-time evening classes)

Level:

4

Location:

Dunedin

January, February and June, 2013

Level:

5

Domestic (approx.): $5,965

Start:

February, 2013

Start: Fee:

Application: Anytime This pre-trade training qualification is ideal if you are keen to take up an apprenticeship and enter the building and construction industry. It has a 50/50 mix of theory and practice, including eight weeks of work experience. Note: This programme includes the theory component of the National Certificate in Carpentry – the recognised standard for qualified carpenters. Entry requirements > We prefer that you have at least four years of secondary education, with > 8 NCEA Level 2 credits in English > 8 NCEA Level 1 credits in mathematics > Unit standards in BCATS OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options An apprenticeship to complete the National Certificate in Carpentry. Then you may study more advanced construction programmes such as National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand) (Level 4) followed by the National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor) (Level 5).

National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand) (Level 4)

Fee: TBA Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Start on the path to becoming a competent supervisor in the construction industry by developing advanced technical knowledge of the logistics and operation of a building project, subcontractor supervision and health and safety practices. Learn about set out, excavation support, weatherproofing, non-structural exterior finishes, precast concrete units and proprietary ceiling and wall systems. Entry requirements > National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) OR equivalent. > National Certificate in Construction (Leading Hand) (Level 4). > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6)

National Diploma in Construction Management (Level 6)

Duration:

One year (part-time evening classes)

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Level:

4

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Start:

February, 2013

Level:

6

Fee:

TBA

Start:

February, 2013

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Fee:

Domestic (approx):$6,556 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Receive the training required of a competent leading hand in the construction industry and develop excellent technical skills and an understanding of building sequence, logistics, operations and building regulations/standards. Study the communication techniques, staff management, client interaction and administrative skills to be a productive and efficient leader on a building site.

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Entry requirements > We prefer that you have either a National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) or a Trade Certificate in Carpentry AND have completed an approved apprenticeship OR demonstrate equivalent skills/experience/qualifications. > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options National Certificate in Construction (Supervisor) (Level 5)

Ideal if you are already in the industry and keen to move into a management or supervisory role, but this programme also suits those without construction experience. Develop a solid technical knowledge of construction, site management, measuring, estimation and communication skills, by working through problems taken from real-world scenarios. Entry requirements > You must have a strong interest in construction management and the building industry. > You must attend an interview. > You must be familiar with using computers. > We prefer that you have 35 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English and chemistry OR a New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry OR a National Certificate in Carpentry OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You should have an understanding of the industry (visiting a construction company or quantity surveying practice is recommended). > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Construction management degrees at Massey University or UNITEC Institute of Technology – completion of this Diploma can reduce the length of these degrees by up to a year.

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Diploma in Architectural Draughting (Level 6)

National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (Level 6)

Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level: 6

Level:

6

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,618 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,556 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

This internationally-recognised qualification focuses on the skills required of an architectural technician: providing assistance in the process of producing design, presentation and contract drawings, seeking client approval, obtaining building consents, and enabling the construction process to progress with ease. Note: You will complete the National Diploma in Architectural Technology (Level 6) as part of this programme.

This internationally recognised qualification will equip you with the knowledge and techniques required of a technician quantity surveyor in professional consultancies and construction companies. Become skilled in the quantification, research and pricing of construction and assist with preliminary estimation/feasibility studies and the financial administration of construction projects.

Entry requirements > You must have a strong interest in architectural draughting and the building industry. > You must attend an interview. > We prefer that you have 35 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English and chemistry OR a New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry OR a National Certificate in Carpentry OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You must be familiar with using computers. > You should have an understanding of the industry (visiting an architectural practice is recommended). > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Entry requirements > You must have a strong interest in quantity surveying and the building industry. > You must attend an interview. > You must be familiar with using computers. > We prefer that you have 35 NCEA credits at Level 2 or higher in subjects such as mathematics, physics, English and chemistry OR a New Zealand Trade Certificate in Carpentry OR a National Certificate in Carpentry OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You should have an understanding of the industry (visiting a construction company or quantity surveying practice is recommended). > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.

Further study options Architecture degree programmes at the University of Auckland, Victoria University or UNITEC Institute of Technology – completion of this Diploma can reduce the length of these degrees by up to a year and a half.

Further study options Quantity surveying degrees at Massey University or UNITEC – completion of this Diploma can reduce the length of these degrees by up to a year.

Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Central Otago

Options:

Part-time, distance

Level:

4

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,351 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by December, 2012 Learn to veneer houses in stone and build stone features such as paths, walls, fireplaces and water features. This Certificate is the only full-time stonemasonry programme in New Zealand, and includes extensive practical and work experience to encourage a high level of competence and the ability to work independently. Entry requirements > You must be physically fit to cope with lifting and the use of manual equipment. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.0 in all other bands.

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Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

Automotive

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time

People employed in the automotive industry repair, maintain, modify and sell vehicles and vehicle parts.

Level:

3

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $7,101 International (approx): $18,630

Some professionals within this industry specialise in working with one type of vehicle, product or service.

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

What skills do I need? > The ability to work with tools and equipment > People skills > Communication skills > Alertness, adaptability and responsibility > Good hand-eye coordination and hearing > Good memory and an eye for detail.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Automotive Engineer/Technician, light equipment, heavy equipment or electrical > Motorcycle Technician Small Engine Mechanic. Employment opportunities in the automotive industry are very good as the number of vehicles on the road continues to increase. This creates a steady demand for automotive products and services.

Learn a range of servicing procedures, engineering and welding skills and the skills to diagnose faults and repair light vehicle hydraulic braking systems. Develop the fundamental knowledge and techniques required for working with ignition systems, automotive electrical circuits, electronic fuel injection systems and automotive wiring and lighting systems. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band. Further study options Students can go on to complete their apprenticeships through the Mito Training Programme.

How much can I earn? Wages vary, but most automotive graduates earn between $14 and $25 per hour.

Electrical Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring and electrical or electronic equipment. You may be required to study and interpret wiring diagrams, install and maintain electrical wiring and equipment, repair street lighting and power cables, service electrical machines and test electrical work for safety.

What skills do I need? > Enjoy a variety of work environments > Good problem-solving skills > Excellent listening and communication skills > Good hand-eye coordination > The ability to work well under pressure.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Electrical and Engineering firms > Building construction companies > Telecommunications > Self-employment. There is high demand for qualified electricians and New Zealandtrained electricians are held in high regard internationally.

How much can I earn? Electricians and electrical engineers usually earn between $25,000 and $50,000 per year. Many electricians are self-employed and their income levels can be much higher.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/engineering

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Certificate in Electrical Technology (Level 4) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Level:

4

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $7,010 International (approx): $19,710

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Develop advanced knowledge and practical training through this programme which prepares you to be a trainee electrician. However, you will still need to complete a recognised apprenticeship before applying for registration. Entry requirements > We prefer that you have completed three years of secondary school education with good results in mathematics and science. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other bands. Further study options The Certificate is a stepping stone to diploma-level study in electrical engineering.


Civil Civil engineering graduates are important participants in the design, construction and project management of civil works such as roads, dams, earthquake engineering, tunnelling, water and sewerage systems and mining operations. They are responsible for the project management of these jobs, which may include efficiently managing the manpower, machinery, materials, money and environment.

What skills do I need? > A passion for working outdoors > Good problem-solving ability > People skills > Good communication skills > The ability to plan, organise and adapt.

Civil engineering graduates can work internationally and New Zealand-trained engineering graduates have a good reputation worldwide. There is presently a significant shortage of trained civil engineers, particularly in roading. This shortage is expected to become more acute in the short term.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary, but civil engineering graduates usually earn between $45,000 and $100,000 per year, depending on experience and qualifications.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Civil engineering consultants > Civil engineering contractors Local authorities > Mining companies > Construction companies.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/engineering

Mechanical Mechanical engineering involves the design, manufacture and maintenance of machinery, equipment and tools. What skills do I need? > Practical thinking > Analytical and problem-solving skills > Good computer skills > Planning and organisational ability > Excellent communication skills.

What opportunities are there in the industry? Engineering Machinist and Toolmaker > Designer Mechanical Engineering Technologist > Light fabrication sheet metal work > Heavy fabrication for buildings or truck and vehicle frames > Welding > Project Management.

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The mechanical engineering industry has experienced significant growth over recent years due to developments in engineering design, research, technology and manufacturing processes. Many of our graduates secure employment before they even finish their qualifications.

