What will I learn?

Get trained by industry experts through industry-simulated projects.

In just nine weeks, you will gain confidence as a tech professional, get professionally certified and build your portfolio to stand out as a future talent in the tech industry.

You will: learn by solving real industry projects; specialise in your chosen tech career; develop the latest professional and tech skills needed to successfully transition into a tech career.

This Otago Polytechnic training scheme is delivered under sub-contract with Mission Ready HQ. It's designed for digital tech professionals looking to gain additional skills or professional expertise to successfully upskill and transition to a highly-skilled role in tech.

Career opportunities: Our upcoming intakes provide project-based upskilling for the following tech careers: Software Developer (Artificial Intelligence); User Experience (UX) Designer; Data Analyst; Business Analyst

What's the workload?

This training scheme runs over nine weeks. All study is structured, with both guided and self-directed learning, so you will need to have good time management skills. As a full-time student you should typically aim for a minimum of 30 hours of study per week, over the nine weeks. You will be required to engage with the online resources and activities, classroom sessions with other learners, and complete assessments.

Study options

Full Time (9 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $6,460.57 for the entire course
Start date

January 2022, May 2022, August 2022


Auckland International Campus

Level 2, 350 Queen Street,


Auckland Central,

1141, New Zealand

Online/Distance (9 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $6,460.57 for the entire course
Start date

January 2022, May 2022, August 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have the legal right to study in New Zealand and either: have completed the Certificate in Technology Product Development Essentials (Level 4) Training Scheme, or provide evidence of an equivalent qualification and/or experience.

If English is not your first language, you must provide: Overall Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band score lower than 5.0 (achieved in one test completed in the last two years)

TOEFL internet based test (IBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge english qualifications: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; Pearson test of english (ACADEMIC): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36; Language Certificate: B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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