Otago Polytechnic

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Capable NZ

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If you would like to find out more about our services, please contact:

+ 64 3 477 3014
0800 762 786
info@op.ac.nz

Capable NZ enables you to gain a nationally-recognised qualification without going back to the classroom.

It works by affirming and giving you credit for what you already know and can do, and helping you achieve the extra knowledge you need. Our world-leading Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) service measures your knowledge and skills against formal qualifications, including certificates, diplomas and degrees. The process requires far less investment of time and money, so it’s especially valuable for those who are currently employed. You may discover you are well on the way to having the qualification you desire and deserve – and we will help you get there!

Bachelor of Leadership for Change

  • Anywhere in New Zealand (with the expectation that you will attend an intensive in Dunedin each year)
  • Three years full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts monthly
  • Apply anytime

Are you a change maker? Are you driven by a desire to create positive change for an industry, community or the planet? Then our innovative degree is ideal for you! A New Zealand-first, this qualification caters for all people, no matter what field you want to make a difference in.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through a graduate qualification? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? Professional practice is all about you, and your work context. This qualification allows you to identify a challenge or goal in your work environment. You can then research and define this issue, develop an approach for resolving it, and implement processes to achieve your desired outcomes.

Graduate Diploma in Professional Practice with a context in Occupational Health and Safety

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Offered in conjunction with the New Zealand Institute for Safety Management, this is a qualification provided for Health and Safety practitioners with many years of experience. If you have sound experience but no academic qualification to back your knowledge, this programme is the means with which to achieve 'Graduate' status within the NZISM accreditation programme. This programme is not available to international students.

Master of Professional Practice

  • Throughout New Zealand
  • 18 months full-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts Flexible
  • Apply anytime

Are you ready to advance your career through postgraduate education? Are you an experienced professional facing interesting challenges in your workplace? In a liberating approach to education, this postgraduate programme supports your ambitions by focusing on your development and work innovation goals. These real-life aims are directly used as the basis for your learning.

Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (Level 7)

  • Dunedin (blended learning: online, distance learning and on-campus activities)
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts - flexible (with some scheduled start dates aswell)
  • Apply anytime

If you would like to study flexibly towards a teaching qualification in tertiary education, we can offer you a stimulating programme relevant to your teaching context. You will be able to study in a way that suits your schedule and responsibilities and, as a graduate, you will be able to design and facilitate inclusive learning in your tertiary cultural context. Experienced tertiary educators may wish to access the Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) pathway offered by Capable NZ.