How much can I earn? Salaries vary according to experience, but graduates usually earn between $40,000 and $80,000 per year.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/engineering


Certificate in Basic Mechanical Engineering Trade Skills (Level 2)

Bachelor of Engineering Technology Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering

Duration:

Six months (full-time)

Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Level: 2

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Start:

February and July, 2013

Level:

7

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $4,845

Start:

February, 2013

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 or 31 May, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $7,280 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Enrol in this hands-on pre-apprenticeship programme and make raw materials into mechanical components, finished machines and structures. Completing this Certificate will reduce the amount of off-job training required in the following engineering apprenticeships: fitting and machining, tool making, general engineering, engineering maintenance, heavy fabrication, light fabrication and welding fabrication.

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Entry requirements > We prefer that you have NCEA credits at Level 1 in English, mathematics, graphics and design technology OR equivalent. > International students are not eligible for this programme. Further study options Once you complete an apprenticeship, you can study the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (see below).

New Zealand Diploma in Engineering Mechanical Engineering; Civil Engineering Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

6

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $7,280 (first year) International (approx): $19,710 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Want to become a skilled and competent engineering technician in the civil and mechanical profession? Develop a sound knowledge, understanding and practical appreciation of civil and mechanical engineering processes and theory, and an ability to apply your learning in a practical and innovative way. Entry requirements > 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 in four subjects including 12 in mathematics OR equivalent qualifications/skills/experience. > 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 1 or higher, including 4 credits in reading and 4 in writing. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 5.5 in each band. Further study options Bachelor of Engineering Technology specialising in Civil or Mechanical Engineering

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Combine engineering theory with the applied and practical components required in a wide range of industries. Learn skills in management, economics, communications, problem-solving and critical thinking while developing a deep understanding of the principles and practical application of modern technology in your area of specialisation. Note: This programme has provisional accreditation from the Institution of Professional Engineers (NZ), which ensures it meets national and international standards. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3 or higher, including > 14 credits in physics > 14 credits in mathematics (algebra and/or calculus) > 14 credits in up to two other subjects OR equivalent. > 8 NCEA literacy credits at Level 2 or higher in English or te reo MÄ ori (4 credits in reading and 4 in writing) or equivalent. > If you are over 20, you will be considered for special entry if you can demonstrate equivalent work experience. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening.


Sport and Adventure Careers Sport and Health and Wellness Adventure and Snowsports

“You really learn so much in this environment; how to interact in a professional environment and what your role is within a team of players and management.” Michael Lawrence

Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning (Level 7) Michael Lawrence usually clocks a 40-plus hour week, but you don’t hear any complaints from this Otago Polytechnic graduate. That’s because he gets to spend his time working with one of the South Island’s elite rugby teams – the Highlanders. Michael completed his Diploma at the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure, and was hand-picked to do an internship with the Highlanders.

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Why keep your passion for sport and adventure to the weekend? People turn what they love doing into great careers every day. See what our Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure can offer you.


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Sport and Health and Wellness Get the best training, coaching and education and live your dreams! A sport graduate can work in areas such as sports management and administration, instructing, personal training or as a coach. You could end up planning fitness and training programmes, coaching elite athletes, representing your province or country in one of many sports, encouraging people into healthier lifestyles or managing sporting events.

What opportunities are there in the industry?

There are plenty of job opportunities due to the increasing profile of sport and physical activity in New Zealand.

How much can I earn?

What skills will I need? > A love of sport > Self-motivation and a good work ethic > The ability to get on well with people > Adaptability and openness to new ideas > Good communication skills.

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High-performance coaching > Personal training Sports administration > Event management School sport coordination > Further tertiary study. The average annual salary of our graduates is $30,000 and upwards, and varies depending on factors such as job type, level of responsibility and sponsorship deals.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/sport


Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5) (Sport Management and Coaching)

Graduate Diploma in Physical Conditioning (Level 7) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location:

Distance

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Level:

5

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,274 (first year) International (approx): $18,000 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx.): $5,834 International (approx): $19,710

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Keen to enter management, marketing, administrative or coaching roles associated with the sporting industry? Study alongside leading sports managers and elite coaches, use the latest in sports coaching technology and experience event and facility management. Note: You will be enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 4) (Speciality) in your first year, and on successful completion you can decide whether to continue into this Level 5 Diploma in year two. Entry requirements > We prefer that you have 48 NCEA credits at Level 2, with at least 8 credits in an English-rich subject OR equivalent qualifications/ experience. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness); Bachelor of Applied Management (Sport Management); Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Physical Education at the University of Otago

Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5) (Personal Training and Exercise Prescription)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 This largely practical programme is ideal preparation if you wish to be a physical conditioner for elite athletes and teams. Learn how to design and implement effective physical conditioning programmes in the professional sporting environment and interact with the experts who support athletes in their conditioning and competition environment. Note: You may complete the Graduate Diploma on a part-time basis while undertaking selected degree programmes at the University of Otago. Please contact the Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure to discuss your options. Entry requirements > An undergraduate degree OR equivalent professional experience (conditioning coaching and/or personal training). > You may apply for provisional entry if you are a graduate of Otago Polytechnic’s Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5). > You must declare any criminal convictions. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Opportunities exist for students to bridge across into other Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure qualifications or postgraduate qualifications at other tertiary institutions (you may be given credit for previous study at Otago Polytechnic).

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness) Duration:

Three years (full-time)

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Location:

Dunedin

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Level:

7

Level:

5

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February and July, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,274 (first year) International (approx): $18,000 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,093 (first year) International (approx): $18,000 (first year)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 or 31 May, 2013 Do you want to join the fitness industry as a gym instructor, personal trainer or group fitness instructor? Gain the knowledge and practise the skills to enable you to enter this exciting industry. Note: You will be enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Level 4) (Speciality) in your first year, and on successful completion you can decide whether to continue into this Level 5 Diploma in year two. Entry requirements > We prefer that you have 48 NCEA credits at Level 2, with at least 8 credits in an English-rich subject OR equivalent qualifications/ experience. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. Further study options Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness); Bachelor of Applied Management (Sport Management); Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Physical Education at the University of Otago

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Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Plan a career in the sports science, health and wellness and fitness industries. Develop the knowledge, critical thinking and reflective practice in a stimulating environment that incorporates a mix of hands-on and theoretical learning. The Certificate in Health (Level 4) is a bridging option. See page 20. Entry requirements > 42 NCEA credits at Level 3, including > 14 credits in EITHER biology or human biology or physical education (other sciences may be considered) > 14 credits in EITHER core health/health education, physics, statistics, maths, chemistry, geography or psychology > 14 other credits across any subjects OR recent and successful Level 3 tertiary study in a relevant area OR equivalent. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Further study options Opportunities exist for students to bridge across into other Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure programmes or postgraduate studies at other tertiary institutions.


Adventure and Snowsports Pursue an action-packed lifestyle in the spectacular adventure playgrounds of Dunedin and Wanaka. Adventure graduates work in a variety of outdoor locations teaching activities such as skiing, snowboarding, sea kayaking, abseiling, diving, fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, trekking and caving.

What skills will I need? > A love of the outdoors > An excellent level of health and fitness > Good communication and people skills > The ability to motivate people > A mature approach and good decision-making skills.

Tourism ventures > Management roles at ski-fields and tourism and adventure companies. The demand for qualified instructors is increasing due to emphasis on safe participation in sport and a growing adventure tourism industry. In recent years, up to 40 per cent of the staff at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka have held an Otago Polytechnic instructing qualification.

How much can I earn?

What opportunities are there in the industry?

Salaries vary, but outdoor recreation and snowsport instructors usually earn between $20,000 and $45,000 per year. Many are self-employed or work on short-term seasonal contracts.

Adventure guiding and instructing > Employment in outdoor adventure companies > Ski-field roles (instructing, patrolling, lifts, rentals) > Snow Safety Officer roles

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/adventure

Certificate in Avalanche Safety and Snowsport Instructing (Ski) or (Snowboard)

Certificate in Snowsport Instructing (Ski) or (Snowboard)

Duration:

20 weeks (full-time)

Duration:

18 weeks (full-time)

Location:

Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka

Location:

Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka

Level:

3

Options: Full-time

Start:

May, 2013

Level:

4

Fee:

Domestic (approx): TBA International (approx): $19,710

Start:

June, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): TBA International (approx): $19,710

