> Login
forgot your password?

Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin


Otago Polytechnic provides excellent learning experiences for a wide range of learners, nationally and internationally, and is a cornerstone of the economic, social and cultural development of the Otago region. We are active and present throughout Otago, delivering programmes through our campuses Campuses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Auckland, and learning centres in Dunedin, Mosgiel, Cromwell, Alexandra, Wanaka and Queenstown.

We prepare learners for successful and fulfilling careers in a wide range of trades, industries and professions. Our curricula are designed to staircase learners through progressive levels of learning.  Foundation programmes underpin all qualification areas. Bridging programmes are available to facilitate access to specific qualifications. Advanced learning opportunities are offered through postgraduate study or graduate certificates and diplomas.

We lead in the sector in education for the health professions, fine arts, design, veterinary nursing and animal care and information technology. Learners are also attracted to innovative programmes in outdoor education, viticulture, adventure tourism, hospitality and construction. The intellectual capital of our staff, students and graduates enables us to work collaboratively and creatively with many industries in the development of incubators, innovative product design and applied research.  We have established a strong reputation for our applied research capability. Our emphasis on applied learning connects the research capabilities of our staff and students with the research and development needs of industry and business. Through a well developed research infrastructure, we have significant potential for further contribution to regional, social and economic development.

The highly personalised programme delivery, services and support that we offer learners sets us apart from other tertiary providers. Our personalised approach is central to the quality and learner outcomes of our programmes and courses, whether they are being delivered in traditional modes or more flexibly by distance or on-line.

We have close, productive working relationships with our local and regional stakeholders. Our geographical location, expertise, size and infrastructure enable a timely response to identified stakeholder needs. The working relationships we share with city, district and regional councils, community boards and stakeholders demonstrate the importance of our role in the communities we serve.

We work closely with other tertiary providers and secondary schools to facilitate access to and from programmes, either through curriculum alignment or credit transfer arrangements.

The unique educational experience in Dunedin, New Zealand’s foremost education city, attracts learners nationally and internationally.

For more information, please contact StudyNewZealand EU <- click for e-mail

Study at Otago Polytechnic

Participate in one of our 100+ diverse programmes, from certificates to postgraduate qualifications, covering health to art & design, engineering to IT, and veterinary nursing to adventure & snowsports. 

Study possibilities in the following fields:

Health, Community and Education or Social Services

Nursing, Midwifery , Occupational Therapy or Massage Therapy


Business, Tourism and IT or Business and Tourism

Computing & IT

Beauty and Hairdressing

Creative, Art, Design or Architectural Studies

Hospitality, Cooking & Culinary Arts, Food & Beverage Service or Hospitality Management

Media and Photography, Journalism, Film and Television or Photography

Trades and Technical, Construction or Engineering

Sport and Adventure, Sport, or Adventure & Snowsports

Natural Sciences, Horticulture or Sustainable Practice

Veterinary Nursing & Animal Health or Farming


Tuition fees 2017

Tuition fees vary between programmes. They are paid for a year, and are usually between NZ$ 16,000 - NZ$ 20,000.

Please note that all fees are for one year of study and in New Zealand dollars (NZD). Fees are likely to increase for each year of study and additional fees may be required for programme materials.