Otago Polytechnic

New Zealand Certificate in Computing (Intermediate User) (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Learn about a variety of topics within the computer field, develop your IT skills, and gain knowledge of the industry. This programme is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4) or other equivalent qualifications.

New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February or July
  • Apply until start date

Want to develop great IT foundation skills and gain valuable practical experience? How about doing that and getting guaranteed entry into our IT degree? This programme is your first step to gaining great introductory skills across a range of IT areas. You’ll study in a creative, innovative and supportive environment and, with small class sizes, you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention from your experienced teachers. Courses include Web Development, Programming, Computer Essentials and IT Industry Skills. When you finish and graduate, you'll have guaranteed entry into our Bachelor of Information Technology! Plus, this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any living costs).

Certificate in Technology Product Development Essentials (Level 4)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 12 weeks, full-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts 9 February, 10 May and 13 September 2021
  • Apply 7 days before start date

Designed for beginners interested in starting a tech career, you'll gain new skills, get professionally certified and build your portfolio of work to stand out in the tech industry. If you're a high school leaver, second chance learner, career changer, or skill-upgrader who is motivated by the need to gain or retain entry-level employment in the highly paid tech sector then this could be for you. Plus, this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs).

Certificate in Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 5)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 9 weeks, full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts 18 January, 10 May and 9 August 2021
  • Apply 7 days prior to start date

Designed for digital tech professionals who want to upskill, get trained by industry experts through industry-simulated projects. We provide upskilling for the following tech careers – Software Developer (AI); User Experience Designer; Data Analyst; and Business Analyst. Plus, this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs).

Certificate in Applied Digital Technology Product Solutions (Level 6)

  • Auckland or by distance
  • 10 weeks, full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts 11 January, 29 March, 19 July and 18 October
  • Apply anytime

Train and upskill in real work environments with clients and projects through our delivery partner Mission Ready. In just 10 weeks, you will be mentored by industry experts, get professionally certified and build your professional experience and portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry. Plus, this programme is free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll need to pay for any additional course-related and living costs).

Bachelor of Information Technology

  • Dunedin and Auckland
  • Three years full-time; part-time options
  • Level 7
  • Starts Dunedin: February and July; Auckland: January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply until start date

Develop high-level technical and problem-solving skills and a solid theoretical understanding of Information Technology concepts in this hands-on degree.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Level 7)

  • Dunedin
  • One semester full-time; two years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Do you have a degree in a subject other than information technology and want to develop your computing skills? Or perhaps you are an IT graduate looking to increase your knowledge in specialist areas? Either way, this flexible IT programme is the perfect solution and is ideal if you want to study alongside full-time employment.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Dunedin

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time; four years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

Are you looking to intensively develop your IT expertise or would like to increase your knowledge? This qualification will take your skills to another level!

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - Auckland delivery

  • Auckland
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts January, March, June, August and October
  • Apply anytime

This exciting new programme has been specifically designed for international students. It will provide you with the professional skills that you will need to work effectively in the New Zealand IT and business environment.