Application: Preferred by February, 2013 Are you an experienced rider with an interest in ski or snowboard instructing and a sense of both adventure and responsibility? Learn about mountain snow and weather conditions, risk management, safe mountain travel techniques, navigation, radio communications and ski maintenance, and how to handle emergency situations. Note: The New Zealand Mountain Safety Council Avalanche Stage 1 and New Zealand Snowsports Instructors’ Alliance/Snowboard Instruction New Zealand Levels 1 and 2 qualifications may be completed within this programme. Entry requirements > You must be a reasonably confident skier/rider on a variety of terrain and snow conditions. > You must submit a detailed logbook detailing your riding experience over at least a two-year period. > You must submit a health and safety declaration. > You must submit a referee’s report. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other bands. Further study options Diploma in Avalanche Studies; NZMSC Avalanche Safety - Stage 2; NZSIA/SBINZ Ski/Snowboard Instructor, Coach, Examiner and Trainer – Stage 2; ISIA – Instructor

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Application: Preferred by February, 2013 If you are an intermediate level or higher skier/snowboarder looking for an exciting career in snowsport instructing, this practical programme would suit you. Shadow the lessons of working instructors before taking sole charge. Note: The NZSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor, NZSIA/SBINZ Level 1 Snowboard Instructor, NZSIA Level 2 Ski Instructor, NZSIA/SBINZ Level 2 Snowboard Instructor qualifications may be completed within this programme. Entry requirements > You must be a reasonably confident intermediate skier/rider on a variety of terrain/snow conditions. > You must submit a detailed logbook detailing your riding experience over a minimum two-year period. > You must submit a health and safety declaration. > You must submit a referee’s report. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other bands. Further study options Certificate in Avalanche Safety and Snowsport Instructing – Ski or Snowboard; NZSIA Ski Instructor, Coach, Examiner and Trainer – Stage 2; NZSIA/SBINZ Ski/Snowboard Instructor, Coach, Examiner and Trainer – Stage 2; ISIA – Instructor


Diploma in Outdoor Leadership and Management (Level 5)

Diploma in Avalanche Studies Duration:

Flexible

Location:

Online with block courses in Central Otago

Location: Dunedin

Options:

Part-time, distance

Level:

5

Level:

6

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

Flexible

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $7,035 (first year) International (approx): $18,000 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,717 International (approx): $18,720

Duration:

Two years (full-time)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Anytime

Strengthen and develop skills in the technical, professional, instructional and leadership aspects of a range of outdoor pursuits. The programme includes industry experience, self-evaluation and goal setting, and will enhance your ability to gain employment in a range of outdoor activities. Note: You will enrol in the Certificate in Outdoor Pursuits (Level 4) in year one, and on successful completion can choose whether to continue into this Level 5 Diploma in year two.

Learn skills in avalanche safety so you can plan and manage avalanche safety programmes for ski-fields, guiding or roading operations and tourism operations – or instruct in these areas. This is preparation for employment as a snow safety manager or instructor ensuring the safety of people and assets in alpine areas. Note: This programme incorporates the NZMSC Avalanche Safety – Stage 2, a prerequisite for most industry management roles.

Entry requirements > You must submit a logbook showing at least 30 hours of relevant outdoor recreation experience. > We prefer that you have 48 NCEA credits at Level 2, including 8 credits at Level 2 in an English-rich subject OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > We prefer that you have a current First Aid Certificate. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in each band. Note: Direct entry to year two of the programme is available to selected applicants.

Entry requirements > NZMSC Avalanche Safety – Stage 1. > You must submit a health and safety declaration. > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking and at least 5.5 in all other bands.

Further study options Students who successfully complete year one are strongly encouraged to enter year two. Graduates may enter the outdoor adventure industry workforce or undertake further training.

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Life Sciences Careers Horticulture Veterinary Nursing and Animal Health Not quite ready to launch into a career in Life Sciences? See page 12 for Foundation Studies options.

“I used to watch all the top players in the world play on this course and now I will prepare it for them to play on. It’s quite surreal.” Hamish Buckingham

National Certificate in Sports Turf Management (Level 4)

Hamish Buckingham has always been a golfing enthusiast, and now the Otago Polytechnic graduate is working in Melbourne as a sports turf manager at one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the world. Having studied a National Certificate in Sports Turf Management (Level 4), Hamish was offered the sought-after position at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia shortly after graduation.

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People who care for plants and animals may just have the best jobs in the world! If you love to be outdoors and work with your hands, or have a passionate interest in the care and welfare of animals then we can help you find your dream career.


