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Study in Central – the Ultimate Learning Experience

Check out what the Otago Polytech Central Campus has on offer.

Start a new Career @ Otago Polytech Central Campus

There are a myriad of courses Otago Polytechnic Central Campus all of which are held in high regard by employers. The subject of employability is where Central Campus really delivers. With over 250 students from all walks of life, the programmes offered at Central have been designed to ensure that students are both well-educated and work ready. Real work experience is woven into the fabric of each course, making it a truly experiential learning experience, putting them in good stead when it comes to looking for employment.

Mel Kees, the Central Otago Campus Marketing Coordinator explains: “Many of the courses we offer are focused on meeting skills shortages, which is why our graduates have such a high employment rate. Most of our courses are also specific to the region, and offer skills that get the students jobs in and around the area as well as further afield.” Sustainability is also a key element in all our courses especially in regards to the world of ‘paddock to plate’ or vineyard to bottle,” continues Kees. “We even have an online course in Sustainable Growing Practices that urbanites from all over New Zealand can study!”

Degree or diploma courses are offered in Business, Bike Mechanics, Cookery, Farming, Horticulture, Mechanics, Sports Turf Management, Stonemasonry, Sustainable Practice, Snow Sports, or Viticulture. There are also ‘earn while you learn options’ and courses that offer the Youth Guarantee Scheme.  For more information on what the Otago Polytech Central Campus has to offer go to or email


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