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Find your calling and set up your future, with an Otago Polytechnic qualification. You’ll gain invaluable skills to seamlessly transition from study to industry; work-ready, capable, and confident.
Study your way
Did you know there is a way for you to gain a qualification that works best with your current work-life? Studying with us is more flexible than you think - thanks to Capable NZ and our partners at eCampusNZ.
Why choose Otago Polytechnic?
Educational excellenceWe have qualifications to suit every level, from certificate to doctorate. Our average teacher-to-student ratio is 1:16.
Hands on learningYou will learn by doing; giving you both the skills and experience that future employers are looking for.
Personal growth and supportEnjoy a friendly and inclusive place to study with a great range of facilities, services and support channels.
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Ask any of our graduates and they’ll tell you our ‘learn by doing’ approach makes for a memorable and valuable study experience - skills and experience that makes our graduates highly sought-after.
180+ qualifications and courses
Flexible study options
Free fees & Scholarships
Classrooms don't have to be lecture theatres and study rooms.
At least not on our campuses!
We're off getting real world experiences,
that will help us nail that dream job.
Design and build whatever you need for your projects,
or create and express yourself in a space you can call your own.
We have some of the best technology available,
and there's no chance you'll be overlooked in our inspiring classes.
What better way to learn the art of hospitality,
than by experiencing the food service itself, from pasture to plate.
We learn our trade by doing.
And by having state-of-the-art tools, equipment and machinery...
gets us ready for the job!
Te Pā Tauira, our Dunedin Student Village, is a home away from home.
Of course, we have flexible options to fit study around your lifestyle.
We're committed to sustainability,
to make a real difference in the world.
And we'll continue to minimise our environmental impact.
We are proud to be Rainbow Tick Certified.
And support our students and staff to be their authentic selves.
Surround yourself with like-minded people.
Get access to the best equipment,
and world-class teaching.
Join us for fun, friends, community and support.