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Horticulture Horticulture workers assist in the design, production and maintenance of plants, gardens and landscapes for both local and international markets. The industry is extremely diverse and you may specialise in a number of areas including fruit production, viticulture (growing grapes for making wine), arboriculture (pruning, felling, transplanting, and maintaining the health of trees and shrubs), amenity horticulture (care, maintenance and growth of ornamental plantings), landscape construction (build and maintain gardens and landscapes), sports turf management (preparing and maintaining sports fields) and nursery production (growing plants for sale).

What skills do I need? > A passion for working outdoors > Physical fitness > Planning and organisational skills > Good communication skills > An eye for detail.

Irrigation Technician > Climber/contract climber > Seed collector Utility line worker (power line clearance) > Contracts Manager Viticulturist > Vineyard Supervisor/Manager Horticulture-related Sales Consultant > Self-employed. New Zealand’s horticulture and related industries are diverse and robust and have experienced steady growth. This looks set to continue well into the future, which means qualified and experienced horticulturists in any specialist field are in demand across the country.

How much can I earn?

What industry opportunities are there?

Salaries vary depending on experience, location and job type, but full-time workers usually earn between $25,000 and $60,000 per year. Arborists can earn $15 to $18 per hour after graduation and $20 to $25 per hour with experience, and viticulturists may make up to $100,000 annually with experience. Many people in these industries are self-employed.

City or district council parks and gardens worker Commercial and retail nursery worker > Landscaping company worker > Groundskeeper and turf manager > Orchardist

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/horticulture

Certificate in Sustainable Growing (Levels 2 and 3)

Certificate in Sustainable Farming (Levels 2 and 3)

Duration:

One semester per level (full-time)

Duration:

One semester per level (full-time)

Location:

Online delivery from Central Otago

Location:

Online delivery from Central Otago

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Levels:

2 and 3

Levels:

2 and 3

Start:

February, May, August and October, 2013

Start:

February, May, August and October, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,468 International (approx): $9,640

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,468 International (approx): $9,640

Application: Anytime

Application: Anytime

This programme meets the practical needs of lifestyle block owners or home gardeners who want to grow crops sustainably for supply to farmers’ markets. Learn about efficient water use, growing vegetables and fruit using organic methods, composting, propagation, plant biology, pests and weeds, and understanding the climate and weather.

Learn how to farm in a sustainable ‘clean and green’ manner – ideal if you are wishing to farm a lifestyle block or embark on a farming career. All courses are delivered in a flexible way so you can study at anytime, anywhere that has an internet connection.

Entry requirements > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.0. Further study options National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)

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Entry requirements > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5. Further study options National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4)


National Certificate in Sports Turf Management (Level 4)

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Duration:

One year (full-time)

Duration:

Two years (full-time) Year 1: On campus Year 2: Internship/online

Location: Dunedin Options:

Full-time, part-time

Location:

Central Otago

Level:

4

Level:

4

Start:

February, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,341 (first year) International (approx): $19,760 (first year)

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,618 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by December, 2012 Greenkeepers and groundskeepers are in high demand for the management and maintenance of golf courses, cricket wickets, rugby, soccer and artificial turf. Enrol in the only full-time sports turf programme in New Zealand which incorporates an internship with one of the country’s top sporting venues. Note: Applications will be accepted up until the start date if places are available. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English

language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band.

Further study options National Diploma in Sports Turf Management (Levels 6 and 7) – through the Sports Turf Industry Training Organisation

National Certificate in Horticulture (Aboriculture) (Level 4)

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Gain an excellent grounding in the principles and skills of horticulture, and focus on the areas that interest you most: Landscape Construction, Landscape Design, Plant Knowledge, Plant Production and Maintenance and Sustainable Horticulture are all options. Enjoy making use of our nursery facilities, permaculture garden, living campus and the world-famous Dunedin Botanic Garden. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band. Further study options National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Level 4); Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5); Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)

National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) Viticulture, Landscaping, General Horticulture or Fruit Production

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Dunedin

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Level:

4

Location:

Central Otago

February, 2013

Options:

Full-time, part-time

Domestic (approx): $5,985 International (approx): $19,240

Level: 4

Start: Fee:

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Become a tree surgeon through studying arboriculture – a specialised field involving pruning, felling, transplanting and maintaining the health of trees and shrubs. Learn a wide range of arboriculture skills at a tradesperson level through both practical and theoretical instruction. Note: Scholarships are available, conditions apply. Entry requirements > You must have the physical and mental ability/strength required for tree climbing. > You must be drug free while enrolled in this programme. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and at least 5.5 in all other bands. Further study options Arboriculture may also be studied at diploma level in New Zealand.

