What will I learn?

Launch your tech career through industry-designed, project-based training.

In just 12 weeks, you will gain new skills, get professionally certified and build your portfolio of work to stand out in the tech industry.

You will: learn by solving real industry projects; get trained by industry experts in your chosen 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 beginners interested in starting a tech career. So, if you're a high school leaver, second chance learner, career changer, or skill-upgrader who is motivated by the need to gain or retain entry-level employment in the highly paid tech sector then this could be for you.

Career opportunities: Our upcoming intakes provide project-based upskilling for those who want to be a Full Stack Web Developer. You’ll learn how to create responsive, mobile-first, web applications and be a confident problem solver using code.

What's the workload?

All study is structured, with a combination of guided and self-directed study, so you will need to have good time management skills. As a full-time student you should typically aim for around 30-35 hours of study per week, for each of the 12 weeks. You will be required to engage with the online resources and activities, classroom sessions with other learners, and complete assessments.

Pathways into the programme: New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3); New Zealand Certificate in Information Technology Essentials (Level 4)

Study options

Full Time (12 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $7,381.93 for the entire course
Start date

February 2022, May 2022, September 2022


Auckland International Campus

Level 2, 350 Queen Street,


Auckland Central,

1141, New Zealand

Online/Distance (12 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ $7,381.93 for the entire course
Start date

February 2022, May 2022, September 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have the legal right to study in New Zealand. All applicants must be able to meet the NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements.

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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