Otago Polytechnic

ENGINEERING

Short courses

 

Certificate in Electric Vehicle Battery Maintenance

  • Dunedin with online learning and workshops
  • 6 months part-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts 4 February 2019
  • Apply now

Charge up your knowledge on Electric Vehicle (EV) battery diagnosis and repair. This part-time, NZQA-approved Certificate has been designed to give you strong foundation knowledge in safe workplace practices for EVs, EV battery diagnosis and EV battery repair. Made up of face-to-face tutorials, online interactive content, practical workshops and three assessments, learning is flexible to fit around your work commitments and lifestyle.

WOF inspectors training course

  • Dunedin
  • 2.5 days
  • Starts TBA
  • Apply now

Are you a mechanic who wants to become a WOF inspector? This new course is designed to train staff to carry out the vehicle inspection process correctly and to gain a firm grasp of the inspection requirements. Participants will also learn how to navigate their way around the NZTA Vehicle Inspection Requirements Manual (VIRM).

Introduction to TIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • 5 weeks; 2 nights per week
  • Starts 29 April 2019 and 5 August 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a TIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld different materials.

Introduction to MIG welding

  • Dunedin
  • 5 weeks; 2 nights per week
  • Starts 30 April 2019 and 6 August 2019
  • Apply anytime

During this training course you will learn how to work safely, how to understand the principles of a MIG welder and how to weld different positions. You will also discover how to weld the different types of welds.

Engineering Maths Summer School

  • Dunedin
  • Four weeks (Mon: 12.30pm-3.30pm; Tues-Thurs: 9.00am-3.30pm; Fri: 9.00am-12.00pm)
  • Level 3
  • Starts January 2019
  • Apply now

Need to get your NCEA Level 2 maths so you can apply for our engineering diplomas? No problem. This new Engineering Maths short course has been developed to give you that chance. Successful completion will provide you with the Maths requirement you need to apply for the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical or Electrical).

OSTC Automotive (Motor Industry) (Level 2)

  • Dunedin and Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re interested in vehicles and enjoy working with your hands, fixing things and making them go, then you’ll be well suited to the motor industry.

OSTC Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)

  • Cromwell
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

If you’re keen on cycling, hands-on work and fixing things, then bicycle mechanics could be the perfect career for you. You’ll be working towards the New Zealand Certificate in Bicycle Servicing (Level 3).

OSTC Introduction to Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Starts anytime
  • Apply anytime

Are you interested in engineering? This course will give you experience in many aspects of engineering. You'll learn engineering theory in the classroom and engineering skills, designing and constructing your own projects, in the Otago Polytechnic engineering workshops.