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Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,838 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by December, 2012 Enjoy a 50/50 mix of theoretical and practical studies, making use of the campus nursery, hydroponics unit, vineyard and crop production facility where wine grapes, stonefruit, pip fruit, olives, native plants, flowers, vegetables and berries are grown. Under the guidance of highly experienced lecturers you will develop a wide range of practical skills, backed by technical knowledge. You will also undertake work experience within Central Otago’s extensive horticulture industry. Note: Applications will be accepted up until the start date if places are available. Entry requirements > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band. Further study options Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5); Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5)


National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Level 4)

Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5) Duration:

Flexible

Duration:

One year (full-time)

Location:

Online with block courses in Central Otago*

Location:

Dunedin

Level:

5

Options:

Full-time, part-time, distance

Start: Flexible

Level:

4

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,549 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 *Learning support available from Dunedin and

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012 Further develop your theoretical and practical skills around the technical and operational demands of the horticultural industry. You will gain a wide range of horticultural skills at an advanced tradesperson level, with extensive learning in an industry sector. Entry requirements > National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band. Further study options Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5); Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5); Horticulture may also be studied at degree level in New Zealand.

Domestic (approx): $5,946 International (approx): $19,240

Central Otago campuses

Focus on the technical and supervisory skills required in the horticulture industry through supported distance learning and block courses taken by highly experienced lecturers. This is the ideal solution for those who wish to extend their practical ability and develop management skills while in employment. Options include Fruit Production, Landscaping and Nursery Management and Amenity Horticulture. Entry requirements > National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You must complete the practical components of this programme in an industry workplace. > You must have access to the internet. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, contact us and a programme supervisor will work with you to determine your eligibility. Further study options Horticulture may be studied at degree and postgraduate levels at Lincoln and Massey Universities.

National Certificate in Horticulture (Advanced) (Level 4) Fruit Production or Viticulture Duration:

Flexible

Location:

Central Otago

Options:

Full-time, part-time, distance

Level:

4

Start:

Flexible

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $6,469 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Anytime Become better equipped to meet the technical and operational demands of the horticultural industry. Study a range of horticultural skills at an advanced tradesperson level in either fruit production or viticulture. This programme is aimed at those working full-time in the industry. Entry requirements > You must be employed in the fruit or viticulture industries. > If English is not your first language, you must demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 5.5, scoring at least 5.0 in each band. Further study options Diploma in Horticulture (Level 5); Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5); Horticulture may also be studied at a degree-level in New Zealand.

Diploma in Viticulture (Level 5) Duration:

Flexible (at least two years)

Location:

Online with block courses in Central Otago

Level:

5

Start:

Flexible

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,946 International (approx): $19,240

Application: Anytime Focus on the technical and supervisory skills required in the viticulture industry through supported distance learning and block courses taken by highly experienced lecturers. Ideal if you wish to extend your practical ability and develop management skills while in employment. Entry requirements • National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) OR equivalent qualifications/experience. • You must be employed in the fruit or viticulture industries and complete the practical components of this programme in an industry workplace. • You must have access to the internet. • If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. If you are unsure whether you meet the entry requirements, contact us and a programme supervisor will work with you to determine your eligibility. Further study options Level 6 or degree-level study in viticulture or oenology (the science of winemaking)

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Veterinary Nursing and Animal Health The animal health industry is vital to the success of New Zealand’s economy. Veterinary and animal-related industries work to promote the health, husbandry and welfare of animals such as household pets and livestock. Practitioners work with small and large animals in a variety of different places such as veterinary practices, farms, zoos, kennels and catteries. This may include administering medication and nursing sick animals, providing proactive and preventative health care to pet owners and providing first aid/ emergency treatment as a veterinary nurse or technician.

What skills do I need? > A genuine interest in animals > Good communication and computer skills > The ability to handle stressful emergency situations > The ability to work well in a team > To be sensible and highly motivated.

