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YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Animal Care (Level 3)

  • Online with a minimum of 40 hours compulsory work placement
  • Six months full-time; one year part-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February (distance full-time or part-time) or June (distance full-time)
  • Apply now

Want to have an exciting career working with animals but not sure where to start? Start here! This programme is your first step if you want to enter an animal-related profession and you will learn about the health, welfare, anatomy and physiology of companion animals such as cats and dogs. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to enter the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Technology (Level 5) (Veterinary Nursing Assistant). This programme is not available to international students.

YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • One year full-time
  • Level 3
  • Starts February
  • Apply by early December

Learn how to service general automotive systems. This qualification is designed for people who are beginning a career in the industry.

YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 3)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time per level (part-time options for Level 4)
  • Level 3 and 4
  • Starts February (Level 3); July (Level 4)
  • Apply until start date

Educators are always in demand and teaching skills are highly transferable. Working with children is a rewarding, fun and diverse career and these certificates will prepare you for employment in the early childhood sector. Alternatively, you could use this learning as a pathway into higher level programmes, leading to a teaching qualification.

YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Level 2)

  • Dunedin Campus or Mosgiel Community Learning Centre
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 2
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This foundation level programme is a great option if you want to re-engage with study and gain confidence and skills to enter the workforce. You will undertake community work, volunteering and/or practical trade learning at Otago Polytechnic. This will enable you to gain industry experience and knowledge in your chosen career pathway.

YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) with a focus on Study or Work

  • Dunedin
  • 17 weeks full-time; part-time options
  • Level 3
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply until start date

This programme offers you the chance to improve your study skills and prepare for higher level learning or employment. It includes either a general study context or a work context. Along with improving your reading, writing, presenting and computer skills, you will also gain valuable employability skills such as CV and interview preparation, and how to write a cover letter. Depending on the course you choose, this programme offers practical workshops and community volunteering opportunities.

YGS - New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) with a focus on Beauty

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

Gain foundation communication, career and study skills, as well as specific knowledge of human biological science and practical beauty skills. Successful completion of this programme will give you a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) and ensure you meet the academic entry requirements for our New Zealand Certificate in Beauty Therapy (Level 4).