Otago Polytechnic, with campuses in Dunedin, Cromwell, and Central Otago, provides programs tailored to the needs of the Otago and Southern regions.


  • Regional focus: Programs cater to the unique needs and industries of the Otago and Southern regions.
  • Strong commitment to sustainability: Several programs integrate sustainability principles into the curriculum, reflecting the region’s environmental values.
  • Outdoor learning opportunities: Programs like Adventure Tourism and Viticulture and Winemaking utilize the region’s natural beauty and resources.
  • Industry partnerships: Strong collaboration with local businesses and organizations provide students with valuable work experience and job opportunities.

Academic Levels

Bachelor’s Degrees

Available in select areas like

  • Applied Business
  • Construction Management
  • Computing
  • Nursing
  • Para Medicine
  • Primary Industries

focusing on regional specialisations and career opportunities.

Postgraduate Diplomas and Master’s Degrees

Offered in niche fields like

  • Applied Practice (Para Medicine)
  • Sustainable Agriculture

catering to specific industry needs.

Certificates and Diplomas

Practical programs in fields like

  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Applied Science
  • Business
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Nursing
  • Para Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Trades

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