National Certificate in Animal Care

What opportunities are there in the industry? Veterinary Nurse > Rural Animal Technician > Animal control and training > Kennel and cattery management SPCA work and pet grooming > Wildlife management Biosecurity (Dog Handler) > Zoo Keeper > Animal Breeder. There is always strong demand for qualified and experienced people to assist veterinarians to give animals medical attention and treatment, or to provide assistance and information to pet and livestock owners.

For more information go to www.op.ac.nz/vetnursing

National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing

Duration:

One year (part-time), six months (full-time)

Duration:

One year (full-time), two years (part-time)

Location:

Online with compulsory block courses throughout New Zealand

Location:

Dunedin (full-time), online with block courses throughout New Zealand (part-time)

Level:

2

Level: 5

Start:

Part-time: February, 2013 Full-time: TBA

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,209

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $5,672 International (approx): $18,720

Application: Preferred by November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Learn to work with both small and large animals and gain direct entry into year two of the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. There is no work placement in this programme but you will need access to animal-related facilities (not veterinary clinics) to complete your study. Note: This programme is the first year of the National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing. It involves the use of online course material and discussion forums.

If you are passionate about the care and welfare of animals large and small, this programme will prepare you for a career as a veterinary nurse. It involves a significant work experience component in a veterinary clinic and detailed theoretical knowledge. Note: This programme involves online discussion forums and electronic course material. Year one is the National Certificate in Animal Care.

Entry requirements > You must have access to a computer and the internet. > You must submit a health declaration. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > We prefer that you have > NCEA Level 1 science OR equivalent > NCEA Level 2 biology OR School Certificate biology OR equivalent > computer skills equivalent to NCEA Level 1 > an understanding of the industry > worked or observed in a veterinary clinic or animal facility > a commitment to animal welfare. > International students are not eligible to enter this programme. Further study options National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing

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Entry requirements > To enter the full-time programme: 60 NCEA credits at Level 2 OR equivalent. > To enter the part-time programme: National Certificate in Animal Care. > All applicants > must have access to a computer and the internet > must submit a health declaration > must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > If English is not your first language, you must also demonstrate English language skills equivalent to an IELTS overall band score (academic) of 6.0, scoring at least 6.0 in writing and speaking, and at least 5.5 in reading and listening. > International students may only enter the full-time programme. Further study options National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing; Certificate in Rural Animal Technology


National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Certificate in Rural Animal Technology

Duration:

Two years (part-time)

Duration:

One year (part-time)

Location:

Online with block courses in Dunedin

Location:

Online with block courses in Dunedin

Level:

5

Level:

5

Start:

January, 2013

Start:

February, 2013

Fee:

Domestic (approx): $3,289

Fee:

Domestic (approx): TBA

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Application: Preferred by 30 November, 2012

Graduate with the following skills to perform without supervision in a veterinary clinic: advanced veterinary nursing, laboratory tasks, client education, staff training and financial management. You must organise your own work placements at a veterinary clinic for the 1,040 hours of work experience required during this programme. Note: This programme involves online discussion forums and electronic course material.

Attain the sought-after skills of a rural veterinary nurse and technician. You will be able to work cooperatively and independently with clients, manage and monitor rural reproductive and preventative health programmes and contribute to the successful operation of a rural veterinary clinic. Note: This programme involves online discussion forums and electronic course material.

Entry requirements > National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing OR equivalent qualifications/experience. > You must have access to a computer and the internet. > You must submit a health declaration. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > International students are not eligible to enter this programme.

Entry requirements > National Certificate in Veterinary Nursing OR equivalent. > You must have access to a computer and the internet. > You must submit a health declaration. > You must declare any criminal convictions and give permission for a police check. > International students are not eligible to enter this programme.

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Further study options National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing


Keeping it green For this prospectus we’ve changed the paper we use to Evolve Recycled from BJBall Papers, which is produced using 100% recycled, FSC certified, PCF pulp, and is manufactured using a strict ISO 14001 environmental management system. Doesn’t mean much to you? To us it means it’s better for the environment and as the end user, you’re a part of our effort to be as sustainable as we can, in everything we create. We’d also like to say a big thanks to Southern Colour Print, Isabella Harrex for the majority of our photography, Tourism Dunedin for a couple of Dunedin shots, and to former Creative Studies student Debbie Pratt for the use of her artwork on pages 3 and 27.


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