Otago Polytechnic

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Health, Community and Education

If you have great communication and problem-solving skills and a passion for helping people, you've come to the right place.  

  • Nursing

    Work in hospitals, health centres, public health and rest homes, or specialise in a practice area such as medical, surgical or child health.


  • Midwifery

    Become an important provider of maternity services, or work in education, research or professional consultation.


  • Occupational Therapy

    Work as an occupational therapist, needs assessor, community or youth development worker or researcher.


  • Social Services

    Work for social services agencies and in areas such as counselling, career practice, disability and mental health support.


  • Education

    Gain a formal teaching qualification and become a confident adult or early childhood educator, or become proficient in te reo Māori.


  • Bridging options

    Our bridging programmes give you the skills you need to succeed in your chosen field of study.


  • Capable NZ

    Working in the industry, but don’t have a qualification? We'll assess what you know against existing qualifications and give you academic credit.